Thursday, December 27, 2012

Revoltech VF-1S Strike Valkyrie Part 2

Like a fine wine

After the introduction yesterday, this posting will be on the many option parts that come with Revoltech VF-1S Strike Valkyrie and more images of the figure to examine its details. ^^

Since form configuration is a major feature of this Revoltect set, all the FAST Pack's armor and armaments will be shown in a separate posting instead.

Accessories and option parts for VF-1S Valkyrie.

The 3-barrel gun pod.

Having rather simple-looking details, the large "U.N.SPACY" marking on the body is quite eye-catching. ^^

The weapon can be separated at its handle to configure it into storage mode.
An extra joint part is included to connect between the front and rear gun pod components.

The joint area of separated parts.

The "retracted" gun pod. ^^

Despite having two slots behind the forearm, only the one close to the elbow can be used to mount the gun pod.

With the gun pod stored on the forearm.

Four wing missile pods.

They are pretty nicely painted for such small parts. The nozzles details help to distinguish between front and rear faces of the missile pods.

The wings can be expanded, and the four slots underneath them can be used to hold the missile pods.

The missile pods need to be manually adjusted to ensure they are facing forward.

The wings can still be moved with the missile pods attached obviously, but the latter need to be repositioned so that they are forward facing in a straight manner.

Five pairs of option hand units plus the default pair on the figure.
Notice that the wrist peg is designed to be angled outward. This will effectively prevent the stock of the gun pod from colliding with the figure's forearm. ^^

A pair of weapon type hand units to hold the gun pod.

With the gun pod attached.

A pair of spread palms.

The default pair of closed fists.

One salute-type right palm.

A generic V-shaped Revoltech display base.

With the standard stand and Revoltech joint attached.

Also included is a smaller base part with a fixed forward-facing peg near its top edge. It's meant for the slot on the sole I believe.

More images of Revoltech VF-1S Valkyrie after the introduction of its option parts and accessories.

Closeups on the details:



[Backpack and wings]



As mentioned in the previous posting, this is a rather beef-up version of VF-1S Valkyrie in Battroid mode. ^^ Proportion-wise, it's a lot more balanced and human-like than its transformable self. For the latter, the chest is usually broader, and the arms and legs are longer but thinner at the same time. I'm glad that the designer decided to play fast and loose with the figure's look and make it a lot more muscular and sturdy. The look is going to be great for action poses, that's for sure. ^^

In terms of detail treatment, this sure doesn't look like a five-year-old release to me. ^^ The accuracy of the paint work for most parts is one thing, the figure looks very "clean". Most of the markings were printed onto their designated parts I guess, and all of them were very nicely done. The details I like the most are all the angled "slotted screws" on the entire figure. They may seem minor, but the absolute clear-cut rounded detailing on slightly sunken dots all over the figure stands out to me as to how well the detailing on this figure was done, and I really like it. ^^

Of course, the Skull Squadron's emblem on the abdomen/fighter canopy is a very important piece of details as well. ^^ It's very nicely printed on the figure, which totally brings out the spirit of Skull Leader. ^^

Introduction of the figure's articulation design and some action poses will be featured next. ^^

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