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by Dark Duel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 553
Views: 57696

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

Well, the Origin’s Guntank is around since UC 0065 based on its model number. The GunCannon is reimagined as a failed predecessor of sorts to the Gundam, being the EFF’s first humanoid mobile weapon - unlike the original series, in which IIRC all three machines were developed together as part of Pro...
by Dark Duel
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 246
Views: 70036

Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Yeah, so I was bored today and decided I'd take the ARX-014S Silver Bullet Suppressor from *Narrative* and remove the extra equipment on its backpack that stores additional arms, see what it looked like. I also ended up modifying the knees to revert them back to the vanilla Silver Bullet's knees bec...
by Dark Duel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RX-78 Gundam Lineage-AMBAC-Balance Beam Current Transformer
Replies: 14
Views: 3244

Re: RX-78 Gundam Lineage-AMBAC-Balance Beam Current Transformer

AMBAC is entirely irrelevant to units not designed to operate in zero-gravity, such as the RX-79[G], RGM-79[G], or ZuOOT, all of which operate exclusively on Earth. Quoting the official definition of the term as per Gundamofficial, from an earlier post: Active Mass Balance Auto-Control (AMBAC) - A s...
by Dark Duel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV
Replies: 224
Views: 43123

Re: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV

My current one’s a logo from the hull of Serenity, the titular cargo ship from the Firefly franchise
by Dark Duel
Fri May 17, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How funnels are controlled?
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: How funnels are controlled?

Additionally, the Fun Funnels are technically more like Bits because IIRC they have their own onboard generators, whereas traditional funnels are only equipped with a E-Cap that must be periodically recharged by redocking to the MS itself- this gives them much longer autonomous operating time
by Dark Duel
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 396
Views: 37482

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

The gal committing the musical atrocities was voice actress Rebecca Forstadt, who was the voice actress playing Lynn Minmay in Harmony Gold's bastardized dub of Super Dimension Fortress Macross . She's best known as the dub voice actress for Mihoshi and Mitoto Kuramitsu in Tenchi Muyo! , and her si...
by Dark Duel
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 396
Views: 37482

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Seto Kaiba wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Nope. Basara's a very strong anima spiritia singer and everyone still thinks he's a total wanker.
That's 'cuz he is a total wanker. Doesn't stop him from being a pretty badass singer though.
Which reminds me, I really gotta get around to finishing 7 at some point.
by Dark Duel
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 246
Views: 70036

Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/467 ... 22cf_c.jpg

Left: The Pegasus-class Spartan, as seen in the Thunderbolt OVA
Right: The OVA's Spartan, recolored slightly to more closely match its manga counterpart(not a perfect match, but as close as I'm able to get)
by Dark Duel
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: F89 Gundam F89 Notes
Replies: 29
Views: 2054

Re: F89 Gundam F89 Notes

Every scan I've seen of info from the series has it as "CROSS BORN", whereas it was written "CROSS BONE" on earlier series. I went back and double-checked covers/scans I could find online, and the original , Skull Heart , Steel 7 , and Ghost all have the title written on them spelled "CROSS BONE". O...
by Dark Duel
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How do you envision PLANT?
Replies: 28
Views: 1735

Re: How do you envision PLANT?

It’s been years since I’ve watched Seed, but Heliopolis seemed to be all alone IIRC. There’s no sign or mention I can recall of other colonies in that sector- the nearest inhabited location in the area IIRC was the military asteroid base at Artemis. Likewise Armory One(which was predominantly a mili...
by Dark Duel
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How well would a MA operate on Mars?
Replies: 33
Views: 2864

Re: How well would a MA operate on Mars?

Within UC, neither do I. And even beyond UC specifically, It seems to be very rare, to the best of my recollection, for mobile suits to be mentioned as needing recalibration after traveling from Earth to space or vice versa. The only example I can think of offhand is Sandrock and Heavyarms undergoin...
by Dark Duel
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Narrative Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 85
Views: 20824

Re: The Official Gundam Narrative Anime Thread Mk I

Ugh. That blog post pretty much confirms everything I was afraid of going into this movie...not that I'm surprised.
Will I watch it? Maybe. But frankly, it's not high on my priorities list based on those summaries.
by Dark Duel
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Dijeh - Is it really Earth-only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Dijeh - Is it really Earth-only?

As far as I know, no official source has ever depicted an unmodified Dijeh operating in space - except for one brief shot in an in-universe promotional video that showed a visually unmodified Dijeh in space engaging(and curb-stomping) the Freedom, but BF is...weird. Within the specific context of th...
by Dark Duel
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Share your Gundam facts!
Replies: 76
Views: 6284

Re: Share your Gundam facts!

From what I can gather, the MP Nu Gundam was cancelled before being actually produced in any meaningful numbers due to its high cost.
by Dark Duel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: So there’s something that’s been bothering me about Epyon
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: So there’s something that’s been bothering me about Epyon

OZ had plenty of time to study the ZERO system prior to the Epyon's rollout almost ten episodes later, and there were likely no shortage of Treize Faction OZ soldiers willing to leak the data to him. Guess that makes sense. Leaked from someone at the lunar base with access to Wing Zero and the data...
by Dark Duel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: So there’s something that’s been bothering me about Epyon
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

So there’s something that’s been bothering me about Epyon

Some time ago I started rewatching Wing , an episode or two at a time when I could. And there’s something that bothers me about the development of Epyon: the fact that it’s equipped with a ZERO System. To the best of my recollection, the five engineers collaborated, along with Howard, on the develop...
by Dark Duel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 396
Views: 37482

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Accidental double-post. Please delete
by Dark Duel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 396
Views: 37482

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Say, how much influence does General Galaxy, Shinsei, Xaos, or one of the many intergalactic corporation hold over a single immigration fleet? From the poorest fleets (like the one from Musiculture) to Macross Galaxy? Could they destabilize the leadership if they want to? IIRC, in the case of the G...
by Dark Duel
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1051
Views: 80328

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

False Prophet wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:48 am
(On a side note, do you live in Austin? I noticed your "Location" tagline.)
Guilty as charged ;)
Seto Kaiba wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:26 am
His two favorite subjects for transforming whatevers are cars and planes
Well, that sure explains the Nirvash spec2. A giant robot that turns into a car AND a plane. :P
by Dark Duel
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1051
Views: 80328

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Hey, speaking of which, wasn't there a Transformers toy released back in the '80s that was basically a VF-1 with Autobot markings? I wanna say it was G1 Jetfire.

EDIT: To be more precise, it was a VF-1S. And yeah, it was Jetfire.