• February 24, 2010
    Major Update
    Macross Mecha Manual is now on a new server


    Welcome back to the new home for the Macross Mecha Manual. I apologize to any worried fans regarding the brief undeclared shutdown of the Macross Mecha Manual that happened just recently. We have had to switch internet providers and our old site went down a little faster than anticipated. However, thanks to Seto Kaiba we have found a new home on the internet. While I haven't been actively working on this website for some time, I did complete a significant amount of work last year prior to my extended absence. This update to the Macross Mecha Manual features 12 new profiles and all previously unreleased work.

    Very special thanks go out to Uxi and Ignacio Ocamica of the Macross World forums for graciously offering webspace for the M3. And of course, thanks again to Seto Kaiba.

    This previously unreleased material was a major housekeeping effort, featuring extensive revision of colored art and replacement of uncolored line art pictures with revised art. In the past I have often gone to excess with vivid colors, a bad habit which has accidentally produced an almost strobe-like glow for some of the more colorful palettes. To correct this, I have desaturated and/or darkened many colors schemes, especially those using a majority of red or yellow. These revisions also help to differentiate like-colored mecha while producing an appearance more true to the animation. The VF-17 Nightmare profiles will be the most recognizably corrected art as part of this update. In the non-colored portions of the website, I have deleted hundreds of individual pieces of black and white line art that were terribly sub-par. These old pictures have been replaced with superior quality scans and the art has been collected into far fewer pictures per profile (in some cases, only a single picture for each entry). This method of presenting line art is more efficient, saves space, makes navigation easier and permits fans to examine/compare vehicles from multiple angles on a single page.

    Unfortunately updates have been few and demands of life have called my attention elsewhere for this past year. I will make every attempt to continue revising and updating the Macross Mecha Manual. However please be aware at this time I am still unable to prioritize the M3 and future updates will appear infrequently. I'd like to thank you all for your concern and support during our recent technical troubles. Your continued interest in the Macross Mecha Manual makes the effort worthwhile.

    Macross 7 Section

    Transport Craft (2045)

    Macross Frontier Section

    Beatrice

    Macross II Section

    Destroid Defender EX
    Destroid Giant Monster
    Destroid Phalanx Custom
    Destroid Tomahawk II
    Mardook Fleet Flagship
    Mardook Scout
    VF-2JA Icarus
    VF-2JA Icarus Red
    VF-2JA Icarus Missile Pack

    Macross Game & Advanced Section

    VF-1J GBP-1S Armored Valkyrie

    Macross Chronicle Information

    CVN-99 Asuka II Aircraft Carrier
    Auerstädt Submarine Aircraft Carrier
    HWR-00 Destroid Monster Mk II
    Revised SLV-111 Daedalus
    Revised CVS-101 Prometheus
    Queadluun-Rau
    Queadluun-Rau (Film Version)
    Meltran Gunboat
    Meltran Gunboat (Chlore)
    VF-17 Nightmare (all variants, including VF-X2)
    VF-22 Sturmvogel II
    VF-22S Sturmvogel II VF-X Ravens
    Queadluun-Rhea
    EX-Gear
    Macross Quarter Class Variable Space Carrier
    Macross Class SDFN-4 Global
    Macross Galaxy
    VB-6 König Monster
    VB-6 König Monster (SMS Type)
    VF-2SS Valkyrie II
    VF-2SS Valkyrie II SAP

    Additions/Corrections

    Added 3 new Macrosspedia entries (AHEAD, Colonization Fleet, Mass Production)

    Revised the Acknowledgements Page
    Revised the Master List of Macross Mecha
    Revised the For Fans Only Section (revised Battroid Size Charts, Valkyrie size charts, new fan art with new directories)
    Revised Height of the Zentradi and Meltrandi with Mecha
    Revised Macross Zero Index Page
    Revised Macross Plus Banner
    Revised Macross Plus Index Button
    Revised Macross 7 Banner
    Revised Macross 7 Index Button
    Revised Macross 7 Index Page
    Revised Macross II Index Page and all Macross II Profile Pages with a new background color to facilitate easier reading
    Revised Macross II Index Button
    Revised Macross II Banner to adjust for change in background color
    Revised the Macrosspedia

    Line Art Added to For Fans Only Section (Size Comparison Chart Macross 7 era (AD 2045) Varauta Space Craft)
    Line Art Added to Quiltra-Quelamitz Class Medium-Scale Gunboat (Kamjin's Gunboat, buried and damaged)
    Line Art Added to VF-17D Nightmare & VF-17S Nightmare (Spiritia Absorption Pod)
    Line Art Added to Fz-109F Elgerzorene (Prototype Heavy Blaster)
    Line Art Added to Macross Galaxy (Carrier and Attack mode pictures)
    Line Art Added to Queadol-Magdomilla Class (Assault Module, Gallia 4 Base)
    Complete Revision of the Meltran Gunboat profile
    Complete Revision of the Meltran Gunboat "Chlore Fleet Command Ship" profile

    Revised ALL VF-0 Phoenix profiles
    Revised VF-1A Valkyrie (All Colors, fighter line art, vernier line art)
    Revised VF-1A Valkyrie Max (All Colors)
    Revised VF-1J Valkyrie (All Colors)
    Revised VF-1J Valkyrie Styled (All Colors)
    Revised VF-1J Valkyrie Max (All Colors)
    Revised VF-1J Valkyrie Milia (All Colors)
    Revised VF-1S Super Valkyrie (line art)
    Revised VF-1J GBP-1S Armored Valkyrie (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised VF-1 Atmospheric-escape Booster (line art)
    Revised Destroid Defender, Phalanx, Spartan, Tomahawk (line art)
    Revised Power Up Glaug (line art)
    Revised Queadluun-Rau (fan service)
    Revised Fulbtzs-Berrentzs Class Mothership (line art)
    Revised Gnerl (line art)
    Revised Re-Entry Pod (line art)
    Revised Salvage Ship (line art)
    Revised Zentradi Shuttle (line art)
    Revised SLV-111 Daedalus Class (line art)
    Revised CVS-101 Prometheus Class (line art)
    Revised APC (renamed color pictures and line art)
    Revised Ambulance (line art)
    Revised Avenger II (line art)
    Revised Boom Lift Truck (line art)
    Revised ES-11D Cat's Eye (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised DL-88 Centipede (line art)
    Revised Comanchero (line art)
    Revised F203 Dragon II (line art)
    Revised EC-33B Disk Sensor (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised GN XM-3002 (line art)
    Revised SF-3A Lancer II (line art)
    Revised M-299 (line art)
    Revised VC-33 Mom's Kitchen (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised Refrigerator Truck (line art)
    Revised Sea Sergeant (line art)
    Revised Spiderbug (line art)
    Revised SC-27 Stargoose (line art)
    Revised Karyovin (line art)
    Revised Fan Liner (line art)
    Revised Fan Racer (line art)
    Revised LH-2000 (line art)
    Revised VF-1J GBP-1S Armored Valkyrie (Film Version, all colors AND all line art)
    Revised SDF-1 Macross (Film Version, line art)
    Revised Nousjadeul-Ger (Film Version, added screen shot for rare 6-pack missile type and revised line art)
    Revised Queadluun-Rau (Film Version, All Colors)
    Revised Golg Gant Charts (line art)
    Revised Light Transport Boat (line art)
    Revised Shuttle (Film Version) (line art)
    Revised Meltran Gunboat (line art)
    Revised VF-4 Lightning III (Battroid and Fighter)
    Revised Megaroad-01 Class Super-Long Range Colonization Ship (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised VF-11B Thunderbolt (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised VF-11B Super Thunderbolt (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised VF-11B Thunderbolt Booster (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised YF-19, YF-19 FAST Packs, YF-19 Fold Booster (All Colors)
    Revised YF-21, YF-21 FAST Packs, YF-21 Fold Booster (All Colors)
    Revised Macross Plus & Macross 7 - Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier (line art)
    Revised Macross Plus & Macross 7 - Northampton Class Stealth Frigate (line art)
    Revised Macross Plus & Macross 7 - Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier (line art)
    Revised Drone Fighter (line art)
    Revised Ghost X-9 (all colors and line art)
    Revised SB-10/10 Starwing (all colors and line art)
    Revised Civilian Helicopter (2040, line art)
    Revised Sports Car (colors and line art)
    Revised Sport-Tour Motorcycle (colors and line art)
    Revised Ultralight (line art)
    Revised Zentradi "Enemy" Battlesuit (line art)
    Revised VF-1J Milia (2040) (all colors)
    Revised Az-130A Panzerzorene (line art)
    Revised Fz-109A Elgerzorene (all colors AND line art)
    Revised Fz-109F Elgerzorene (all colors AND line art)
    Revised VF-11C Super Thunderbolt (all line art)
    Revised VF-11C Super Thunderbolt Aerospace (all line art)
    Revised VF-11C Thunderbolt APS-11 Protect Armor Pack (profile, colors and line art)
    Revised VF-11D Thunderbolt Jamming Bird (all line art)
    Revised VF-14 Vampire (Macross 7 P*L*U*S Version) (all colors)
    Revised VF-17D Nightmare (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised VF-17D Diamond Force (All Colors)
    Revised VF-17D Teal (All Colors)
    Revised VF-17D Nightmare Fold Booster (All Colors)
    Revised VF-17D Nightmare Radome (All Colors)
    Revised VF-17S Nightmare (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised VF-17S Nightmare Milia (All Colors)
    Revised VF-17S Super Nightmare (all colors AND all line art)
    Revised VF-19 Excalibur Custom (All Colors)
    Revised VF-19 Excalibur Custom Sound Booster (All Colors)
    Revised VF-19P Excalibur (Profile and Stained Colors)
    Revised VF-22S Sturmvogel Milia (All Colors)
    Revised VF-22S Sturmvogel Gamlin (All Colors)
    Revised Varauta Fleet Flagship Space Carrier (line art)
    Revised Varauta Large Battroid Transport Carrier (line art)
    Revised Varauta Large Battleship (line art)
    Revised Varauta New Giant Carrier (line art)
    Revised Varauta Standard Battleline Battleship (line art)
    Revised Varauta High Speed Raiding Space Cruiser (line art)
    Revised Varauta Vanguard Frigate (line art)
    Revised Budoukan Concert Ship (line art)
    Revised Hollywood Amusement Ship (line art)
    Revised Mark Twain VII Resort Ship (line art)
    Revised Neo Nupetiet-Vergnitzs bis Class Stealth Fleet Command Battleship (line art)
    Revised Northampton Class Stealth Frigate (Zentradi Type) (line art)
    Revised Riviera Resort Ship (line art)
    Revised Sunnyflower Agricultural Ship (line art)
    Revised Three Star Factory Ship (line art)
    Revised West Point Class Macro-Training Base Ship (line art)
    Revised New Macross Class Colonization Ship (Macross 5, line art)
    Revised Limousine (2045) (line art)
    Revised Sports Car (2045) (line art)
    Revised VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom "Sound and Fold Booster" (color)
    Revised Queadluun-Rau Chlore Fleet (All Colors)
    Revised Meltran Gunboat Chlore Fleet (line art)
    Revised VA-3C Invader (All Colors)
    Revised VA-3C Invader Custom (All Colors)
    Revised Destroid Cheyenne II (Colors)
    Revised All VF-25 Messiah profiles (Macross Chronicle information)
    Revised VF-25F Messiah (All Colors)
    Revised VB-6 König Monster (line art)
    Revised VF-19A Excalibur (All Colors)
    Revised VF-4 Lightning III Max and Milia (All Colors)
    Revised ALL VF-2SS Valkyrie II profiles (colored stripes) & SAP (All Colors and line art)
    Revised VF-2SS Woman's Battroid (directory and HTML changed from "striped")
    Revised Gigamesh (Feff Type, line art)
    Revised Meltrandi Powered Suit (Color)
    Revised the Macross 25/Macross Frontier to the Island Cluster Class

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