> > Hi
> > I am building the Bandai VF-1J transformable model. I usually build
> > modern war planes, so when it comes to detailing and weathering I
> > usually do a good job with a dirty 'ol F-14. Question: SInce Valkyries
> > are space fighters, would they require weathering like a modern
> > warplane? Gloss finish or flat? Dirty looking or clean? Any info would
> > help!
> Actually, Valkyries were used both in atmosphere and in space, so moderate
> weathering is perfectly fine for them. The main leg engines are pretty
> clean, but the thrusters on the Super, for example, could put out a lot of
> soot from hard use. But anyway, it depends on the timeframe too: if you are
> trying to do the time in which the Valkyrie battles were mostly in space, you
> might not want as much weathering. However, if you are hinting at the Mars
> Base Sara battle or the terrestrial battles after episode 15, then pile on
> the grime.
In addition, Valkyries are transformable, so you might want to consider how it
would get dirty in both Gawalk and Battloid mode as well.