Wednesday, October 28, 2009

1/2000 Complete Transformation Macross SDF-1 December Release

Yamato announces the release of 1/2000 Complete Transformation Macross SDF-1 Prototype Model Kit (Heavy Duty Resin Ver.).

Not sure if this is going to be the actual release of that 1/2000 Macross SDF-1 as shown in past event and expo, as the name implies, one needs to assemble and perhaps paint this gigantic resin kit.

Also, this is going to be a Yamato Online Shop limited release as well, and to pre-order, you'll need to pay 10,000 Yen as the deposit first.

And the price? 210,000 Yen (inclusive of tax), December release. ^^;

Then again, looking at the introduction of this huge release, Yamato does put in a lot of effort to perfect the design. A new material, "Heavy Duty Resin" - PU (a combination of resin and polyurethane) is used to produce the parts so that they are strong enough to support the model's weight, and for the transformation gimmick. Zinc alloy is also used for the parts.

There are about 400 parts to be assembled for this model. At 1/2000 scale, the ship will be 640mm in length.

Very rich details, which resemble the residential areas of SDF-1 can be seen in the interior of the left leg.

All images are from Yamato.