Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

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Very nice. I actually like your version better than the canon ones. Going to fiddle with the GYAN Storm now?
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Deathzealot wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 12:10 am Very nice. I actually like your version better than the canon ones.
Thank you. I admit, the GELGOOG Menace(I really hate that name) as originally designed was a good starting point, but the head was just too "Zaku" for my taste and I wasn't fond of the shoulders. Fortunately, it was an easy enough fix.
Deathzealot wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 12:10 am Going to fiddle with the GYAN Storm now?
Maybe, but probably not. Setting aside the fact I stole the Gyan Storm's shoulders for my edited GELGOOG, there's just so much about the GYAN Storm that I don't like design-wise, I honestly don't know where I would even begin. Plus I've never been a big fan of the Gyan to begin with.
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Dark Duel wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:06 pm Thank you. I admit, the GELGOOG Menace(I really hate that name) as originally designed was a good starting point, but the head was just too "Zaku" for my taste and I wasn't fond of the shoulders. Fortunately, it was an easy enough fix.
You are quite welcome, yes, while I am quite in the middle with this new GELGOOG design I do like some elements of it. Can I share it on a couple of Gundam forum threads I am part of? A few others were not much fans of the design either.
Dark Duel wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:06 pm Maybe, but probably not. Setting aside the fact I stole the Gyan Storm's shoulders for my edited GELGOOG, there's just so much about the GYAN Storm that I don't like design-wise, I honestly don't know where I would even begin. Plus I've never been a big fan of the Gyan to begin with.
Darn, well you can always start at the beginning. Also I think it would be quite interesting for some mobile suit designs to share parts, especially as it looks like another similar arms limitation is in effect in some way. So having that ability to share parts with one another would be a boon. Just a thought.
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Deathzealot wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:15 pmCan I share it on a couple of Gundam forum threads I am part of? A few others were not much fans of the design either.
Yeah, sure. And thanks for asking.
Deathzealot wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:15 pm Also I think it would be quite interesting for some mobile suit designs to share parts, especially as it looks like another similar arms limitation is in effect in some way. So having that ability to share parts with one another would be a boon. Just a thought.
It's funny you should mention that, because a GELGOOG-based design is something I considered using in GSDA, and that's sort of how I imagined it in the sense that it's not so much an entirely new mobile suit as it is a variation of the DOM Trooper(which in GSDA, was designed primarily as a ground combat mobile suit. It can operate in space, but it's not as good in zero-G as it is on the ground). This GELGOOG would have been built from the same basic frame, and optimized for use in space - it's less heavily-armored, not quite so fast, but more maneuverable, and the majority of its internal parts are carried over from the DOM Trooper.
I intended for Heine to pilot this machine during the final battle, but I scrapped the idea because I couldn't come up with a design I liked that resembled the DOM Trooper enough and still appeared distinct enough.
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Dark Duel wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 9:34 pm Yeah, sure. And thanks for asking.
You are quite welcome! I always try to ask if I am not sure about something, not that anyone will answer me on some of my older questions. Sigh. Anyways here is the link to the thread in question I posted on.
Dark Duel wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 9:34 pm It's funny you should mention that, because a GELGOOG-based design is something I considered using in GSDA, and that's sort of how I imagined it in the sense that it's not so much an entirely new mobile suit as it is a variation of the DOM Trooper(which in GSDA, was designed primarily as a ground combat mobile suit. It can operate in space, but it's not as good in zero-G as it is on the ground). This GELGOOG would have been built from the same basic frame, and optimized for use in space - it's less heavily-armored, not quite so fast, but more maneuverable, and the majority of its internal parts are carried over from the DOM Trooper.
I intended for Heine to pilot this machine during the final battle, but I scrapped the idea because I couldn't come up with a design I liked that resembled the DOM Trooper enough and still appeared distinct enough.
Interesting. Yeah, that would have been quite a difference.

Still have you looked at the new stuff dropping from Urd-Hunt or the IBO MSV lately? I would love to see your own interpretation of some of that new stuff.
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I've not really been keeping up with the IBO stuff for a while. I might take a look-see.

In the interim, since the new movie introduced a Destiny Spec 2 for Shinn, I recently got the idea to apply the same concept to my old reinterpretation of the Destiny from my rewrite - which was destroyed in its final duel at the Second Battle of Jachin Due, with only its cockpit block surviving the battle.

I confess, I didn't use any parts from the Destiny Spec2 except the faceplate, which I wanted to keep as a carryover from its predecessor - albeit this time entirely unaltered(the original GSDA Destiny I added vents to the faceplate). I did, however, freely pull from several other designs, much as I freely took parts from unused GSD designs for the GSDA Destiny. Unfortunately, whereas I used BEE-CRAFT's lineart from the MGs for the original, this time around I'm stuck using Okawara's rather pudgier designs. But that's okay.

One thing I want to bring up: The very earliest iteration of the GSDA Destiny was intended to reuse the SF's torso, because I noticed its shape was very similar to the Impulse's. I ended up not doing that due to parts compatibility issues for the MGs, which I was building, so I kept the canon Destiny torso. This time around, while I did not use SF's torso, I did use the torso from another machine in the same lineage, which I immediately noticed the first time I saw it was very similar to the original Destiny's...

This is the result: the AF-MSX407 Destiny Gundam Spec-II. It does not use a ZGMF model number because it's not manufactured or deployed by ZAFT: It's based on the previous Destiny Gundam, but it's designed and manufactured in-house by ISAF, a semi-autonomous, multinational peacekeeping task force that was created by the Second Treaty of Junius Seven in GSDA's epilogue.
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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

I find it funny how this attempt at the suit feels so much more unique... Same for a lot of these other insane mecha you've made
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