The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Mecha Thread Mk I

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The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Mecha Thread Mk I

Post by balofo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:09 pm

Official website: http://gundam-tb.net/mechanical/index.html

Animation Mechanical Design: Hajime Katoki, Morifumi Naka and Seiichi Nakatani.

I expect the ONAs to cover up to vol.03 end, so we should see these MS/Ships/Spacecraft besides the ones already revealed in the website:

1)EF:
RB-79 Ball(therea are also a missile pod and twin cannon variation in the manga)
RGC-80 GM Cannon
RX-77 Guncannon
Core Block(MS escape pod)
Salamis
Magellan
Columbus ''Beehive''

2)Zeon
MS-05 Zaku I
MS-06 Zaku II
MS-06R Psycho Zaku
MS-09R Rick Dom
MS-14A Gelgoog
Big Gun
Gattle
Papua ''Dried Fish''
Musai
Chibe

BTW there's no interesting info on the gunpla manuals that were already released. There's a MG FA Gundam incoming.
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Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Mecha Thread Mk I

Post by Deathzealot » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:11 pm

You know the one thing I am actually excited about is the Beehive being animated for that ship was quite awesome in manga format and it will even more awesome animated.

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Post by Chris » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:52 am

What's so special about it? It's just two Columbuses bolted together.
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Post by Hyakushiki » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:44 pm

Why rain on the guy's parade? If that is what the guy is looking forward to seeing in Thunderbolt, that's his business. The Thunderbolt manga does a good job taking mundane designs like the Columbus class and making them look visually interesting, and if that translates to animation then that is worth being excited for someone.
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Post by Chris » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:17 pm

Hyakushiki wrote:Why rain on the guy's parade? If that is what the guy is looking forward to seeing in Thunderbolt, that's his business. The Thunderbolt manga does a good job taking mundane designs like the Columbus class and making them look visually interesting, and if that translates to animation then that is worth being excited for someone.
Seriously? Asking why someone would be excited about a ship as old as 1979 is raining on someone's parade? If you post a comment on a public forum, someone's going to comment on it. I don't think anyone needs you to jump in unsolicited and defend them.
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Post by Erisie » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:06 pm

balofo wrote:Animation Mechanical Design: Hajime Katoki
Between Bandai Hobby, The Origin, Glory of Losers and now this. the poor guy doesn't get a break, does he?

Also, can anyone explain this to me?

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Post by ShadowCell » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:45 pm

a spirited The Force Awakens crossover?

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Post by Deathzealot » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:01 pm

I just love real honest to god carriers and the Beehive is such a carrier.

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Post by balofo » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:24 pm

Design changes I noticed:
-The GMs now dual carry beam spray guns, no sign of the double barreled beam rifle. The beam spray guns have been redesigned, no underside e-pac. It seems they dropped the sub-arm reloading e-pac gimmick altogether.
-The Rick Dom has less apogee motors/details
-The promo image shows the Psycho Zaku carrying a Zaku Bazooka with a different barrel.
-The FA Gundam now has cheek sensors

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Post by CloudFF7 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:46 pm

balofo wrote:Design changes I noticed:
-The GMs now dual carry beam spray guns, no sign of the double barreled beam rifle. The beam spray guns have been redesigned, no underside e-pac. It seems they dropped the sub-arm reloading e-pac gimmick altogether.
I wonder if the the e-pac reloading feature was dropped because, that technology wasn't suppose to exist in the One Year War, wasn't it first used in 0083 with the GP series. So removing that feature was a way to keep the timeline correct.

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Post by Rawinder » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:20 pm

I'm clearly out of the loop as I hadn't even heard of Thunderbolt before the anime announcement!

Anyone know what the deal with the FA-78 in this is? Is it meant to be a modern/updated version of the old MSV FA-78-1 Full Armor?

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Post by Dark Duel » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:38 pm

I don't think so, because other than the model number and the fact they're both -78 variants, the two have nothing in common. I think it's really just yet another variant of the RX-78 running around the already excessively convoluted and over-crowded OYW.
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Post by balofo » Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:08 pm

Thunderbolt is AU UC

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Post by Deacon Blues » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:49 pm

It is not an alternate UC! Why do people keep following this nonsense?! Oh wait, because they keep misinterpreting the interview with the creator. Well, news flash: the story works perfectly find with the UC timeline.

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Post by DragoMaster009 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:07 am

Rawinder wrote:I'm clearly out of the loop as I hadn't even heard of Thunderbolt before the anime announcement!

Anyone know what the deal with the FA-78 in this is? Is it meant to be a modern/updated version of the old MSV FA-78-1 Full Armor?
It looks more like any exposed areas on the unit (like the joints) are covered up with some sort of rubber-like substance for better protection in the zone it's deployed in. Along with a new kind of backpack that features more thrusters overall with various addons for other suits, like additional shields for the FA Gundam.

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Post by balofo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:45 pm

Deacon Blues wrote:It is not an alternate UC! Why do people keep following this nonsense?! Oh wait, because they keep misinterpreting the interview with the creator. Well, news flash: the story works perfectly find with the UC timeline.
Has there been an official statement this fits the original UC timeline?

The manga author said he had total freedom to create the story

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Post by toysdream » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:09 pm

I don't think Sunrise ever issues statements about the fiddly details of Gundam canon. All we have by way of guidance is the principle of "filmed works are official," which if it still applies, means that Thunderbolt is as legit as any of the other contradictory anime set in the One Year War era.

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Post by balofo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:16 pm

toysdream wrote:I don't think Sunrise ever issues statements about the fiddly details of Gundam canon. All we have by way of guidance is the principle of "filmed works are official," which if it still applies, means that Thunderbolt is as legit as any of the other contradictory anime set in the One Year War era.

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I'm not questioning it being official, as you said every animated work is official, but if Thunderbolt fits the main UC timeline(every animated work minus the Z movies which can't happen together with the TV series)

The HG Thunderbolt gunplas weren't part of the HGUC line(same for Origin) but the Blue Destiny ones were HGUC.

I also agree they will never address this like they will never address the Sentinel story/characters stuff nor the Huckebein looking like Gundams and being removed from SRW OG series.

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Post by toysdream » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:29 pm

Well, the First Gundam movies and TV series contradict each other too, but nobody's worried about that in the last 30 years; at least Thunderbolt doesn't directly contradict the other animation. (At this point, what's one more Gundam?)

If Sunrise were going to address anything about Gundam continuity, I'd prefer some sort of guidance about how we're supposed to regard the Origin anime and its associated mecha back story, but Sunrise has never made statements about this sort of thing and it probably never will.

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Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Mecha Thread Mk I

Post by balofo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:18 pm

So I can call Thunderbolt and Origin AU UC since there's no official statament :)

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