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MS-14A Ver PT. by Norsehound MS-14A Ver PT. by Norsehound
Around the middle of the war, rumors had reached the Zeon Dutchy that the Federation had initiated their own mobile suit program. Zeon suit development went on unconcerned until the appearance of the RX-78-2 Gundam, which laid waste to any Zeon unit that had the misfortune of crossing it. It's performance caused Mobile Suit development to be stepped up in Zeon, canceling the MS-11 Gelgoog and re-designating the number to the "Action Zaku", the first design to use beam technology.

After MS-11 was canned, Zeonic put forward the MS-14 "Gelgoog" in the shape of the YMS-14S (which would become the S-type) prototype. Thirty test units were built, the last of which was given to Zeon Newtype Ace Char Aznable while he was part of the newtype squadron. After successes in trials, the MS-14A was put into production.

The Gelgoog was the first production mobile suit in the Zeon site to use beam technology, and as such it's base armaments are a beam rifle and a twin-blade beam sword. Arguably, the basic design was even more powerful than the vaunted Federation RX-78 (Despite the Gundam's lunar titanium armament). While the Gelgoog was a formidable suit, it is a sad case of 'too little, too late'. First fielded in the defense of the Solomon fortress asteroid, the Gelgoog corps there were manned mostly by trainees and inexperienced troops. So while the RGM-79 was in fact a weaker suit, they performed better against the powerful Gelgoogs because they had better pilots.

In this rendition, the Gelgoog is a monstrous machine mounting two separate engines, and has the raw power to rip a MS-05 Zaku I in half through sheer strength alone. It is rumored it can disable other MS by hitting them, but hasn't been scientifically tested.
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Pardon the older rendition of the MS-06 in the back. No effort to fix it...
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Crosswire40 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
HOLY ****! This it insanely AWESOME!!!
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist
woot! this version will kick gundam's ass!
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Xarxemas Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That's really cool :)
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omi-kun Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man I really like this one! Couldn't help but do a paintover. Hope you don't mind.

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Norsehound Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
not at all, especially with that result! Just ask first if you plan on doing another paint over.
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DartStriker Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Like Glaug said, it does have a Titan MS feel to it, which isn't bad in the least bit. Sometimes the Gelgoog gets a goofy look when people re-design it, but this is by far the most original I've seen. I love the shape, and the nontraditional legs, but it still is just dripping with Gelgoog goodness. It's one of my personal favorite designs of the One Year War. One question, did you intentionally remove the arm mounted thrusters/vulcan pods?
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DartStriker Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
True, that's a good explanation.
The arm mounts where secondary anyway, and never served a really dynamic purpose except for the Gelgoog Jeager, which was equipped with Vulcan to keep enemies at bay. The vents I believe where more for mobility purposes, and in the Gelgoog Refined (RF) from F-90, they are rocket launchers.

But that's little things, your design is still outstanding, and I think it's really nice and original. As are all of your works! Love your style.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
It wasn't an intentional decision on my part, I don't think I knew they were there when I did the redesign!

One could say they were added back in to the design after the first production models left the assembly line through feedback and testing. Then again, you could also believe that they were on the S model and removed for ease of production (Since this is the A model, and in Marine-type colors).
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gungriffon-geona Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
All these make me wonder what a gundam by you would look like. :O
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
In all honesty I tried several times to make a Gundam counterpart to the Zeon designs...nothing really gelled.

This is because i went with the opposite angle to the Zeon suits here- where the Zeons were more blobby and monstrous, the feddie suits would be more blocky and straightforward. Look at the For the Barrel designs for the direction I would have gone...
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