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by Dark Duel
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 26
Views: 1287

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

Yeah, I remember the “disco guns”. It was actually almost hilarious just how goofy they looked and how glaringly obvious it was that this was a bad, quick-and-dirty editing job.
by Dark Duel
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Gundam sellers on blu-ray
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Gundam sellers on blu-ray

Well, my only recent experience in that regard was via Amazon; I was able to get a decently-priced copy of the Japanese release of Unicorn vol7 on Blu-Ray(ordered it very recently, hasn't arrived yet). Back in the day, I bought all of the first 6 volumes from Rightstuff and thought they were a littl...
by Dark Duel
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: 'iconic' Amuro Rey suit In Zeta
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: 'iconic' Amuro Rey suit In Zeta

Yep. There're some pretty good pics of it in a review I found here: http://www.dalong.net/review/mg/re04/re04_p.htm
by Dark Duel
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: 'iconic' Amuro Rey suit In Zeta
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: 'iconic' Amuro Rey suit In Zeta

I don’t know if they made a HGUC kit of it - pretty sure they haven’t, though I could be wrong - but a couple years back they did release a pretty nice 1/100-scale kit
by Dark Duel
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: 'iconic' Amuro Rey suit In Zeta
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: 'iconic' Amuro Rey suit In Zeta

In the show Amuro only ever piloted two mobile suits that I can recall: A RMS-099 Rick Dias(IIRC in the standard black color scheme) and the closely related MSK-008 Dijeh.
by Dark Duel
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Replies: 58
Views: 3104

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Overall, I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. I did have some criticisms, the biggest one being of that one early WTF??!!! scene...but I enjoyed the movie. Quite a body count, though, in terms of named characters...and yet the one casualty that ticked me off the most was a minor character who barely get...
by Dark Duel
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV
Replies: 221
Views: 23682

Re: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV

So, I changed it again. This time, it's a slight modification of the insignia of Cobalt Squadron.
by Dark Duel
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: TV Tropes lists ZoE's Jehuty as a super prototype, even though it isn't
Replies: 35
Views: 791

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

Ditto. I sometimes sorta cheated when I was writing papers for school in that if I found useful information, I would check for a citation in the Wikipedia article. If there was one and the source was listed and appeared credible, I simply cited the same source. But most of the time I used Wikipedia ...
by Dark Duel
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Replies: 58
Views: 3104

Re: The Last Jedi

I am studiously avoiding any and all articles on the subject of the movie for now, because I definitely want to see it at some point and I'm trying to steer clear of potential spoilers. Word is that, from what little I've heard from pre-screening responses, the movie is substantially better than The...
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: 35
Views: 791

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: 353

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: 562

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: 900

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: 582

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: 1498

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: 424

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: 1623

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: 44011

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: 2250

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: 2250

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