Gus Jae (gusjae@channel1.com)
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 22:11:46 -0400


Just curious, didn't someone scan some of these pics and put them up some
time ago?
Any URL?
Gus Jae
gusjae@channel1.com
----- Original Message -----
From: garrick lee <kapshiaw@yahoo.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Gundam FIX?

>
>
> --- Alfred Urrutia <Alfred.Urrutia@disney.com> wrote:
> > On Sep 26, 2:11pm, zy.ho@txexmta4.amd.com wasted
> > bandwidth discussing:
> > > Subject: [gundam] Gundam FIX?
> > > Does any one know anything about a book called
> > Gundam FIX.
> > > it is listed on HLJ for 4800 Yen.
> > >
> > > thanks
> > >
> > > zy
> >
> >
> > It's a great book. It is a series of Photoshop (I
> > think) comps of mechs
> > in real backgrounds, sort of like stills from a live
> > action movie. Some
> > of the pics are beautiful. My favorite is a sunset
> > shot of a ZZ Gundam
> > flying towards the camera, rim lit orange. A few of
> > the shots don't really
> > work but the bulk look great. It's also about $60
> > here. Worth it if you
> > dream, as I do, of driving by, say, a military base
> > and seeing a Destroid
> > or GM type mech standing guard in case of attack. I
> > had a vision just like
> > that, on a very sleepy (took a 2 Contacts trying to
> > kill off a sinus attack)
> > drive to Cal State Northridge in my youth (I passed
> > the Van Nuys airport and
> > it has(d) a Reserve Wing there) where I could
> > literally see a Tomohawk with
> > it's arm cannons aimed skyward, just in case. I
> > should have pulled over
> > right there. Get the book, it's the closest thing
> > to actually living in a
> > world where those mechs exist.
>
> i just bought that book a month ago. :)
>
> just don't expect any close-up shots and glamorous,
> slick-as-a-race-car detail in those pics. many are
> dark, with lots of shadows. there are very few face
> pics, and most the gundams are...sort of flying away,
> looking away, walking away, moving away. it doesn't
> help that katoki draws them from the oddest angles
> imaginable -- which is appealing in a way.
>
> -garrick
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