Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Like most modelers, I have more than one airbrush ("AB"). I got two so that I can switch between both to speed up the painting process. And I do have another one designated for applying top coats. My first entry level "AB" was from Sparmax.
Naturally I outgrew that "AB" after a few years and bought myself two more "ABs", an intermediate level "AB" and also a high-end model which cost me almost 400 bucks. I reserve this one for competitions and commissions though.
And recently I started searching for another intermediate level "AB" since the spare parts for the old one are not available readily. As Hobbymate was planning to launch their new "AB", Mr Edmund passed me a set for testing and review.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Today is a special day. No, it has nothing to do with the results of the General Election in my country. It's even more important than that. It's Mother's day.
Not that I can celebrate this day with her, for she took permanent leave to rest. But today and for many years to come, I will wish her Happy Mothers' Day.
"I owe her" and I can't repay her. There is nothing much I can do but to accept it. "That's life". Yes, it's harsh, cold and cruel. But, "That's life".
I was brought back to 1990, I was eleven. It was about noon and school has finally finished. I was playing with a few friends when we got into an argument over some childish reasons. But one of them decided to throw an insult about my mum.
I went berserk. I could have beat that jerk to pulp if I could. But before anything could happen, someone pulled me away almost immediately. I looked up irritated and she was looking down at me. "There you go again." I had none of it. I started spewing vulgarities at that bunch as she pulled me towards the gate.
On the way back, I keep asking her why she pulled me away or else I could have trash them. To which she asked, "didn't you just scold their mums as well?" That answer stumped me for awhile. "They started it first, I was trying to protect you.."
"That is no excuse for you to go insulting other people's mothers, that makes you no different from them."
"Well, I...I...." (kept quiet)
It was a valuable lesson. My temper has always been my bane. It usually takes me less than a split second to erupt like a volcano. Most of my friends knows it, some even dreads it. And my mum has been by my side "cooling" me down all these years. Well, I am the chip of the old block.
Today, I held on to the carnation I bought for her specially. I seldom buy her flowers because I thought they were pointless but not anymore. I told her I miss her and miss her a lot. I thanked her for standing by me all these years and sacrificing herself for the family. "Because of you, I am forever in debt."
"After my job is done, I will find you whatever it takes,where ever it takes me, no matter how long, I will FIND you." I promise her that today.
To all you guys out there, if you have not, do it today. Tell your mum you love her, and thank her for all that she has done. I did not get to but at least you guys have a chance...
Monday, May 2, 2011
There you have it. Everyone has been asking about it ever since the Sangokuden Challenge 2011 for juniors was announced. For those who are obviously too old for the Sangokuden Challenge, prepare yourself for the Master Grade challenge instead! Since all Master Grades including those MG Figures are allowed, there are a lot of choices out there.
Rules are pretty much the same as previous competitions. However, base limit is now 30cm by 30cm, do take note of that. Photo submission will be on 29 July 2011. All photos to be send to Sheng Tai Toys Pte Ltd. Alternatively, you can submit your photos online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do limit your submission to 5MB.
I don't know why you are still reading this. Everyone start your engines and I will see you guys soon :).
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Took advantage of the long weekend to finish this. My first MG Figure, Kamen Rider Double - "Cyclone Metal". A green and silver coloured Kamen Rider, the green half possesses wind power while the silver half enable "W" to wield a Metal Shaft. Pretty cool combination.