A few days ago, someone asked me for my views on the culture of Gundam Competitions here. I thought it was pretty interesting to share my thoughts on this.
For starters, I love these competitions. In fact, I look forward to them. Why? simple. I get to pit my skills against the very best. This is the time to guage my progress and also to rub shoulders with the rest of the modellers. Although I think it is important to support local competitions, we must also strive for better quality entries.
I don't tell myself to join to make up numbers or to support. I will NEVER improve even after 100 competitions. I join to win. Simple as that. I will not have the motivation to improve if I do not adopt this mentality.
Every competitions provides me with the opportunity to analyse my "opponents", pick up new techniques and of course, make new friends.
In order to improve the gunpla standards in Singapore, we have to share. And it has always been people's grouse that modellers keep to themselves. I have been asking this, "With so much information available on the internet and so easily accessible, why can't I see better entries at every competitions?" Time to do some reflection I guess.
I do know that a lot of people see this hobby as a form of relaxation and I agree that it should stay that way. Well maybe I should treat this as my job and not a hobby! So that I can "play plastic" everyday, eight to five!
A non-grade Buster Gundam done by Leon. It came in first at the local gundam cometition many years back. The Buster Gundam is one of my favourite gundams in the Seed series. How I wish it was the Buster who gets the Perfect Grade treatment and not Astray, sob....
Behind schedule again (what's new)! I was very distracted this week and couldn't do much. One Build group, competitions and commission works. I am like mutli-tasking and in the end, could not get anything done. Abd my table's a mess. This sucks man!
And after watching one soccer match, my mood has gone to the dogs for the next few day.
I'm going to give it a final push this week or esle I'm a dead man.