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So what's the consensus on ZZ Hedgehog?

If anyone's wondering, it's an Okawara cleanup of a fan design that won a contest.
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>>15455007
It's kinda charming and doubles down on the super-jet theme of ZZ. But what the fuck is the name
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>>15455020
Gotta go fast
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>>15455007

Wow that is some paint job
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>>15455020
It's set to appear in an upcoming manga story in Gundam Ace.

In the Zeonic Republic post, they do mention "*This is the name of the suit at the time of submission. There is a possibility the name and specs may change in the story".
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Why do they keep ruining UC?
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>>15455086
they've run out of creativity so they're resorting to harvesting the fanart of stupid children
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>>15455087
Yall just jealous they don't accept /m/enchildren fanart

I can respect that
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i like it, it has this genuine child friendly design and Okawara is a good TOYS designer, lets just face it, gundam is at its best when they have kid-friendly approach and your realism bullshit is what ruining it
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Hmmm...
MSZ-009HH
Double Zeta Gundam Hedgehog

So it's an MSZ-009 variant, another version of the Prototype ZZ. Makes sense, as there's no Core Fighter. Interestingly, it has four (Hyper?) Beam Sabers/Beam Cannon, and I'm fascinated that the Hi-Mega Cannon isn't built into the head, but instead comes from the top of the backpack and forms a goggles-like arrangement. That's neat.

The color scheme is definitely a little much though.
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>>15455142

Oh, the gun has the same E-Pack as the Rick Dias's beam pistols, the Hyakushiki's beam rifle, the Zeta Plus's beam rifle, and the Gundam MkIII's beam rifle. The whole gun might even be one of those.

The recessed barrels in the red shoulder housings are probably vulcans, as I see no vulcans in the head.

I also dig that it has beam guns that pop outta the shins. Come to think it, adding in the guns in the shoulder shields/binders brings the total up to eight. Maybe it's called the Hedgehog because it's bristling (with guns).
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>>15455007
>If anyone's wondering, it's an Okawara cleanup of a fan design that won a contest.

Looks like shit. The original ZZ is way more classy than this turd Okawara or no Okawara involved.
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Ugly as hell. Not even Okawara can fix this shitboat.
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>>15455172
And the original MSZ-009 is even better.
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>>15455186
Truth.
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>>15455186
>And the original MSZ-009 is even better.

Looked like kinda a mess in Okawara's original rendition, but that's nothing new.
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>>15455186
>>15455304
>>15455312

More recent drafts/updates do help a lot.
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>>15455319

And the Mega-Zeta (MSZ-009M) used by Amuro and Judau in "Counterattack of Gigantis" has never really gotten enough love either.
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I have a feeling that I'll actually kinda love the Hedgehog... once it gets re-rendered by Katoki or BEE-Craft or whatsisface (the guy who does all the drawings for the Master Archive Mobilesuit books).
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>>15455110

Just imagine it. Sunrise accepting /m/ fan designs

>Every single one is some edgier tacticool Jim
>UC sidestories stop having gundams and retcon JIMS being stronger than gundams
>/m/ complains that now Jims are 2 OP and have lost their charm as easily disposable grunts, so they resort to sending edgy tacticool Ball designs
>Process repeats itself.
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>>15455035

I tried to adjust the color scheme, but without all that red it looks kinda boring.
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Z-Cannon is still better
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>>15455007
I hope katoki get a take on this. Okawara is really great on MS designs but his proportions are always off.
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>>15455321
It has psycommu rocket punches long before Tryon 3 did it.
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>>15455418
We'll have legs for days.
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Looks similar to F90.
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>>15455007
ZZ HEDGEHOG'S ARMS AREN'T BLUE
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>>15455387

More like all the cool GMs will keep getting assfucked by the Zeon patchworked jobs and /m/ eventually gets a sticky on how the latest GM is being reamed in the rear thruster in the latest series.

The sticky comes to a head when a Zeon patchwork fan design blasts the most tacticool /m/ GM yet into tiny bits as an afterthought before facing the main Gundam.
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>>15455086
>Why do they keep ruining UC?
UC is fine, you just have to choose to cut the chaff.
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the head is all wacked
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>>15457849
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>>15455007
I dislike the feet and lack of white on the torso. That is all.
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>>15457858
Does the red piece in the V-fin flip up? Does it hide the beam cannon now? That would be pretty rad, if so
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>>15457887
nope
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>>15457887
>Does the red piece in the V-fin flip up? Does it hide the beam cannon now? That would be pretty rad, if so

No, I don't think so. Per this original picture drawn by the winning fan
>>15455016
the Hi-Mega Cannon isn't built into the head, but instead comes from the top of the backpack and forms a goggles-like arrangement.
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>>15455387
>Every single one is some edgier tacticool Jim
you just described the last three UC shows
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>>15455007
It's fine but they should change the face in something more Zeta or ZZ like
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>>15455304
nice
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>>15455087
They've been doing that shit for years.
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>>15455007
I can see it has potential, there's a somewhat decent shape but it would take someone more competent than Okawara to "clean" it up. What's killing it right now is the overly large head and that hideous colour scheme.

I wonder what happened to that guy who posted here trying to get feedback on his MS design? There were some pretty nice revisions to his work going on.

>>15455186
>>15455319
Suddenly I'm sold, I never used to like the proto-ZZ but that's some fine lineart. It almost looks like it's out of Thunderbolt.

>>15455411
That looks a lot better.
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>>15455007
Odd?
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>>15458240
Is that a ZZ Hummingbird?
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>>15455007
>>15455010
>>15455013

Okawara's rendering style is just very appealing to look at imo. I wish more mecha artists still used markers and paint.
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>>15459201
>Okawara's rendering style is just very appaling to look at imo
ftfy
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>>15455304
>>15455312

Are these the Original Okawara ones? Because they look way better to me than these:

>>15455186
>>15455319
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>>15458305
>What's killing it right now is the overly large head

Are you retarded that head is perfect. We have enough mecha where their head is smaller than their hands.
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>>15455007
Goddamn that thing is ugly.
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FAZZ is still best ZZ.
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>>15459488

Any ZZ that isn't Nagano's belongs right in the trash can.
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>>15455387
Honestly, if /m/ designed a Gundam series, it'd end up looking like Iron Blooded Orphans.
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>>15459501
That is so different it looks more like Nagano's take on the Mk.V.
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>>15459501
people that suck Nagano's cock this hard are worse than people that suck Obari's cock that hard
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>>15459711

Obari isn't even a proper mecha designer though, so good job making an idiot of yourself with that comparison.
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Makoto Kobayashi's ZZ is pretty awesome if you you don't have a narrow taste in mecha where everything has to be clean and simple like a saturday morning cartoon
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>>15459715
>waahhhhh I'm so mad!!!!!

I was only talking about their fans.

Thanks for supporting my point, retard.
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>>15459726
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>>15455414

>shoulder cannons

At least obari has the sense to put it on the back
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>>15459734
>waahhhhh I'm so mad!!!!!

Good for you I suppose. Personally, I don't really see a point in getting upset over artist preferences.
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>>15459501

I love Nagano's version. The "Proto-Epsy Gundam," as it came to be called.
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>>15459894

Though I prefer the color scheme from Model Graphix, as was used by the "White Mirage" Mortar Headd version.
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>>15459900

And more than Nagano's ZZ, I'm madly in love with Kazumi Fujita's version of Nagano's ZZ.
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>>15459905

The head is so cool errrrrggghhh
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>>15459701
It'll just be IBO with actual armor around the spines.
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>>15459726
Looks like a pile of wet sandbags.
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>>15459894
>Epsy Gundam is credited to 'Masahiro Koda' on MAHQ
>Concept art clearly has Nagano's signature on it

Man, English information on mecha designers can be so sloppy lol. Also, going by that 'G2 MK-2' note, I think its safe to say that it predates its supposed prototype by an entire year!
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>>15459726
>vestigial face
>dick flap
>those feet
I don't get it, but the feet definitely bother me.
it's like how those super sentai mechs don't know what to do with the leftover parts and just stick them as boots, resulting in absurdly long feet
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>Epsy Gundam is credited to 'Masahiro Koda' on MAHQ

Whaaaat? Weird. It's obviously Nagano, as you said.

>Man, English information on mecha designers can be so sloppy lol.

Very true indeed.

>Also, going by that 'G2 MK-2' note, I think its safe to say that it predates its supposed prototype by an entire year!

Indeed. Well, >>15459894 was Nagano's design for the ZZ, but was eventually discarded in favor of a more kit-friendly design. But then Nagano's ZZ showed in an article in Out Magazine, redrawn by Makoto Kobayashi, and renamed the "Proto-Epsy Gundam." It's all basically fanfic, but still cool and fun.
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>>15459998

Here's a nice rendition of the Epsy Gundam by whatsisface, one of the top-tier Gundam doujinshi artists. Clearly based on the HyakuShiki. Supposed to have nuclear pulse engines, for sustained long-range space patrols.

>>15460445
Yeah, in that article the Proto-Epsy Gundam was supposed to be a downsized Psycho Gundam -- smaller than the PG, larger than a conventional MS.
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>>15459998
To this day the mystery of why Nagano's Mk-II is the exact same design as his Zeta still eludes me. The entire production history of Zeta sounds like a total clusterfuck filled with backstabbing left and right from everything I've read so far.

Like, how the hell am I supposed to make sense of a Fatima in Zeta's head?
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>>15459998
Nagano's final form of Epsy Gundam is something else...
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>>15459998
>>Epsy Gundam is credited to 'Masahiro Koda' on MAHQ

Pretty sure he was the guy who drew this, while Nagano's original design was technically never published.
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>>15461054

That's a Franken-Gundam of Katoki lineart.
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>>15461054
>>15461069
So lazy, it's essentially the Mark II's head on the Hyaku Shiki's body.
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>>15461047
That Hambrabi looks fucking savage.
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>>15458019
>Unicorn
>Origins
>Thunderbolt

But those are Gundams.
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>>15459894
>>15459900
>>15460445
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>>15461035

Nagano's version of the Zeta for Tomino's novels is weirrrrrd
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>>15461157
>>15461160
>>15461166

All these are from "Unknown Project Z" by the circle "Quasar the Enthusiasts" (I think). There are a few more: Qubeley, Rick Dias, Hambrabi, obviously inspired from >>15461047
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>>15461166
This is probably one of the most popular fan Gundam designs out there. So many scratchbuilds.
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>>15461163
Nagano's rejected ZZ designs will always be weirder.
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>>15461189

Oh! Thank you for this. I'm the guy who did >>15459894
>>15459900
>>15459905
and I've never before found such a clear image of the core fighter. That back view is nice too!
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>>15459701
>cool stoic MC who is very cool and not afraid to kill people and NOT a whinny pacifist understanding teenager
>MC uses custom tacticool grunt unit because MC is skilled underdog and FUCK GUNDAMS
>MC kills a lot of people
>the end
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>>15461234
Don't forget

>MC kills moralfag character while giving the mankind's enemy copypasta speech.
>MC joins the bad guys after episode 1 because killing people is cool.
>/m/ complains because everything is boring.
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>>15461189
wow these are fantastic, but would probably give the animators an aneurysm attempting to translate it into frames on the screen.

I can tell the pictures inspired them because of the opening - the way the ZZ's eyes glow is very Nagano




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