Phil Abramowitz (email@example.com)
Sat, 13 Mar 1999 17:28:11 -0800
I know you're only a casual model builder, but if you're *really*
desperate, there is a B-club kit of the Ifreet (2 actually, in different
scales). The HLJ site has pics:
From: -Z- <Z@gundam.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] MixxZine 2-5 Is Out!
>At 22:05 3/12/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>>Whatever it's called, it's a damn fine MS that bridges neately between
>>>MS-07 Gouf and the MS-09 Dom and I really wish there was a model of it.
>> Ditto. It doesn't resemble in any way the classic YMS-08 design (which
>>dates back to the MSV days), but it's a nifty design.
>Ironically, I'd either never seen or never noticed the "classic YMS-08
>design" and thus same the MS-08TX Ifrit as a new and unique MS. It didn't
>hurt that the head is reminiscent of the RMS-108 Marasai, one of my
>favorite villain MS from Z. (I like it even better than the RMS-106
>Hizack, which was the first MS that I ever saw. As much as I like my
>Hizack HCM, I can't help wishing they'd done a Marasai HCM as well!)
>As long as I'm thinking wishfully, I suppose there's no chance that the
>Ifreet will turn up in 08th MS Team...?
>>FYI, here are the
>>MS-08 raisons d'etre old and new...
>> YMS-08 (classic): A rival design to the YMS-07 Gouf. Designed for close
>>combat and agility, it proved to be underpowered and the design was
>>combined with the Gouf. Note that the Prototype Gouf lacks leg thrusters,
>>but the YMS-08 has 'em, and passed them on to the final Gouf (giving it
>>excellent jumping capabilities). 5 prototypes of the YMS-08 were made.
>> MS-08TX Ifrit (new): A land combat mobile suit developed by Zeon's
>>Earth Attack Force (while the Gouf was created by the Zeonic Co. guys
>>back at Side 3). Sort of a custom unit, of which 8 were made. Note that
>>it has no leg thrusters.
>So there were only five of the "classic" MSV design, but EIGHT of the new
>and improved design? But there's a MODEL of the classic MSV and not the
>> MS-08TX [EXAM] (new): A modified Ifrit used as an EXAM system testbed.
>>Note the add-on leg thusters, and the resulting jumping capability. The
>>expanded head houses extra cooling systems for the EXAM computer.
>Which means the truly GREAT design is a one-off, featured in both a
>computer game and a manga series, which in turn means that it'll never be
>animated, which means there'll probably never be a model.
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