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by Arsarcana
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The charm of semi-canon mechs
Replies: 6
Views: 289

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: 49374

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: 49374

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: 49374

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: 49374

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: 49374

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: 49374

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: 49374

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...
by Arsarcana
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49374

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

It's even been done in Gundam before, albeit with beam weapons: Deathscythe Hell's twin scythe in the TV series had a thruster on the reverse side to improve its swing speed, though given that beam weapons sliced through most things like tissue paper it was almost as redundant as the second blade.
by Arsarcana
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49374

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

Still not really seeing it. That the joints in the smaller unit's arms have some vague similarities to the Gundam Frame's elbow joints doesn't mean that we're looking at one, just that it might have been produced alongside that frame and taken some shared styling elements for its internals. If the a...
by Arsarcana
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49374

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

Yeow, that's a big weapon. Also, if you look you can read that the card gives its name: Helmwige Linker. Valkyrie Frame confirmed. Wonder if there is/was a second unit called Helmwige Recht.
by Arsarcana
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49374

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

Look a few posts back and you'll see we've already been discussing those pictures since last week. MS A feels likely to be a Teiwaz design, MS B could be another Valkyrie Frame.
by Arsarcana
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49374

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

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G6W5VVCQiGw/WCIhksIjQ-I/AAAAAAAGdZ4/g6FiAq5lmlQFUSUBjJpzuyD5FOtKeJL0ACLcB/s1600/hg-ibo-season-2-secret-ms-b.jpg Looks like we've got a silhouette for MS B, due out in January. My gut says it's another Valkyrie frame, but whatever it is, I like it's overall shape. Reminds ...
by Arsarcana
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49374

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

I know the feeling and I'd normally read that as Crow as well, but I encountered the same rendering in a game I was playing (as a spell) and assumed it was that, only for the descriptive text and graphics to make it obvious it was Claw. What made it especially fun is that there was a character whose...
by Arsarcana
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49374

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

E08 wrote:The weapon in the shield is known as 'Pile Crow' ( パイルクロウ, typo?)
Probably not on the part of the Japanese, that can also be romanized as 'Claw'.
by Arsarcana
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: G Reconguista MS/MA Based On Zeon Units
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: G Reconguista MS/MA Based On Zeon Units

Ah yes, the Z'Goggy, I forgot about that one. So did the writers apparently seeing how it and its pilot both just kind of vanish in the finale.
by Arsarcana
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49374

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

Something about the way the leg armor has the blue bits in the front while the bulk of it is gray just looks funny to me. Or maybe it's the obvious gap in the lower leg where whoever put the model together forgot to completely snap the pieces together. xD But the upper body coloring and the contrast...
by Arsarcana
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: G Reconguista MS/MA Based On Zeon Units
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: G Reconguista MS/MA Based On Zeon Units

I don't know of any direct references but the Yggdrasil sure reminds me of this guy