Do you still remember the legacy of Yamato back then with breakthrough proportion, precision and perfect transformation. The beauty of valkyrie inspired by the design of F-14 Tomcat. The white, red and black colored valkyrie is iconic and exclusive to Hikaru Ichijo, when he took over as Skull Leader 1 in Macross Movie 'Do You Remember Love?'. Mine is not exactly white but off grey with slight signs of yellow tarnishes. I probably will spray a layer of top coat to slow down the yellowing process. Anyway, I had applied he stickers and drawn the panel lines with black marker.
Without doubt, a highly popular choice in the series and by far the 1/48 scale is probably the biggest transformable, mass produced valkyrie. I happened to like bigger toy and this 30cm toy looked magnificent on display. This immense scale allowed a more detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure and opening cockpit hatch. Some realistic gimmicks included removable nose cone revealing advanced radar and air brake opening movable, antenna reproduce nose wing flaps. Accessories included optional missiles and gun-pods. I find the origin pair of fists a bit too bony, so I had bought this special rifle grappling fist and opened fist for more accuracy to the anime appearance in battroid mode.