Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Fri, 26 May 2000 17:21:46 -0400


One thing about the MS-11...if it eventually ended up being the MS-14
Geloog, than what exactly is the MS-11 Acht Zaku from Zeta Gundam and MSX?
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Simmons <scorpio@best.com>
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Sent: Friday, May 26, 2000 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Kunio Okinawara's M.S Collection

> Chris Maier asks,
>
> > Just wondering, if the MS06R3 supposed to be some kind of prototype for
the
> > Geloog? Sure looks like one.
>
> Yep, that's the theory. The R-3 is supposed to be the fourth unit of the
> R-2 type Zaku, which was retained at Granada as a testbed for Gelgoog
> development and subsequently kitbashed into an essentially new mobile
suit.
> (See <http://www.gundamproject.com/mecha/msv_zaku06r.html> for the whole
> story.)
>
> According to the MSV kit manuals, the principal modifications to the R-3
> were to the waist and skirt - which makes sense, since the main difference
> between the R-2 Zaku and the Gelgoog is that the latter keeps its main
> thrusters in its skirt rather than in a backpack.
>
> Masahiro Oda of Stream Base, who wrote all the text for the MSV kit
> manuals, actually did some sketches of the R-3 back in the '80s. While the
> sketches themselves never saw publication, Oda used them as a basis for
ZZ's
> Zaku III, so we can assume that the R-3 was actually supposed to resemble
> the Zaku III. (Which, I would add, has skirt thrusters and an optional
> backpack just like the Gelgoog.)
>
> Okawara's take on the R-3, though, is just a goony hybrid of the Zaku
and
> Gelgoog with a bunch of random extra detailing. Can't say I care for it.
>
> -- Mark
>
>
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