Ok so this for an idea I penned down nigh on 2 years ago. The reason why i've just drawn it now is because I just found said word document on my external hardrive and read it.
My idea was for an alternate universe Gundam timeline set in the 2300s (24th Century) after the world has just come out of the Great Global Depression (think 1920s depression but lasting 50 years or so in the 23rd Century). The European Union reforms into the United Federation (U.F) and China annexes neighbouring countires to become the South Eastern Alliance (SEAs). The SEAs then invade Japan prompting the U.F to aid their ally. After Japan is conquered by the SEAs, they then turn their attention to Europe and invade through the Middle-East.
Another point to mention about this timeline is that the ice caps have significantly melted so the geography of the world has changed a bit.
As this is an alternate dimension, the term mobile suit isn't used, instead the name given to mecha is A.R.C (Armored Robotic Construct).
The G4-ZM8 Shadow is the main character of this timelines Gundam. The G4 stands for Fourth Generation A.R.C and the ZM8 just rolled off my tongue so i'll have to think up something for that. It's armed with a dragoon system, taken from Gundam Seed/Destiny and has a built in energy shield mounted in it's right wrist. Also has a beam sword and a beam rifle.
Currently working on this as the plot for a Third person Mecha game for a piece of coursework
My that was a lot of writing, oh and the colouring IS supposed to look like that lol