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by Dark Duel
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Can Space Colonisation discourage war?
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Can Space Colonisation discourage war?

The short answer is no. 00 is another good example, in a way. I mean, setting aside the excessively optimistic QBW/Innovator shenanigans from the end of the movie, it was stated that a big part of Aeolia Schenberg's long-term goal was to prevent humanity from taking the seeds of war with them into s...
by Dark Duel
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW ms development
Replies: 29
Views: 694

Re: OYW ms development

The GP series IIRC were developed at Von Braun except the GP03, which was developed at La Vie en Rose. MInd you I haven't watched 0083 in years so I'm going off memory.
by Dark Duel
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How fast can the Newtype brainwave be?
Replies: 22
Views: 414

Re: How fast can the Newtype brainwave be?

MythSearcher wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:42 pm
The in-universe reason for Braw Bro is that it can also be used by OT pilots, so it is wired in case they really need to use OTs. Same reason for Zeong, that is also the reason why it has 2 cockpits.(So one pilot can focus on using the remote weapons)
Really? I did not know that. Thanks.
by Dark Duel
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Effect of beam weapon on electrical system
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Effect of beam weapon on electrical system

A fun thing is, in 08th MS Team, the Gouf B-3 somehow did managed to damage the Gundam Ground type enough so Shiro needed to change the computer board in mid combat. True. But as E08 pointed out, he did so using a weapon that was explicitly designed to do exactly that via application of an electric...
by Dark Duel
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 4942

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Well, I'm going off my memory of what I've read about the real-life aircraft in question here, but the first reason why the F-14 was chosen and not the F/A-18 or the F-22 or -35 has to do with timing. IIRC, the original SDF Macross, which first featured the VF-1, was first released, IIRC, in around ...
by Dark Duel
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How fast can the Newtype brainwave be?
Replies: 22
Views: 414

Re: How fast can the Newtype brainwave be?

Speaking of which, was there ever an in-universe established reason for why the remote weapons of OYW-era Newtype-use machines such as the Braw Bro and Zeong were wire-guided rather than controlled wirelessly via the psycommu system like the Elmeth's Bits or the Funnels of the Qubeley and subsequent...
by Dark Duel
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Knight's & Magic
Replies: 101
Views: 2186

Re: Knight's & Magic

So, a week late, but I finally watched last week's episode, and... I liked the fighting this episode, but the fact that this new enemy faction is just monolithically and almost cartoonishly evil makes them a little hard to take seriously. Yeah, I completely agree. It's pretty impossible to take thes...
by Dark Duel
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I

On the official Youtube release, at 2:26 on the video, you see what seems to be a reflection of a purple Jegan holding some manner of weird beam weapon that I'm totally unfamiliar with. Anyone have any clue as to what that thing is holding? According to this page from the Premium Bandai website, th...
by Dark Duel
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 592
Views: 31305

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

IIRC, in his very first sortie, Max vastly outflew the veteran Hikaru in the original series, despite the latter's experience. And he only got better after that.
So they were VERY good.
by Dark Duel
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mobile Suit Moon Gundam Manga
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Mobile Suit Moon Gundam Manga

That would be cool. mine would be the moon moon thing from ZZ. maybe it will feature a Tuxedo Kamen like character. and he'll be the resident char clone. :D Oh my God, that would be HILARIOUS. I just got this mental picture now of Char running around wearing his OYW-era mask(without the helmet) and ...
by Dark Duel
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Knight's & Magic
Replies: 101
Views: 2186

Re: Knight's & Magic

Man, I really need to get caught up on this, I still haven't watched the last episode. Personally, so far the pacing hasn't really bothered me much, though it does move really quickly through timeskips and I have a bit of a hard time with the fact that Ernesti and the kids haven't visually grown in ...
by Dark Duel
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 205
Views: 19163

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

why did they change the Guncannon-style visor on the Prototype Gundam into the more familiar two-eye arrangement on the Gundam? It was always my impression that the RX-78-01 Prototype Gundam DID have the two eyes, but for some reason had a visor over the eyes, that was absent in the RX-78-02. As to...
by Dark Duel
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV
Replies: 218
Views: 22129

Re: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV

I decided I'd been using Asmodai long enough, so I changed it to Exia. Shot taken from OP 1, shows it discharging GN particles in a fashion similar to a scaled-down version of 0 Gundam's GN Feathers - which it never did in the series, but looks damn cool.
by Dark Duel
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS english DUB
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS english DUB

Eh. I've already said everything I wanted to say on both shows in the corresponding previous threads, so not gonna get into it again. I'm just gonna take a minute to comment on my opinion of the two dubs. I took a look at BF's first, mainly because Reiji LOLstomping that dweeb with the Gyan at the e...
by Dark Duel
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV
Replies: 218
Views: 22129

Re: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV

Technically, it's a recolor of the ASW-G-01 Gundam Bael from IBO. What it's actually meant to depict is ASW-G-32 Gundam Asmodai, a custom I did around the same time I did the screenshot recolor I use as an avatar.
by Dark Duel
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub

AmuroNT1 wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:25 pm
While I think that's a good cast with plenty of talent, you just couldn't pay me to care about Seed anymore.
That, right there, pretty much sums up my opinion as well on the subject.
by Dark Duel
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Knight's & Magic
Replies: 101
Views: 2186

Re: Knight's & Magic

I actually think I prefer the animated series designs to the ones in the links MythSearcher posted. Especially for the ones Ernesti personally was involved in - IMO, they look much more like something a reincarnated mecha otaku would come up with than the designs in those links, which look more IMO ...
by Dark Duel
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 4942

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

That's about right, yeah. Though in their case, it isn't a completely separate entity doing the second phase of the development. Most of the YF-24 Evolution derivatives are developed in partnership with Shinsei Industry's branch offices, just like the F-2 was developed in partnership with General D...
by Dark Duel
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 4942

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Wow, that is fascinating . It also kind of makes a decent amount of sense that the later-developed YF-24-based models are locally-developed variants based on a pre-existing fighter in the Federal arsenal. In real-world terms, as I understand it, aircraft like the VF-25, VF-31, etc...basically are eq...
by Dark Duel
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 28
Views: 1447

Re: Pilot curriculum

The specific question I have regarding the issue(and which FP was asking about) pertains exclusively to pilots who have been trained in and have experience piloting which is exclusively limited to space and space colonies- which I would imagine falls into to the latter category. Piloting a mobile su...