The final version is a lot more streamlined. If you look at the Meteor Pack from Gundam SEED, you'll see where the whole idea came from.I thought that was such an awesome design, I couldn't get it out of my head - even the colour scheme. I really love that show.It's clearly the best design of its kind in all the Gundam series - much better than the Dendobrium from 0083 and more streamlined than GN-Arms from 00.It's like the difference between a cadillac and a hatchback.I have some drawings of the original Dai-X booster from second-year of Uni in a notebook. That was 2006/7? Took me a good while to get around to programming that.That was 'style 1', which is more similar to the final 'style 3'.I figured the style could be different to the Dai-X if its construction was subcontracted to an off-world colony.
Dream big and bold and daring.