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by Mafty
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Seatbelts in Zero Gravity
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Practicality of Seatbelts in Zero Gravity

I'd forgotten about the pilot backpack unit; that actually makes a lot of sense as a design, and maybe even works better as a safety unit. You can actually see this in F91; where the theatrical animation quality gives some of the best looking and most detailed pilot suits, they look like armored spa...
by Mafty
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Seatbelts in Zero Gravity
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Practicality of Seatbelts in Zero Gravity

So would seatbelts be considered at all practical on a zero gravity spaceship/mobile suit? There are a variant of seat belts on space shuttles now; and it certainly seems like there would be a use, especially in battles. Yet we only rarely see them within MS (Most notably the inflatable bags in Vict...
by Mafty
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Color of Beam Sabers
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Color of Beam Sabers

So is it ever explained how exactly the beam sabers get their colors? They're often Red for the Federation, and Green for Zeon. I've read that Minovskey Particles are shaped into an I Beam to form the weapon. So is there a different type of technology used to make Federation and Zeon Beam Weaponry? ...
by Mafty
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Any good online English resources to read about Votoms?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Any good online English resources to read about Votoms?

There's an old Geocities website that provides quite a lot of information on the franchise; it has a timeline, mini episode summaries, mech profiles/histories etc.
by Mafty
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Making sense of the Jegan's evolution
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Making sense of the Jegan's evolution

How exactly does the Jesta tie in to all of this?
by Mafty
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Questions regarding the SRW Huckebein
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Questions regarding the SRW Huckebein

So which was the first SRW game to introduce the Huckebein? Also there are rumors that later SRW games downplay the Huckebein; due to copying the Gundam design too closely(to be fair it looks like a Victory 2 Gundam in Titan's colors), is this true?
by Mafty
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Axis Zeon Manufacturing.
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Axis Zeon Manufacturing.

So during the One Year War the Federation made their own suits (Particularly the Gundam) in house, while Zeon had Zeonic, Zimmand and MIP. All subsequent conflicts(Save for F91) have either Anaheim selling to both sides or the use of captured Federation facilities(ie, BESPA which is an captured Side...
by Mafty
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Muv Luv Esper Program?(SPOILERS)
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Muv Luv Esper Program?(SPOILERS)

So in the latest episode of Muv Luv Alternative Yukko explains to Takeru about Alternative III; where the Soviet Government paired together powerful Esper's, and then used mass cloning on their children to create a force against the BETA. All the children shown have purple or silver hair, and are ra...
by Mafty
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How thin can we make pilot suits?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: How thin can we make pilot suits?

Sunrise Mech shows seem to have a pretty good middle ground on this, particularly during the Real Robot boom of the 1980s. The clothing often seem like a cross between a flight suit and space suit, and look like a motorcycle suit. Furthermore people can often wear their clothing underneath these sui...
by Mafty
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Untitled Legendary Live Action Gundam Movie Thread Mk I
Replies: 19
Views: 3093

Re: The Official Untitled Legendary Live Action Gundam Movie Thread Mk I

Okay this is actually an older article (from June) from Den of Geek, but apparently Vogt-Roberts is going to have shout outs to numerous different timelines, while still making the film accessible to newcomers. Furthermore a newer article points out Vogt-Roberts has dropped hints that the movie may ...
by Mafty
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Side Material?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Gundam Side Material?

I didn't realize the Zeta Gundam novelization followed the first novel and not FG. Also some of the added material could help flesh out things that are more vague in the Anime. For instance in F91 there are hints of a conspiracy between the colony corporation and the Crossbone Vanguard, explaining w...
by Mafty
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Side Material?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Gundam Side Material?

So how necessary are Side Material to understanding the story in Gundam? I read a twitter post from Toysdream yesterday; which focused upon the novelizations of the different series, of which most UC series had one. The stories often included prologue chapters, and were frequently released as tie in...
by Mafty
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: First Autonomous Mech?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

First Autonomous Mech?

So looking on the Macross Mech Manual FB page, there's a discussion about autonomous(or drone as they're now known) planes in Macross, which date to the franchises beginning in the early 80s. So when exactly could be considered the first use of an Autonomous/Drone plane or mech in fiction?
by Mafty
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

Nagano's designs certainly are different from what you usually see in Gundam, they actually kinda resemble some of the Mechs from the video game Quo Vadis(which Nagano didn't actually work on), particularly the MK 2 design. Also does anyone else think that though many of the designs weren't used, th...
by Mafty
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Euerka Seven Hi Evolution movie 2?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Euerka Seven Hi Evolution movie 2?

So has the second Hi Evolution movie been released in North America? I heard it was licensed , but can't find any copies. Was it a limited release? Also will the third movie be released here?
by Mafty
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Euerka Seven Terminus?(SPOILERS)
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Euerka Seven Terminus?(SPOILERS)

So its established that numerous characters (Euerka, Holland, Talho, Hilda) and the Gekko , Nirvashes , and Devilfish are stolen from the Federation, but its never stated how Gekkostate got the Terminuses. Did the Geko have the prototypes on board when it was stolen? Did Hilda and Matthieu bring the...
by Mafty
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Rick Dias and Nemo
Replies: 52
Views: 2172

Re: Rick Dias and Nemo

That being said the Heavygun does seem to preform better than the older models, particularly in terms of mobility. For instance Birgit Pirjo's unit manages to survive multiple encounters with the Crossbone Vanguard , and even manages to destroy several new, powerful units. Compare this to the older ...
by Mafty
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Code Fairy
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Code Fairy

So I don't really know how video game systems work. But is there any news on to whether this game will be ported to other systems like Switch or Steam?
by Mafty
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Untitled Legendary Live Action Gundam Movie Thread Mk I
Replies: 19
Views: 3093

Re: The Official Untitled Legendary Live Action Gundam Movie Thread Mk I

Well Netflix has just unveiled concept art of the film; it looks impressive, hopefully the film works out. I agree with Brent in that a Gundam movie (ie self contained with the time allotted) would be kinda hard to pull off. F91 is really the only stand alone Gundam movie we ever got and it didn't e...
by Mafty
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Unique Mechs.
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Unique Mechs.

Re:Creators - The show focus on fictional characters from Japanese pop culture invading real world Tokyo, and that includes 2 cases of Mechs. Vogelchevalier is a giant mech that looks like a cross between a Martian Kataphrakt, a Guymelef, and something out of Gothicmaid. It's also piloted by someone...