Anime Or Model? Japanese Artist Makes Perfect Cel-Shaded Macross Diorama

Look at the image below and tell us it isn’t a still from the iconic Super Dimension Fortress Macross anime series from 1982:

Convinced yet? Here’s the zoomed out image:

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Yup, no kidding. This fine piece of work is by Twitter user Annkoromoti, a talented sculptor, modeller and diorama maker from Japan. If you haven’t caught on yet, this is the iconic VF-1 Valkyrie from the original Macross anime, and what the artist has done here is literally recreate the image of the fighter jet/mecha hybrid sitting in the hangar with a cell-shaded paint job.

Just for show, below are side-by-side comparisons of the VF-1 Valkyrie in the anime and the diorama:

Here’s a closer look at just how detailed the Valkyrie is:

Seriously, if this isn’t talent, then we don’t know what is.

Aside from this sick VF-1 model diorama, Annkoromoti has also done up the VF-1A Super Battroid, also from Macross.