Yamato 1/48 GBP Custom   Leave a comment

The GBP is a heavy armor set for the VF-1 Valkyrie from the original SDF:Macross.  It’s used by Hikaru in his VF-1J in the anime, and grants the pilot a massive boost in protection and firepower at the cost of variability, altho it can be quick-ejected if needed.

Yamato is the premier maker of modern Macross toys.  The 1/48 scale VF-1 was a marvel of toy design, able to achieve perfect variability without the ugly swing bar of the venerable Bandai/Takatoku 1/55 VF-1.  The 1/48 VF-1 has been superseded by the new 1/60 VF-1 ver2, to coincide with the common 1/60 scale of all new Yamato releases.  The VF-1J was my first 1/48, specifically in anticipation of a GBP set.  When the GBP finally did come out, I purchased custom water slide decals for it and the VF-1J and did my first real toy custom, complete with panel lines, weathering, and the decals.  I’ve learned alot since this custom, but it still holds up okay since the toy is so awesome.

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Posted January 23, 2009 by Prometheum5 in Macross, Mecha, Toy Customs

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