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ROBOTECH: First Meeting

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Returning from a shakedown cruise to the outer planets of the Solar System, an Army of the Southern Cross TASC flotilla unexpectedly encounters the Masters fleet in high Earth orbit.  In the ensuing clash, the Tactical Armored Space Corps (TASC) newest Veritech the VFH-10X is baptised by fire.  The performance of the Armored Gryro Attack Chopper (AGACs) was deemed exemplary against the nimble Bioroids attack craft of the Masters, and soon after the type was ordered into full production as the VFH-10A Auroran.  Here an Auroran carrying the Modex 222 is captured amid the brief battle as the 23rd Strike Group skirts the picket ships of the Masters fleet on their return to Earth.  222 piloted by LCDR William Vance, callsign "Green Knight", served with distinction claiming 3 unidentified Battloid-type Mecha riding large "Space Surfboards" as several pilots recounted their first look at the Master's combat mecha.  LCDR Vance rose rapidly through the ranks of the TASC to eventually command one of the first active Auroran squadrons.  He was killed in action during the insertion of the 15th Squad on the Master's Flagship.  

This work, like many others has been sitting on my Desktop for years.  Started in 2014, I finally started to get around to finishing it.  Sketched and colored in Managed Studio 5.  
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Situation story match to artworks, and Tristar class heavy cruisers are nice idea.
I quote and translate your artwork on VERITECH Fighters Master file series No.08 VFH-10 Auroran , Vfh-12 Super Auroran (OLD designation : VFH-10 X)

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試験航宙から太陽系の外惑星に戻って、サザンクロス軍・戦術宇宙機甲団 【TASC】小艦隊は、高高度衛星軌道でゾル人艦隊に予想外に遭遇します。引き続いて起こる衝突(戦術宇宙機甲団)【TASC】では、VFH-10X (後の VFH-12 スーパー・オーロラン)として洗練を施された最新可変戦闘機([[VERITECH Fighter>ベリテック)は、射撃します。

ゾル人の素早いバイオロイド/攻撃航空機に対して、そして、VFH-10A型 オーロランとして完全な生産に命じられたすぐ後、装甲ジャイロダイン攻撃ヘリコプター(AGACs)の性能は典型的であると考えられました。
戦術宇宙機甲団 【TASC】
ここでは、第23攻撃群が地球への彼らの帰還に関してゾル人艦隊の斥候艦船群に包囲され、指揮官機オーロランモデックス番号222号機 は短い戦いの中で捕えられます。

ウィリアム・ヴァンス少佐[LCDR](コールサイン「緑の騎士」)の指揮官機 モデックス番号222号機は、数人の操縦士がゾル人の戦闘機動兵器の最初の観察により 3機の未確認のバトロイド型・機動兵器(後にバイオロイドと命名)が、大きな「宇宙サーフボード」(後にバイオバーと命名)に乗っていると主張していた。

「ウィリアム・ヴァンス少佐」は、最終的に戦術宇宙機甲団 【TASC】の戦列から急速に立ち上げられた、初の実戦オーロラン飛行/航宙戦隊を指揮した。

彼は、ゾル人のアズシャール級・旗艦で戦略機甲師団 第15分隊の第三次攻撃団としての敵艦占拠作戦の突入時に戦死しました。

この仕事は、長い間私のデスクトップに多くの他のアートワークのように眠っいました。2014年が始まるころ、私はようやく、それを終えることに手が回り始めました。ソフトウェア「MANGA STUDIO 5.0(CLIP STUDIO PAINT Pro)」でスケッチされて、色をつけられます。
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Grebo-GuruProfessional Traditional Artist
Nice. Not often you see fan art of Southern Cross -- and the Auroran no less. Quite a treat. If I had to criticize anything, I guess I might say that the head looks a little smallish. But that's probably accurate to the lineart...
LemurianGuard's avatar
Very dynamic/feeling of action with this one.  I like it.
Zeonista's avatar
Looks pretty awesome. :) 
Mermanwatch's avatar
Its good to see back in action.  Also William Vance was nice Character and back story. I hope you do more characters and art soon.  
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LeElfHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Merman!  Never really left, just haven't been finishing much work lately!  Had to make a concerted effort just to get this one done.
Graphitedriver001's avatar
Awesome rendition!
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LeElfHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Graphitedriver!  Another Stalwart ASC fan makes an appearance.  Thanks for the Fave and the support!
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Gotta stick together! :p
RabidSouthernCrosser's avatar
Awesome work as always LeElf! If it were up to me, you would be one of the artists for a full color Robotech RPG!

Edit: Just one thing. The rank insignia on the chest of that Ajax is Sergeant. ;)
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LeElfHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks RSC.  I can always count on you showing your ASC colors.  And thanks for the Edit.  I didn't even bother to look it up as it was a last minute change, and I even have the document somewhere around here...  For about 2 years it has been a stylized "V" for LT I think?  Still not looking it up.  In the end I Went with III because I wanted to see something different.
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I quote VERITECH Fighters masterfile, series number 08 : VFH-10 Auroran ,VFH-12 Super Auroran (OLD designation: VFH-10X )

Translation into Japanese language.
Petition ・ Please merchandise release ROBOTECH: Masters (Southern cross) especially fully transformable VERITECH model or toys ! ロボテック(超時空騎団サザンクロス)に関係する商品、特に VERITECH に関係する商品の発売。 Change.org

試験航宙から太陽系の外惑星に戻って、サザンクロス軍戦術宇宙機甲団 【TASC】小艦隊は、高高度衛星軌道でゾル人艦隊に予想外に遭遇します。引き続いて起こる衝突(戦術宇宙機甲団)【TASC】では、VFH-10X (後の VFH-12 スーパー・オーロラン)として洗練を施された最新可変戦闘機([[VERITECH Fighter>ベリテック)は、射撃します。

ゾル人の素早いバイオロイド/攻撃航空機に対して、そして、VFH-10A型 オーロランとして完全な生産に命じられたすぐ後、装甲ジャイロダイン攻撃ヘリコプター(AGACs)の性能は典型的であると考えられました。
戦術宇宙機甲団 【TASC】
ここでは、第23攻撃群が地球への彼らの帰還に関してゾル人艦隊の斥候艦船群に包囲され、指揮官機オーロランモデックス番号222号機 は短い戦いの中で捕えられます。

ウィリアム・ヴァンス少佐[LCDR](コールサイン「緑の騎士」)の指揮官機 モデックス番号222号機は、数人の操縦士がゾル人の戦闘機動兵器の最初の観察により 3機の未確認のバトロイド型・機動兵器(後にバイオロイドと命名)が、大きな「宇宙サーフボード」(後にバイオバーと命名)に乗っていると主張していた。

「ウィリアム・ヴァンス少佐」は、最終的に戦術宇宙機甲団 【TASC】の戦列から急速に立ち上げられた、初の実戦オーロラン飛行/航宙戦隊を指揮した。

彼は、ゾル人アズシャール級・旗艦で戦略機甲師団 第15分隊の第三次攻撃団としての敵艦占拠作戦の突入時に戦死しました。

この仕事は、長い間私のデスクトップに多くの他のアートワークのように眠っいました。2014年が始まるころ、私はようやく、それを終えることに手が回り始めました。ソフトウェア「MANGA STUDIO 5.0(CLIP STUDIO PAINT Pro)」でスケッチされて、色をつけられます。
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LeElfHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Yui!
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single-legHobbyist Photographer
I like these AGACS even better then the spartan hovertanks. Southern Cross/Robotech Masters is highly underrated.
Pound for pound it had the most battles of the three Robotech chapters!
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LeElfHobbyist Digital Artist
AGACS is by far my favorite SC mecha.  Glad you liked it!
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ComradeZenithHobbyist Writer
I don't get all the hate for this chapter. Yeah, it's the weakest of the saga, but I still liked it. Hell, I'm a fan of the Spartas more than the Valkyrie or the Alpha Fighter
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LeElfHobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean.  The AGACS was pretty cool back in the day.  Always thought it was overlooked as winning design.  The original animation while serviceable for the time didn't do it any favors though.  Thanks for the comment! 
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ComradeZenithHobbyist Writer
The AJAX was pretty cool, but still a stalwart Spartas fan
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AlexanderDeathHobbyist General Artist
You got those ellipse explosions PERFECT! Finally someone remembers them, LoL!!
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LeElfHobbyist Digital Artist
How can you forget!?  I used to draw them by the handful in my 5th grade free time.  That was 30 years ago!
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AlexanderDeathHobbyist General Artist
I've just noticed a lot of artist supplementing their own ideas instead of going for tradition... but that us not just a tradition, its a benchmark standard of excellence! LoL
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Hello:
 This work is amazing! the Veritch has a very dynamic pose without falling in the "dancing ballet robot" problem in all latest Macross series. Also the ships were very well made and you clearly know how to capture the ambience of the Southern Cross battles.

 Awesome work!
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LeElfHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Chiletrek!  I am very much old school mecha.  Glad you liked it!  
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