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  1. Just now, Seto Kaiba said:

    The VF-31 Siegfried book was... well... it basically all but ignored the production VF-31.

    Ah! So this book may end covering the Production Type Kairos then? Hopefully! Also Seto I do hope it is better then the Siegfried as I remember your thoughts on it.

  2. Huh. I wonder if it is going to cover a bit more on the original VF-31 Kairos. Did the Siegfried book cover any of that? I do not remember. I know it covered the prototype versions of the Kairos but not if it covered the production type Kairos.

  3. 2 hours ago, pengbuzz said:

    Yeah, that does make a lot of sense. Although I can't imagine them trying the "Daedalus Maneuver" with one of those. O.o

    Actually, if I remember correctly, one of the games actually had an ARMD used in a Daedalus Maneuver like attack on an enemy. I think it was one of the games that followed the "Do You Remember Love?" timeline.

  4. 4 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    After some quick double-checking, it appears to may be conflating events from the official Macross timeline with events from the Robotech short comic "Mars Base One".

    In Macross, the fate of the Oberth-class's namesake ship Oberth is unknown... but she was likely one of the hundred-plus sunk during the First Space War.

    In Robotech's "Mars Base One" short comic, the Oberth was sunk in orbit of Mars by a Zentradi warship performing advance reconnaissance in 2005 while attempting to evacuate the personnel remaining at Mars Base.

    Shakes head. But the whole bit about the Oberth being destroyed by Anti-UN Terrorists was before the Mars Base One comic even came out. So where did that come from?

    EDIT: Now that I am thinking about it. I think it was either one of the early Robotech RP Books or some sort fanon timeline that someone made way back when.

  5. 7 hours ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    Kind of makes you wonder what the conditions were like on the Spacy's Oberth-class missile destroyers, given that the Spacy was apparently recruiting experienced submariners to crew including Bruno J. Global, whose previous command was the submarine Marco Polo.

    You know, one of these days I am going to go through with my plan on writing a fanfiction that really explores the Oberth Class before the first war. Maybe follow the Goddard when it went after the Anti-UN Controlled Tsiolkovsky. Though reading the Macross Mecha Manuel entry on the Oberth Class didn't the Tsiolkovsky destroy the Oberth as it was evacuating the Mars Base? Or was that something from Robotech?

  6. 6 hours ago, amegari_hikaru said:

    Hello everyone: 

    I have a couple of questions about emigrant fleets.  Is there any information on which was the last of the emigrant fleets that was launched from The Earth (Solar System)?  Is there any kind of emigrant ship in between the City Class and the Island Cluster Class? Can the Macross 11 main colonization shio (the one that appears in episode 25 of Frontier) be considered an Intermediate? (It is seen next to an environment type ship similar to the one seen in the Frontier fleet). 

    Thanks for your time and sorry for any grammatical or translation errors in the post (English is not my native language).

    Kind regards.

    Juan.

    There is also the Island Jackpot From Macross Delta, that while simply being a smaller version of the Island One City Ship from Macross Frontier it is kind of a intermediate city ship design. That is what I used it for in my fanfiction stories. It could also be a sort of early Second Generation Colony Ship Design (i.e Macross 1 to Macross 5).

     

  7. 1 hour ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    Eh... it's not as cut and dry as all that.  It varies heavily based on the property, the character, and the circumstances.

    If a character's too important to the story to lose, they'll recast them without hesitation.  If the character's important but their presence isn't strictly required, they'll often be replaced by a new, suspiciously similar, character in the same role like how Beltorchika Irma's role was taken by Chan Agi in Char's Counterattack.  If the character isn't actually important, they might find themselves removed from the story outright or remain but be reduced to a non-speaking role like what happened to coach Todoroki in Silver Spoon after VA Kenji Utsumi passed. 

    Or Sayla Mass during Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. As her VA had other commitments at the time. Hence, Sayla getting only a brief cameo in the series and Beltorchika, a similar looking character, was introduced to the series to be Amuro's new Love Interest.

  8. 6 minutes ago, Gerli said:

    The one in Macross 30 has small runways in each side... but that Northampton is based on the Frontier ones, a modernized version of the frigate. I'm (trying) modeling the one from M7

     

    Yes. That is the Gefion and is only a single ship so far upgraded in that way. The Macross Frontier/Macross Delta Northampton doesn't have the runways and such of the Gefion. That said from from what I remember about watching the Macross 7 episode with the Stargazer the fighters launch from those blue hatches as I mentioned. No idea on the interior of the ship for its hangars. I am sure one of the books will have some lineart of the hangars on a Northampton.

  9. 1 minute ago, Gerli said:

    It depends on the variant. For this M7 Version of the ship I think the fighters deploy via those blue painted hatches along the sides of the ship. Though for anything else you have to wait for @Seto Kaiba to come in.

  10. Okay.

    I know this is a Macross Forum, but I have seen some stuff for Robotech on here in the past and I wanted to recommend a Robotech fic to all. It is called Salvage and is over at the Sufficient Velocity forums. It is about Vanessa Leeds after the events of the finale of the Macross Saga and the loss of the rest of the SDF-1's bridge crew beside her (and Lisa). A well written and interesting story all around so far.

  11. 26 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    Apart from the Macross, the pre-war UN Forces seemed to favor naming their space carriers after famous naval warships or classes of naval warship (e.g. InvincibleEnterprise) or after heads of state of the Unification Government (Harlan J. NivenRobert A. Rhysling). 

    I actually thought that made all sort of sense for UN Spacy Carriers to be named after older naval warships. I just wish they gave the ARMD-Class Enterprise a bit more combat history before destroying it. To allow it to prove itself to be known as the Enterprise. I didn't care they destroyed it I just wanted it to go out with a bit more finesse enough to earn it accolades alongside its namesakes. But that is just me. 

    28 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    The space destroyers seem to be named after significant figures in the development of spaceflight technology (OberthGoddardTsiolkovsky).

    I actually really liked this idea and wished they kept it up. Though they would have perhaps had run out of names eventually, but still it was an interesting idea that paved the way for the UN Spacy to have its own naming conventions over that of the earlier blue water navies.

    35 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    The Uraga-class is named for Uraga, a historical port town now a part of Yokosuka in Kanegawa.  Some of its sister ships are named for similar municipalities like Aberdeen or Keflavik.

    That is interesting. I did not know what the Uraga Class had been named after till now.

    36 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    The Guantanamo-class is named for the port town of the same name home to the infamous military base in Cuba, and several of its sister ships are also named for harbors like MaizuruMamoi, etc.  You get a couple odd birds in the mix that are seemingly named for famous people or places where famous battles occurred (or the ships named after them) like Vella GulfVandegrift, or Belleau Wood

    Though I did know this, funny I didn't connect that with the later Uraga Class. Also, I think the Guantanamo Class is going to have the same problem the Northampton Class and its variants have and that is too many ships to actually have a valid naming scheme for the entire class. I would think that the individual fleets or colonies would have their own schemes for their ships of those classes.

    49 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    The Northampton-class is presumably named for the US Navy's cruiser by the same name, and seems to have kind of an anything goes lack of a naming convention, with references to Bologna (the city), GlendaleAmagi, etc.

    Yeah. With over nine thousand ships produced the Northampton Class really can't have a normal naming scheme hence why I think it would have different fleets or colonies with their own naming schemes. Or they really are named with anything that makes sense.

    52 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    IMO, the logical port of call for naming something like the stealth cruiser would be other infamous classes of escort.  Since the stealth cruiser is a modified Northampton-class frame, it'd make sense to name it after the real world cruiser class that was also a modified Northampton-class... the Portland-class.

    My own head canon name for the Stealth Cruiser was actually the Ontario Class before I learned that a fan-created book called them the Osaka and started to use that in my head canon now. I never really connected the name of the Northampton with the naval ship of the same name instead seeing it as a link to the town of Northampton so I decided to start naming the Stealth Cruiser after regional areas of countries, hence the Ontario Class.  So instead I started to use the Ontario Class for a variant of the Stealth Cruiser.

    Honestly, I would prefer a non-American or non-Japanese name for the Stealth Cruiser since the vast majority of the named ships we do have are of those two different former nations. Shrug. Just a think I had.

    59 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

    Yeah, it's kind of a big gap... though Macross Delta in general is pretty detail-sparse.

    Yeah. Kind of pity for there is plenty of stuff in Delta I would love to explore a bit more. For example, I would also like more on the Enterprise Class as well. Like how many fighters can it carry and does it naturally carry a Macross Cannon or was that only a custom job?

  12. Honestly, I am just glad there is something to call the Stealth Cruiser in my stories now without my own madeup class name ruining things. Still wish we had some more information on the Windermere ships outside of what we little we got from the man himself Berger Stone during his little introduction to Xaos after he arrived. The only thing I got from that is the Windermere ship that is based on the Deneb Class actually has two main variants. One with turrets along the frontal hull and the second looking almost exactly like the regular Deneb Class just its hull looking like its partner variant.

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