Yamato has finally unveiled how the heat-shield works on their upcoming 1/60 scale VF-11B from Macross Plus. Unlike the previous 1/72 version, the 1/60 version has a heat-shield that is stored internally. This shield emerges when transforming the toy to battroid mode.
This release rounds out the 1/60 Macross Plus series from Yamato. Expect repaints in the future, possibly from such series as VFX-2.
Click on the title bar to see the images which show how the shield functions!