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by Dark Duel
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 24
Views: 360

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

As I understand it, a prototype is the next step in the developmental process, in the sense that it is an attempt to incorporate technologies into a unit that is suitable for mass production. If the prototype is deemed a success, then the unit enters mass production. Often times, unlike in anime, a ...
by Dark Duel
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GN Drive Tau particle colors?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: GN Drive Tau particle colors?

IIRC, JEFF is correct in that there literally is no technical explanation for the color difference beyond, as you so concisely put it, Alejandro Corner being "a vain prick" - as we know from S2, the negative effects of red GN[T] Drive particles are also present with the Alvatore/Alcaaron's, since th...
by Dark Duel
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:37 am
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?

I don't think that alone explains it. Epyon is made from Gundanium alloy, and was produced and manufactured entirely separately from Mercurius/Vayeate and the Virgo. Additionally, according to GotL, the transport aircraft Heero destroyed early in Wing(after he repaired Wing by cannibalizing parts fr...
by Dark Duel
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What were the Gundams from Wing, 00, and IBO?
Replies: 23
Views: 674

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

Well, they're not "custom" units in the traditionally understood sense of being "customized by/for the individual pilot" the way, for instance, Elijah Kiel's custom ZAKU or Gai's GINN are. The individual units are unique in terms of their equipment, because that's what differentiates them from each ...
by Dark Duel
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers

Most of them don't. The GX lineage at least got some love, and we did get one Leopard variant in BFT. But poor Airmaster seems to've been snubbed despite appearing once in BF, and the Jenice and other units get no love at all :( Mind you I'm a tad biased - Airmaster was always my favorite of the GX ...
by Dark Duel
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mobile Suit Moon Gundam Manga
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Mobile Suit Moon Gundam Manga

Well, Kamille came up with the basic design that made the Z Gundam possible, but I can't remember anything ever specifically stating that he alone could use its capabilities. Amuro himself piloted a white Z Gundam in some of the side-story materials(as NT1 pointed out, according to what I've been ab...
by Dark Duel
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Movable frame construction material?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Movable frame construction material?

I'm totally speculating, but I would suspect either titanium or some kind of high-tensile steel alloy, with IMO the former being more likely for any pre-0080s Zeke designs(IIRC, the early Zeke MS used a steel alloy for their armor, though I'm not 100% sure and too lazy to look it up ATM) and the lat...
by Dark Duel
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Legend of the Galactic Heroes to get a new anime.
Replies: 26
Views: 1413

Re: Legend of the Galactic Heroes to get a new anime.

I confess, I have never seen the old LoGH series, though I have been somewhat curious. That said, it's hard to judge from such a brief teaser, but I do like what I'm seeing. Will in all likelihood be checking this out.
Haven't had a new anime that I really wanted to see since Delta ended.
by Dark Duel
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 235
Views: 43085

Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Hey, no problem. As for the scans, I got them secondhand from somebody who got ahold of either magazines or books that had the lineart in them, and substantially cleaned them up myself in Photoshop(took several hours for each one, TBH). I'll see if I can dig up the original scans. I've been doing so...
by Dark Duel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack
Replies: 45
Views: 1983

Re: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack

Hmm... In the series, I thought Renato bros are jerks who trash-talk at their opponent. That's because they were . Right up to the point where Meijin III publicly and awesomely defeated them in the World Tournament. I'd expect they substantially mellowed out some time after that, given... their muc...
by Dark Duel
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack
Replies: 45
Views: 1983

Re: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack

All right. Gonna have to watch that tonight when I get home...and make sure not to click that Spoiler there :P
by Dark Duel
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: General Size of the CB Container and Assault Container
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: General Size of the CB Container and Assault Container

Hmm...the Lab Transport seems to use a version of the original Ptolemy's standard containers, but the propulsion units in the back resemble the Assault Container's, and as a result it seems to be very slightly longer. I would say its length would fall roughly in between the two - If we assume the st...
by Dark Duel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack
Replies: 45
Views: 1983

Re: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack

I dunno why, I am LOVING the Striker GN-X's "helmet". That said, between the GN-Xs and the chance to see animated Rambo Gundam, I am looking forward to this episode probably more than I have any of the previous ones so far.
by Dark Duel
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: General Size of the CB Container and Assault Container
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: General Size of the CB Container and Assault Container

I'd say you can at least double that size. Now then. Let's do some back-of-the-envelope number crunching. We know the overall length of the Ptolemaios is exactly 251m. Eyeballing it based on every decent image I could find, the Assault Container's length accounts for slightly less than 30% of that l...
by Dark Duel
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam 0083 Rebellion manga
Replies: 171
Views: 18244

Re: Gundam 0083 Rebellion manga

*looks at the filename* W...T...F?!!!! On a certain level, it makes a weird sort of sense given what we already know/was established by the series in terms of the EFSF circa 0083. On the other hand, that's a little too farfetched IMO even if that's taken into account. As for that GP01 variant, I've ...
by Dark Duel
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do people overlook the commanding officer?
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Why do people overlook the commanding officer?

I'm thinking of every major mecha anime I've seen so far that featured ships in a substantial way...and I'm not seeing any evidence of the ship CO in the main cast being "overlooked" in terms of their contributions to combat relative to the pilots. Are they less prominent than the main pilot charact...
by Dark Duel
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Skycrapers in Space Colonies
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Skycrapers in Space Colonies

That last point is highly unlikely but possible post-OYW due to how complacent the post-OYW EF government has been established as being, at least in the period from 0079/80 to the mid-0080s with the establishment of the Titans in 0083. So in that 3-4 year period, maybe. That said, given the probably...
by Dark Duel
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Skycrapers in Space Colonies
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Skycrapers in Space Colonies

Side 7 is also under construction as of late 0079 IIRC, so even if you assume an average population of 25m/colony, I very much doubt that it would have been housing that many people.
by Dark Duel
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Skycrapers in Space Colonies
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Skycrapers in Space Colonies

Yeah. I suppose the actual size of the colony itself, and how much of it is taken up by solid living space versus open areas, would make a difference. I personally believe a closed-type cylinder(I believe Green Noa/Gryps were closed cylinders, but I'm not 100% sure) would be much more likely to supp...