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Robotech VF-1A UN Spacy by VulnePro Robotech VF-1A UN Spacy by VulnePro
I only did two color pieces for the Macross book, more or less for fun and also as I expect Palladium will do a deluxe large edition where they usually do print color work if they have it. So this getting posted here first I think.

This was done pretty quickly using one of the basic Kawamori model sheets as a ref but still drawn by me by hand. I thought it would be kinda ace to see a Valkyrie breaking the sound barrier so that's what I did. Also seemed amusing to make it one of those inspiration "join the so-and-so" type posters ;) Though it's a Veritech here they'll always be Valkyries to me.

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Digital inks and color

©1985-2009 Harmony Gold USA, Inc.
©1981-2009 Palladium Books Inc.

Palladiumsbooks.com
Robotech.com

EDIT: Fixed vapor file uploaded.
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:iconldjessee:
ldjessee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Clean work, thanks for sharing!
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Join the UN SPACY, be a variable fighter jock, get all the girls. Just make sure your tan/brown VF-1A gets repainted first. ;) Excellent illustration, makes this old mechahead smile. :)
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Browncoat1969 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I love the Valkyrie one of the coolest starfighters ever based on one of the coolest real fighter jets ever made.

The VF-1 Valkyrie is Number one closely followed by the GA-TL1 Longsword.
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Haplo-Eberhart Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Got to love valkyries!
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, well, well. Look like VF-1 still have teeth :)
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Peterkat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a very cool look to the sound barrier scene!! Love the poster look. Awesome job!
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ZGMF-X20-Freedom Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Whoa that is epic, I love the idea of the valkyrie breaking the sound barrier
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man! Yeah I just kinda had to do this one, seemed like it would be cool to see one cracking the sound barrier.
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ZGMF-X20-Freedom Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
That's such uber awesomeness, I think I may make that my desktop background -removes picture of girlfriend- xD
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BlazingChaos Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
nice valkyrie.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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marklungo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
I always wondered if the term "U.N. Spacy" was a particularly bad case of Engrish. ;-)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Somehow that wouldn't surprise me XD Engrish be an institution in their side of the pond, often yielding hilarious results.
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redbeardcreator Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all of your Robotech stuff... I remember getting up at 6 am every Saturday morning when I was--musta been 14--a kid and watching it. Absolutely loved it. Then, in the '90s I played Rifts (another Palladium property) and through that discovered the Palladium Robotech stuff. So this is a double win for me :)

Needless to say, I'm relentlessly :+fav:ing these!
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BluefoxP Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, I like macross but Robotech is a miss for me.
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ATX1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Artist
The VF-1A is one of my favorite mechs and this looks great.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
My thanks. Indeed it's an old school classic.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Looks great.

I grew up watching Hobotech, seeing bums survive on a high tech planet ruled by robots was inspiring. The third season they introduced the Big Rock Candy Gateway, so our bum heroes could return home but I missed that year's episodes because we finally got a real tv.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
XD Danke!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Laugh now but maybe I will do a series of pictures on Hobotech.
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gyro5 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I'll join to and become Skull Squadron material. Gotta love those VF-1 Valkyries.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Indeed :D
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AndrewBCrisp Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
*Very* nice! While I never was able to get through the whole of the Robotech series (the constant narration of events we could plainly see grated on me), Robotech/Macross still hold a special place in my heart, if only for the cool mecha. :) Fav'ed.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
My thanks, glad you dig it :) Aye Robotech was full of flaws due to how they had to retell things in order to get the show on US TV (See my reply to post above). Still the show was quite revolutionary for western animation tastes when it aired in 85 and it was a breath of fresh air.
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ratchthecaveman Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Love the Pic but i gotta Correct a slight misconception. Veritech are Robotech Valkeries are Macross. i been Playing Robotech: Battlecry and saw this and started drooling =P Robotecha dn Macross are pretty much my Fave Style of Mecha. Even though Macross is a Offstory of Robotech they still have Major differences >.>; Anyways love the Art for them im such a huge fan of the series your getting Faved =P
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I grew up during the golden age of 80s anime so I know all about the differences between Robotech and Macross. Super Dimension Fortress Macross was the original show that aired in Japan, circa 1982. Robotech aired in the united States in 1985 so Robotech was the off story, so to speak, not Macross. The only way they could air Macross on US TV, back then, was to expand it to over 60 episodes. In order to do that they added two more shows, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada which came to 85 episodes including Macross. A new story was created to tie them all together and the new show became Robotech. For better or worse this was the only way they could aid the shows and it did indeed turn a lot of young kids on to anime back in the 80s. Different times back then :)

Anyway my thanks, glad you like it :D
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ratchthecaveman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
you old fart >.>;
j/k lol i was born in the 80s X_X
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quickblast Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
sweet job^^
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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plugz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Digginit!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :D
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LupusNinja Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
The Prandtl–Glauert singularity looks alittle off to me though, seems to be sitting atop the Valkyrie instead of encircling it.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Doh! I totally grabbed the wrong file, I thought I had grabbed the edited one... hell I don't remember if Palladium got the fixed file or not at this point. Too late now.

Thanks a ton for pointing it out man. Not a huge deal but still. I'll send the right one up in a few.
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LupusNinja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Yea the edited one looks much better. More 3d.
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LupusNinja Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I'd join.
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