The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

So got meself a mirrorless camera, a headset and a portable external hdd.

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To say that I’m real excited with the purchase of the Sony Nex-5N is an understatement. I mean THIS.THING.IS.AWESOME.

This eliminates my need to setup a lightbox for quick photos, take superb shots under low light conditions, plus can also take HD videos to boot.

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Been playing L4D2 and Dota 2 a lot recently, games where communication is crucial. Got tired of using my headphones + mic combo so I got a Razer Tiamat 2.2 instead. This thing got 2 sub-woofer drivers hence the 2.2 naming, which makes the bass go BOOM.

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I’ve been lugging my bigass external hdd that needs a power outlet and been running out of space recently.. So m’yeah.. A TB Western Digital My Passport.

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Closed World

Holy smokes Batman..

Not really sure what kept me from posting any updates. Started working almost a year ago but it’s not that hectic as some of the people my age has whined and bitched about. Sure it is stressful at times but meh, you can get through it.

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Can’t believe I haven’t blogged for over a year, from the looks of it I haven’t finished posting about how the MG Unicorn is finished.

I am now planning on building the MG FA-ZZ Gundam, thinking about pla-plating it but not too much. Repainted the 1/100 Astraea and applied weathering on the MG Zaku II 2.0, finally I’m satisfied of the gunplas I’ve built.

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Talking about gunplas, last one I bought was the MG Unicorn Gundam and gogdamn that was over 2 years ago. Main reason is I’ve switched to buying some animu figures.

A theme alert here, both Homura and Senjougahara is voiced by Chiwa Saitou and Nagato is reminiscent of Eva-00′s pilot Rei. LOL

RX-0 Unicorn Gundam WIP 4

This would be the last WIP post for this build, these pictures are actually sitting in my hard drive for a week now. I’ve totally forgotten I haven’t put the pics up yet. xD

Pics of the parts put up to dry.. Yes I use toothpicks, blu-tacks and a long nose plier to hold them during painting.

The shine doesn’t show on this shot but I tell you the glossy metallic paintjob looks. Also, a last shot of the cockpit before assembly.

Did a very minor mod on the arm armor, cut off a part that obstruct movement. Left one is modded while the right arm is not (just to show emphasis on the modfied part).

I like the contrasting colors of matte blue (not painted just topcoat) and metallic red on the backpack.

Didn’t put much decals on this build just enough to make it look detailed.

Giving lots of credit to Bandai.. The head has o seam lines at all.

All I need to do now is paint the thrusters in chrome, apply decals on the weapons and a final layer of topcat. Oh a look of how the MG Unicorn looks after completion.

RX-0 Unicorn Gundam WIP 3

Originally planned on a metallic blue paintjob on the psycoframe, but I’ve used up the clear blue paint and am too lazy to go on a 4 hour trip just to buy some more.

Decided to just use the metallic red spraycan I have here. Yes I was using the chrome paint + clear blue paint combo..

Decided to mod the legs for better articulation, nothing fancy was done aside from me cutting/chipping parts that hinders the movement.

Right one is the modded leg while the other still is not..

Parts of the unmodded leg just waiting there, topcoating this thing is a real pain.. Had to spray it by each piece cos the armor has matte topcoat while the psycoframe has gloss.

Yes those parts are semi-transparent.. Not sure what to call the paintjob but it looks like candy red?

Label on spraycan says metallic red but I’m not too sure..

I’ve already painted this leg and the shield in metallic blue before scraping the initial plans.. So yeah, they’re not semi-transparent anymore.

Took a quick shot of upper body in Unicorn mode, I won’t transforming this anymore once painted. Sliding kinda scratches the psycoframe’s paintjob.

A shot of the unmodded leg just sitting there, still not in the mood to cut and snip the obstructing parts.

Mass Effect 3: VGA 10: Exclusive Debut Trailer

Finally.. A glimpse of what’s in store for us in Mass Effect 3. From the look of things it instantly picks off where Mass Effect 2 has left off, the reapers coordinating attacks against everyone in the Milky Way.

Monsters

Went to the mall the other day with a couple of buddies (eight of us) to eat out and watch a movie. A certain buddy of ours had just celebrated his birthday and is treating everyone for the day. We had our meal in this all you can eat resto that serves “local”, Thai and Japanese cuisine.

It’s a little funny when we were picking out which movie to watch, considering we’re a generation that relies on the internet most of the time. Nobody bothered to check out what’s a good watch. Well aside from Harry Potter and Narnia (which some have already seen).

Someone suggested Saw The Final Chapter (good lord there’s another Saw movie) but almost everybody agreed that it’s not worth watching it on the big screen. Another one said “Skyline” but we would wait an hour or so cos the movie has already started. Finally everyone agreed to watch monsters cos a we saw a trailer of it near the ticket stands and one review says “Awesome!”.

Long story short, most of the group is disappointed of the movie. They were groaning that it was a tad short and where the heck is the frakking “pew pew” and explosions. I did a mental note and scored the film 6 out of 10 before leaving my seat.

I don’t know about them but I do think this was a good movie . Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able did a convincing job of portraying their respective characters. It’s not over the top performance but it works. An added bonus for me is that Andrew is a photojournalist (which I kinda want for a job).

And did I mention Whitney looks hawt with her smexy short haircut.. She speaks in Spanish almost a quarter of her dialogue, which is also a nice touch.

The setting feels oh so right for a sci-fi film, the alien ravaged post apocalyptic look of both USA and Mexico. The army operations all over the place.. Tanks, planes, destroyed buildings and whatnot.

Do I love the part where they wear gas masks.. <3

For anyone wondering.. Is this worth watching?

All I can say is if you really like the sci-fi genre, don’t mind all the talk/character interaction and the lack of visual effects then by all means yes.. You really should watch this movie.

Also keep in mind that his film’s budget is just $500,000, about 90% of the filming the crew comprised seven people transported in one van or just read this wiki article on how the production went down.

RX-0 Unicorn Gundam WIP 2

A small update on the MG Unicorn Gundam, painted the psycoframe into a metallic blue.. Topcoat everything else in matte and applied the decals.

No primer or basecoat, just simply painted it in chrome then used a Tamiya clear blue spraycan.. Not as shiny as I’ve expected but it works.

As expected of a “Ver Ka.” MG, this thing is spammed with decals in every nook and cranny (not that I’m complaining). Applying the decals is one of my fave things to do.

For any idiot out there complaining that Katoki puts in too much decals, you aren’t required to apply them all y’know.. And don’t say “I hate applying them but it doesn’t feel like a Katoki kit w/o them”. Goddamn fags..

I am skipping some decals though, would only apply enough to give it more depth..

Left the backside of the psycoframe in chrome colors, that way it looks like the psycoframe is turned off when in Unicorn mode.

P.S. Will probably post my finished gunpla in galleries soon..



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