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Gunpla Supplies

In need of new apparel last week and what better way to motivate myself to go through the usual 4 hours of commute (going to and back) is to buy some gunpla supplies.

So I got myself a scriber, plastic cement, decal setter, weathering marker and some putty. The decal is bought a couple of months ago but I totally forgot about it.. It wasn’t until I was rummaging through the photobooth that I found it tucked away there. xD

Also started working on the ZZ Gundam’s head and removed the seamline.. I’ve arrived home with the supplies (also with a new bag and shoe, no clothing though). BAM! I’m not sure but that instant the passion on building plamos just flared back.


RX-0 Unicorn Gundam WIP 1

Looking back at it now it’s really been months since I’ve last posted a WIP. Finished snap fitting this thing way back in May, no real excuse for not posting soon.

After working at the relics that are Full Armor ZZ and GP01 FB I finally have returned to working on something that has a real inner frame.. And by god the feeling of amazement in Bandai’s engineering was felt again.

Another thing I love about a plamo having a full inner frame is that you can readily disassemble the armor parts for an easy paintjob or topcoat.

The torso without any of the armor.. Damn do I hate the clear hot pink the psychoframe comes with. Will just have to buy a Tamiya Clear Red sometime.

Sliding the armors to transform this thing into Destroy Mode was a bit tricky at first, buy yeah you’d get the hang of it after a while.. That is by far an impressive feat yet again by Bandai.

P.S. Not sure whenever the next WIP for the FA-ZZ will be posted (planning lots of stuff for it, including pla-plating).

Moving On

Came to a realization that lately I’ve been living in some ways like that of a hikikomori.

Continue reading ‘Moving On’

3 months with no post

No I’m not dead or anything .. Just been doing lots of gaming and some procrastination. I do emphasize the LOTS of gaming part though.

NBA 2k10 – Yeah I’m an NBA fan.. First played NBA Game was NBA Jam for Sega Genesis back in ’95. Would play exhibition games of 8 minutes each quarter. Nothing too fancy no Playoff or Dynasty modes (yes I don’t like the idea of playing the same team over and over). And this is a way better game than EA’s Live/Elite.

Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 – What can I say, everything about Mass Effect is superb.. The story, character interactions, its universe in itself, voice acting, OST. I couldn’t really say anything more from what every game review site has said. Spent a good 30 or so hours on each game playing the very basic soldier class on Hardcore difficulty.

I particular love the codex part of the game.. Gives you much info about everything about the game’s story. From the alien races down to the technology used.

Dragon Age: Origins – I’m not really a big fan of medieval themed games but this one is also made by BioWare, so yeah I just had to dig in. And I previously thought the character interactions in the Mass Effect games were good.. This one proved me wrong, the conversations really branches out and being nice alone is not enough to gain a companions respect.

Gameplay is really fun especially when you need to use tactics when facing another group of enemies. Finished my first playthrough on roughly 60 or so hours, played as a dual weapon wielding warrior with the diffifulty set to hard.

Dead Space – I’m still at the start of chapter 3 and I don’t think I’ll be going anything further soon. And I must confess I’ve played my share of horror games but I’d always never finish them. I’m not sure but I think the problem stems from my absolute dislike of being a human character and playing against abominations, its the feeling of surprise you get when they do something you’d not expect.

So if I ever get through this game it’ll be a personal accomplishment.. Finishing a game from the horror genre lol. (And yes I’ve played and finished all of Half Life 2 and its episode 1 and 2).

Final Fantasy X – Anyone reading this might wonder.. Why an old game like this. Well I’ve played all the three earlier Final Fantasy games (from the PS1) and got really into it and I never really got a PS2 back then. I’m not really gonna say much here ’cause I’m planning on writing a full article about this one soon.

Well there it goes.. The whole list of games I’ve played the last couple of months that’s keeping me from finishing the MG FA-ZZ and MG Unicorn. Already finished snap fitting FA-ZZ but re-doing the photoshoot ’cause I didn’t notice the lighting was a bit off, first WIP for Unicorn would prolly be posted by sometime this week.

The beast of possibility

Yes an MG Gundam Unicorn Ver. Ka.. :3

Working with older kits like the GP01 FB and tha FA-ZZ  (which was released on 1997 and 2000 respectively) has really made me appreciate this one (released on 2007).

Everything looks awesome.. From the minimalistic white design of the Box, the quality of the plastic, downright to the manuals. One thing I don’t like though is that the psychoframe is in clear pink xD

I did choose between this and a Zeta Gundam 2.0, decided not to buy any and walk out of the store even though they were having a 20% sale on the gunpla.

Returned a day later only to find out that the 20% sale was only on the previous day and lost the chance to get another 600 JPY off the price tag. xD

Full Armor ZZ Gundam WIP: Limbs and backpack

Been doing a lot of gaming and watching anime these past few days that I’ve forgotten altogether to post a WIP when I finished the arms and backpack.

I’m really liking the overall design of this gundam, no inner frames at all though. Just armors over another armor.

The only part in this WIP that has the Full Armor parts equipped, don’t expect the arms to be any more bulkier than this. Lol

This backpack pretty much reminds me of the G-Defenser.. If they’ve added a bit more details and its own cockpit it could be a unit itself.

Spent a total of 11 hours building what you see above. Weapons and extra armor still aren’t built, then there’s also the painting and topcoat. xD

Full Armor ZZ Gundam WIP: Head and Torso

Spent another 2 hrs on this guy and got the head and skirt built.

This be an old kit so the torso doesn’t have any inner frames but it’s engineered nicely though. You just have to built the armor over another armor xD

Slapped the core block inside instead of the core fighter. Yeah the core block looks dull, I’m not complaining though.. It won’t be seen once the gunpla is built.

Err.. That’s pretty much how ZZ’s skirt would look like, for anyone who owns an actions base you would notice that the skirt’s connector is design similarly to one.

Overall I’m not regretting buying this first over the Zeta Gundam 2.0, though I’m painting this one in another color.. Thinking of going either something similar to a FAZZ or a Nu.

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