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by False Prophet
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 619
Views: 136164

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I hope the next movie better give a good explanation where did Xaos get all the expensive components to make their YF-29. Anyway, I've discussed about sci-fi stuffs in the West that lifted designs from Kawamori and other Japanese mechanical designers, but never talk about Transformer. Is it true tha...
by False Prophet
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Rick Dias and Nemo
Replies: 26
Views: 539

Re: Rick Dias and Nemo

How cheap is the Nemo actually? Because I wonder if it's so cheap, then why the GM III became the EFF's main fighting force during the First Neo Zeon War? It's very likely that the GM III is even cheaper than the Nemo, but I think there is also one factor (that also applied to the Rick Dias) that we...
by False Prophet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1250
Views: 259631

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

What are the chance of Max actually turning himself into a cyborg... nah, I don't think it will be the case.

That said, we haven't got a good look at the YF-29 Max pilots, right? I wonder if it belonged to NUNS or Xaos?
by False Prophet
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1250
Views: 259631

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Max is confirmed in the movie and is using a custom YF-29. Please don't tell me that they put the old man in a Valkyrie?! Also, here is the poster for the Evil!Walkure: https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/4787143 I can't help but to think they were made for Uta Macross because, you know, there are ton...
by False Prophet
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why the Guntank's tracks look like that?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Why the Guntank's tracks look like that?

Looking at the E.F.S.F.'s attitude toward the "big gun" theory of naval warfare between 0080 and 0083, I honestly think that the Guntank II was some kind of gesture toward pleasing the "old guards" within the E.F.G.S. Basically after OYW, a lot of people would've had said': "Hey, our tanks will be o...
by False Prophet
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why the Guntank's tracks look like that?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Why the Guntank's tracks look like that?

Has it been discussed anywhere else why the Guntank and the Guntank Ground Assault Type have their tracks designed that way (raised tracks and elevated sprockets) instead of the Type 61 and Guntank II's parallel-looking tracks? I know that some old tanks have tracks look like that, but I have no ide...
by False Prophet
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Your favorite "frankenstein" machines?
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Your favorite "frankenstein" machines?

I always like when some kind of "improvised" machinery shows up in any show, something that is pressed into a role that it was definitely not meant for. Examples included the AT-TE that the three runaway Clone Troopers lived in, or the cars in Twisted Metals. And even if they are explicitly designed...
by False Prophet
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Where did the "big thighs, small lower legs, no foot" design come from?
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Where did the "big thighs, small lower legs, no foot" design come from?

If we are talking about Junya Ishigaki, then we'll have to talk about the Xenogears, which he designed alongside other Gears from that game. From this interview (https://xenogearsxenosagastudyguide.blogspot.com/p/interview-with-xenogears-staff-1998.html), it seems like SquareSoft staffers had alread...
by False Prophet
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Where did the "big thighs, small lower legs, no foot" design come from?
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Where did the "big thighs, small lower legs, no foot" design come from?

Probably the 80s with Mamoru Nagano in Five Star Stories. The design of several of the Motar Headd's evokes this and it fits really well with Nagano's design style. As for when it became more popular elsewhere , that is kind of hard to say. You can see this design in some of the Seinen Mech OVA's o...
by False Prophet
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Where did the "big thighs, small lower legs, no foot" design come from?
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Where did the "big thighs, small lower legs, no foot" design come from?

While watching the Mack Knife in the latest G-Reco movie, I suddenly want to find out which mecha is the first one to have the "big thighs, small lower legs, no foot" design? You know, like the Jehuty and Hazen-thley II. I always find it has something feminine about it, you know, with the long legs,...
by False Prophet
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 619
Views: 136164

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Has it mentioned anywhere how the gunpods are reloaded? I heard that for real life gunpods you usually have to use some kind of device to reload them; and, I imagine the helical magazine of something like the GU-11 would not make things easier.
by False Prophet
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying anything without a microchip?
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Buying anything without a microchip?

It'd have to be quite an old car... computerized engine controls entered common use in the mid-1970s, and multiplex computer networks for automotive use were introduced in 1991. Here in Vietnam you could still buy old models of UAZ trucks and minibuses that actually were produced less than 10 years...
by False Prophet
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying anything without a microchip?
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Buying anything without a microchip?

No, that's not common... he's just mentally ill. That whole schtick about microchips is a classic paranoid anti-government conspiracy theory. It usually links into a belief in related, deeply antisemitic, conspiracy theories about a "New World Order" run by any of several alleged, and fictitious, s...
by False Prophet
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying anything without a microchip?
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Buying anything without a microchip?

I personally know a guy who tries to buy as many stuffs without any microchip as possible because he is afraid of being eavesdropped or messed with. It translates to he uses a lot of refurbished stuffs originally made by the Soviets. Is this kind of guy common in the US? He is not a survivalist guy,...
by False Prophet
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 619
Views: 136164

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Say, after the VF-4, how many years does a VF model usually serve in the NUNS before it is replaced? I suddenly have the thought there is pretty much no reason for any big budget VF project by the time of Delta. I mean, the whole spectrum of cost-to-performance has been filled by then. If you want s...
by False Prophet
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The first recognizable "chicken leg" mecha
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: The first recognizable "chicken leg" mecha

No, Syd Mead's designs do not have chicken legs, and the inspired AT-AT also isn't chicken legs. The one with chicken legs is AT-ST. Sorry, my bad. The Giant Claw , which is gloriously bad. This maybe it. Thanks! BTW, talking about cheap knock offs, Tokyo Marui(Now famous for its airsoft products) ...
by False Prophet
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The first recognizable "chicken leg" mecha
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: The first recognizable "chicken leg" mecha

So it is Syd Mead, although he admitted that the US Military already have a prototype walking robot? It's nice to know. I also found the books I came across years ago and saw the first four-legged machine in my life (I only watched Star Wars in junior high): Issac Asimov's Futuredays: A Nineteenth C...
by False Prophet
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The first recognizable "chicken leg" mecha
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: The first recognizable "chicken leg" mecha

If Industrial Light & Magic really was responsible for the first chicken leg mecha, then I wonder who exactly designed the AT-ST? I read an interview years ago that IL&M expanded between Episode V and VI, but during the production of RotJ they were still understaffed and overworked. Also, wasn't the...
by False Prophet
Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: L-Gaim and Five Star Stories
Replies: 21
Views: 606

Re: L-Gaim and Five Star Stories

When was the last time Nagano worked on a Gundam title, be it anime, manga or MSV? And beside Gothicmade, which tied into FSS somehow, did he design anything for any anime after he was done with Brain Powered? Also, since we're talking about Nagano recycling things, did anything from Vifam show up i...
by False Prophet
Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The first recognizable "chicken leg" mecha
Replies: 16
Views: 424

The first recognizable "chicken leg" mecha

It's not that difficult to look around and find examples of "chicken leg" mecha, by which I mean mecha that have a pair of reverse-joint legs. What is the first example of that kind of design though? The Mars machines from War of the Worlds look more like spider or flying octopi, right?