Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Yes, I have been distracted recently. You can see I'm sidetracking from Gunpla a bit. Or maybe not... I am always fascinated with dinosaurs and robots, so with Zoids, you get both.
To be frank, I started having Zoids when I was less than 10 years old. I had a handful of Tomy Zoids my dad bought from Hong Kong and some hand-them-downs from relatives. But that was about all I had back then. I did buy more when I was older but the interest eventually died off because they are just not popular enough so retailers abandoned them.
So fast forward twenty years, I picked up this hobby. Took up Gunpla modeling, equipped myself with some skills and never looked back. Now, I have come to the point that I want to rekindle my passion for these mechanical dinosaurs. And I say there is no better time than now.
Well, I decide to start by catching up with purchases of the HMM (Highend Master Model) Zoids. Obviously, I want to start building soon. But I need to plan where I am heading with this move. It's kinda "major" decision to me.
"When I open this door, I will eventually close the other one..."
My collection so far..
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
It's the time of the season again! Just want to wish everyone here Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!
and a Happy New Year!
"May the good times and treasures of the present
become the golden memories of tomorrow.
Wish you lots of love, joy and happiness.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Alright, GBWC is finally over! First and foremost, let me congratulate all the winners especially Eday from Hong Kong. And not to forget all the finalists and other contestants from their respective countries. You guys should give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.
Well, I have decided to write my thoughts about the 3 winning entries at GBWC 2012. I like to stress that these views you find here are solely my opinions and nobody else. You can agree or disagree with me.
Friday, December 14, 2012
This one is probably on everyone's "want" list. And rightfully so. The previous Master Grade version suffered from poor proportion and limited articulation. So this new addition is very much welcomed. Especially when it is produced by the great mecha designer, Hajime Katoki himself.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
It has been a long time since she came to me in my dreams. I was just thinking about her the other day. So caught up with life that I have little time for her. Come of think of it, maybe I have moved on (whatever that means)... Well until last night.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Ok, we got carried away.
Rather than settle for one quick-build Gundam each, Waylander wants to add another model to the build, a Zoid. We going to make it as a recon unit. This could turn out to be something interesting. So your bet is on whose? LOL...
Buster + Saber Tiger Combo
Duel + Shadow Fox Combo
Anyway, I came across a similar build at Gundam Guy. A 1/144 Jesta and Saber Tiger. A very unique build. Takara Tomy and Bandai. Who would have thought LOL...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
These days, there is hardly anything bad to say about the newer Master Grades. Quality has improved a lot. Take for example the MG Duel Gundam, I did a quick assembly of the kit without any treatment just to have a feel of it.
- The redesign is great.
- Assault Shroud armors integrated nicely.
- Main articulation joints are pretty taut and secured.
- Zero seam lines to treat.
- Great proportion (doesn't look as dumb and clumsy as before)
Ok, maybe there is one problem that surfaced when I started posing it. The front armor skirting attachment tend to "pop" out easily. The same goes to the leg armors if you exert strength at the sides.
But overall, this is a great kit. You should get this if you are a Seed fan. Waited ten years just for it to be MG-ized. But it is well worth the wait.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
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Obviously the BEST part about this hobby is that I found my second family, Hobby Art Gallery (HAG). If not for the folks there, I would not have sustain for so long in this hobby.
There is never a dull time when I'm with them. It does helps when all of us have something in common. It has been 10 long years and HAG is still going strong. In fact, they have grown from strength to strength.
Personally, I feel that this hobby is not just about personal achievements or awards. I have met people from all walks of life who enjoy this hobby as much as me. Some eventually become my good friends. Now, that's the reward. Ermmm, I did encounter one or two people whom I regretted meeting. Sometimes, it makes me wonder why some can do crazy or desperate things just to get what they want at the expense of everything else. Well, I leave that for another day. We will look into their brains when I have the time. Huh.
This hobby is a journey. And to me, I focus on the journey and not the destination. You find satisfaction while doing an activity and not when you are finished with it. If you get what I mean.
Every year, HAG organized these barbecues and I always look forward to them. Because this is one of the functions I enjoy going and especially with all my buddies there. Just want to thank Joyce, Sam, Eric and all the folks at HAG for all these. And I wish HAG soar to even greater heights!
Spent the last few hours working on this but only managed to assemble the Duel without the Assault Shroud. This build will be a collaboration with Waylander, who is currently working on the Buster Gundam. It will be a speed build and OOB with alternate colour schemes.