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Analog and D-Pad 06.08

December 27, 2019 by Tim

I hope everyone had a great holiday (or just a generally chill week if you don’t celebrate anything).

If you’re still in the Christmas mood and looking for more presents, you could always gift yourself a few extra Ctrl+Alt+Del comics each month by signing up for one of our Patreon campaigns (*wink wink, nudge nudge*). Right now all Patrons at the CAD campaign get an extra Ethan and Lucas comic each month, regardless of tier, as well as pages of Doomfall, our new dungeon delving RPG comic. And over at the Starcaster Patreon, we’ve finished issue seven and are just about to start issue eight this month!

I try not to post reminders about the Patreon thing more than I need to, but it is a large part of how the site is supported. Especially right now; we’re coming up on what I like to call “shitty ad season,” the few months after Christmas were advertisers have blown their budgets on the holidays and ad revenue goes into hibernation for a while.

Hence the friendly nod towards the more direct (and better) ways you can support the site if you like what I do here.


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GUNnibal
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GUNnibal

Well, at least we now know Scott has a nice taste in music.

Dodgy
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Dodgy

I love Led Zeppelin!

Dodgy
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Dodgy

Really, no one got the Spiderman reference?

Bhaal42
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People doing Gunplas are always people of good tastes

Skyblade
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Skyblade

Don’t leave out the important info, Tim:
Did the paint job get ruined in his surprised reaction?

Khaisz
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Khaisz

Well looking at the shape of the leg he was painting in the first pictures and the last, it did get ruined because he snapped it in half from the reaction.

Kenju22
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Kenju22

Good thing he has a 3D printer and can make a replacement lol
Trying to figure out what MS that goes to, I see what is either Tallgeese II or Tallgeese III, and what looks like a MG Hizack on the shelf but I could be wrong (that is Zeon green though I know that much)

Logan
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Logan

That’s not a Tallgeese. Looks more like a GN-0000 00 Gundam. Check (one of) the “Twin GN Drive(s)b on the closest shoulder. Just less blue (not finished painting?), and maybe some custom bits. Can’t remember any other Twin GN drive Gundams. But these could all be “random bits” to not be ‘official’ for reasons.

Timothy
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Timothy

The one on the right is the 00 Diver from Gundam Build Divers, just with a custom/unfinished paint job. The one on the left is hard to make out, but the lower leg and foot resemble those found on the Enact, Union Flag, and Masuro from Gundam 00. As for the one heโ€™s working on, based on size and detail, Iโ€™d say itโ€™s probably the lower leg of the RG 1/144 Nu Gundam.

Kenju22
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Kenju22

I have the MG Nu Gundam model and can assure you that it is in fact black and white not blue and white.

Tom Thumb
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Tom Thumb

That’s Queen you heathens! For shame!

Michael
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Michael

Dodgy was referencing Spider-Man: Far From Home, wherein the title character misidentifies Happy’s choice of music.

James Rye
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James Rye

Merry red Christmas, Scott!!!

Nono
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Nono

Well, guess Scott’s losing his deposit. Bloodstains have to be kind of a pain to clean off windows.

Brent
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Brent

Not necessarily. That blood’s on the outside in a city where supers fighting supers is a regular occurence. There’s likely some sort of clause in the apartment contract covering Scott in this case. It’s only once Lucas is bleeding inside the apartment that Scott might become liable

Merendel
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Merendel

most things wash off glass fairly well. Only hard part is doing it several stories up. Good thing he knows a guy with instant platforms to do the washing… assuming he survives making said bloodstains.

foducool
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foducool

so I can recognize the gundam 00 on the shelf
given the green paint job, next to it is probably a zaku
and that leg being painted is probably from the unicorn? (because of the hip piece)

GreyTemplar
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I think that is supposed to be the Nu Ver. Ka. Painted in Hi Nu colors. The side of the leg is throwing me off, it’s a bit too angular, but the rest of that leg is totally Nu, even the panel lines.

GUNnibal
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GUNnibal

Nice to have a professional in the comments =)
I initially thought he was working on some kind of a controllerang. Boy, do I have egg on my face…

Rex Vivat
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Rex Vivat

Hand painting is probably overkill for something that’ll get thrown at people.

GUNnibal
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GUNnibal

I suppose there is some truth to that. Then again – this IS a city that’s full of supers, where identity is everything. Lag behind and no one will recognize you.
Ethan could through literal boomerangs at goons but only Analog would have them controller-shaped.

Kenju22
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Kenju22

Too thick and too angular to be a Zaku, look at the shape of the feet and shins, I think it’s a Hizack.

The leg I *think* is from the Freedom Gundam as that looks a lot like a Xiphas Railgun on the hip, though it could also be the Hi Nu Gundam given that light shade of blue (most Federation models are a much darker shade)

Logan
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Logan

Hizack is basically a slightly beefed up Zaku II. Whatever that is, is far to streamlined for either. Closer in design to a Kshatriya but put on a major diet!, without the wings. Or even one of the mass-produced from IBO, a Gera Doga, or one of the Zaku iI’s from Seed.

But these could all be random “custom” designs, made up for legal reasons, too. The 00 is a little *off* from either version that actually has the shoulder mounted Twin GN drive system.

Leon
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Leon

Seriously? Listening to Queens?

Tumbleweed
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Tumbleweed

Yeah, I don’t get it either. I also never really like that queen song.

Michael
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Michael

He’s in a wheelchair, and traditional bicycle design is denied to him.

leduk
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leduk

one of the best band ever, yeah.

Fallenone23
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Fallenone23

Tim, Will we still see Starcaster here or has it moved over to just being on Petreon?

Him.
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Him.

“I want to ride my D-Pad Star
I want to ride my star…”

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Reading this page, I suddenly find myself wondering how Lucas’ powers work, and if there’s a reason he didn’t just summon another arrow- either to point at the window, or to smash the window, or even just increase the size of what he’s riding so he can ride stably on a large “magic carpet” rather than cling onto a “kickboard.”

Did he not have the strength to smash a window? Is it tied to his vitality? Emotional level? Does he only have so much per day and have to recharge?

davethwave
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davethwave

Think the problem is that it’s his friend window for goodness sake. Why break it if banging on it makes enough noise in the end. Windows ARE expensive to replace for goodness sake.

D Harshman
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D Harshman

The question of floating a smaller arrow in front of Scott to alert him visually is a valid one still. One that he summoned on the other side of the window, so it didn’t have to break.

I assume it’s just a situation that Lucas is panicked and injured, so he isn’t thinking clearly or cleverly. Or (ooc) it was just a better punchline this way. But, it would be interesting to know if some limit to his power contributed…

Scott
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Scott

It’s difficult to say due to his fatigue and injuries affecting his concentration but I am wondering if he would have been able to conjure an arrow inside Scott’s room. He has direct vision of the room, is that enough or does his power actually have to travel from him to its destination?

aaron Smith
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aaron Smith

personally i would have just broke the window one small arrow b4 he even got there

Misel
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Misel

The guy in the wheel chair singing “Bicycle Race” from Queen. That’s dark… I like it! ๐Ÿ˜€

ShonaSoF
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ShonaSoF

Damn, this got dark.

Some
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Some

Well, good taste in Gundam, that’s a 00 he’s got on his desk.

SandOriaKnight
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SandOriaKnight

I see Tallgeese III! ๐Ÿ˜€