Saturday, July 30, 2011

Work in progress BB Senshi Sangokuden SD Shin Totaku Zaku Part 2 (Final)

As promised from the earlier post, I am now posting a photo gallery of the BB Senshi Sangokuden SD Shin Totaku Zaku as a conclusion to the build. This build is actually quite simple and straightforward. The kit itself actually has a dark feel to it, being of course one of the biggest baddies in the series.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Work in progress - Dark Keroro Part 1

After negecting Keroro model kits for some time, it is time to shift my attention and focus back to them. I find the series hilarious and the model kits are very cute. I currently have less than 10 of these model kits and it is time to do something about it.

Kururu: Keroro, it's time for you to get a new assistant.
Keroro: Eh?? You got someone in mind?                          

Kururu: This guy looks promising... kekeke...
 Keroro: Whoa~.... ...                                             

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Work in progress BB Senshi Sangokuden SD Shin Totaku Zaku Part 1

After some time out of touch with the Sangokuden series, it is time for me to be back to work with them. Who else to work on than the biggest baddie (literally) of all, the Shin Totaku Zaku. He is based on the Zaku I and the reason I bought him is because he comes with the Dragon Seal. That is a nice accessory to have, not to mention the clear effect parts.

Box cover

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Loot for July!

There was a one day bazaar at BHG Tampines recently. The gunpla was at 30% discount. Thus knowing me, I could not resist and paid a visit there ending up 2 new kits.

At 30% discount!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gundam 00 - Awakening of the Trailblazer Gashapon

After some work on Gunpla, its time for a change of mood. I am  going to touch on Gashapons next. I bought this Gundam 00 gashapon set from Taiwan last year. I am actually a muddle-head. If you remember a recent post, I bought Gashapon Graham only to realise I already got the whole set.

Time to take out the packaging

A short introduction to the set

Monday, July 25, 2011

Work in progress - TT Hongli's Mech Hero Liu Bei part 3 (Final)

I officialy declare the closure of the Mech hero Liu Bei Project. It has been an enjoyable experience with this kit. No difficulty with the snap fitting usually associated with bootleg kits, material of good quality and fine details. I really like the way the kit can be posed with the swords although I could not achieve the effect of the box art. But anyway it still looks good on display with the array of colours I painted. Only the eyes were used from the foil stickers.

Rear view with the swords stored at the back

Closing the wings

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Work in progress - TT Hongli's Mech Hero Liu Bei part 2

It is time to get back with work on the Mech Hero Liu Bei. Just to refresh your memory a bit. From the last post,  most of the kit was completed. What is left are the legs, the backpack and the weapons. So far the kit is up to my to my expectations so far. For a bootleg kit, the quality is magnificent. TT Hongli has really improved a lot since its earlier years. Now to proceed with the next phase of the build.


Part of the leg assembled before painting

Friday, July 22, 2011

Gundam Unicorn latest news!

It has been revealed! The latest announcement with regards to Gundam Unicorn Episode 4 : In the Depths of a Gravity Well, revealed that the movie will be in cinemas on 12 November 2011. The Blu-ray and DVD will be released on December 2, 2011. Finally a date to look forward to. I hope that I would be able to attend the movie premiere in Singapore. I missed the last one.

Below are some of the mecha that will be making their first appearance in Episode 4. For Mobile Suit Gundam fans, please take note that Bright Noa will be making an appearance in Episode 4.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Work in progress - TT Hongli's Mech Hero Liu Bei part 1

After working on the MG Crossbone Gundam X1, I wanted a change of mood. From my last trip to Kuching, I bought some bootlegs back. One of them is the TT Hongli Mech Hero Liu Bei. At first I thought it was one of the bootleg SD Sangokuden kits, but at a closer look, it is different from them although it is still based on the three kingdoms character.
The main reason which I got this kit is the box art. I know the bootleg's reputation and the box art may not be an actual representation of the kit itself, but I was willing to take the risk. The box art was simply too beautiful to ignore.
On another point on why I chose to build this kit now is because I am off to Kuching again in early August. Thus if the kit is up to expectations, I may get the other kits in the series although I already possess the Red Hare. Now to procceed with build.


Box cover

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gundam fair at Toys 'R' Us

Currently there is a Gundam fair at Toys 'R' Us from now till 15 Aug 2011. There are discounts on gunpla up to 70%. There are also limited edition items on sale too. I went there over the weekend and bought three kits. Some of the limited items includes the HG Sazabi GPB colours from the Gunpla Builders series and MG Destiny Gundam Heine Custom.

Feel free to drop by especially if you are aimimg for the limited edition products.

Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver.Ka. Part 8

The time has come to draw a conclusion to the Crossbone Gundam X1 build. I admit that it is actually not fully completed due to the application of decals, but I am not really in the mood for it currently. In order not to delay the next project, thus I have to quicky wrap this up.
With regards to the X1, the detailing is superb, with the cockpit and pilot thown in. It was a joy to build this kit being my first Ver.Ka. kit. The accessories are great too, all were depicted in the manga series, with some of the weapons exclusive only to the Crossbone Gundam, thus establishing its own unique identity.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver.Ka. Part 7

Due to a busy work schedule, I have not been able to work much on the X1 recently. As seen from the last post, most of the X1 has been completed with exception to the weapons. Therefore this post will be mainly on the weapons itself. The most interesting item that the X1 possess is the anti-beam cloak. More on that later.

Assembling the beam rifle

it needs some painting

After the paint job

Assembling the pirate sword handle

Adding some black paint to it

The pirate beam sword is my favourite weapon for the X1 as the design is exclusive to the Gundams in the Crossbone series as compared to your run-of-the-mill beam sabers

Both the weapons

The twin daggers

X1 with the daggers

Freeze! Hands up, punk!

Looks like some bloke from a pirate movie...

One of the interesting items that the Crossbone Gundams in the Crossbone series possess is the anti-beam cloak. They help to repel beam attacks keeping the Gundam safe. They are lightweight and less costly to replace as opposed to the anti beam shields. The downside of them is that they only can withstand a few hits before being destroyed.

With the cloak on

Obviously the next phase of the build is on the applying of the decals. Just looking at the amount of the decals alone really gives me a headache. Will put it off for a while until I have the mood for it. XP

the decals

Anyway, the shopping bug hit me again when I walked into a Gundam fair in Toys'R'Us at Vivocity during the weekend. They were clearing their gunpla giving discounts at up to 70% off. How can I let go of this chance, I ask myself. What is more, there were also limited edition of Gunpla on sale. At the end I got myself 3 kits in all.

The loot at the end of the day

Tensyoryu Komei v Gundam at SGD$15

Asurao Mokaku Gundam, Syukuyu Gundam, Kyoshin Elephant Set at SGD$20

Gunpla Builders Sazabi GPB colour Limited edition at SGD$59.95
 For the Sangokuden Gunpla, I have been eyeing them for quite sometime, so with the sale on, I quickly grabbed hold of the chance to add them to my collection. For the Sazabi GPB Colour, I have been an avid collector of the Gunpla Builder series, so I also cannot miss the chance to add it to my collection.
I guess my gunpla addiction serves me well this time XD

Related posts:

Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver. Ka. Part 1
 WIP Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver. Ka. Part 2
WIP - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver. Ka. Part 3
Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver.Ka. Part 4
Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver.Ka. Part 5
Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver.Ka. part 6

Monday, July 11, 2011

Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver.Ka. part 6

I continued working on the X1 over the weekend. I managed to put in more quality time into it, thus explaining the higher number of photos in this post. This kit managed to exhibit its uniqueness as it slowly takes shape. As shown in the last post, only one leg was completed. Therefore I completed the other leg this time. Before embarking on the next phase, I had fun playing with it for a while depicting it in various poses.

Stand attention!

It's time for some exercise!

Trying to balance on one leg

Rear view, now missing the core fighter
As shown a hint from the last photo, the next phase will be working on the core fighter. For this Gundam, there will be a separate core fighter for the pilot's cockpit as opposed to a typical gundam. It seems that this design place a great importance on the survival of the pilot.

The pilot on his seat unpainted.
After some thinking, I decided to paint the pilot. It will be a nich touch to the kit and a test of my painting skills. Actually this is my first time attempting to paint something this small.

Blue for the pilot suit and some silver for the visor.

Painted the control panel a bit, but with less than satisfactory results T_T

Showing the actual size of the pilot as comparision to a 10-cent coin

Building up the pilot's cockpit

The cockpit can be opened which means my paintwork won't go unnoticed XD

Part of the core fighter which need painting instead of using the foil stickers


The core fighter beginning to take shape

The grappels at the back will be used to connect the thrusters

Starting work in the thrusters, four in total

Needed some painting

Core fighter is completed

The cockpit hatch can opened

The core fighter transformed to get ready to fit into the X1

The X1 ready for the core fighter's insertion

Ta-dah! Insertion completed!

Opened cockpit

Closer look at the cockpit

Fighting pose

Next phase will be on the X1's weapons, something which I think I will enjoy working on.
Before I end this post. just want to share with you all a common gunpla builders' headache, backlogs! In my case, HUGE BACKLOG!!!!!  A photo of a corner of my room is posted below. This is where I keep my model kits and unopened boxes. Take note, all of the boxes of gunpla are unopened except for two which are completed.

Heaven or hell?
You decide...

Related posts:

Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver. Ka. Part 1
WIP Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver. Ka. Part 2
WIP - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver. Ka. Part 3
Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver.Ka. Part 4
Work in progress - MG Crossbone Gundam X1 Ver.Ka. Part 5
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