That really doesn't answer my question, though, whether someone who isn't a native English speaker created the story and mistook "core" for "corps". I suspect that's the case.core
The tough , central part of various fruits , containing the seeds.
"quarter the pears, remove the cores then slice again into wedges"
Wikipedia : " operating large robot combat units known as Armored Cores at the behest of corporate and private clients. "
Core refers to the cockpit. Armored Core means the cockpit is armored with the robot body covering it.That really doesn't answer my question, though, whether someone who isn't a native English speaker created the story and mistook "core" for "corps". I suspect that's the case.
Years ago I had a Kotobukiya Gao Gai Gar kit. The final kit was nice as heck but the WORK I had to put in was nuts. Not just bad fit in places but overall bad engineering planning, like putting part seams in the WORST and dumbest places that needed what seems now like years of puttywork. I hadn't wanted to paint it, but the seams looked so awful I had to seam it and paint it. And for a posable mech while big, almost as big as the Bandai Soul Of Chogokin toy, it was fragile, which is what happened... it broke. The hip gave way after just a couple months. It was definitely not engineered to be repeatedly posable like Gundams or SuperMiniPla.This is the first Kotobukiya kit I've built .
Bandai they are not .
These guns required a lot of work to clean up . The flanking elements on the barrel fit very poorly .
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Everything is assembled and mostly primer'd .
Some spots still to do - and some spots need another coat .
Have to wait a couple of days before the recoat of primer , then it will be at least a week of cure before color-coats .
Some people don't like waiting for alkyds to cure properly but I'm obviously never in a hurry .
Still undecided on the final paint scheme anyways.