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Tue, 2 Nov 1999 20:36:29 -0500

>===== Original Message From =====
>Roger writes,
>>I like original MS's and MA's and Bound Doc looks so
>>freakin cool but Syd Mead made it look like a floating Pyramid as opposed to
>>the original rounder skirt and though I like some Syd Mead redesigns (i.e.
>>Ifreat) he really overdoes the panel lines and he is too much of a 2D
> You can't really use "Syd Mead" synonymously with "Turn A mecha
>designs." Mead designed the Turn A, the upcoming Turn X, the WaDom, the
>Sumo, the Flat, and the Rib - all of which were then cleaned up by the
>multitalented Atsushi Shigeta. Veteran Kunio Okawara contributed the
>dinosaurian Eagel, the cannon-toting Gozzo, and the runty Wadd.
> There are a few designs from the series that are yet to be accounted
>for - they don't look like Okawara's work, they're certainly not Mead's,
>and I don't think they're original work by Shigeta (though he could have
>a different style when he's not doing cleanup). These are the GM-like
>Cannon Irfute, the Borjarnon, and the remodeled Bound Doc - the Muttoo.
>The Godwin, a variant of Okawara's Gozzo, also looks like the work of
>this unidentified designer.
> Reader's digest version: Mead designed neither the Cannon Irfute or the
>Mutto (nee Bound Doc).
>-- Mark

hmmm... I stand corrected, thanks Mark but I still think the new bound Doc
Lacks the freakishness that attracted me to the original.

- Roger


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