Gundam Thread!!! (Any form of Gundam welcome)
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:08 AM
Im a UC kind of guy. I even branch out into Wing and Seed for cool units. Most of them were badass. I just don't like the design of AGE's units. Those dragonish units I just think are lame. Much like how I think BaCue's are lame. For the record I called said dragon units zeon'ish because there were mono-eyed and clearly the antagonistic units. Much like a Ginn, Dark Army, Zaku, and so forth.
Now I respect that you guys like it. Respect that I don't
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:58 AM
But really? Your complaining because they look alike to others Gundams? Its not a lame choice at all since the POINT is to do that because the three generations in the show are meant to somewhat mirror 0079, Z and ZZ (although thats now how it turned out in the end with Gen 2 being more 0083-ish and 3 so far being more like Victory).
Also your ignorance of the show is showing - it has three main characters, not one. With the first being an old man by the latest arc. Of course this irrelevant since you said you had no plans to watch it, but it's still worth pointing out. Haven't you ever heard of the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover"?
Man, I bet you're the type who will never watch Turn A Gundam because you think the Turn A is ugly.
It is possible for your opinion of things to change over time, you know.
Oh and by the way? Duel actually doing anyting of the sort would be ridicolouslyn stupid. It was the most worthless of the 5 Gundams having no special abilities to it all.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:23 AM
Clearly you do not understand the concept of what I mean when I say I do not watch it. I do not, nor have I seen anything more than a trailer, for the series, Gundam AGE. I have no desire to see it. So yes, I am ignorant to the show being as I know nothing about it. I've seen the unit designs and I just don't like them. Why are you having such a hard time accepting that not everyone is going to like?
It is. I use to think SEED was the best thing sense sliced bread. Looking back and re-watching it, SEED was shit. Rehashed scenes, horrible writing, and a pansy main character. Kou Uraki had more balls than Kira.
Clearly you know not much of SEED. Look into it and you'll find out that Duel was intended to be the leader unit of the 5. Aegis was the mobility, Buster was the long range combat specialist, Blitz was the covert ops, and Strike was support where needed. Duel was the unit that could assist and function just about anywhere on a fair playing field. Sure the Aile Strike could too, but it also could back up Buster with the launcher pack or go in on a ship assault because heaven forbid the sword strike ever be shot.
Also, Duel had the neatest beam rifle. It had a missile on it. Practical? Naaa. Useful? Kinda. Cool? Yeah.
Or because its just not available to me. Unlike when I was younger, I don't have the time to sit down and watch a subed show. Even more so when its online only. And I don't feel like ordering it because Im just not that concerned with seeing it. If I could, I would. From what I can tell, Zaku's are in it, and the own because of the light armor not being able to stand up to ol fashion live ammunition.
Now once again, I respect that you like the show and designs, respect my opinion as well.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:06 AM
I of course started with G-Gundam, and I loved it entirely. God/Burning was great and Sekiha Love-Love Tenkiohen is one best couple moves ever. I watched a little of Wing, but not enought to get a full grasp for it. Next are the SEED and SEED Destiny.. Yes, yes I know a MAJORITY of people dislike both if not Destiny more, but you know waht, I dont really Care, for me personally I really enjoyed it. could it have been better? God, yes..but you know what happened happened. And also I love the Designs of the Strike Freedom, Destiny and the Justice..no matter who says if they're blatant rip-offs or whatever reason you can throw rocks to bash them, they are nice and I love them(it's why I have MG sets of all 3 of them) Now Im not very knowledgeable in U.C era,but what can say is that one day I'll will watch for beginning to end and I know I'll enjoy them ( I really want to watch Unicorn, but I know I'll be pretty lost in the story .-.)
As Gundam put aside (and this may be just a little bit off topic) Another Mecha series that relates to Gundams to certain point are the Super Robot Wars Series (especially thier OG series). Im so addicted to thier games right now I love their designs and characters (Zengar Zombolt is full of win). The story is meh to a point but, the Over the top action makes it totally worth while.. (Real Men Ride Each Other for your information)
But yeah that's my stuff...hate me/like me whatever, don't call me a "true" mecha fan but I dont give two shits,I know what I like and there is nothing you can do about it.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:07 PM
Oh, for those that care, I am working on my next model. I got a 1/100 Resin kit of the Masuro
thats the plan. Going to get some overflag decals blown up to 1/100 size and put some Union logo's on it as well as some small details. Its going to look sweet.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:40 AM
I have unfinshed kits fro Dygenguar, DeathScythe Hell Custom and Sandrock Custom...(the customs I plan to match the Wing Zero's colors)
Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:13 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:45 AM
But back to the topic. I guess I could respect Vile for not liking AGE. Some of my friends IRL don't like it somewhat.
Actually, AGE 1 is a homage to the RX-78-2 with it's plain and classic look. Some say the AGE 1 is the "Modern RX 78 2".
AGE 2 is a homage to the Zeta Gundam. Although it looks more like the 00 Raiser or Arios...
AGE 3 is a homage to the ZZ Gundam. I personally don't like this design at ALL.
Yeah, some designs were a bit off like the Titus and Spallow and the UE/Vagan suits. Some of them were really cartoony, but the designs have grown on me.
I don't like SEED OR SEED DESTINY. Poor character development, poor story and HUGE FLOODING of old scenes. The MS Designs were the only good thing about these series. And I'm glad Flay died. She was nothing but a piece of s#it.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:49 PM
that is the goal....
This is the so far. I should kept with the Vile idea because as fate would have it a few months into working on this unit and someone on a modeling site I go to was selling thee above unit's B-club discontinued resin kit. Needless to say I bought it. Though, I still plan to do the X one out of Gundam G04 (RX-78-4) and I'll just get another Gyan. Though I might do the Gyan in a 144 scale because I can get the cannon pack from a gelgoog much much easier that way. I'm not even sure if I still want to do Vile. I love him to death, but, to me he would be in the gundam, not a gundam himself.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:42 AM
Also how is Turn A, is it a good series? I really am interested in this series and its one of the few that I haven't seen yet.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:25 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:21 PM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:02 PM
I personally love the designs.^^
Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:48 AM