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by Malcadon
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Designing a mobile suit for Guerrilla warfare.
Replies: 19
Views: 4416

Re: Designing a mobile suit for Guerrilla warfare.

Well, if you're dyslexic, this model would be perfect. :wink:
by Malcadon
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Designing a mobile suit for Guerrilla warfare.
Replies: 19
Views: 4416

Re: Designing a mobile suit for Guerrilla warfare.

I don't know, this suit seems mobile enough for guerrilla warfare. :mrgreen: Think about it, mobile suits are big and bulky, and you cant stay in one forever. A skilled crew of MS-Sappers, a commando teams in the hangers & quarters, or cute girl who could kill you in your sleep could do a lot more d...
by Malcadon
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Ideal, um... cockpit location/position
Replies: 16
Views: 4918

Re: Ideal, um... cockpit location/position

HellCat wrote:I always felt the chest worked best...
Ray Palmer and I agree. The chest is the only way to fly. :twisted:
by Malcadon
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Eastern and Western Mecha
Replies: 19
Views: 5433

Re: Eastern and Western Mecha

That, or give me a reason why BattleTech's Atlas doesn't count as western mecha. If it was eastern, it would most likely be the "big evil dragon" mecha a protagonist would have to face before dealing with the primary antagonist. It is huge (by Battletech standards), heavily armed, and sports a mena...
by Malcadon
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Eastern and Western Mecha
Replies: 19
Views: 5433

Re: Eastern and Western Mecha

The irony with Battletech, is that they are portrayed as slow, lumbering machines, but in the Hero Games notes form the old rule booklet notes that that the pilot can move their battlemech like an extension of their own body: "MechWarriors wear neural-impulse helmets connected to sophisticated compu...
by Malcadon
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Eastern and Western Mecha
Replies: 19
Views: 5433

Re: Eastern and Western Mecha

Wow, its hard to consider westernize mecha, as most are hugely influenced by Japaneses mecha, but I have seen a lot of originality in Deviant Art and the Concept Robots blog. Another thing to consider, is time-frame. As time moves on, so do the tastes and aesthetics of each side. With general aesthe...
by Malcadon
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Ideal, um... cockpit location/position
Replies: 16
Views: 4918

Re: Ideal, um... cockpit location/position

On the note of why cockpits would be int he head or back...and bringing in physics to fictional cartoons... would any of this matter in space? I'm no professor by ANY means, heck I suck at math, lol but I'm sure someone here would know this, but really, would the vacuum of space effect depending on...
by Malcadon
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Acguy was really that stealthy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2770

Re: The Acguy was really that stealthy?

DuelGundam2099 wrote:Why exactly is that Acguy pink?
Because, crimson didn't make it look cute enough. :wink:
by Malcadon
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Acguy was really that stealthy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2770

Re: The Acguy was really that stealthy?

They are only stealthy, because they are so shy. :mrgreen:
by Malcadon
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Reactors: Fusion vs Fission
Replies: 5
Views: 2772

Re: Reactors: Fusion vs Fission

The funny thing about Minovsky fusion reactors (like a lot a fusion reactors in sci-fi) is the lack of waste heat, and the lack of heat radiators to remove it. Naturally, sci-fi writers like to ignore them because they look like big, bulky solar panels, and most people would see them as such. They w...
by Malcadon
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Ideal, um... cockpit location/position
Replies: 16
Views: 4918

Re: Ideal, um... cockpit location/position

I can totally see Bernard Monsha popping out of a crotch-mounted "codpit" without any sense of irony. Although, sticking the hatch at the rear underside hip would really be suitable for that obnoxious %$#@^%$. :mrgreen: Adding a cockpit to the mecha's center of gravity would make sense, but so is ad...
by Malcadon
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What books are you reading?
Replies: 467
Views: 71601

Re: What books are you reading?

I'm in the middle of reading some old Doc Savage yarns, by Lester Dent (namely: Death in Sliver , The Golden Peril , Cold Death , The South Pole Terror ). To give you guys an idea on how these stories play out, imagine Jonas Venture of the old Team Venture, but set in the '30s, and without that anno...
by Malcadon
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What do you guys think of this table?
Replies: 8
Views: 1905

Re: What do you guys think of this table?

Personally, I would have added stuff like M1 Abrams, F-18 Hornet and the Death Star to give a better idea of strength-levels. Although, I think the writer was off with the "realism" area. The technology need to make Zakus and GMs are the same needed to build the Gundam (sustained fusion, Minovsky ph...
by Malcadon
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Railguns in the Universal Century?
Replies: 20
Views: 4497

Re: Railguns in the Universal Century?

A thing to note about rail/coil/gaussguns, is that they propel a slug at a higher velocity then conventional explosive propelled slugs. This is significant, as effectively elevates the scale of the weapon, with greater impact, greater range, less bullet drop, faster time on target less, wind drift a...
by Malcadon
Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for a Better World
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: Ideas for a Better World

Sorry for going all political - seeing how its rude to talk about prostitution in mixed/polite company - but I say that it should be required for all candidates to have a colonoscopy, and to have it publicly available, so the voting public would know the face of those they are voting for. :wink:
by Malcadon
Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real-Life Mars
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: Real-Life Mars

I'm still hoping for sexy naked, green-skin martian chicks. How sad it would be if we put all that time, money and talent into seeding the monster of all R/C cars out there, and all we find are some cruddy old fossils? Yeah, NASA would make the daddy of all finds, but without the alien chicks, the c...
by Malcadon
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: MS-07 Cockpit Windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: MS-07 Cockpit Windows?

That is neat. I always figured they where just windows for torso mounted senses. If might be both. Like with the visored senor-clusters on a VOTOM Scopedog, being able to remove a damaged senor-set for the pilot's own (highly vulnerable) eyes would keep the pilot from being blinded when the head and...
by Malcadon
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Nukes in gundam
Replies: 21
Views: 7399

Re: Nukes in gundam

Thu funny thing about this topic, it that even the most famous hardcore sci-fi writers make huge flubs with their own books. Things like nuclear reaction or particle-projection is not freakin' rocket science! ...it just particle physics. :P What I like about this topic, is how we are all arm-chair p...
by Malcadon
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Easy Table Top Wargame rules for Gundam/Macross/etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 3971

Re: Easy Table Top Wargame rules for Gundam/Macross/etc?

There is a Japaneses website called Watermark , with rules for old-school hex-and-chit wargaming for a number of classic anime war-fiction (Gundam, Macross, Dougram, VOTAMS, Galactic Heroes, and so on), and it has a ton of graphics to be altered and customized for one's own use (under: MS-DOT-MATRIX...