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by Seto Kaiba
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't

I didn't say the prototype is the first to come out, I am saying you got all your time, budget and resources to do all the testing you want and the working and curb-stomping unit which you call a "prototype" is at its final stage of production and thus you are not working on multiple systems that a...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't

I would like to add that the Origin showed the earlier prototype and testing phases of Zeon's 1st mobile suits from the worker units to the Bugu that lead to the Zaku I and Zaku II. Of course this is part of the Origin timeline that takes its own liberties in trying to modernize some things like th...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't

Well, what we see in media is more inclining towards the ideally completed prototype. Ideal as in the Engineer's terms, where you have (almost) no limit to your budget and resources, and you can ignore if it can be mass-produced or not (the plan WAS to mass-produce your design, or IS, when you are ...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?

The Gundam Frames were already produced from the start to fight mobile armors, so if they had to take that base and then customize it further, it seems likely that it had to be for specific pilots and/or situations. Especially with that line about the Gundam Frames being something that "emphasizes ...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't

And Jehuty is just one example of not a prototype, but rather an experimental unit. Right? Jehuty is one of those cases that only occurs in works of fiction... it's a bank-breakingly expensive, super-high performance, battle-ready, one-of-a-kind experimental unit that was entirely scratch-built to ...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't

Then what are prototypes, and how do they differ from experimental units? Normally, a development program progresses through four basic phases. I'm going to write this mostly real world and avoid the fiction-only scenario where a whole new platform is built to test one system. Test Stand/HiL The ne...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't

So essentially, they just exist to test out new technology that is unfeasible for mass production. Right? That's just the most common explanation used in mecha anime for why new technologies tested on an experimental "super prototype" aren't mass produced. Exactly why the technology is unfeasible f...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't

"Experimental"? A unique test platform either purpose-built or modified from production specifications to evaluate one or more new technologies for feasibility through use on a trial basis. The test platform and/or the technology installed for testing are not necessarily intended for production and...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't

Both EarlOfSandvich and DarkHunter -- two members of TV Tropes -- declared that Jehuty is a Super Prototype, even though neither MAHQ nor the Zone of the Enders wiki listed the orbital frame as a prototype. Why would anyone consider Jehuty a prototype, when it's clearly just a one-off model? Who ca...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?

On a related note, I think the word "tuned" in English can also refer to a customization of sorts depending on how it's used. The big difference seeemingly to me is that the word tuned tends to be used for mechanical things while customized is more broad and can including non-mechanical things like...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Applying the five-man band trope in a real robot anime
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Applying the five-man band trope in a real robot anime

You know how the five-man band trope is mostly applied to combining super robot anime? Say that the trope was applied to real robot anime, instead, like what we got out of Gundam Wing, Gundam 00 (if you were to include Sumeragi Lee Noriega as the chick in Celestial Being), and Majestic Prince. How ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 136
Views: 6103

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

The key visual for the new Macross Delta movie has been released and seems to feature... an armored VF-31?! 0__o Unusually, the VF-31's Armored Pack seems to have very little different from the Super Pack. It looks like the only difference is a large missile container strapped to the front of the S...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 604
Views: 33710

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

The trailer was pretty underwhelming, a few very short clips of mostly recycled footage from the series and some pan shots over static pieces of promotional art...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk III
Replies: 116
Views: 11296

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

I'm kinda hoping they would elaborate more on how the beam works. What are the ammo restrictions on them, etc. Gundam 's usual approach is that whatever exotic particle is produced in the mobile weapon's reactor is also used in the beam weapons, so I'd guess it's either Ahab particles or something ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GN Drive Tau particle colors?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: GN Drive Tau particle colors?

[...] the particles on the Alvaaron/ Alvatore were gold because of cosmetics Alejandro Corner really liked gold. ... was kinda hoping for something more practical than "Alejandro Corner is a vain prick", but I guess that makes a certain amount of sense. I mean, the guy did have the Alvatore and Alv...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GN Drive Tau particle colors?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

GN Drive Tau particle colors?

Hi all, I've got a random question that cropped up while some friends and I were rewatching Mobile Suit Gundam 00 's first season over the holiday break that I've been unable to find an answer for... The GNMA-XCVII Alvatore and GNMS-XCVII Alvaaron use GN Drive Tau systems like the ones on Team Trini...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How can OZ mass-produce Virgos with Gundanium Alloy?
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: How can OZ mass-produce Virgos with Gundanium Alloy?

It's just that I have a problem with a rare and expensive metal being used for mass-production. There was practically almost no way OZ would mass-produce Virgos without spreading that Gundanium too thinly. So how can that be possible? As I understand it, the material gundarium in the After Colony e...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the frames of the 5 Gundams in Wing also the same? Only one of them was able to transform, and there were some pretty significant structural differences in the other four... like Heavyarms having rotary cannons in the chest, or Shenlong's extensible arm. It seems ...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?

WildeHopps_Shipper wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:56 pm
"WRT"?
Shorthand for "With Respect To".
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?

Which is weird, because E08 said that the Gundam frames from Iron Blooded Orphans were not custom models. The actual Mobile Suit is basically the frame, in that case... so they're not custom-built Mobile Suits so much as custom sets of armor and equipment bolted to a limited production MS. Also, th...