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by Newtype87
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI
Replies: 580
Views: 90854

Re: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI

Does anybody have a lineart pic of the normal Ptolemaios II, for comparison purposes? Sure do! http://a.imageshack.us/img838/6571/cbs74ptolemaiosii1.png http://a.imageshack.us/img688/4595/cbs74ptolemaiosii2.png http://a.imageshack.us/img706/9194/cbs74ptolemaiosii3.png Hm. Interesting observation. I...
by Newtype87
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Josh's Old Franken Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 39589

Re: Josh's Mecha Hangar (7/28 another preview)

Ooh, pretty. I really like the smooth shapes, that's fairly uncommon amongst Gundams. Kind of organic-esque.
by Newtype87
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Nanoha FORCE Next ("Nanoha MSV"?)
Replies: 58
Views: 16882

Re: Nanoha FORCE Next ("Nanoha MSV"?)

*whistles* A BFS is a joy forever. And I was just thinking about when the new design was going to be revealed, this is nice. Any new info on new abilities, or is this just an upgrade to her StrikerS-era weapon?

EDIT: BFS, not BFG. But BFGs are nice too.
by Newtype87
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI
Replies: 580
Views: 90854

Re: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI

According to info on Ngee Khiong , one of 00 Qan[T]'s features remains a secret. While part of me is not surprised, I am curious. Speculation on the little message thingy off to the side seems to revolve around either interactivity with the other Gundams or possibly an 0 Raiser-like backpack that ba...
by Newtype87
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI
Replies: 580
Views: 90854

Re: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI

One new image of the HG 00 Qan[T] showing off the GN Buster Rifle Do note how the shield is folded behind it with the thruster open. Well, the shield makes a bit more sense now, I suppose. And that's what the barrels look like: I wonder if the beam guns inside the larger Sword Bits can be used whil...
by Newtype87
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI
Replies: 580
Views: 90854

Re: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI

Also, there doesn't appear to be anything stating that the long barrel attachment for Zabanya's rifles can operate independently of the pistol base. If they can't operate independently, I wonder what they do when they're not being used. At most, Zabanya would be dual-wielding pistols, leaving only ...
by Newtype87
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Kemal Dynasty Spec Book
Replies: 54
Views: 8106

Re: The Kemal Dynasty Spec Book

Alright, I'll return to this discussion later. Thanks for the input you two. I've been reading up on Space Elevators. I figure that at some point in my Universe's timeline that a Space Elevator Project would be undertaken. I believe it'd be used in a variety of ways; from transporting people into s...
by Newtype87
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI
Replies: 580
Views: 90854

Re: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI

And now I wonder where's GN Sword IV? Probably on the 00 Quan[T] prototype to be revealed in a few months time in 00V. I was wondering what those were on the Zabanya's rifles: I thought they were those crystal things like on the Rifle Bits. So, let me see if I understand the configurations: a combi...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?
Replies: 77
Views: 8794

Re: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?

Before we concern ourselves with a never-ending power supply for a lightsaber, it would be more prudent to think about a lightsaber that wouldn't destroy the user's hand within the first few seconds of use. Any device (specifically, the 9" physical unit) that does enough work to quickly melt throug...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?
Replies: 77
Views: 8794

Re: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?

give a soldier a blaster and a vibroknife instead of a blaster and a lightsaber. You can arm them faster and there's less chance of them accidentally slicing themselves in half. vibroknife? ...yeah why not, so long as you overcome the power supply issues, moving parts, noise, and the fact that you ...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI
Replies: 580
Views: 90854

Re: The Official 00 Mecha Thread Mk XVI

The only thing that could really be different is their roles in combat (especially since Raphael itself only has that rifle and that Gundam is gonna be one hefty mother). Actually, there's still the unexplained emitter-looking things at the elbows where the GNZ suits had the GN Cutters. I'd wager t...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Vintage MS: Playing With Specs
Replies: 73
Views: 13315

Re: Vintage MS: Playing With Specs

Gelgoog: wondering why, apart from Galbaldy, no side seem to develop a successor from it... It's hard to think of an in-universe reason, isn't it? It seems like some units were produced after the end of the war - the Gelgoog used by the Blue Team in ZZ is said to be an upgraded "replica," which pro...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?
Replies: 77
Views: 8794

Re: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?

From what I've heard some people say the only issue with the lightsaber is also the matter of power supply needed to power it. To have enough power to work reasonably at this point the power supplies to the thing similar to it are currently the size of a large warehouse. I think we have the basic i...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?
Replies: 77
Views: 8794

Re: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?

Look at Macross Frontier's powered armor. I meant a lightweight, titanium suit and prop. system that doesn't so much protect the wearer as make him able to slide along faster than the normal human speed, Knightmare-ish. That would be more along the lines of an powered exoskeleton with features. Wit...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?
Replies: 77
Views: 8794

Re: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?

Look at Macross Frontier's powered armor. I meant a lightweight, titanium suit and prop. system that doesn't so much protect the wearer as make him able to slide along faster than the normal human speed, Knightmare-ish. And the wearer could probably be killed with a single low-caliber bullet, due t...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Spacecraft capable of atmospheric flight
Replies: 38
Views: 5299

Re: Spacecraft capable of atmospheric flight

I was actually mentioning this concept with my biological father the other day. Because of the current state of the economy and such things like that. An issue I'm sure was prevalent in 00's world as well considering some of the talk from the Union president in S1 about it finally getting stabilize...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Spacecraft capable of atmospheric flight
Replies: 38
Views: 5299

Re: Spacecraft capable of atmospheric flight

Wouldnt surprise me if they lost the infrastructure as far as nornal technology goes. But of course it also depends on how much things have changed in comventional rocket methods from present till completion of the Elevator. But perhaps not completely, the AEU elevator was just completed recently a...
by Newtype87
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?
Replies: 77
Views: 8794

Re: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?

an army of pink haros bouncing along a US super carrier?! lol. @Areku mobile suits can bee good for street-to-street; the word mobile suit literally means a powered, walking suit worn by a soldier. as i mentined bfore, GE already built a prototype. lighten that 4000 pound baby down and youve got a ...
by Newtype87
Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?
Replies: 77
Views: 8794

Re: How far away are we from Mecha Show Tech Levels?

I actually think that Ptolemy and Ptolemy II were practically the first protagonist Gundam ships to justify how such a small crew can maintain and control the entire ship: they have a literal fleet of artificially-intelligent Haros to maintain the vessel and Gundams. That's probably the only way we'...
by Newtype87
Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Spacecraft capable of atmospheric flight
Replies: 38
Views: 5299

Re: Spacecraft capable of atmospheric flight

Well, I'd be astounded if they'd lost the technology to launch, but it's much more likely they no longer have the infrastructure to do so on short notice. Why should they? Chemical rockets are damned expensive for what you get out of it. Aside from what might be unnecessary redundancy, there'd be n...