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Takemikaduchi Type-00F

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Banana-mech isn't the best!

Excellent review! And your buildup is excellent. The yellow really allows more of the design's details to be visible in this scale.

While Yui's Type00F is certainly among the elite, the purple 00R is actually the personal mech of the Shogun herself, and will only respond to her biometrics. (Or that of her kagemusha ...)

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Posted by AcroRay on 18 August, 2011 - 21:11
Good to Know!

Acro, you seem to be the most informed person about this series I have seen comment on both of my Takemikaduchi reviews!

... but its still like a Harem sim, right? I saw one half scanlated manga and thats what it looked like to me.

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Posted by Rob on 19 August, 2011 - 07:01
As I understand it...

As I understand it (and I have *not* played the games, just followed details synopsis stuff from people who did play or developed the full translation patches that were available for a short while, and read the scanslated mangas), the first & second games (on the first game release) are harem/dating-sims to diminishing degrees. 2 girl choices of "Extra" - the first game - unlocks the world with the BETAs that makes up "Unlimited" - the second game. There's a good plot synopsis of the first two 'chapters' here by the individual who translated all three games:

http://amaterasu.is.moelicious.be/mlplot/

ML Alternative, however, has really only one path to its conclusion other than the occasional 'oops, you're dead' path. You can't choose - or even save the lives of - other characters no matter how much the earlier games have lead the player to become attached to them, as has been pointed out by players. One of the things I find most interesting about the 3 core chapters of the property is how it seems to take advantage of common eroge/harem tropes and formulas to lure in players and eventually take them about as far from that genre as they can be pulled. Along the way, it also takes advantage of the genre's gamers' tendency to become deeply enamored with the members of the harem to have a stronger emotional impact on the player as part of the game - which many players have reacted to quite strongly. To quote one player via a YouTube fansub video of Meiya's ending in ML Alternative: "I felt like my whole family died!"

Total Eclipse takes place in the world of Muv Luv Alternative, and is more of a traditional short-story & modelling project as is typical of Hobby Japan going all the way back to stuff like CRUISE CHASER BLASTY and the Gundam side-story stuff & such. There's no actual game for this gang - just about every other multimedia, though, including the upcoming anime. If anything, it has a very 80s feel to it, with a Macross-like triangle of sorts, a Cold War that's still going strong, spy & espionage stuff, and of course cool mecha an appealing character designs.

There are also the "Chronicles" collections, which (iirc) take place in the second world's reality - Muv Luv Unlimited - which has a somewhat different resolution to the war with the BETA. It includes a lot of 'prequel' stuff showing how the characters of AGE's multiverse made it to the story the player had played in ML Unlimited - and also things that happened in this world after the conclusion of Takeru's story in Unlimited. Many of them are pretty bleak, imo, and some are stories of battles that had already been fought by the time players engage in Muv Luv Unlimited. Of course, this is also a world where the world's population is barely a third of what it is in our world, and the fighting-capable portion of the population has been diminished from what we would typically expect in an industrialized civilization to the typical soldier being late teens/early 20s, most likely female, and very unlikely to live more than a couple of years in combat at best...

Total Eclipse - and the other "Chronicles" series stuff that's being released are probably more satisfying overall, as they launch out into the world established by Muv Luv Unlimited/Alternative and beyond the constraints of that one story. Of course, this is also a world where the world's population is barely a third of what it is in our world, and the fighting-capable portion of the population has been diminished from what we would typically expect in an industrialized civilization to the typical soldier being late teens/early 20s, most likely female, and very unlikely to live more than a couple of years in combat at best. It's like a mix of MACROSS and THE FOREVER WAR. (Anyone remember David Gerrold's WAR WITH THE CHTORR series?)

Unlimited's manga has been fan-translated, and the translator is working on the much longer (and as yet unfinished in Japan) Alternative manga currently. There's a partial translation of Extra out there, but the manga isn't that great to begin with. Unlimited's manga rendition is - while seemingly true to the plot and main path of the game - a bit too juvenile-looking when it comes to the character designs I think.

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Posted by AcroRay on 19 August, 2011 - 09:37
Hi dude, can you tell me how

Hi dude, can you tell me how did you paint for the details?
Did you use airbrush or handbrush?
Did you paint the whole kit and use other coating?

I am building one right now and want to make the best of it. I am also new to painting so I still have a lot to learn.

Your build is awesome! I like the details especially the palm and fingers, not to mention the other details are so tidy too! XD

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Posted by darkslayer on 14 February, 2013 - 11:11
 
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