Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Grunt MS Group Build

Ode to Cannon Fodder
So my next build is a part of the Grunt MS Group Build I started over at the Gundam Australia Forums. I will build the MG Nemo in White Dingo Team colors. I have not decided whether or not this will be a gloss or matte finish, but i'm leaning towards gloss. It's a priviledge to have started this group build and to have so many great gunplars taking interest, I am very excited to see what everyone comes up with.Will have a WIP #1 up soon! Keep up the Gunpla, Newtypes!

MSA-003 Nemo Info:
"Although the Anti-Earth Union Group had, through one means or another, acquired many RMS-179/RGM-79R GM IIs to fill its frontline ranks, its leaders wanted a mass production unit of their own that could beat the Titans' and Earth Federation's GM IIs. Anaheim Electronics delivered on the concept, producing the MSA-003 Nemo which, although closely based on the GM II, was far better in performance in terms of generator power, thruster acceleration and maneuverability. To help keep its cost down, the Nemo used many weapons already employed by other existing mobile suits, such as the RMS-099 Rick Dias' beam saber and the GM II's beam rifle. With its first deployment, the Nemo easily supplemented the GM II as the mainstay of its mobile suit forces." -

White Dingo Team Info:
"The members of the White Dingo Team are the protagonists of the Sega Dreamcast video game Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes, although you can spot the occasional Dingo cameo, such as the one in Journey to Jaburo. (Most people just call their game Rise from the Ashes)

The Dingoes are one of the Federation MS teams fighting to take back Australia late in the One Year War. Master P. Rayer is the team leader and player character. The other two members are Leung Fee-Fai and Maximilian Berger. The Federation is riding the momentum from its victory at Odessa and aims to clinch victory on the Earth front. However, the Aussie-based Zeons refuse to back down, as embodied by Zeon ace pilot Visch Donahue.

The Dingoes have a cult following in the fandom for how awesome their game and their suits are. Rise from the Ashes is unique in that it gives the player a "from the cockpit" perspective, instead of the third-person POV common in Gundam games. It's a bit hard to get used to at first, but I think it makes for one of the most memorable Gundam game experiences. The Dingoes are awesome enough in-universe to earn their own line of customized mobile suits, decked out in shades of white/gray and navy blue. Dingo suits also get a swanky grinning wolf emblem on their left shoulder. Most of their suits are just recolored versions of the stock models, but their ultimate upgrades, the GM Sniper IIs, are high-performance models hand-tuned to their specifications. " - Mark's Timeline

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