Tuesday, February 28, 2006

AoZ Dry Spell

It's been a pretty dry time for Advance of Zeta. The March DHM didn't include any new artwork, and although the April issue is out in Japan, I haven't heard anything about what AoZ goods might be inside. The first EX issue of DHM was released, but supposedly is just contains a lot of images of AoZ models we've already seen and the Audrey figure.

If you watch my flickr account though you've probably seen pretty regular activity there. I regularly post new mecha art I find there and I plan on expanding this blog a bit to cover what I find.

I've got a few big things in the works for the wiki, but with a baby literally due any minute it's hard to get anything done around here! Hopefully I'll have more AoZ news for everybody soon.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Icarus Unit Model

I grabbed these images from Dengeki Hobby March 2006 off of dannychoo.com. For those of you who don't already know his blog you must check it out. Danny posts high quality scans and photos of his new toys and magazines, as well as stories of living in Japan.

The Icarus Unit is an add-on set of equipment to allow the Hazel Custom to fly around in an atmospheric environment. Not shown here is the ability to attach extra pieces of equipment to those big shoulder units. Options include shield boosters, standard shields, missile pods, or arms. With the arms attached it becomes clear that this monster is an ancestor for the Byarlant (if the giant ass thruster didn't tip you off already). Those big shoulder units can also swing forward to allow it to be stashed on board a TR-5 Fiver unit, for atmospheric entry.


New Images from Advance of Zeta Volume 4

Ezikiel of FichtenFoo.com recently posted some new images of the TR-5 Fiver in Mobile Suit mode on that forum. He got the images from 2chan.net. Now I have a new site to scan everyday for AoZ info :-|

Advance of Zeta Vol. 4 Poster
Advance of Zeta Vol. 4 Poster

TR-5 Fiver in Mobile Suit Mode

TR-5 Fiver Model in Mobile Suit Mode