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by Dark Duel
Wed Jul 24, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Favorite macross series?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Favorite macross series?

Frontier was my first and will always hold a special place in my heart as such. I definitely recommend checking out both versions - the series and the movies. I say "both versions" because the movies are sort of an AU-ish retelling of the same basic story, and both the movies and the full ...
by Dark Duel
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:48 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 414
Views: 236864

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

Ah! Though I figured I did it first myself, as I introduced the Paladin Protection Force (PPF) in a couple of my Post-Destiny based Cosmic Chronicle Shorts. The most obvious is chapter six, in which PPF Fleet Commander Murrue chooses a new officer to command the newly refitted Archangel and (I thin...
by Dark Duel
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:10 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 414
Views: 236864

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

Also, what is the ISAF? Your version of COMPASS? Pretty much, except I did it first :P. ISAF is a multinational peacekeeping task force that's created as part of the Second Treaty of Junius Seven in the epilogue of GSDA, composed of units from the PLANTs, Orb, the Atlantic Federation, the Eurasian ...
by Dark Duel
Sat Jul 13, 2024 11:41 am
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 414
Views: 236864

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

And while I'm at it, why not take a crack at the Impulse too? Here's the AF-MSX156(ZGMF-X56S2) Impulse Spec-2 I kind of think the SF Type-II's arms work a little better on my Destiny, so I decided to try to see how the RF's arms would look on the Impulse, and it just sort of snowballed from there. O...
by Dark Duel
Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 247
Views: 59483

Re: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Anime Thread Mk I

Oh, I see. Well, thanks a lot for clarifying that.
by Dark Duel
Sat Jun 29, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 247
Views: 59483

Re: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Anime Thread Mk I

A thought just occurred to me that I admit I'm a little puzzled by, so I thought I might as well ask here, but... In the movie, we see that apparently Terminal/the Clyne Faction set up shop inside the remains of Boaz. But didn't the Alliance nuke Boaz only a few years earlier? I mean, I'm no expert,...
by Dark Duel
Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 247
Views: 59483

Re: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Anime Thread Mk I

I honestly think, having now seen the movie, that my favorite single scene is the one where Athrun beats the ever-living crap out of Kira while simultaneously delivering what I can only describe as a sorely-needed "The Reason You Suck" speech. Except maybe the look on Hilda's face a short ...
by Dark Duel
Sun Jun 16, 2024 10:54 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 414
Views: 236864

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

Thanks. I recently experimented with redrawing the Rising Freedom's faceplate to get it look less awful , and decided to see how it looked on my Destiny Type-2 . I used the Strike Freedom Type-II's for the basic shape, then altered it using parts from the RF, and I rather like how it turned out, act...
by Dark Duel
Tue May 14, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Does the increase in reactor/drive's output lead to the increase in overall performance?
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

Re: Does the increase in reactor/drive's output lead to the increase in overall performance?

Okay, so it still does it, but on such a small scale that it's not noticeable/does not have the environmental impact of a larger ship reactor.
Thanks for clarifying.
by Dark Duel
Thu May 09, 2024 11:50 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Does the increase in reactor/drive's output lead to the increase in overall performance?
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

Re: Does the increase in reactor/drive's output lead to the increase in overall performance?

It seems a reasonable assumption that wrecked ships and their Ahab Reactors were present in there, yes - since MS Ahab Reactors would not have had that effect based on what Seto was saying.
by Dark Duel
Sun May 05, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Dark Duel's Gunpla thread
Replies: 48
Views: 35474

Re: Dark Duel's Gunpla thread

It has been a long time since I built any Gunpla, but I've had an idea dancing around my head for a while that I finally had the time to put together this past week. This is the result. I call it the X-EX01RN Calibarn Rebuild. It's exactly that - a rebuilt/modified Calibarn with Aerial Rebuild parts...
by Dark Duel
Fri Feb 02, 2024 5:49 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 414
Views: 236864

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

I've not really been keeping up with the IBO stuff for a while. I might take a look-see. In the interim, since the new movie introduced a Destiny Spec 2 for Shinn, I recently got the idea to apply the same concept to my old reinterpretation of the Destiny from my rewrite - which was destroyed in its...
by Dark Duel
Fri Feb 02, 2024 1:07 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 54
Views: 14460

Re: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Mecha Thread Mk I

I think there might have been a few of them in one brief shot of one of the later battles in Destiny, but apart from that and video game cut scenes, then yeah.
by Dark Duel
Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:14 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 54
Views: 14460

Re: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Mecha Thread Mk I

I am really liking the Millennium . Probably the first new design in this movie that I can say I like in its entirety. I mean, there've been a couple of mech that had elements that I liked to their designs, but none of them that I can really say that I like the overall unit itself. Not so this ship ...
by Dark Duel
Fri Dec 08, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zeon MS Frame Compatability
Replies: 14
Views: 4415

Re: Zeon MS Frame Compatability

I'd imagine there would be a fair amount of commonality of internal parts among any of the designs that were introduced as part of the United Maintenance Plan , since IIRC that was the entire point - standardization of parts among the various different production lines to streamline production and r...
by Dark Duel
Mon Oct 23, 2023 7:20 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 54
Views: 14460

Re: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Mecha Thread Mk I

hitokirigarou wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 3:07 am Are these upgrades for the Rising Freedom and Immortal Justice real?: https://i.imgur.com/2kUWvnJ.jpg
It's hard to tell because it's so blurry, but those look more like modified versions of SF and IJ to me.
by Dark Duel
Tue Oct 10, 2023 9:34 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 414
Views: 236864

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

Can I share it on a couple of Gundam forum threads I am part of? A few others were not much fans of the design either. Yeah, sure. And thanks for asking. Also I think it would be quite interesting for some mobile suit designs to share parts, especially as it looks like another similar arms limitati...
by Dark Duel
Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:06 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 414
Views: 236864

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

Very nice. I actually like your version better than the canon ones. Thank you. I admit, the GELGOOG Menace(I really hate that name) as originally designed was a good starting point, but the head was just too "Zaku" for my taste and I wasn't fond of the shoulders. Fortunately, it was an ea...
by Dark Duel
Sun Oct 08, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 414
Views: 236864

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

So, inspiration struck this weekend, and I've been fiddling with the GELGOOG Menace a bit. This is the result . Switched out the shoulders and tinkered with the head to make it look less Zaku-like, and put beam shields mounted on the forearms(as opposed to requiring a separate shield). I also gave i...
by Dark Duel
Tue Aug 08, 2023 10:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 247
Views: 59483

Re: The Official Gundam SEED FREEDOM Anime Thread Mk I

So Gundam News has released new character information. For the new Characters There's Agnes Giebenrath voiced by series regular Houko Kuwashima, who appears to be a new pilot. Toyah Mashima - A young Orb member , who may be a figurehead Alexei Konoe - a ZAFT Captain Albert Heinlein - Its not clear ...