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by Bazookafied
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Federation OYW MS Use Timeline?
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: Federation OYW MS Use Timeline?

I just rediscovered the Ultimate Mark website. At first I was bummed to see the Timeline wasn't working, but I totally forgot to use the archive feature. Man, I've got so many dead links from the last 15 years of researching this stuff. I get the feeling that archives are gonna be my saving grace. A...
by Bazookafied
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Advance of Zeta
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Re: Advance of Zeta

Thanks, Chris! And thanks Bilbros for the links! Looks like I've got my work cut out. Has anyone been translating the new material past Flag of the Titans? I know Mr Deacon Blues did a bunch of translating for the original series, but I haven't found much afterwards.
by Bazookafied
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Advance of Zeta
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Re: Advance of Zeta

Thanks for referring me to the forum I started for the Titans Test Team ;)

I didn't know about the "Mace of Judgement" or "Blue wings of AEUG" AoZ series though. The other three I had heard about. Looks like I've got more digging to do!
by Bazookafied
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Advance of Zeta
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Advance of Zeta

It's been 15 years since I started up a small forum to collect information on the Advance of Zeta photonovel and manga series from Dengeki Hobby. Now, with a recent resurgence in AoZ Gunpla released, I find myself going back again trying to round up as much info as I can. A decade and a half later a...
by Bazookafied
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 581
Views: 104127

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Mecha Thread Mk II

The Shamblo's MPC charging scenes always have me thinking something like this . I'm hoping it's scenes show us more than just a creeping slow movement, blastin with the MPC, and overusing it's bits. I know it grabs Unicorn with it's claw arms in the front, but it'd be nice to see a big target like t...
by Bazookafied
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

This may be this labs way of applying the TTT hazel configurations and technolegy to a more modern frame than the old RGM-79Q frame hazel used. The TTT already used the Hazel's technology on a newer frame; a completely new one even. The TR-6 series took literally every other TR-Series machine's tec...
by Bazookafied
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

Looks like there's a Hazel Rifle inside it's main weapon, which would explain the double e-caps on the left shield. I was trying to figure out where on the weapon those would go.
by Bazookafied
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and not see the connection between a Neo Zeon CCA-era suit and a modified Hi-Zack. I kinda see where the design elements might look familiar when looking at them side-by-side, but from a developmental standpoint, a Titans Machine that pre-dates the Gryps conflict bein...
by Bazookafied
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

The top bar of the same page shows the rear skirt (in green), is that the Barzam rear skirt? Sure looks like it to me! Or at least Refined Barzam (Katokified) stuff. As to J-Lead's comments, while I do think that some of the designs near the end of the original AoZ series went too far outside the l...
by Bazookafied
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

The Shield Boosters from the Hazel certainly played a role in the Gaplant's development, but from then on, the Gaplant was already a design that was further tested by the Titans Test Team, not developed by them. It seems unlikely that this Hi-Zack would have any further connection to a machine like ...
by Bazookafied
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

Interesting to note that for the second time now, Fujioka has a Hi-Zack design that removes the thrusters that once were on the sides of the calves. With all the thrusters added to the back, I wonder why he removed them in this case? Also, I finally figured out why I like the Advanced Hazel Visor-in...
by Bazookafied
Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

RX-106E Hi-Zack [Vanargand] debuted in the latest chapter of AoZ 2. I, for one, am thrilled with the obvious nods to Titans Test Team designs, with the inclusion of the Hazel's backpack, beam rifle double e-caps, and just a general overall design sense from that of AoZ 1. Haven't seen anything conf...
by Bazookafied
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

I didn't notice this until I looked closer at the GM Cannon II variant, but there is a slight change to the antennae arrangement on the head of the suit. I suppose that would fall under the "special equipment" listing for it. Is there any hints as to what exactly this change achieves?
by Bazookafied
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

Perhaps that's the overall feel they're trying to achieve with these designs in general... that they're not just pulling an element from one source, but from a larger array of influences. I would be interested to know what the original design was supposed to be, as they made it sound as if the GM Ty...
by Bazookafied
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

Ahh, see... that's what happens when I get excited about designs and throw Chronology out the window. Still, the fact that both "Next Gen" suits, the one in AoZ 2 that was put in the GM Type C and the Next Gen Prototype that I was referencing before both use leg thruster designs similar to the NT-1....
by Bazookafied
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

I had never thought of that point, Mark. As large of a company that Anahiem is, part of the "mystery" of this sponsor could be that while they might not be Anahiem directly, that they could make up a portion of it. Under the guise of "disposing" of unused designs, they're really just supplying Anti-...
by Bazookafied
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

It wouldn't be unheard of for them t reuse design elements like that of the Gerbera Tetra on some other machine. However, the designs we've seen given to Keraunos thus far have been based on existing Federation Machines. Then again... the Gerbera Tetra was built off of a Gundam-type machine (GP04G),...
by Bazookafied
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

Bah... that's what it was! Thanks for clearing that up!
by Bazookafied
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

Gelgoog Jager wrote:I'm still confused on whether Keraunos is a better equipped group of Zeon remnants or an early resistance group prior to the AEUG and Karaba.
From what I can tell, they're some kinda AEUG. I could've sworn I spotted the AEUG logo on one of their jackets.
by Bazookafied
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: AoZ: The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Replies: 176
Views: 34639

Re: AoZ2: Rebels Against Time Mechanics

Anaheim running a war on both fronts... that's a major point in Zeta to begin with. The original AoZ focused on test machines for the Titans with parts sent from Anaheim. AoZ 2 looks to be looking at the other side of the coin. It looks like this Keraunos Squad is a hush-hush place for them to start.