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by Dark Duel
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Anchor's Original Form
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: The Anchor's Original Form

Isn't F8 series are commercial mass production models? So F89 won't be Proto F90 but more of Glorified Jegan, possibly the last from that series too. I don't know about that. Doing a cursory search, I can't find any F8# model numbers among the mobile suits developed by SNRI. There's the F70 Cannon ...
by Dark Duel
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Anchor's Original Form
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: The Anchor's Original Form

Yeah that looks pretty terrible. Apart from that, the fact that they chose to shoehorn it in as another retconned predecessor when there were other possibilities bugs me. Could’ve made it anything from F92 to F96, or even F98. Hell, they could even have placed it in Anaheim’s Silhouette Formula seri...
by Dark Duel
Thu May 31, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 46891

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

So I have a question. I found the Immortal One standing around with two other guys waiting for the Battle to start...and I don't recognize the uniform they're wearing at all.
Link
So...what uniform IS that? Or is it even a previously seen uniform at all?
by Dark Duel
Tue May 29, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The revival of Core Block Technology in late U.C.
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: The revival of Core Block Technology in late U.C.

Heck, if we’re talking about weapons integrated into the main body of the mobile suit, you can arguably go all the way back to the OYW - Guntank, Guncannon, and I’m fairly certain there were multiple Zaku Cannon variants that fit the bill
by Dark Duel
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Narrative Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 26
Views: 14039

Re: The Official Gundam Narrative Mecha Thread Mk I

The only thing left of FF’s Sinanju as of the end of Ep7, IIRC, was its cockpit block/sphere. So an entire internal frame and reactor would’ve had to be built no matter what.
Far likelier that this is an entirely separate mobile suit, either built by the Sleeves or, more likely, provided to them
by Dark Duel
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 46
Views: 15437

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Mecha Thread Mk I

The “Dark Hound” had AGE-2 Normal-style wing binders on its shoulders, and its waist was the AGE-II Magnum’s rather than the stock AGE-2DH. Apart from that and the custom Lancer, I also noticed it seemed to have some sort of retractable blade in its shield, which I think went unused, unfortunately. ...
by Dark Duel
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Narrative Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 26
Views: 14039

Re: The Official Gundam Narrative Mecha Thread Mk I

I don't actually care about the presence of the Core Fighter per se. What bothers me is this: I know it's supposed to be a testbed and all, but what nitwit thought it was a good idea to build it with no armor whatsoever on its upper limbs and no armored cockpit hatch ? I mean you could put some turk...
by Dark Duel
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 46891

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

Okay, someone is gonna have to, at some point, remind that kid that TV Tropes lies. Throwing your sword, while it looks cool...is a stupid idea . Even if you have a whole bunch of extra ones. Though hopefully he’s learned that lesson after this first bout. Overall, good start to the series, I think....
by Dark Duel
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Mega Marathon
Replies: 35
Views: 8069

Re: Gundam Mega Marathon

just cut your losses and skip it from future viewings ultimately classifying episode 11 as the official ending. Yeah, I typically stop at Ep11 as well when I watch 08th MS Team , because to me that episode feels like the finale, and I like where and how it ends. 12 feels like a tacked-on afterthoug...
by Dark Duel
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed
Replies: 29
Views: 5171

Re: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed

Guys, Char told us how he dodged beam attacks in early episodes of MSG, he looked at the rifle itself and avoided being in the direct front of it. As long as one doesn't stay in the direct front of the rifle, one is very not likely to get hit by a shot from it(unless you run into a shot yourself, b...
by Dark Duel
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed
Replies: 29
Views: 5171

Re: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed

Right. The first example that comes to my mind is when Gundam-boy jumps the Throne trio at one point late in the first series. To go back to my last couple of posts, the main question is: what is causing the Thrones ' sensors to go off? If it's the actual beam attack being fired , then the three bei...
by Dark Duel
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed
Replies: 29
Views: 5171

Re: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed

In animation, we don't see many grunt pilots successfully evade a mid-range beam attack. They're less successful when it's from a battleship. True, but as a general rule, in most series the majority of grunt pilots probably couldn't pilot a mobile suit through New York harbor without smacking headf...
by Dark Duel
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed
Replies: 29
Views: 5171

Re: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed

Artistic license in animation means that it's probably very difficult to gauge something like this based on what the animation shows, especially given the fact that *IF* we do take the animated portrayal as gospel truth, the lore doesn't support it IMO. Because it regularly shows mobile suits dodgin...
by Dark Duel
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed
Replies: 29
Views: 5171

Re: UC: Beam Weapon Projectile Speed

The main issue then, if I understand correctly, is the question of at what percentage of lightspeed is the resulting beam moving?
And I don't think there's any way of determining that, is there?
by Dark Duel
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1154
Views: 139994

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Cool. I'll have to check that out when I get the opportunity.
Thanks.
by Dark Duel
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1154
Views: 139994

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Really there's only one thing I care about with regards to these movies.
Are there any new songs, or is it the same ones that were already in the series?
Because as disappointing IMO as Delta was overall, the songs were mostly pretty great.
by Dark Duel
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 282
Views: 107387

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

So quite a while back, after I finished with the custom lineart of the Sinanju Kai(my MG Sinanju/Stein mod), I started to use the larger, hi-res lineart from the Unicorn TV site to put together better images of my custom Unicorn/Banshee MG mod as well.
I never did finish it, though...until now.
by Dark Duel
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 46891

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

Okay, so I saw the mech and character designs on the site yesterday before I watched the preview/prologue. So you can imagine my reaction when I saw a catgirl...and then a rodent in uniform. And then when I realized that Sho Hayami was voicing the aforementioned rodent, that was kind of baffling. Bu...
by Dark Duel
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 46
Views: 15437

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Mecha Thread Mk I

I'm actually not a huge fan of most of the mech designs I've seen on the site or in the prologue so far. That GM III variant isn't too bad, but I really don't like...well, any of the three 00-based designs. And that Kapool is just weird . I mean, I get that they're going for something cutesy like th...
by Dark Duel
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Custom Lineart Request Thread 8th Edition
Replies: 329
Views: 119799

Re: Custom Lineart Request Thread 8th Edition

Go for it.
As an aside, I have to admit I was surprised at how well the GM Command's head fits on 0 Gundam's body