Here is my favourite mecha from Muv-Luv series which I believed is from 'Alternative' line featured in the game, initially as a eroge game before the title popularised. Type-94 Shiranui has that jet fighter's thrusters aerodynamic feel and I'm especially fond of the United Nations 'UN' colour scheme. Above all, its the unique huge shield can flip, acting as a punching tool, stands out from the Tactical Surface Fighter (TSF).
Shiranui is the 3rd generation TSF hence the advanced technology greatly boast the maneuverability and firepower. Designed and manufactured by the Japan Empire in Mui-luv Alternative, Type-94 Shiranui possessed a lot of the spirit of samurai with its optional melee weapons as the dual samurai mounted at the backpack. I have the action figure by Volks but find the dual antenna on head bending down after some time. I find the model kit more appealing and slight bigger in size thus more ideal for my display. Of Course, I'm referring to the non-scale Kotobukiya : Storm and Strike Vanguard Version model kit. Generous of Kotobukiya for including a tonnes of weapons and accessories to emulate Storm Vanguard (gun and shield) or Strike Vanguard duty (two guns).
The assembling was done by me however I have engaged someone to commission the spraying. Daven is a pro-model and I feel that he had really done justice to the kit! I'm certainly satisfied with the shading and metallic done to the hexagons done on the shield. I'm also very lucky to get the trading figure of the pilot, Shirogane Takeru, the protagonist of the two main games of the Muv-Luv franchise: Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative.