Wednesday, February 29, 2012
2/29/2012 12:55:00 AM Commission , Dual Kit Model , Guest Modelers , TF Cybertroncon , Transformers 1 comment
11 more days to Singapore Cybertron Convention! As you guys might have know by now, works by local modelers will be put on display. I am glad that some of them allowed me to publish their works here. So let me present to you their latest masterpieces.
Image from Open the Toy
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Admit it, most of you out there are probably not Gundam Age fans. It could be the anime which IMO tailored for the younger generation rather than us the oldies. But to be frank, I enjoyed this series. My son loves it as well. He bought a couple of 1/144s from the series too.
When Bandai announced the release of Master Grade Gundam Age, I thought the response was at best, lukewarm. But somehow, I feel that this new MG could be something altogether. Hence, to generate interest, I organized a Group Build for Gundam Age.
I managed to get one when it was released here and boy, this is a surprise package! In terms of engineering, the shoulder joints were remodeled to give better articulation. THe proportion just right and construction is relatively straightforward. There is no seam lines at all!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
A few months ago, I was approached to build a Transformer kit for Singapore's first ever Cybertron Con. We have two Dual Model Kits (DMK) to choose from. Both Leon and I opted for Optimus Prime.These DMKs are hot stuff and much sought after in the market.
Leon decided to do Nemesis Prime version while I do Ultra Magnus. It took me two months to finish this. It is longer than expected but I wasn't working on it everyday. The DMK is much different compared to Bandai Kits. But the details on the internals are fantastic. I had a great time painting them. Since I doing a white colour scheme, I needed to get blue flames decals from Samuel's and thanks to him, I got them within a week!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
2/07/2012 09:39:00 PM Events , Group Build , HAG , HAW , Hobby Art at Work , Hobby Art Gallery , Master Grade No comments
Hobby Art Gallery has announced a Master Grade Age-1 Normal Group Build. The deadline for this build will be 1 May 2012. Participants are required to bring their finished model down to HAW on that day. A prize (to be revealed later) will be awarded to the best MG Age-1.
You can come up with alternate colour schemes and/ or new concepts, light/ heavy modifications. And as an added incentive for the Group Build, all participants can register and buy MG Age-1 at 30% off SRP. Upon submission of the entry, participants will also receive a discount coupon for their next purchase at Hobby Art Gallery/ Hobby Art @ Work.
This discount coupon entitles participants to:-
1. 10% discount on accessories;
2. 10% off the retail price for Bandai Model kits (HAW/HAG retail prices)
For those of you who are interested, please register your interest at Hobby Art @ Work (HAW) when you purchase the MG Gundam Age there. Announcements will be made when the kit hits Singapore shores! I highly encourage this as I will be there at the meet and share my build as well. See you all in May!
Links related to the GB.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
For all the Transformers fans out there, I have great news for you guys. Come March 2012, Singapore will have her first ever Transformers Cybertron Convention at Resorts World Convention Centre in Resort World Sentosa. There is no doubt that this is going to be big and all of you TF fans out there better make yourself available for this party. And the best part is. we will be the first country in Southeast Asia to have this event!