• December 10, 2008
    Major Update - Ride The Lightning!


    This update to the Macross Mecha Manual features plenty of new content to be found site-wide, including many additions to the For Fans Only Section. The new content includes Size Comparison Charts, new Color Code Transformation Guides and new Schematic Diagrams added to the various profiles. Most of these latest additions (particularly the Battroid size comparison chart) have been a dream project of mine since I first built the Macross Mecha Manual. It is my hope this new content provides insightful analysis and answers many fan questions about the mechanical creations of Macross.

    The highlight of this update is a major revision of the VF-4 Lightning III variable fighter. Both the roughly sketched Battroid art and the somewhat limited colors were a less than ideal presentation of the initial VF-4 profile. Thus I spent two days applying my meager artistic skills into finalizing the VF-4 line art. While not perfect, the result greatly improves the VF-4 Battroid. In addition, I have recolored both Battroid and Fighter modes in a more pleasing stylized motif, I've revised the Flashback 2012 Index Button accordingly and added colored schematics to the VF-4 profile. Additional electrifying goodness can be found in the Game & Advanced Valkyrie Section featuring the Max and Milia variants of the VF-4G Lightning III.

    I have also added purple colored text to a few profiles which denotes newly translated Macross Chronicle Information. Lastly, I am sending out a THANK YOU to Dante74 of the Macross World forums; yet again he has assisted me in building more content for the M3. Dante74 worked to add titles, backgrounds, borders and scales lines to the size comparison charts and turned a good concept into a great final result. This update includes only 8 new profiles.

    Macross Frontier Section

    Dulfim
    Deneb Class Battleship
    V-9 Ghost Fighter

    Game & Advanced Valkyrie Section

    VF-4G Lightning III (Macross M3 Version)
    VB-6 Konig Monster "Alternate Colors"

    For Fans Only Section

    VF-1A Low Visibility
    VF-11B Strigon
    YF-21 Blue

    Macross Chronicle Information

    Fan Racer updated
    Oberth Class Destroyer updated
    Factory Satellite updated
    Macross Cannon updated
    Megaroad-01 updated
    New Macross Class Colonization Ship
    Meltran Gunboat "Chlore Fleet"
    Queadluun-Rau "Chlore Fleet"

    Additions/Corrections

    Added 7 new Size Comparison Charts (Size Comparison Chart Macross Battroids, Size Comparison Chart Macross Fighters, Size Comparison Chart VF-1 Valkyries, Size Comparison Chart SDF Macross - VF-1J & Quel-Quallie, Size Comparison Chart SDF Macross era (AD 2012) Meltran/Zentran Space Craft, Size Comparison Chart Macross II)
    Added 24 new Schematic Diagrams (VF-0A Phoenix, SV-51, VF-1A Valkyrie, VF-1D Valkyrie, VF-1J Valkyrie, VF-1S Valkyrie, VF-1S Super Valkyrie, VF-1S Strike Valkyrie, VT-1 Ostrich, ARMD Class (Film Version), VF-4 Lightning III, VF-5000B Star Mirage, VF-5000B Star Mirage (Macross Plus Version), VF-11B Thunderbolt, VF-11B Super Thunderbolt, VF-17D Nightmare, VF-17T Nightmare Custom, YF-19, YF-21, Drone Fighter, X-9 Ghost, Fz-109F Elgerzorene, Saratoga II, VF-2SS Valkyrie II SAP
    Added 27 new Color Code Transformation Guides (SV-51, VA-3C Invader, VB-6 Konig Monster, VF-1A Valkyrie, VF-1J Valkyrie, VF-1S Valkyrie, VF-4 Lightning III, VF-5000B Star Mirage, VF-5000G Star Mirage, VF-9 Cutlass, VF-3000 Crusader, VF-11B Thunderbolt, VF-14 Vampire, VF-17D Nightmare, VF-17S Nightmare, VF-19F Excalibur, VF-19S Excalibur, VF-19P Excalibur, VF-19 Custom Excalibur, VF-22 Sturmvogel II, YF-19, YF-21, Az-130A Panzerzorene, FBz-99G Saubergeran, Fz-109A Elgerzorene, Fz-109F Elgerzorene, VF-2SS Valkyrie II)
    Added 20 new Macropedia entries (Anti-Armor Bayonet, Artificial Intelligence, Assault Knife, Caliber, Cybernetic Conspiracy, Faster-than-light, Fold Quartz, Fold Wave, g-force (g), ISC (Inertia Store Converter), Judah System, Light-Year, MDE, Sniper Rifle, Speed of light, Super Fold Booster, Vajra, Vajra Queen, Vajra War, V-Type Virus)

    Revised the Acknowledgements
    Revised the FAQ
    Revised the Macross Plus Banner
    Revised the Flashback 2012 Index Button
    Revised the Macross Game & Advanced Banner
    Revised the Macross Game & Advanced Index Button
    Revised the Master List of Macross Mecha
    Revised the Macross Frontier Index Page
    Revised VF-1J Valkyrie to move Styled Battroid and Dorsal Schematic to a variant profile
    Revised Einstein Research Experimental Ship profile
    Revised Sunnyflower Agricultural Ship profile
    Revised West Point Class Macro-Training Base Ship profile
    Revised Vajra Warship profile into Vajra Carrier profile
    Revised Macross Class SDFN 04 Global
    Revised ALL VF-25 Messiah profiles
    Revised VF-171 Nightmare Plus profile
    Revised VF-27 Lucifer profile

    Line Art Added to VF-1A Valkyrie (transformation fighter-to-battroid leg details)
    Line Art Added to SDF-2 (bridge details)
    Line Art Added to VF-4 Lightning III (styled Battroid and Fighter color art, 4 digital photos and transformation art)
    Line Art Added to VB-6 Konig Monster (auxillary guns line art)
    Line Art Added to VF-25F Messiah (internal machinery)
    Line Art Added to VF-25S Messiah (dimensions)
    Line Art Added to VF-2SS Valkyrie II (Auto-Attack Bits/Squires)

    Line Art Update VF-0A Phoenix (All modes, color)
    Line Art Update VF-0A Phoenix Angel (Color)
    Line Art Update Destroid Defender (line art)
    Line Art Update Destroid Monster (cockpit line art)
    Line Art Update Destroid Spartan (line art)
    Line Art Update Destroid Tomahawk (Color, line art)
    Line Art Update Macross Class SDF-1 (line art)
    Line Art Update Macross Class SDF-2 (Color, aft view, size comparison)
    Line Art Update LVT Avenger II (line art)
    Line Art Update Glamor ES-11D Cats Eye (color and line art)
    Line Art Update QF-3000E Ghost (color and line art)
    Line Art Update Spider Bug (line art)
    Line Art Update Star Goose (color and line art)
    Line Art Update VC-27 Tunny (all color and line art)
    Line Art Update ARMD (Film Version; line art)
    Line Art Update Macross-Class SDF-1 (Film Version; line art)
    Line Art Update VF-5000B and VF-5000B (Macross Plus (Color Fighter/Battroid)
    Line Art Update VF-11B Thunderbolt (ALL Color)
    Line Art Update YF-19, YF-19 FAST Pack, YF-19 Fold Booster (ALL Fighter mode Color)
    Line Art Update to YF-21, YF-21 FAST Pack, YF-21 Fold Booster (ALL Color)
    Line Art Update Drone Fighter (line art)
    Line Art Update X-9 Ghost (line art)
    Line Art Update VF-22 Sturmvogel II, Gamlin, Max, Milia (ALL Color)
    Line Art Update VF-19 Custom (Gun Pod Color)
    Line Art Update FBz-99G Saubergeran (Battroid and Bomber Color)
    Line Art Update VF-22 Sturmvogel II VF-X2 (ALL Color)
    Line Art Update Saratoga II (Color, aft/front/dorsal/side views)
    Line Art Update VC-079 Civilian Valkyrie (ALL Color, cockpit line art)

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