John F. Moscato wrote:Something just occured to me.
The Silicon Tribe 1/72 and this newer Wave kit both have the veils mounted on co-arms attached to the shoulder, while the 1/100 Volks V3 mounts the double-veils on the forearms in traditional fashion. Are these two different weapon systems, or is one version simply inaccurate?
Well, the Volks V3 should be based on the LED V3 that appeared during the LED unveiling ceremony scene in the manga. I don't have the manga with me, so I can't go back and see if the shield linkage system is clearly shown in those manga panels.
The Silicon Tribe and Wave kits, being produced later, are I think making some assumptions based on the LED Napalm art in Knight flags?
The LED Napalm is shown to mount those 2 'mini shields' via shoulder linkages.
So I guess the assumption with the ST and Wave kits is that the basic LED V3 would use the same linkage system for its larger shields.
Unless the LED V3 art in the manga clearly shows shoulder linkages (and I'm not sure it does), then we really have no way of knowing what the 'official' shield linkage setup should look like, until more LED V3 art appears.
Myself, I'm more of a fan of the way Volks did it, purely for aesthetic reasons.