Thursday, May 24, 2012
To be frank, I seldom feature fellow modelers' work here. But one in awhile, one such great work comes along and stop me in my tracks! I just have to blog about it and share with you guys!
I am never a fan one One-Piece anime. And Bandai's recent releases of the its kits hardly interest me. But one day, this appeared on my Facebook and I was literally blown away! You can say I was dumbfounded and scared shit both at the same time . All the hows, the whys? started forming in my head. In a nutshell, if Going Merry is for real, this is as real as it gets! My wife wants one, my son wants one. Heck! I want one too!
The wood textures, the sails, everything in it is superb. But the icing on the cake gotta be the sea waves. I have never seen it so masterfully executed, not in my region at least. Well. Mr Satoshi Araki has allowed me to blog about his work here and I am really glad. A nice and humble guy indeed.
Well, enough of the superlatives, here are the pictures of Mr Satoshi Araki's work titled "Beginning of 2012, it is rough seas?"
Subject: "Going Merry".
For more pictures and information, please visit his blog, Show in diorama scene of master-Araki. Master? we all agree, don't we?
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
And finally he's done. Waylander's Age trilogy! To complete all three in such a short time requires tremendous effort and patience. This guy is on fire!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
All I can give you are roses.That is the only thing I can do...
Every year this day, I am always moody. Because I have been missing someone. I decided to pay her a visit with both my kids. I bet that she misses them. I miss her too. Almost five years have passed since she moved on, but it still feel like yesterday. Some days I wake up, feeling a void in my heart. I dread that. I hate it. But you know, you can't help it. Gradually I will learn to overcome it. Clinging on desperately to my memories of her, I hope that they don't fade with time like those old photos. Deep down, I have been blaming myself not doing more for her. But I acknowledge that nothing I do is ever enough. The feeling of helplessness is suffocating. I guess this is Life.
Well, since my sister came as well. I thought we could have a photo shoot for the two little princesses. I believed "she" was there just now watching over us. Hopefully, many many years from now, I will be able to see her again...
To all of you, if you like your mum, love her, if you love her, love her even more. Don't ever hold back...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I am beginning to like these Little Battlers aka LBX. Well, initially I find them pretty kiddish looking and they somehow reminds me of Pokemon and Digimon. But I had the chance to build one several months ago and realized there kits are pretty fun to build. And since you can interchange the limbs and torsos, there is room for lots of variations.
Here is my second LBX todate, LBX Elysion...
Bought myself a couple of bottles of Gaianotes this afternoon. Thought that I could give this product a try. My preference is still grey primers and there are very few instances that I need to use black primers. I was painting the LBX Elysion and so decided to use the black primer as a base for my metals.
After applying it to a few pieces, I realized that it cures pretty fast and give you this really smooth surface. But it not glossy which means it is not ideal for metallics. True enough after painting, the metal colour looks muted. Nevertheless, I followed through. I will post finished pictures of it soon.
If I want a weathered mecha with heavy shading, I would probably use this primer as a base. However, I still prefer primers in cans than those pre-mixed in bottles. Using can primers saves me a great deal of time and also spare me the hassle of cleaning the AB after priming.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
I thought I am give myself a pat on my back after my Age in double quick time. But this guy got to get the better of me. Right after Amphion, Waylander went on to finish Titus with an alternative colour scheme complete with a pair of gatling guns. Talk about speed.
Alright, for more pics of this interesting build, please visit his blog at Titus Juggernaut [Heavy Arms].
Thursday, May 3, 2012
5/03/2012 01:37:00 AM Group Build , Hobby Art at Work , Hobby Art Gallery , Kitbash , Master Grade , Waylander No comments
Most people I met said Age-1 Normal is a boring kit. Well, that is precisely what I want to demonstrate that with a attractive colour scheme and appropriate kit bashing , you still can produce decent work. So when Hobby Art Gallery decided to use MG Gundam Age-1 for their latest group build, I bought my first Age-1 from them.
I wanted this to be a fast and simple build so that I can resume work on my World Cup entry. Waylander and me decided to use the extra weapon packs for the Strike Gundam and integrate them to the Age. We did some simple modifications and gave each Age a pastel colour scheme and you got a attractive combination.
So I managed to finished this within two weeks and Waylander completed his in a even shorter time span. Well, enough said, I let the pictures do the talking.
Zethus & Ampion
Well, with this one all done up, time to concentrate on Gunpla Builders World Cup!!!