• May 22, 2008
    MAJOR UPDATE

    This update of the Macross Mecha Manual features 33 new profiles. The focus for this update is revision to the Macross Frontier profiles, completing the profiles for large space ships and introduction of the Macross II section. The front page has been reorganized to accommodate the new Macross II Index Button and to help maintain a smooth page layout the For Fans Only section has graduated to a large Index Button.

    Experimenting with Photoshop, I've found a better method to color for glass. As a result, I've re-finished several large ships with domes and transparent enclosures that were initially poorly colored. The Macross 7, Macross 5, Riviera Resort Ship and the Megaroad-01 (including the Flashback 2012 Banner) have all been updated with new colors. Lastly, the Header and Footer Menu Bars have been replaced in every profile, thus creating a common button style across the whole website (thanks again to Dante74 of the Macross World forums).

    Refer to the list below for all the new profiles in this update.

    Macross 7 Section

    Budoukan Concert Ship
    Einstein Research Experimental Ship
    Graham's Armored Suit
    Hollywood Amusement Ship
    Mark Twain VII Resort Ship
    Pirate Ship
    Sunnyflower Agricultural Ship
    Three Star Factory Ship
    Varauta Large Battroid Transport Carrier
    Varauta New Giant Carrier
    West Point Class Macro-Training Base Ship

    Macross II Section

    Gigamesh
    Macross Cannon
    VC-079 Civilian Valkyrie (SNN Valkyrie)
    VF-2SS Valkyrie II
    VF-2SS Valkyrie II "Acrobatic Team" (Red)
    VF-2SS Valkyrie II "Acrobatic Team" (Orange)
    VF-2SS Valkyrie II "Green"
    VF-2SS Valkyrie II "Nexx"
    VF-2SS Valkyrie II "Striped"
    VF-2SS Valkyrie II SAP

    Macross Frontier Section

    New Macross Class Colonization Ship (Macross 25)
    Macross Quarter Carrier
    RVF-25 Messiah
    VF-25G Messiah

    Macross Game and Advanced Valkyrie Section

    VF-9 Cutlass
    VF-14 Vampire (Macross M3 Version)
    VF-3000 Crusader
    Variable Glaug
    Variable Glaug UNS
    Variable Glaug UNS "Yellow"
    YF-11 (VFX-11) Thunderbolt (Macross M3 Version)

    For Fans Only Section

    VF-1J "Dark Bird"

    Additions/Corrections

    Complete Revision of the Macross Frontier section

    Added more entries to the Macropedia section (Deculture, Galaxy Network Signal, Miclone)
    Added more entries to the Acknowledgements section
    Added more entries to the FAQ section

    Revised Macross Mecha Manual Index and Splash Page.
    Revised Macross Zero Button.
    Revised Navigation Buttons (to include Macross II).
    Revised Header and Footer Menu Bars for all profiles.
    Revised Macross Flashback 2012 Banner

    Line Art Update VF-0S Reactive Armor (color)
    Line Art Update VF-1A Valkyrie (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1A "Angel Bird" (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1A "Dark Bird" (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1A "Kakizaki" (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1A "Max" (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1A "UN Headquarters Guard" (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1J Fighter Mode (color), Battroid Mode (color)
    Line Art Update VF-1D Valkyrie (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-171 Battroid and GERWALK (color)
    Line Art Update VF-25S Full Armor Battroid, GERWALK and Fighter (color)
    Line Art Update Megaroad-01 Class Super Long-Range Colonization Ship (color)
    Line Art Update New Macross Class Colonization Ship - Battle 7 docked with City 7 (color)
    Line Art Update New Macross Class Colonization Ship (Macross 5) - Battle 5 docked with City 5 (color)
    Line Art Update Riviera Class Resort Ship (color)

    Added two new size charts to the For Fans Only section
    Added VF-25F Fighter Mode rear view picture

    Corrected spelling in VF-171 profile

    Revised Stealth Frigate class name to correct the error of Bolognese as the class and to suggest the Northampton Class designation from Macross Frontier
    Revised VF-17D Nightmare profile to account for the eventual redesign into the VF-171 (circa 2059)
    Revised VF-0 entires in the Macross Zero section to include the designation "Phoenix" (including special notes about the official status of the name)
    Revised VF-25 entires with F and S letter designations.
    Revised Saratoga II CV565 Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier with the II designation
    Revised Bolognese, Guantanamo and Uraga Class ships (in both Macross Plus and Macross 7 sections) to reflect the new ships in Macross Frontier

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