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by Dark Duel
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hi Evolution mechs?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Hi Evolution mechs?

That yellow one looks like it might be just a recolor of the existing Terminus TypeB303 Devilfish. I'm not seeing any substantial differences other than the color.
The Nirvash definitely looks different, and that CR-78's interesting; pretty sure it's a new design as well.
by Dark Duel
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Decals/painting on mecha
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Decals/painting on mecha

That Gouf reminds me of the WWII-era pinup art you'd see painted on aircraft. You see that in other franchises occasionally as well; In TCW, the Havoc Marauder was originally meant to have a similar-styled picture of Padmé on its nose, which was removed from the final episode. The same image does cr...
by Dark Duel
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Destiny & Legend's performance
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Destiny & Legend's performance

I would argue that Legend suffers from the same flaw of overspecialization, possibly even to a greater extent than SF. It's clearly designed as a mobile suit primarily intended to fight in space, where its DRAGOON System can be used more effectively, and while it can make limited use of it in atmosp...
by Dark Duel
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Variable Fighters and mass production.
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Variable Fighters and mass production.

It's farther along than that... in Macross Frontier, SMS has been contracted by the Frontier New UN Forces to take care of what's essentially the final phase of acceptance testing (Operational Evaluation) before the VF-25 enters mass production and the process of transitioning the military to the n...
by Dark Duel
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Variable Fighters and mass production.
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Variable Fighters and mass production.

To the best of my recollection, as a general rule VFs fall into two mutually exclusive categories: 1: The current mass-production model unit fielded by the NUNS 2: Whatever the main characters are using, which is usually not the same unit. Generally speaking, these are usually not mass-produced mach...
by Dark Duel
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Rick Dias and Nemo
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Re: Rick Dias and Nemo

And then Define took the idea even further when they stated, IIRC, that the Marasai was basically a reskinned Rick Dias that was sold to the Titans by Anaheim.
by Dark Duel
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 637
Views: 139030

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Do we know anything significant about the VF-24?
I mean, I know we at least know what the YF-24 looked like, and presumably the VF-24 would look very similar, but has anything ever been said about what its capabilities are relative to the emigrant fleet-developed VFs like the -25?
by Dark Duel
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1251
Views: 263905

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

I believe it said Xaos on the wings of his YF-29. Near as I can tell from this , I think you're right. At least, there are no NUNS markings I can see on it, and those markings on the leading edge of the wing, in between the main body and the engine pods, look like they say "χάος", which would be th...
by Dark Duel
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Your favorite "frankenstein" machines?
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Your favorite "frankenstein" machines?

I admit, I got a chuckle out of the short-lived "Zeta Zaku" in ZZ.
by Dark Duel
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

I'm gonna have to look into that fic. Might give me ideas as well, since it's a plot bunny I've been pondering for a while.

Glad you like them.
by Dark Duel
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

On a whim, I recently did a recolor of the RX-160G Byalant Isolde , using a color scheme closer to that of the original Byalant/Byalant custom. Hadn't posted it here, so I figured I might as well. I also revisited those pics of Four I'd done a little while back(see the previous page), to take a look...
by Dark Duel
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

Yeah. One thing I also like is that the blue creates a more continuous look to the waverider mode compared to the black. The black-and-red shield works with the original Zeta because its binders are the same color, so the entire underside is black and red in Waverider mode. But on this one, the blac...
by Dark Duel
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

No problem. I went ahead and edited my previous post, but just in case, here's the Nemo in G vs Z Titans colors , plus a black variant I'd also done, which I found, cleaned it up just a bit and reuploaded it. And now, for some new-ish stuff, one thing I wanted to try to do was to give that "ZZII" ed...
by Dark Duel
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

I think I prefer the ZZII to either the ZII or the ZZ as well, but that's primarily because I've never been terribly fond of the ZZ, which almost feels like a technological step backwards from the Z to me, moving to an unnecessarily complex multiple-module construction as opposed to a singular unit....
by Dark Duel
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

And on the subject of recolors, on a whim I did the same three color schemes on the MSZ-008X2 ZZII from BFT: Island Wars

AEUG colors
Mobile Suit mode
Waverider mode

Titans(blue) colors
Mobile Suit mode
Waverider mode

Titans(black) colors
Mobile Suit mode
Waverider mode
by Dark Duel
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

I got the idea from Episode 1 of Z, which is called "The Black Gundam" - meaning that although the Titans-color MkII is two-tone dark blue in animation, it's actually supposed to be black. And I figured I'd do ZZ to see what it looked like. I do agree that black looks more intimidating, but I actual...
by Dark Duel
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

Thanks. In between rewatching Z Gundam again, I played a few rounds of Gundam vs Zeta on my aging PS2(yes, I still have a PS2, and it still works), and I got the idea to fiddle around with doing a recolor of the Titans Color ZZ Gundam . I also did a minor variation of the same in black , along with ...
by Dark Duel
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

ORX-005 Gaplant edit. Started off as just a recolor into a two-tone blue color scheme rather than the original green-and-blue. Then I had the idea to tweak it to see how it would look with a EFF-style visor rather than/covering the mono-eye.

I think it turned out all right.
by Dark Duel
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 637
Views: 139030

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Seto Kaiba wrote:
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:06 am
Isamu Dyson - the regifted fruitcake of the New UN Forces
That just might be the most hilarious description of a single anime character I've ever read.
by Dark Duel
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 327
Views: 147002

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

zerg171 wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:45 am
how many MS's does that Alexandria light escort ship have and where is the hanger and catapult ?
Not sure about how many, but probably around 6 to 8 at the most. The hangar is in the front section of the ship, with the catapult hatch in the bow.