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by toysdream
Mon May 23, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zaku The Origin
Replies: 20
Views: 6385

Zaku The Origin

Hi all! Been super busy for the last few months, but let me take a minute to jot down some stray thoughts about MS development in Gundam The Origin and the spinoff MSD (Mobile Suit Discovery) series. One big question mark in all this is whether the mecha development setting info from The Origin and ...
by toysdream
Sun May 01, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 26431

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Here's the specific explanation from the PG Strike Rouge kit manual: As beam sabers were widely adopted by the mobile suits of both the Earth Alliance and ZAFT forces, a new problem emerged. Although they were originally developed to allow for many moves in which sword defended against sword, with b...
by toysdream
Sun May 01, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 26431

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Also too! Since people were talking about the Strike Rouge kit manual (without specifying which kit in particular), I just took a look at the Perfect Grade series kit manuals. The PG Strike Rouge manual reiterates the usual explanation about how its beam sabers use the same magnetic field fixation t...
by toysdream
Sun May 01, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 26431

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

It is my understanding that the reactors onboard CE's mobile suits are fusion , not fission . Thermonuclear reactors operate by keeping the heat of the reaction contained with extremely powerful magnets. It is technically possible turn the temperatures high enough inside the reactor to jury-rig a p...
by toysdream
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 26431

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Well, there are two combined forms - shotgun and sniper rifle, depending on which order they're combined in. Are they both yellow?

-- Mark
by toysdream
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 53379

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

It was in, like, one shot in episode1.
by toysdream
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 53379

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

Well, the First Gundam movies contradict the TV series on some points (the order and location of certain battles, whether M'Quve is alive or dead, etc). So encompassing minor contradictions is nothing new, and you're right that there's never been an official single continuity. In the sense that "all...
by toysdream
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 53379

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

Doesn't necessarily mean that The Origin itself is in official continuity. MSD seems to span the whole range of stuff, referencing mobile suits that don't necessarily exist as far as The Origin is concerned. Anyway, in the absence of some kind of Sunrise policy statement engraved on stone tablets, a...
by toysdream
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 26431

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Which is interesting given that the Calamity's Schlag high-energy long-range beam cannons fire standard green beams. Perhaps ZAFT just isn't that finicky about weapon naming... What about the Buster Gundam's hyper impulse long-range sniper rifle? I'm having a hard time finding pics of that in use - ...
by toysdream
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 53379

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

Not sure what the status of the Origin anime is meant to be. The MSD (Mobile Suit Discovery) project that's being spun out of it seems to be intended to unite all the previous UC stuff - hence the attempts to incorporate things like the YMS-08A, MS-06Z, Efreet, Gundam Ground Type, and Gundiver which...
by toysdream
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 26431

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

It occurs to me that the Seed series is generally very (ruthlessly!) consistent about how weapon effects are animated. A quick initial breakdown... Pink: All beam blades, including beam boomerangs and anti-ship laser swords, with the exception of the Aegis and Strike Dagger. Yellow: All projectile w...
by toysdream
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 53379

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

I'd have to say that I'm feeling a bit lukewarm about the MSD series so far. The YMS-08B manual doesn't really explain all that much - it repeats the old MSV account of the YMS-08A, saying that it was a failed rival to the Gouf, which contradicts the development flowchart on the MSD website. And the...
by toysdream
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 53379

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

Dom Test Type. (By the time it gets printed on the box, the spelling is generally frozen.) The translation on that English page has a couple of issues.

-- Mark
by toysdream
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 53379

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

Yeah, "beam saber" is just a translation error. The Japanese version of that page says "heat saber".

http://www.gundam.info/topic/14811

-- Mark
by toysdream
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Dawning of Dom
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

Re: The Dawning of Dom

I don't think it would work to have backwards-facing air intakes for a jet engine - the basic idea is that air is driven into the intake by the vehicle's forward movement, and then further compressed by a rotating fan prior to combustion. Aside from the MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type, and the dust filter...
by toysdream
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 53379

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

That's just nonsensical word salad. My translation should be up on the official site shortly - I just sent it in. They haven't decided on the name spelling yet, but I suggested "Waff" since it's very close to the kana for "Waffe" (German for "weapon").

-- Mark
by toysdream
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Dawning of Dom
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

Re: The Dawning of Dom

I'm relieved to know that the Zudah hasn't been slighted in recent productions, even if it doesn't seem to be included in the MSD development history. The status of the MSV-R stuff remains to be seen, too; I guess the history of mobile suit development is becoming as contradictory and fragmented as ...
by toysdream
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Dawning of Dom
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

Re: The Dawning of Dom

Following up on a couple things... Thanks to Gelgoog Jager for the MSiA flashback! I suppose, since the Rick Dom's thrusters were depicted onscreen in Gundam III, there's not much leeway for reimagining those. But the ground version is mysterious and open to interpretation. The MG kit just recycled ...
by toysdream
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Dawning of Dom
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

Re: The Dawning of Dom

Regarding the relationship of the MS-06RD-4, MS-07C-5, YMS-08A, and YMS-08B, I feel like I need to repeat this point: The development history is apparently being rewritten as part of the "Mobile Suit Discovery" project, so previous information based on the MSV series - and on fan speculation, which ...
by toysdream
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Dawning of Dom
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

Re: The Dawning of Dom

It sounds like the Zock mainly travels with its hover units (which seem pretty modest compared to those of the Xamel, for example) and those powerful rockets are used only as emergency boosters for jumping. So even though its thrust specs are very high, it seldom uses all that power.

-- Mark