Greetings fellow hobbyists! I’m Busterbeam from Plamo Addiction and I’ll be reviewing the VF-27 Lucifer for Hobbylink.tv.
The Lucifier is a fictional fighter jet for the Macross Frontier series. It is a transforming fighter which means it can transform from a plane to a hybrid plane/robot mode called “Gerwalk” and finally a robot mode which is called “Battroid”. There are actually two Gerwalk modes, one with arms and one without but we’ll talk more about that later.
Building a model like is this quite unlike building any other type of model. Most models don’t transform let alone transform into 3 different modes. This brings the level of sophistication of this kit up substantially. As well as the level of difficultly.
There are many small parts and tiny nubs, latches and grooves that are essential for the transformation mechanisms to work successfully. But let’s talk about that as we get to it.
Let’s start from the beginning!
The next section is the main fuselage consisting of these parts.
Assembled with the sub fuselage it looks like this.
And here is what I did after. (This is jumping ahead to when the decals have already been applied.)
Now let’s move on to one of the main parts of this model, and one of the main attractions in my opinion; the legs.
Now a couple of pics showing the arms.
Next we have the mid body section which is where the wings and the top armour of the plane will attach to.
Lot’s of mechanical detail here.
And you start to get a machine that can do this! This pose is one of the reasons why I love Macross fighters!