Thursday, 2 November 2017

Macross 1/48 Yamato VF-1S Roy Focker + Strike / Super Parts



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Just a short post of mine extra piece in flight mode before I sold it off at flea-market and Carousell. These are pics which I had taken for my Carousell listing and find them wasted if I don't post them on blog. As you can see, the yellowing areas had been rather obvious and its quite common for 1/48 scale Yamato VF-1S Roy Focker to turn yellowing despite the matte top coat treatment. I had previously added panel lines and applied stickers to the plane for more realism on display. I have used another set in better condition to take pics in Gerwalk and Battroid mode. One of my favourite piece in terms of size and transformation with the only complaint of those skinny hands. Probably on a look up for those third party optional hands, made closer to how it looks in the anime. Won't be easy to find since this set was released so many years back.

The Strike / Super Parts can be rather costly for a mere armour however the upgrade seems so essential for the overall beauty of the toy. Leg armors - arm armors with the micromissiles - boosters to attach to the backpack - 2 micromissile launchers to attach to the booster - 1 strike cannon - 2 nuclear missiles hold by two - 2 separate nuclear missiles - micromissiles in PVC plastic to put in the separate launchers - neck piece to help hold up the back pack in battroid mode. The boosters have iron pins to put them on the backpack and it's a tight fit. It's a pity sure awesome toy expired with yellowing. Goodbye Senpai Roy Focker...

6 comments:

Yami said...

If you have problem with Yellowing parts on the white plastic parts of the toys. I would suggest try use Hydrogen Peroxide treatment on it. Works wonders for Secondhand SRC I bought

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Yami
I have tried Hydrogen Peroxide before and it really works. I even soaked the white parts in the solution. Unfortunately, my vintage 1/55 Macross turned back to yellow after a while as well.

chrismandesign said...

This version of the VF-1S is probably one of the best rated among fans of the Macross franchise, with great size, level of detail, accessories and perfect transformation, without the hassle of scratching decals, thanks to the construction mainly made in PVC... But this material plays a role in the yellowing of the model over time, when exposed to light, specially with a color scheme where white is the protagonist... Uhmmm, I guess you can’t have it all and that’s why I usually avoid collectibles in white, unless it’s the only option for what I want... It always looks awesome with the full package anyway !!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Yeah bro! Definitely the most iconic and this is by far the biggest fully transformable VF-1S without any detachment and reattachment. I have tried using matte top coat over the toy as a protective layer and hopefully it will extend the shelf life of the whiteness. Most mecha protagonists are white as it symbolizes purity and justice. Now I always prefer non white mecha toy to choose Banshee over Unicorn Gundam. Black Linebarrels over the white ^_^

deSMOnd said...

This figure is very nice. Why you sell it??

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Don’t worry bro, I only sold off my extra set.. still having another in my possession.