• May 3, 2009
    Major Update


    This update to the Macross Mecha Manual features 25 new profiles. For the sake of completeness, I am adding profiles with uncolored lineart (ex. Destroid Monster MK I). I feel it is important to include more mecha for the sake of visitor interest even if quality line art scans of these mecha cannot be obtained at this time. It is perhaps better to have an incomplete profile on the Macross Mecha Manual rather than no profile at all. Also, if visitors note the lack of a proper scan for a particular mecha, they may have the means to obtain a proper high resolution scan and would assist my website by submitting pictures.

    I've received fan requests for Macross Chronicle scans and now is as good at time as any to state why most of the series will not appear on this website. Since the Macross Chronicle is in publication, I will NOT be posting any marquee art pieces from the series (such as the Temjin Hidetaka fold outs). In regards to the remaining artwork, I will be posting mostly low resolution scans from the Chronicle, unless the artwork was previously released on the Macross Frontier official website or in Japanese hobby magazines. Eventually the low resolution scans will be upgraded to high resolution, but only once publication of the Macross Chronicle has ceased. I realize some fans may be disappointed, but a major part of the Macross Mecha Manual is promotion of the Macross franchise and to do that, we fans must ensure products like the Macross Chronicle remain viable during publication. Once product runs are over, the art history of Macross can be archived for posterity. But until then, please pay for the quality Macross products legally to ensure more Macross is made in the future.

    Macross: Do You Remember Love? Section

    Picket Patrol Ship (Film Version)
    Thurvel-Salan Class Battleship (Film Version)

    Macross Zero Section

    CVN-99 Asuka II Aircraft Carrier
    Auerstädt Submarine Aircraft Carrier
    Destroid Monster MK I
    Octos
    VF-0D Phoenix
    VF-0D Phoenix "Shin"

    Macross Frontier Section

    EX-Gear
    Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier
    Queadol-Magdomilla Class Fleet Command Battleship
    Northampton Class Stealth Frigate
    Stealth Cruiser
    Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier
    YF-24 Evolution

    Game & Advanced Valkyrie Section

    Draug
    SW-XAII Schneegans

    Macross II Section

    Battle Pod
    Battle Pod (Commander Type)
    Gloria
    Gigamesh
    Heracles
    Meltrandi Powered Suit
    Variable Fighter/Powered Armor
    Zentradi Powered Suit

    Macross Chronicle Information

    Fulbtzs-Berrentzs Class Mothership updated
    New Macross Class Colonization Ship (Macross 5)
    New Macross Island Cluster Class Colonization Ship (Macross 25/Frontier)
    Northampton Class Stealth Frigate
    Megaroad Super-Long-Range Colonization Ship
    Varauta Fleet Flagship Space Carrier
    Varauta New Giant Carrier

    Additions/Corrections

    Added Analysis: Height of the Zentradi and Meltrandi to the For Fans Only Section
    Added 8 new Macrosspedia entries (Antares Squadron, Cloning, Close-Range Colonization Fleet, Humanity Seeding Project, Knot, Linear Actuator, Thrust-to-Weight Ratio, U.N. Wars)
    Added thrust-to-weight ratios to all appropriately detailed valkyrie profiles. Also, all variable fighters featured in Macross productions prior to 2002 now include thrust ratings converted into kilonewtons so fans can properly compare thrust ratings for older valkyries to variable fighter thrust ratings for Macross Zero and Macross Frontier.

    Revised ALL vehicle profiles in ALL sections site-wide with a corrected credit link to the new Macross Compendium address.
    Revised the Macross Mecha Manual Main Banner
    Revised the Macross Zero Index Button
    Revised the SDF Macross Index Button
    Revised the Legal Banner
    Revised the Macrosspedia, directory and HTML name, the banner, the buttons, and all index pages with new Macrosspedia title
    Revised the Master List of Macross Mecha and installed an Index Button on the main page.
    Revised Destroid Defender, mistakenly designated an MBR when it should have been ADR
    Revised the Gigamesh profile (changed page and directory name to gigamesh-feff to accommodate the standard gigamesh type)
    Revised the Altira profile/html/directory in the DYRL section with a more properly translated name
    Revised ALL VF-25 profiles (new trivia, ALL VF-25S pictures updated)
    Revised VF-27 Lucifer profile (new trivia, ALL VF-27 pictures updated)
    Revised Frontier Ghost profiles (changed picture names)
    Revised the New Macross Class in the Macross Frontier section to add the Island Cluster class designation.
    Revised the Battle 13 profile/html/directory in the Macross G&A section with a more proper name
    Revised the Saratoga profile/html/directory in the Macross G&A section with a more proper name
    Revised the RVF-171 profile/html/directory Nightmare Plus in the Macross Frontier section with a proper name
    Revised ALL Size Comparison Charts, Macross Battroids & Macross Valkyries (all sizes)
    Complete Revision of the profile for Destroid Monster Mk II HWR-00
    Complete Revision of the profile for Nupetiet-Vergnitzs Class Fleet Command Battleship
    Complete Revision of the profile for Nupetiet-Vergnitzs Class Fleet Command Battleship (Film Version)
    Complete Revision of the profile for Thurvel-Salan Class Battleship
    Complete Revision of the profile for Queadol-Magdomilla Class Fleet Command Battleship
    Complete Revision of the profile for Quiltra-Queleual Class Landing Ship Tank
    Complete Revision of the profile for Quiltra-Quelamitz Class Medium-Scale Gunboat
    Complete Revision of the profile for Picket Patrol Ship
    Complete Revision of the profile for Quel-Quallie Theatre Scout

    Line Art Added to APC (Rust Colors)
    Line Art Added to VF-0A Phoenix ALL VARIANTS (Gun Pod and Cockpit Details)
    Line Art Added to New Macross Class (Macross 5)
    Line Art Added to VF-3000 Crusader (VF-3000 Crusader and VF-1 Valkyrie comparison)

    Line Art Update Size Comparison Chart SDF Macross era (AD 2012) Mecha
    Line Art Update VF-0S Phoenix, VF-0S Reactive Armor (All Color)
    Line Art Update ALL VF-1 Valkyrie profiles (Series and Film Versions - All Color)
    Line Art Update ARMD Class (line art)
    Line Art Update Oberth Class Destroyer (line art)
    Line Art Update Zentradi Mecha in the SDF Macross section
    Line Art Update Queadluun-Rau (Film Version) & Queadluun-Rau Chlore Fleet (line art)
    Line Art Update VF-11B Thunderbolt, Super Thunderbolt, Booster (All Color)
    Line Art Update VF-11B Thunderbolt Milia (All Color)
    Line Art Update VF-1J Target Valkyrie
    Line Art Update Guantanamo Class Stealth Carrier (line art)
    Line Art Update Northampton Class Stealth Frigate (line art)
    Line Art Update Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier (All Color, line art)
    Line Art Update Stellar Whale Passenger Liner (line art)
    Line Art Update VF-1J Valkyrie Milia (2045)
    Line Art Update Einstein Research Experimental Ship (All Color)
    Line Art Update Hollywood Amusement Ship (All Color)
    Line Art Update New Macross Class Macross (All color)
    Line Art Update New Macross Class Macross 5 (All color)
    Line Art Update Riviera Resort Ship (All Color)
    Line Art Update Threestar Factory Ship (Color)
    Line Art Update West Point Class Macro-Training Base Ship (All Color)
    Line Art Update VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom (All profiles, All Colors)
    Line Art Update VF-17T Nightmare Custom (All profiles, All Colors)
    Line Art Update Varauta New Giant Carrier (All Color and renamed line art)
    Line Art Update SDP-1 Stampede Valkyrie (All Color)
    Line Art Update VF-1X Plus Super Valkyrie (All Color)
    Line Art Update VF-19A Excalibur (All Color)
    Line Art Update VF-3000 Crusader (All Color)
    Line Art Update VF-5000B Star Mirage VF-X Ravens (All Color)
    Line Art Update VF-5000B Star Mirage M3 Version (All Color)
    Line Art Update VF-9 Cutlass (All Color)
    Line Art Update YF-11 (VFX-11) Thunderbolt M3 Version (All Color)

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