Jeff Caraway (jeff.caraway@mindspring.com)
Wed, 21 Jun 2000 08:15:20 -0400


That's REAL impressive!
What the heck is FRP????

Jeff C
----- Original Message -----
From: "-V-" <vsze@wwdg.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 3:41 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] 1:3 Scale (!!!) MSZ-006 Z Gundam

> Here's a full translation:
>
> I'VE SEEN THE GIANT GUNDAM AND HERE'S THE REPORT!
>
> Since a putting up the information about the Giant Gundam few days ago in
my
> homepage diary, many have asked about it. After listening to your voices,
I
> thought that "I must do a report on it!!!" and so I went to the actual
> place. Of course, I had a strong interest in it myself (^.^;;)
>
> IT'S SO AMAZING
>
> My first impression was it's soo amazing. My friend "N" who went with me
> has the same feeling. We visited Okayama prefecture's Kume district and
> town of Kume. This Gundam was about 7 meters tall. Rather than the size,
> it was the beauty of the work that moved me. The body was made with a
metal
> frame and FRP. The red part in the middle can open and close and seems to
> kinda acts as a cockpit. I could meet the person who made this that day,
> but his family was very hospitable and told us the details.
>
> This is what I heard from my friend, but it seems that you can
actually
> control this from the cockpit. (Inside the legs are hidden 6 oil
> cylinders). When I told my friends about this Gundam, they showed me some
> good stuff. This Gundam was once in a magazine article in "FAMITSUU"
(some
> Famicon magazine probably... ).
>
> From the contents of the article, the maker is a 36 year old Mr.
> Nakamoto. "I'm neither an Anime fan nor Gundam fan. I just thought I
would
> make a Giant Robot that could walk and someone could ride in, there is no
> involvement of industrial companies or University research, i did this all
> by myself" was written in the article. Even though, it took him 10 years
to
> plan and 7 years to create. Incidentally, the model is "Fujita ver." Zeta
> Gundam. From what his family members say, he made it from seeing the
photos
> and just the FRP shape, there are already alot of large sized tracks.
>
> This is also from their family members, but he also made a sidecar for
> his bike from FRP before too! THis is my opinion, but "To make such an
> amazingGundam from FRP, the person who can make this can make anything!!"
or
> something to that extent (^^;;;
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "SuperCrazy K" <supercrazyk@hotmail.com>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 8:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [gundam] 1:3 Scale (!!!) MSZ-006 Z Gundam
>
>
> > >From what I can remember, it took 10 years to plan and 7 years to
build.
> >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: Dyar, DafyddX <dafyddx.dyar@intel.com>
> > >To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> > >Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 11:54 AM
> > >Subject: [gundam] 1:3 Scale (!!!) MSZ-006 Z Gundam
> > >
> > >
> > > > That's no typo, folks! The "Giant Gundam Robot" is 7 meters tall!
> > > >
> > > > http://ww3.tiki.ne.jp/~marume/ganda/gandamu.htm
> > > >
> > > > The man shown in the picture for scale can't be much taller than
> 160cm,
> > > > which makes it look even taller. "FRP" here stands for Fiber
> Reinforced
> > > > Plastic, not Fantasy Role Playing, although I bet that it'd be great
> for
> > > > that. There's a bike sidecar in there somewhere, but I can't
> determine
> > > > where. I'm also at a loss to figure out the reference to "10 years"
> and
> > >"7
> > > > years" -- a translation from someone with better eyesight would be
> much
> > > > appreciated.
> > > >
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