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Post by James E. 'ZEE' Doyl » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 10:31:17





Quote:
>  I pretty much hate all the
> Gundam Sentinal stuff too, especially the EX-S-Gundam, looks like Rob Liefied
> designed it.

Egads... I've always lurved the S-G and its various variations, but to
have it compared to anything done by the worst hack ever to work in
comics.... man, I'll never be able to look at 'em without a small twinge
of disgust ever again.

***, just ***....

J.E.D.

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C.***burn

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Ryan Cha » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 11:09:08



Quote:

>>  I pretty much hate all the
>> Gundam Sentinal stuff too, especially the EX-S-Gundam, looks like Rob Liefied
>> designed it.

>Egads... I've always lurved the S-G and its various variations, but to
>have it compared to anything done by the worst hack ever to work in
>comics.... man, I'll never be able to look at 'em without a small twinge
>of disgust ever again.

        I think the Ex-S does fall into that Cable/Young*** style of
character design (basically, "BIG GUNS!"), now that Eric mentions it.
Wugh.

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Post by Shir » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 12:35:15



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> Considering that both operates on radio wave (one is used to encapsulate
> verbal communication while the other is used for proximity detection) I
fail
> to see how one would work but the other does not. There is a reason why
> SkinTouch and Laser Communication are the preferred method of
communication
> in Gundam Universe...

And it's called Minovsky physics.
 
 
 

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Post by Shir » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 12:40:30



Quote:

> Aside from making you the most obvious target on any battlefield.
> Last time I checked that was "bad".

Not if the other guy's that big too...

Another practical advantage is terrain adaptation.  Which gets up a hill
easier?  A tank or a squad of infantry?
Which goes through woods better?   And water?  I've never seen an amphibous
tank with the ability to quickly surface and blow the hell out of something,
which a MS can achieve by standing up.    Then there's the obvious
psycological factor.... Mobility is ver important.  I think that the MS has
legs largely because of the colony combat thing.  Which do you think you
could land easier? A big tank or a MS?  And if you did***up your
landing, which one would be easier to flip over?

In short, everything has its advantages and disadvantages.  I don't think
there will ever be a 'perfect weapon'.

 
 
 

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Post by jh.. » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 13:00:11


I was wondering what's the name of those plastic hose on the MG mkII legs
and backpack? I need to get some of those hose for modification, but I
don't know what they're called.

 MK

 
 
 

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Post by Joel Forem » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 13:24:36


Good observation.

In answering the question "why legs on mechs?" I think First Gundam
Movie III addressed this. When Char is looking over the Zeong and
notes that the beast has no legs, the mechanic admits "we only put the
legs on for show anyway" or something to that end, assuring Char that
the Zeong is perfectly lethal without it's lower limbs. One would
assume that applies to space units only...

That's always stuck in my mind as being pretty cool...

Oh, and if you haven't seen it before, check out this B-Club kit of
the Zeong WITH its legs...pretty dern cool...

http://www.hlj.com/images/bcl/bcl1976.gif

That puppy is 1:100 scale...only 49,800 yen...

Joel

 
 
 

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Post by Eric Hardi » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 14:35:43



Quote:


>>  I pretty much hate all the
>> Gundam Sentinal stuff too, especially the EX-S-Gundam, looks like Rob Liefied

>> designed it.

>Egads... I've always lurved the S-G and its various variations, but to
>have it compared to anything done by the worst hack ever to work in
>comics.... man, I'll never be able to look at 'em without a small twinge
>of disgust ever again.

>***, just ***....

>J.E.D.

Sorry, the big huge shoulder pads and big huge weapons with the tiny lower
half/leg look always reminds me of his work for some reason.

Eric

 
 
 

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Post by El Mariachi » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 15:02:40


I think it's the O.    That would be one scary MG.  Think of the price!!!
 
 
 

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Post by Patrick Moor » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 16:49:30


That having been said, the Sazabi has a very Japanese traditional look...
especially in red... the Japanese used to lacquer thier armor... at least the high
ranking generals... and could be seen walking around in bright red armor... and
the helmet flare and face are very remincient of a samurai helmet....
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> > Actually, I believe the design is inspired by ancient Japanese  royal court
> > dress (it's a formal wear of sorts) for men. (People who have watch Japanese
> > programs knows exactly what I am talking about...)

> I agree completely. The helmet on `Marsai' [Z Gundam] seems almost a
> direct lift from Japanese samurai armor helmet. The ubiquitous "V"
> antennae on Gundam heads looks to be from the same helmet, except that
> they go to a point instead of splayed out at the end.

> Clever ethnic origin translations to sci-fi.

> --
> Jim Nevermann
> [usual disclaimers]

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Wilso » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 18:55:23


Instead of a Samurai styled V-fin, put one of those crescent moons on
the Sazabi head and you indeed have a Samurai!



Quote:
>That having been said, the Sazabi has a very Japanese traditional look...
>especially in red... the Japanese used to lacquer thier armor... at least the high
>ranking generals... and could be seen walking around in bright red armor... and
>the helmet flare and face are very remincient of a samurai helmet....



>> > Actually, I believe the design is inspired by ancient Japanese  royal court
>> > dress (it's a formal wear of sorts) for men. (People who have watch Japanese
>> > programs knows exactly what I am talking about...)

>> I agree completely. The helmet on `Marsai' [Z Gundam] seems almost a
>> direct lift from Japanese samurai armor helmet. The ubiquitous "V"
>> antennae on Gundam heads looks to be from the same helmet, except that
>> they go to a point instead of splayed out at the end.

>> Clever ethnic origin translations to sci-fi.

>> --
>> Jim Nevermann
>> [usual disclaimers]

Mark Wilson

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