Friday, 5 October 2012
MasterFile Metal Armor Dragonar
Another awesome Master series book from GA Graphics this time a MasterFile (one word) for Metal Armor Dragonar a series which i watched years ago. Really liked the series from all the mecha action and comedy which reminded me of Gundam ZZ, best part was having the 3 hero Dragonars taking off the aircraft carries Aquapolis. This is third mecha series profiled from studio Sunrise after RGM-79 GM and Votoms Scopedog with Studio Nue getting most of the action with the Master Archive for Valkyries.
Just like all the other Master files this one is packed for of realistic CG shot of all the Dragonars and mass-produced Dragoon's throughout the file and lots of highly detailed illustrations of nearly everything to do with each Dragonar in the series, from mechanis, weapons, pilot gear to the various equipment. Lot of information must be contained in all the text, but my Nihongo reading is so bad it mostly just flys over me.
On the aircraft carrier flightdeck with the US Navy crew waiting for take-off.
Same concept as the Gundam Mk.II with the the parts on a movable frame.
This is my favourite mecha from the series, the mass-production MBD-1A Dragoon.
Dragonar 1 form the first few episodes of the series in space without flying armor.
The heavy support Dragonar 2, got to dig the firepower this one handles.
Electronic warfare Dragonar 3 with its radar dish head.
Pilot gear, the 2 hero's wore red so im guessing the other must be Dragoon gear.
Cool shot of the mountains.
Yellow shirt just like the US Navy directing the armor or aircraft depending.
Dragoons with XC-00 Cavalier Zero, guessing these cool armor add on went into production since from what i remember it was rarely seen after the first few episodes.
Just like all the other Master books from GA Graphics the last few pages have lot of cool colour schemes for the respective mecha, all the schemes are for the Dragoon since it the only mass-produced Earth forces machine, like alot of the country specific patterns, shame only one colour in the series for the Dragoon.
Nice credit page, all the artist getting there credit next to a selection of the gear they worked on.
After getting this file and remembering how cool Dragonar is i really hope Bandai expand on there Real Grade range and eventually move into other licenses, all 3 Dragonars and the Dragoons would look awesome as 1/144 RG kits.