Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Sun, 12 Sep 1999 15:55:58 -0700


>At 13:56 9/12/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>>Several MSV suits, the first one being the Black Tri-Stars' MS-06R-1A
>>high mobility Zaku IIs. The MS-06F Zaku II Minelayer (note how Bandai
>>forgot that the "F" designation was taken when they named the space
>>variant of the MG Zaku II kit), MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon, and of course
>>PF-78-1 Perfect Gundam were all fan creations that first appeared else
>>where before Bandai released them as plastic injection kits. The Perefect
>>Gundam came from the manga Plamo Kyoshiro, and the other designs came from
>>Hobby Japan's How to Build Gundam vol. II. In the same issue they also had
>>prototypes of what would eventually become the MS-06D Desert Zaku II and the
>>YMS-09 Dom Tropical Test Type.
>
>Oops! I seem to have gotten the MSV and MS-X series confused. In my
>earlier description of MSV, I was thinking of the MS-10 Dowadge, MS-11 Act
>Zaku, MS-12 Gigan, MS-13 Gasshia and MS-17 Galbaldy Alpha, but those are
>all MS-X, not MSV.
>
>On the other hand, the vast majority of MSV designs were from Kunio
>Okawara, among them the FA-78 Full Armor Gundam, MS-04 Prototype Zaku,
>RAG-79 Aqua GM, RGC-80 GM Cannon and a 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Gundam, all of
>which were made "alternative" with the advent of the RX-78 NT-1 Gundam G-4.
>
>-Z-

Not sure if these were the "official" MSVs - I do seem to recall that most
of these were grouped in their own section of "Okawara MSVs" in the MS
Encyclopedia books. The MSV files published by Kodansha in 1984 certainly
did not include any of the above, except for the FA-78-1.

Eddie

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