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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    They both ripped off of World War 1.

    If a movement doesn't have someone that can sit down opposite those in a position of power and strike a deal, how can that movement achieve success?
  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    And, really, there are only so many ways to take the design when the brief is "Tiny tank, piloted by one person".

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited April 15
    Certainly minitanks, and tanks with additional flexible gun mounts independent of the turret are reminiscent of WWI, but I've never heard of IRL examples that combined the two traits. Also, I feel like the aggressively toothed treads & rear-facing gatling gun ball turret are both original to these fictional designs.

    Edit: I dunno, it was just something that occurred to me a little while ago as I was looking at model kits of vehicles from various anime, manga, and video games.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    So, sort of off-topic, but does anyone else think that Metal Slug's tank was inspired by Dominion Tank Police?
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    Compared to
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    I don't know what the second thing is but yeah sure looks it

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    Did Metal Slug have dick shaped tank traps like Dominion Tank Police?

    If a movement doesn't have someone that can sit down opposite those in a position of power and strike a deal, how can that movement achieve success?
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    ahahah don't look that up at work, he's not exaggerating about the dick tank traps

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited April 15
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    So, sort of off-topic, but does anyone else think that Metal Slug's tank was inspired by Dominion Tank Police?
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    Compared to
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    I don't know what the second thing is but yeah sure looks it

    It's been like two and a half decades since I saw the anime, but the second thing is a light tank used by the main heroine of Dominion Tank Police that she nicknames 'Bonaparte'. She's basically a military otaku who obsesses over it.
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    Dominion's a somewhat tongue-in-cheek cyberpunk 80's manga and anime OAV series by Masamune Shirow, the same guy who made Ghost In The Shell, & also Appleseed.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Huh I didn't recognize Shirow's character art style at all. The tank is a bit tachikoma-esque though isn't it.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited April 15
    If you look at these cover pages (from the wikipedia articles), it's a little more apparent (spoiled for slightly risqué GitS cover).
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    Circling back to the topic of plamo (since you brought up tachikoma), I haven't heard good things about the new(ish) GitS show, but the new spider tanks are really cool. Check out this logicoma kit from Kotobukiya:
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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    So I ordered a HG Lupus Rex kit and a HG Bael kit so I can do a little IBO kitbashing.

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  • GroveGrove Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited April 15
    Haven't been around these parts for a couple months. Landed several directing jobs in a row so I've been slammed.

    But FINALLY I was able to complete my Epyon build while watching golf this weekend.

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    Feels amazing to complete my first model build ever. I still have work I need to to do on it like panel lining, decals, cleaning it up, etc, but having snapped everything together is a big relief. I've had that kit for YEARS and never touched it. Kind of surreal.

    I think I did ok for the most part. Definitely a learning curve and I had major problems with the shoulder joints. Like neither wanted to rotate AT ALL and one of them completely broke. I've watched reviews and clearly people are able to adjust them so I did something wrong but I have no idea what. Like the second I connected the shoulders to the torso, they just didn't want to go in. They're so tight.

    But ultimately I don't really care. I won't do much posing or messing with it after I'm done.

    Anyways, just wanted to share updated pics. Gonna work on panel lining this week then maybe next week look at decals. Then I want to do some touch ups on some of the nub marks.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    End of an era, start of another, @Grove. Great looking kit, good job!

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    That shelf looks familiar.

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    ahahah don't look that up at work, he's not exaggerating about the dick tank traps

    I cannot tell you how thrilled I am at this response.

    If a movement doesn't have someone that can sit down opposite those in a position of power and strike a deal, how can that movement achieve success?
  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Is there a decent toy or model kit of the SDF-1 Macross available?

  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited April 17
    Hasegawa has a non-transforming 1/4000 scale one:
    https://www.amazon.com/Macross-fortress-Prometheus-Daedalus-Hasegawa/dp/B014F9LHF8

    And Yamato has a transforming 1/3000 scale one:
    https://www.amazon.com/SDF-1-Macross-1-3000-Scale-x/dp/B0042JS7JG

    Can't speak to their quality, though.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I love the SDF-1 so much

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    so for the big 10th anniversary of premium bandai thing they're doing they announced a pbandai F90 and presumably a ton of pbandai expansion sets

    which i am completely fine ignoring, since F90 is the worst era of gundam design imo



    but then they also had these tucked away in their display hall of every pbandai release



    and now i'm like damn maybe i should get that hazel with the conversion joints ......

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist Registered User regular
    Moon Gundam?

    Moon Gundam!

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    So little bit of fun with this one. The eye/head piece only came in clear and OPAQUE green. Which was, needless to say, annoying. So I decided, what the hell, let's try to do the best of both worlds.

    So in poor lighting conditions, I tried my best to apply the metallic green gunpla marker stuff to the back of the white transparent piece, so it kind of shines through. And it looks fairly good!

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    MOON

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    so for the big 10th anniversary of premium bandai thing they're doing they announced a pbandai F90 and presumably a ton of pbandai expansion sets

    which i am completely fine ignoring, since F90 is the worst era of gundam design imo



    but then they also had these tucked away in their display hall of every pbandai release



    and now i'm like damn maybe i should get that hazel with the conversion joints ......

    hey when'd they start making zone of the enders kits

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Just give me Crossbones Gundam

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  • Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Robot Girl Mimiga VillageRegistered User regular
    Oh no I want that Hyzenthlay P-Bandai kit so badly!

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Its gonna cost so much

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  • GroveGrove Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »

    I only live about an hour away....

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Grove wrote: »
    jgeis wrote: »

    I only live about an hour away....

    Same, I just don't have $6,000 to spend on a 20ft tall Zaku nor a place to properly store or display it.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »

    I get paid this weekend, let me do some math

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  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    Looks like we're getting a RG Nu Gundam

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    shit, guess i gotta get it to keep my sazabi company

  • SnowbearSnowbear Registered User regular
    Just got this in my email

    "Your Bones 4 Kickstarter shipment has received postage!"
    It should arrive by Saturday!

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    Me: I just ordered a bunch of Gunpla stuff so I should hold off for a while to save up.
    Bandai: RG Nu Gundam!
    Me: Ah Shit, Here We Go Again.

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  • Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    WIP 3: One leg and head to go!
    Gundam legs are thin and smaller than the Zeon legs.
    Love the 70s pant-leg style :biggrin:
    The special hand with vertical wrist hinge is pretty neat, allowing for a stretched arm with a horizontal sword :+1:
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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist Registered User regular
    Oh man...

    I... I have such a backlog to get through now that my latest package has arrived...

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    #1stworldproblems

    If a movement doesn't have someone that can sit down opposite those in a position of power and strike a deal, how can that movement achieve success?
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  • Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    Your Dark Horn was finally delivered to the correct address? Nice!

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist Registered User regular
    Your Dark Horn was finally delivered to the correct address? Nice!

    Oh yeah, there is that. :)

    It actually snuck up on me. I checked on it on Wednesday, and it was still in New York being processed. Then all of a sudden yesterday I see a delivery slip in my mailbox, saying I missed signing a package. USPS Informed Delivery hadn't given me any head's up or anything, so I picked it up this morning.

    I did confirm this is the second one they sent out. I'm really, REALLY curious who in Michigan bought something from this company, and then got an address mixup and a free Dark Horn. I bet that if I dig around online on Reddit I could find someone posting about it, but eh.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist Registered User regular
    Man. Everyone who said Moon Gundam is like a real-grade in posability wasn't kidding. And SO MANY PANEL LINES!

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    best part of that kit, right there

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