• October 18, 2007
    MINOR UPDATE

    Due to an important issue that has been raised, the Legal section has been posted without a regular content update.


  • October 29, 2007
    MAJOR UPDATE

    I am pleased to once again release more updates for the Macross Mecha Manual. Today features (30) new profiles but the primary focus of this update is to properly revise and correct existing content. The website has been a learning experience and vehicle profiles have been refined as more were released. Looking back it's clear some of the first profiles suffer from low resolution scans, poor quality colored art, grammatical/spelling errors and a lack of organization. To correct these shortcomings, the four main VF-1 profiles (VF-1A, D, J and S) have been completely revised as well as most of the other VF-1 entries. I encourage all fans to take another look at these updated profiles. Some improvements may not be obvious, but at the very least visitors will appreciate the new content and organization.

    Along with the major revisions comes the new color code system, implemented in the VF-1 profiles and the Macross 7 section. The color code system is designed to draw the reader's attention to the technical details of vehicle variants that differ from the standard model. I'm hoping this improves reading and quick reference. The system is just a test at this point and I'm eager for feedback. I think it's a great new addition, but some may find legitimate fault. Please feel free to share your thoughts.

    This update has debuts-a-plenty with the new Books section, the Macross Game and Advanced Valkyrie section and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. I'm also happy to add another hilarious feature to the Humor section titled "Pimp My Valkyrie." Last but not least, the holy grail of line art has been found! Totoro242 of the Macross World message boards has provided a high resolution scan of the elusive Megaroad-01 line art (which I have now colored). A big thanks to this generous Macross fan!

    The following is a list of all the new Macross mecha added in this update:

    SDF Macross Section

    VF Orguss Valkyrie
    VF-1D "Virgin Road"

    Macross Flashback 2012 Section

    Nupetiet-Vergnitzs Class Fleet Command Battleship (2012 Refit)

    Macross 7 Section

    Az-130A Panzerzorene
    FBz-99 Saubergeran
    Fz-109A Elgerzorene
    Fz-109F Elgerzorene
    Limousine (2045)
    New Macross Class Colonization Ship
    Riviera Class Resort Ship
    Sports Car (2045)
    Varauta Fleet Flagship Space Carrier
    Varauta Large Battleship
    Varauta Standard Battleline Battleship
    Varauta High Speed Raiding Space Cruiser
    Varauta Vanguard Frigate
    VF-11B "Milia"
    VF-11D "Jamming Bird"
    VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom
    VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom "Sound Booster"
    VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom "Sound and Fold Booster"
    VF-17T Nightmare Custom
    VF-17T Nightmare Custom "Sound Booster"
    VF-19 Excalibur Custom
    VF-19 Excalibur Custom "Sound Booster"

    Macross Game and Advanced Valkyrie Section

    Feios Valkyrie
    SDP-1 Stampede Valkyrie
    VB-6 Konig Monster
    VF-11B "VF-X Ravens"
    VF-11B "VF-X Ravens - Yellow"

    Additions/Corrections

    Updated Debut for VEFR-1 Electronic Warfare Valkyrie
    Updated Debut for YF-19 Prototype No. 1 to denote origin in TIAS Macross Plus book
    Updated Debut for YF-21 Prototype No. 1 to denote origin in TIAS Macross Plus book
    Updated Debut for VF-17T Trainer to denote origin in TIAS Macross Plus book

    Complete Revision of VF-1A Valkyrie profile with new color art, revised text, higher quality pictures, simplified directory name and additional line art.
    Complete Revision of VF-1D profile with new Battroid Mode (Color), revised text, higher quality pictures, simplified directory name and additional line art.
    Complete Revision of VF-1J profile with revised text, higher quality pictures, simplified directory name and additional line art.
    Complete Revision of VF-1S profile with new Fighter Mode (Color), revised text, higher quality pictures, simplified directory name and additional line art.
    Complete Revision of VF-1J Armored Valkyrie profile with new Missile (Color) pictures, updated line art (openrear, launchers, firing, ejecting, clean front & rear) and revised text.
    Complete Revision of VF-1S Super Valkyrie profile with revised text, higher quality pictures and additional line art.
    Complete Revision of VF-1A Super Valkyrie profile with revised text, higher quality pictures and additional line art.
    Complete Revision of VF-1J Armored Valkyrie (Film Version) profile with new Battroid (Color), Missile (Color, Film Version) pictures, updated line art (openrear, launchers, firing, ejecting) and revised text.
    Complete Revision of VF-1S (Film Version) profile with new Fighter Mode (Color), revised text, higher quality pictures and additional line art.
    Complete Revision of VF-1S Strike Valkyrie profile with revised text, higher quality pictures and additional line art.

    Line Art Update Megaroad-01 Class Super-Long Range Colonization Ship (Color)
    Line Art Update VEFR-1 Electronic Warfare Valkyrie (Battroid and Fighter, regrettably still low-resolution, but much improved)
    Line Art Update Macross Class SDF-1 (Macross Plus Version)
    Line Art Update VF-1J "Max" (Color)
    Line Art Update VF-1A Battroid Mode (Color), Fighter Mode (Color), GERWALK Mode (Color), Fire Suppression Missile (Color), Landing Gear, Battroid Controls, Fighter Mode Controls, Fighter Mode Ventral View, Fighter Mode Multiple Views, Fighter Mode (full armament) Multiple Views, Fighter Mode Control Surfaces, Fighter Mode Machinery Details, VF-1A Schematics, VF-1 Cockpit Interior/Exterior 1 and 2, Magic Hands
    Line Art Update VF-1A FAST Pack DYRL HMM-01 Micro Missiles (Color), RMS-1 Reaction Warheads (Color), Fighter Mode Forward Hull Exterior Detail, Cockpit Crosssection, DYRL Cockpit Fighter HUD, VF-1 Block 6 Instrument Panel, VF-1 Block 6 Cockpit Controls, VF-1 Block 6 Interior/Exterior 1 and 2, VF-1A Fast Pack on Launching Arm
    Line Art Update VF-1S Super HMM-01 Micro Missiles (Color), RMS-1 Reaction Warheads (Color), Arm Unit Micro Missiles (Color)
    Line Art Update VT-1 Super Ostrich Fighter FAST Pack (Color)
    Line Art Update VF-4 Lightning VF-4 Fighter Mode No Shadow (Color), all fighter pictures

    Line Art Added VF-1A Battroid Cockpit (two new pictures), Transformation (four new pictures), GU-11 Gun Pod Schematic
    Line Art Added VF-1S "Super" Valkyrie HMMP-02 Booster Internal Machinery
    Line Art Added VF-1A "Super" Valkyrie (Film Version) HMMP-02 Booster Internal Machinery
    Line Art Added VF-1S "Strike" Valkyrie HMMP-02 Booster Internal Machinery
    Line Art Added VF-11B Transformation Details (3 pictures)
    Line Art Added YF-19 "Alpha One" Transformation Details; Heavy Weapons Cluster
    Line Art Added YF-21 "Omega One" Transformation Details
    Line Art Added SDF-1 Macross (Film Version) Civilian Internal City

    Revised ALL Flashback 2012, Macross Plus and Macross 7 profiles with more accurate section headers.
    Revised ARMD Class Carrier (Film Version) with correct DYRL version length and DYRL version fighter complement (as described in the Gold Book page 294)
    Revised VF-11C, VF-11C Protect Armor, VF-11B Pink Pecker Description and History with the explanation for the internal engine/leg missile bays and Technical Data for rate of climb.
    Revised VF-11B (noting the VF-5000 as the fighter it replaced, not the VF-4), VF-11B Booster, VF-11B Super, Technical Data for rate of climb
    Revised VF-0S Reactive Armor Armament with six large hand grenades.
    Revised Golg Gants Charts profile with more accurate specifications and description
    Revised Light Transport Boat profile with more accurate specifications and description
    Revised Gnerl profile with more accurate specifications and description
    Revised VF-1D Debut.
    Revised Mehve size in Icons of Mecha section.
    Revised Nousjadeul-Ger Debut.
    Revised SDF-2 text description.
    Revised YF-19 "Alpha One" technical profile to include the heavy weapons cluster.
    Revised VF-17T Trainer Technical Data
    Revised VF-17D Diamond Force, VF-17S Milia htm pages
    Revised Macropedia page
    Revised Macross DYRL? Section HTM

    Corrected picture subheading for VF-1S Fighter and GERWALK

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