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by toysdream
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zaku The Origin
Replies: 20
Views: 2683

Re: Zaku The Origin

Old thread, I conjure thee back to life! So the Gundam the Origin/MSD spinoff, "Cucuruz Doan's Island," has been running for a while now on Kadokawa's ComicWalker website. Here are the first five episodes - I do love Junji Ono's Yas-influenced artwork... http://comic-walker.com/contents/detail/KDCW_...
by toysdream
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: A Few Questions On The Dolos Class
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: A Few Questions On The Dolos Class

Generally, Zeon's One Year War-era ships tended to launch mobile suits horizontally - i.e. the Musai, Papua, and the Graf Zeppelin from Gundam 0080. I recall in Gundam UC the Garencieres crew even make fun of the Nahel Argama for storing its mobile suits standing up, which is an odd attitude for Neo...
by toysdream
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: MSV-R Books
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: MSV-R Books

The "Action Graphic" books - the first and last of these links - are just comics recapping the text narratives from the original MSV-R features. They're pretty nicely drawn, but the books don't contain any mecha designs or technical information.

-- Mark
by toysdream
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1668

Re: OYW MS questions

I dunno, maybe that demonstrates the kinetic potential of the Ball. According to 08th MS Team they're totally bulletproof! :-)

-- Mark
by toysdream
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 145
Views: 7235

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Happy new year, all! That bit with the Ingolstadt (the modified Zanzibar) is interesting and a little weird. As far as I can tell, it only has one main cannon, and they're building up a charge so that they can fire it three times in rapid succession. (So maybe there are three chambers in its capacit...
by toysdream
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1668

Re: OYW MS questions

I'm trying, but I don't think I can recall any occasion on which a Zaku destroyed a GM in the animation. I think I've seen them kill more Gundams than GMs! :-)

-- Mark
by toysdream
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1668

Re: OYW MS questions

We should be a bit more specific about which fiction. There isn't actually a lot of onscreen evidence from First Gundam about the performance of the GM - as best as I can recall, we mostly see them fighting Rick Doms (which they do quite well) and getting blasted by mobile armors. In 0080 and 0083 t...
by toysdream
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1668

Re: OYW MS questions

I guess a lot of games use weight as a proxy for construction points, hit points, or the amount of "stuff" packed into a given machine. But in the case of Gundam, it's actually irrelevant; the Zaku is 20 tons heavier than a GM but it's definitely an inferior machine. A lot of the time, the extra wei...
by toysdream
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 145
Views: 7235

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

That's an error. The mega launcher in the booster has an output of 6.2 MW when it's not connected to the Jamru-Fin itself - same kind of setup as the Doven Wolf's beam rifle.

-- Mark
by toysdream
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 145
Views: 7235

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

6-10 MW in mobile suit form, 30.1 MW in mobile armor form. It's never explained why - there's very little info on this machine - but maybe the "arms" serve some kind of accelerator function.

-- Mark
by toysdream
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 145
Views: 7235

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

On the other hand, this isn't an electrical capacitor; it's accumulating special magical particles that are presumably being generated at a consistent rate. Unless the generation of particles tapers off over time, that shouldn't make a difference. But it's fantasy science, so who knows?

-- Mark
by toysdream
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 145
Views: 7235

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Not sure what you're referring to. In one point in First Gundam episode 3, we're told that Char's Musai will need 5 minutes and 20 seconds to charge its mega particle cannons; Dren remarks that this is really slow, and that the main engine power has fallen too much. It's possible that the Musai may ...
by toysdream
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 145
Views: 7235

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

P.S. In the Doven Wolf schematics there are two labeled e-cap. The n.3 and n.15. The first resemble a condenser but the n15 is very similar to the e-cap of the rx78 beam rifle e-cap. Wht do you think? And the other armaments of the doven wolf as the hand beam gun, or binder cannon are without e-cap...
by toysdream
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 145
Views: 7235

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

The Messala profile in Entertainment Bible 2 is somewhat contradictory - the text says its mega particle cannons are connected directly to the generator, but the cutaway shows devices labeled E-CAPs. Personally, I feel like the latter is an error. If you look at the diagrams of the beam rifle and wa...
by toysdream
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 3969

Re: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?

Serious question: Does Luna Titanium even exist in The Origin? The prototype Gundam seems pretty bulletproof in the opening scene of the comic, but I don't remember if the armor material is ever mentioned in the story, and it hasn't come up in the kit manuals either. It's hard to see why the White B...
by toysdream
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 3969

Re: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?

Still and nonetheless: The Origin comic established that the Mare Smythii battle took place in January of U.C. 0078. That's a whole year before the start of the One Year War, and 20 months before the debut of the Gundam. If the Federation is truly so hard-pressed by Zeon, it's hard to believe they w...
by toysdream
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 3969

Re: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?

Since you mentioned the rout of the Scarlet Team by the Kaempfer - which I mentioned earlier as well - it bears noting that this was an even *more* humiliating rout than the Mare Smythii battle. And yet, for some reason, nobody blames the GM Sniper II and Mass Produced Guncannon for being inferior m...
by toysdream
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zaku I refitted to Zaku II?
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Zaku I refitted to Zaku II?

Well, kind of. See the profile for the MS-05S Zaku I on the official Origin website . This seems to be as far as the update goes, though. In the MSV-R series, there's a similar concept (the MS-05Q) with a different set of changes. And we're told that all the original MS-06A units were later upgraded...
by toysdream
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 3969

Re: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?

Again, if the Guncannon has technical limitations compared to a Zaku, I don't think they were made evident in the animation. If it truly had been "a lumbering cannon-hauler straight out of a classic 3025 Battletech scenario" then I think this could have been shown more clearly. The idea that the Gun...
by toysdream
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mysterious Alloy - Universal Duralumin and Zeonium
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Mysterious Alloy - Universal Duralumin and Zeonium

Well, it's part of the Roman Album specs for the Core Booster, Deprogg, Fanfan, and Fly Manta, which are pretty much the only ones on offer. I think the reference to Zeonium is just in the mecha essay section, though - the Zeon vehicle specs aren't as detailed, and most of the aircraft were covered ...