machine mess wrote:The last Junchoon from the link above looks super angular to me, and that new A-toll Scritti too (especially compared to the older kit which has lots of jaggedy edges, but a more organic feel to it). Many of the designs have some pronounced angularity to them, but sometimes it just gets pushed a bit too far.
Ikazuchi-Maru, Destonius, Hydra Mirage, Speed Mirage are all examples of designs that are a bit too far into angularity / CAD territory to make it into my (hypothetical) "top 10" favorites.
Ah... the old A Toll Scritti kit is indeed a work of genius. But one doesn't expect less from Akira Tani, who may indeed be THE best MH sculptor, period.
The newer 1/100 Scritti does seem slightly more blocky, but I do think it matches the character of the artwork well enough.
But it does sound like you're talking more about angularity of original designs, moreso than simply angularity of the kits of said designs.
Mighty series is indeed fairly angular... but I guess the Mighty series involved quite a LOT of unorthodox design decisions... as a result, the Mighty series MH don't really look like any other MH.
But I have to say, I do admire Nagano for constantly evolving his style, rather than redrawing the same MH over and over with minimal variation. In time, I'm sure his style will change yet again...