-Z- (Z@Gundam.Com)
Sat, 21 Aug 1999 14:11:04 -0700


At 12:31 8/21/1999 +0800, you wrote:
>At 13:01 08/20/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>
>>Find a battle axe and scale it up by a factor of ten. (^_^);;
>
> And then, for MG, scale that down by a factor of 100. (^_^;)
>
>>Scale up by ten and you get a weapon with an overall length of 15 feet
>>(4.572 meters), with a 7'6" (2.286 meter) blade mounted on a 5' (1.524
>>meter) head.
>
> So -- roughly 4.5cm long, 1.5cm head, with a blade of length 2.3cm?
>Still seems a bit small, compared to what the FZ appears to be carrying..
>4.5cm on a MG Zaku means it's about hand-and-half, whereas I recall clearly
>that the FZ gripped the heat hawk with a double handed grip..

I just went through the Gundam the Movies VIII and Bandai Visual Comics.
The FZ heat hawk consists of a handle three handspans long, with a
handspan-long grip in the middle of the handle. The blade is mounted on a
metal loop reminiscent of a paper clip, with a blade resembling that of an
ice skate, and appears to be half as long as the handle, with a
handspan-long mounting point midway down the back, attached to midpoint of
the loop.

Figuring 152.4mm (6") per handspan, that gives us an overall length of
685.8mm (27") with a 228.6mm (9") blade mounted on a 457.2mm (18") handle.
This scales up to 6.858 meters (22.5') with a 2.286 meter (7.5') blade on a
4.572 meters (15') handle.

A 1:100 scale model would be 68.58mm (2.7") long with a 22.86mm (0.9")
blade on a 45.72mm (1.8") handle

A 1:144 scale model would be 47.625mm (1.875") long with a 15.875mm
(0.625") blade on a 31.75mm (1.25") handle.
 
> For comparison, the equivalent would probably be a double-bladed
>axe, sans one blade.. Didn't the Zaku II Desert come standard with a
>double-headed heat hawk?

The only double-bitted heat hawk that I recall offhand is the one carried
by the MSN-04 Sazabi in CCA. On the other hand, I've never paid much
attention to heat hawks and such.

> I'll probably go for a 7cm long heat hawk..

Which is about as close as you can probably get to the actual 6.858cm….

-Z-

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