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 Post subject: "Gouf Kai" in MS Era?
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:00 pm 
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Was looking through a translation of MS Era, and I noticed something interesting in a couple of the pictures. In addition to the Zaku II and Dom variants portrayed, there's also a portrayal of a Gouf variant among them: here and here.

Besides that, there's also a Zakrello and Bigro, but that's sorta secondary.

Anyway, does anyone have any information on this MS (and/or these Mobile Armors)?

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Those are just Izubuchi's versions of everything, since he did the art for the book and used all his own designs.

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:15 pm 
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besides, taking them all to be new mecha designs and not just Izubuchi's way of drawing old mecha designs introduces mind-bending paradoxes, like Zaku II Kais apparently in service in the Zeon forces before the One Year War, and down that road lies only madness.


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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:05 pm 
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when the book was published they had the team who did 0080 do the artwork and they used Izubuchi's line art regardless of the time period the image is said to take place. This book led to the theory that the 0080 ms were originally meant to be imagined 0079 ms and not late war models based on zeta era ms.

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:12 pm 
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And it's worth noting that said theory was incorrect, as Mark explained here.

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:13 pm 
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So what's the approach on the new stuff seen on the artbook besides the MS, such as:

-This tank, which I initially considered it to be the infamous M1 tank, until MS Igloo 2 introduced the Magella Ein.
-Zeon's jovian fleet ships, far too small to be replacements for a Jupitris.
-A redesigned Dopp, it looks more aerodynamic.
-A new hand-held shield for the Zaku.


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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:41 pm 
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If i re-member right MS Era was an anniversary art book with the story that these were news photos taken during the Early UC era including an image of the back of the RX-78-2 Izubuchi did to go with the NT-1 line art. The book is one artists interpretation of events that took place between UC 0001 to 0080 if anything some of these units may also be reverse homages of Zeta, ZZ, and CCA MS. The book was notable for giving us artwork of the MS-01. the hand held zaku sheld seems to be inspired by both the gouf shield and the Hi-zack shield though.

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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:27 am 
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This may be a little off-topic, but I gotta say, that Bigro and Zakrello are sexy. Probably my favorite interpretations of those goofy designs. They look downright mean!


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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Gelgoog Jager wrote:
-A new hand-held shield for the Zaku.


That particular shield actually shows up in Zeonic Front; IIRC, it's the Zeon heavy shield, their equivalent to the shield wielded by the original Gundam and GM.

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