Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Latest loot!

I have just dropped by Kuching, Sarawak, for the weekend. I decided to pay Heng Kim Workstation's shop over there. You know what happens when one Gunpla fanatic who is in a shopping mood drops in  a hobby shop full of Gunpla. Yeah, madness came over me I splurged on these model kits. This time bootlegs were the main target as the shop were full of them.

My Loot!

First one up is a mecha kit which is based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms character, Guan Yu. This kit belong to the same mecha series as the Zhao Yun mecha which I did earlier. This kit is actually not mine. I bought it for a friend who commented to me that he wants one that is similar to my Zhao Yun. Since I was came across this, thus I bought it for him.

Box Cover

Other kits in the line up

Showing the straight build of the kit without any painting

While browsing the shop, I came across this. This is the first time I am seeing this line up of mode kits which also based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. I think the design is similar to the Sangokuden SD series. I bought 2 sets in all. The first one is based on Liu Bei, the ruler of Shu. From the box art itself, it looks downright impressive. But as you know, China based kits some times flatter to deceive especially when it is from TT Hongli. There is also a disclaimer that says actual product may vary from the box art. Anyway I do not mind taking the risk, since the box art alone already stolen my heart.

Box cover
Side box showing the front and rear view of the kit after painting

The swords looks impressive

The second of the TT Hongli kits I got, is the Red Hare of the Three Kingdoms. To complement Liu Bei, I had to get a horse for him. Only this was availabe. As the same with the earlier kit, the box art is impressive
Box Cover

Front / Rear view


Look, it can transform into a cannon!

The next kit I got is something which the online Gunla community is familar with. This kit has created a buzz online within the gunpla bloggers. It has caused us to look at bootleg gunplas in a different light with its better quality and has even invited opinions that its quality has surpasssed that of Bandai's. Yes everyone, I am officially part of the Hi-v Gundoom owners' club!
After reading so much from fellow bloggers' experience with the kit, I told myself I had to get this kit. Actually this was my main agenda in coming to this shop. Just the box alone is breathtaking. The front and back of the box shows two different box arts. The box itself is as big as a ZZ Gundam MG box.

Box Art 1

Box Art 2

In addition to model kits, I also spotted something which I was very interested in. It is an display box for model kits. It was made of acrylic and came with lighting. The price was reasonable, thus I bought it.

The display box

After setting it up

The size is quite big actually

After thinking about it for a while, I decided on which of my kits to put in the display box. In the end I chose two.  They are the 1/100 No Grade Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu and the MG Hyaku Shiki. The Gold Frame Amtsu, I finished the kit way back last year. As for the MG Hyaku Shiki, I think I completed it about two years back. It was the last MG I did. Yeah, it's been a long time since I touched a MG kit.

Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu

MG Hyaku Shiki
With this, still pondering on which MG to do next. Currently my heart is leaning towards Crossbone X1 Ver. Ka. at the moment. XD


  1. Great loot of third party kits. I am attempted to get TT Hongli BB Lu Bu and Chi Tu Ma. The Red hare can transform to a cannon I think. Wonder where I can get it locally?

  2. that liu bei art box look really nice cant wait to see the finish product of the perfect grade(from the box) liu bei haha

  3. @Dennis
    Yeah, judging from the box pics, the Red Hare can transform into a cannon, sweet.... Currently i have not spotted this kits in Singapore yet. Actually it was my first encounter with them when I bought them XD

    I agree. The box art won me over as soon I set my eyes on it XD

  4. Hi,
    Just want to ask if ever you completed the Guan Yu and if you have pictures of it :D

  5. @ X
    I do not have any pics of the completed kit as it was a gift to a friend.


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