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Swiss Army Knife by xxLelouchxx67 Swiss Army Knife by xxLelouchxx67
Being a suit focused entirely on long-range bombardment and distanced combat (missles all over the body + gatling gun) you figure it would be a very sticky situation if it were forced into close combat.
That's where the Heavyarms' Swiss Army Knife comes into play. While fairly small compared to other suits that sport wicked giant sickles (Sandrock) and beam tridents (Shenlong) the knife is enough to allow the Heavyarms to hold it's own in combat.

Liked it better on the original Heavyarms where it was under the forearm instead of on the side. Still, they did a good job redesigning it to make it bigger and look more lethal.

Came in all gray at first; had to paint the edge a nice silver to make it look decent.
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Crossoverdude Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
of corse
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Siroh32 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Well, the closest I can think of to why the knife is placed there is that it has to do with re-using the arms from the previous EW MGs (Sandrock, Shenlong, etc.), since the designs themselves are similar to an extent; in-universe, the five Gundams were derived from the plans for Wing Zero, and in the real world, they share a similar inner-frame (and a couple of outer-frame armor).

But the finger should be pointed towards using as muchof the "XXXG" frame as possible (assuming I'm accurate about that); lineart for and in the GW: Glory of the Defeated manga, the knife is clearly under the forearm, and is something designed to be an attachable weapon, where Okawara's had it permanently attached to the forearm. The knife accessory for the MG seems like an afterthought by those who designed and made it, given the reused frame.

If and when I do get this, I might not bother with the knife for that reason. If I do, while I would be more comfortable getting some replacement parts incase I (likely) screw it up, I'd probably glue the knife to being under the forearm.

I could be wrong, though. *shrug*
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xxLelouchxx67 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I haven't built any of the other MG Wing EW kits (although I want to...) so I wouldn't know about the similarities in the inner frame, but what you're saying sure does make a good deal of sense. They, like the GAT machines from the SEED series, should be quite similar frame and design-wise.

The knife on this kit really does seem like an afterthought; kinda just slapped on there without really being meant to be a part of the mobile suit itself.
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AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Look to the ep where Trowa did a spin move and 'sliced and Diced' to say the least.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
man looks wicked! just awesome looking gundam!
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