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AMX-109 Kapool


7 comments posted
The Kapool is actually an

The Kapool is actually an Axis mobile suit, hailing originally from ZZ Gundam.

SpaceRunaway's picture
Posted by SpaceRunaway on 5 December, 2010 - 15:24
Indeed, but this coloration

Indeed, but this coloration is from Turn A, not ZZ. By the by, have you tried transforming the suit into its aquatic cruise mode? I think that's where that pop-up periscope thing comes from.

YuushaFan's picture
Posted by YuushaFan on 5 December, 2010 - 17:38
I know, it just sounded a

I know, it just sounded a little like Syd Mead might have been credited with the design (depending on the interpretation of the reader of course), or that it was a modern suit that broke the samey designs of Gundam( and not, you know, almost 25 years old). Although, really, all of the aquatic use MS are pretty awesome.

Something I did learn tonight, was that Yutaka Izubuchi designed the Kapool. Doubly awesome.

SpaceRunaway's picture
Posted by SpaceRunaway on 5 December, 2010 - 22:34
Question About Plastics

Hello Enthusiast,

I have an important question to ask you about the materials the Syd Mead robot got made out from. My question is how can you tell an ABS plastic from a POM plastic?

Disclaimer: All answers from members are welcome as long as they're relevant to the question.

Diakron's picture
Posted by Diakron on 8 December, 2010 - 00:45
POM is a super-dense plastic

POM is a super-dense plastic used in the joints. It's a little more matte than the ABS. I wouldn't have recognized the POM necessarily, but the package calls it out.

And yeah, I was mistaken about the designer. I was under the impression that Mead designed all of the major mecha for the series, or at least significantly re-worked them.

The Enthusiast's picture
Posted by The Enthusiast on 8 December, 2010 - 20:21
Re: POM is a super-dense plastic

I assume that, right now, POM is for higher-end/-quality toys & models (none of which I have) as a cheaper replacement for die-cast metal.
As a plastic, can you look at it and touch it, and automatically know the difference between POM and, say, ABS?

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 8 December, 2010 - 21:21
Would you ever consider...

I hate to ask in the open, but I could not find a way to contact you. Would you ever consider selling this Kapool?

p0etiq's picture
Posted by p0etiq on 11 August, 2012 - 21:38