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by Arsarcana
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 32
Views: 3291

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I

Or given the timeline, it's the daddy and the Shot Lancer and Muramasa Blaster are its child and grandchild. xD
by Arsarcana
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How can your average Ace earn his special MS?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: How can your average Ace earn his special MS?

Another likely criteria would be logistical. Depending on what duties a given military unit is performing and what their supply situation is, if there were a procedure for COs to request more advanced suits for particular pilots they'd have to take into consideration whether they can effectively sup...
by Arsarcana
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: IBO MSV
Replies: 83
Views: 14009

Re: IBO MSV

I suspect that the pseudo-Dainsleif is the pilebunker. Also, I like how the Bastard Chopper/Demolition Knife combo sort of addresses one of the structural issues with the latter weapon, namely that it reinforces the hinge. Having the thing fold in the same direction that force is always going to be ...
by Arsarcana
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Different models of shield during and after OYW.
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Different models of shield during and after OYW.

One can probably explain the GM II having the original GM shield as its default equipment in real-world terms because it was created next and the various GM series machines that come alongside/in-between the two in-universe were developed later. From an in-universe perspective I imagine it has to do...
by Arsarcana
Wed May 31, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 29
Views: 1305

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

There's no good technical reason for them to glow and having them emit any kind of visible light would actually interfere with the cameras and other sensors housed in the 'eyes'. They' pretty much just glow because It Looks Cool and serves as a visual shorthand for 'mecha powering up' or for some so...
by Arsarcana
Mon May 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha and Mufflers
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Mecha and Mufflers

Yep. Hence the 'noise due to friction' comment.

But now that I've got Votoms and automobiles both in my head at once, a question that's been bothering me for some time: The Berserga SSS-X 'Testarossa'. Why is it not painted red? Missed opportunity there...
by Arsarcana
Mon May 22, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha and Mufflers
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Mecha and Mufflers

On the off-chance that doghunter meant some kind of sound suppression system for the wheels as opposed to exhaust, well... same response really: There's no point. Even the smallest mecha I can think of with that kind of propulsion (Armored Troopers) are about four meters tall and weigh six tons or m...
by Arsarcana
Sun May 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Front Vents on Mobile Suits
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Front Vents on Mobile Suits

That only applies to suits operating in an atmosphere, since that sort of cooling works by forcing a constant supply of cooler air over the radiator while the vehicle is in motion. Even MS designed primarily to fight in space where there is no air-cooling can be seen with them (like the space-type G...
by Arsarcana
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk III
Replies: 89
Views: 9990

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk III

Yeah, the range isn't terribly impressive on its own because it's Mars' gravity that's doing most of the work. Hitting so accurately with them is an impressive technical feat but aside from the nature of the projectile it's fundamentally no different from that Gundam staple, the colony drop. Also, I...
by Arsarcana
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 353
Views: 15404

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

...Oh, and Iok suffers a fatal case of diarrhea or something. Best. Ending. Ever. But more seriously, at this point Gaelio and Julieta are the most likely avenue for any kind of immediate reform within Gjallarhorn and a 'good guy victory' in anything beyond a moral sense. Mika could go on a one man...
by Arsarcana
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 32
Views: 3291

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I

"[The Tristan] is based on the NT-1 'Alex' but who developed it and where its parts came from are unknown" more or less.
by Arsarcana
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The charm of semi-canon mechs
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: The charm of semi-canon mechs

Yeah. For example, Code Geass teased us with the prospect of up to a dozen Arthurian-themed Knightmares operated by the Rounds but between unseen members and ones that didn't get to show off their machines we got less than half that number, until side material filled a gap or two in for us. Plus mor...
by Arsarcana
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 57124

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

It would be horribly amusing for him to have escaped a richly deserved death at the Hashmal's hands only to get killed by its tail blade wielded by Barbatos. Pretty please?
by Arsarcana
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 57124

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

One thing that makes me wonder if the description of Bael's swords was a typo (aside from the only other yellow blades we've seen being called out as a different kind of rare metal than that found in MS frames) is that the swords are supposed to be 'unbreakable'. Which doesn't completely match MS fr...
by Arsarcana
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 57124

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

Like I said, the ease with which parts can be swapped around on the Gundam Frames can be as much of a headache as it is a cool design feature sometimes when you just want to know what the things looked like three hundred years ago. If we're cataloguing Gundams we know the original state of, we can a...
by Arsarcana
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 57124

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

Barbatos 4th is supposed to be how it originally looked, though we have no clue what weaponry it might have originally carried. The gauntlet it uses at first and the modified arm that it mounts to were part of its final loadout though. The manual says the gauntlet is assumed to be original equipment...
by Arsarcana
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 57124

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

Yeah, having an exposed bridge on a spaceship that's intended for combat doesn't really make a lot of sense as it provides an obvious target that contains all the sensitive C&C systems and the command crew and it doesn't provide any real benefit. Well, other than providing nice windows which the cha...
by Arsarcana
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 57124

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

I imagine they'll do some some MSV based on season two material once the show is done, then they'll put out a book. Speaking of MSV, it's actually getting some more gunpla love with a Vual kit due out in a couple of months. Did that story end? Because the last I heard of it the Astaroth was still mi...
by Arsarcana
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 57124

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk

We know the short railcannons are designed for firing on the move since their description in the Option Set tells us so. The description of the standard cannons says the transformation allows Flauros to devote more of its reactor output to powering the things and provides extra stability when firing...