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by bilbros
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Gundam Battle Operation codes
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: Gundam Battle Operation codes

Ive got the Missing Link manga, soI'll send you a PM
by bilbros
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 38228

Re: [Rumors & News] - Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Incoming?

Well, if I read correctly, on the only available page of http://gundam-tb.net/ they're explicitely mentioning an anime adaptation for Thudnerbolt , so it seems yours is more than just a speculation! Nice catch, Deacon 8) As a side note, way back when they released volume 1 there was a kind of short ...
by bilbros
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Dom Evolution?
Replies: 23
Views: 2491

Re: Dom Evolution?

Yes, I noticed that particular retcon too! I'm not sure this can be considered a true retcon of "Mayfly of Space 2", since it's known that some previous sources (e.g. the 0083 novelization, the book The Gundam Chronicles and the card/videogame Gundam Card Builder 0083 ) already identified it as Del...
by bilbros
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: YMS-07A-0 Prototype Gouf
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: YMS-07A-0 Prototype Gouf

we know there's a second unit from MSV-D with prototype versions of the 75mm machine gun and the heat rod, yet still lacking the leg jet thrusters of the MS-07B, makes it likely for it to be something like YMS-07A-1, therefore still fitting in the Gouf's development line. According to the Hajime Ka...
by bilbros
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: MS Catalog
Replies: 478
Views: 72071

Re: MS Catalog

Still speaking of Neo Gundam's core fighter, some time ago I've found an image where it's labeled as FF-XFN1; unfortunately, I don't know where this picture might come from... maybe a book similar to The Encyclopedia of Gundam, but I'm not sure.
by bilbros
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: MS-14GD... Gelgoog Gunthar?
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: MS-14GD... Gelgoog Gunthar?

IIRC, these MSV posters are supposed to be official artworks, aren't they? Well, considering that they're drawn by Kunio Okawara for Gundam Ace I would say that at least these should be counted among the main reference sources :wink: By the way, the transliterations provided by such posters are usu...
by bilbros
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Bishop Etymology?
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Bishop Etymology?

I'm not sure whether it's a reference to the chess piece or not, but the codename "Bishop" for the MS-06Z and / or the entire project to which this MS belongs is around at least since 1987, as it was surely mentioned on the Gashapon Senshi seal MSV-17 (released on July 1987, if I'm not wrong).
by bilbros
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Carrying Capacities in UC
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Carrying Capacities in UC

Admitting that the ship in the Mobile Suit Gundam intro animation is actually intended to represent a Valkyrie class (an event which - if confirmed - would make my quite glad), I don't recall to have ever read references to it in the various MS Igloo material. Therefore, a possible relation with the...
by bilbros
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Carrying Capacities in UC
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Carrying Capacities in UC

AFAIK there is not other version of the Komusai depicted in MS Igloo (although I haven't checked the manga). I've just checked more carefully my copy of the Ship & Aerospace Plane Encyclopedia 2105 , as well as other sources (e.g. MS Igloo Graphic File ) and they substantially say that different ty...
by bilbros
Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Carrying Capacities in UC
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Carrying Capacities in UC

If I recall correctly, volumes 2 and 3 of The Origin manga shown a larger version of Komusai (named W-Com [W・コム]) which is said to be specifically designed to carry mobile suits, as if the standard one - at least in Yasuhiko's continuity - would lack such ability.... Again if I'm not wrong, the Ship...
by bilbros
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: MS Catalog
Replies: 478
Views: 72071

Re: MS Catalog

As for the model numbers of Riku Tryon, Umi Tryon and Sora Tryon, was it a product of my faulty memory or does the animation indicates them as TRY-M1, TRY-M2 and TRY-M3?
by bilbros
Thu May 14, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Ship & Aerospace Plane Encyclopedia
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

Re: Ship & Aerospace Plane Encyclopedia

Mmh... Mark makes a good point here (as usual!); I did't considered such possible drawbacks. Concerning the Tien-Lu / Klimt , in my opinion it's not a problem if we think that these are two individual units of a same class (or model) of shuttles. Which is exactly what happens with the Temptation adn...
by bilbros
Wed May 13, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Ship & Aerospace Plane Encyclopedia
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

Re: Ship & Aerospace Plane Encyclopedia

Yeah, this "streamlining" seems a good idea, especially because tends to give each mecha its "univocal" name (whereas the original counterparts are very generic). By the way, MS IGLOO2 filled also two other "holes" by introducing the B.M.C. Z78/2 designation for the standard Zeon motorcycle (the one...
by bilbros
Mon May 11, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Ship & Aerospace Plane Encyclopedia
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

Re: Ship & Aerospace Plane Encyclopedia

expected disappointment and got it [...] Protip: keep the old book Well, personally I won't be give it such a completely negative judgement. Sure, there are a lot of faults (just to add another pair to the list, they named "rocket" things that would be clearly better described as "spaceboat" or "sh...
by bilbros
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Crossbone Ghost MS discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 32397

Re: Crossbone Ghost MS discussion

Bibrons confirmed as spelling, model number corrected as ZMT-XXG.
Actually it seems that they corected also the name (at least its katakana), from ビフロンス to ビブロンズ, so now maybe it should be rendered as Bibronze rather tha Bibrons...
by bilbros
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: MS Catalog
Replies: 478
Views: 72071

Re: MS Catalog

Welp, that wasn't very helpful :( I wouldn't be so pessimistic. Now we have an evidence that the vulcans are on the head; given their caliber (60mm) compared to the total MA length (218.30 m) I suppose that the fact they're not visible on the art is just a matter of scale: in other words there's no...
by bilbros
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: MS Catalog
Replies: 478
Views: 72071

Re: MS Catalog

Z'OD-IACOK: Has anyone made any sense of where its weapons are supposed to be? No idea for the vulcans, but I imagine the beam cannons are mounted on these tube like protrusion on the hull, the beam sabers are in those small claws on the wired beam claws. According to Gundam Wars III , those "tube ...
by bilbros
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Ship & Aerospace Plane Encyclopedia
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

Re: Ship & Aerospace Plane Encyclopedia

Excellent job!
Please go on this way whenever you can 8)

EDIT:
Just a little note... if I'm not wrong the green Magellan is the Hull, whereas the one "with a more rounded rear thruster section" should be a standard model equipped with boosters for leaving Earth's gravity.
by bilbros
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mobile Suit Moon Gundam (tentative)
Replies: 12
Views: 4715

Re: Mobile Suit Moon Gundam (tentative)

It's always nice to have such an insight into the deep roots of a work... For instance, I found the idea of starting all with Moon Moon - i.e. one of the most heavily criticized parts of ZZ Gundam (at least by Western fans) - quite "courageous" (or perhaps reckless? :mrgreen: ). I found somehow funn...
by bilbros
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 435
Views: 50745

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Mecha Thread Mk I

what machine was the Triplet?
I think he means the Trinity.
The Triplet is a support unit (a sort of tugboat, just like the classic Sodon) seen when the G-IT corps first deployed the Gaeon