I can’t remember the first time I stumbled upon this site that features nothing but poop!
Now you know where “Fudge” comes from!
GUNDAMIT!!! It’s a Chinese Gundam Rip-Off!
While scouring the internet for some Gundam stuff I stumbled across this little article about a recent gaffe of a Chinese amusement park in the Szechwan province. It appears that even the 18 meter tall Gundam replica that was erected in Tokyo Japan didn’t escape the Chinese bootleggers. The Floral Land park in Chongdu, Szechwan constructed a 15 meter tall orange robot with a striking resemblance to the RX-78 Gundam complete with the EFSF and WB logos on its shoulders and what’s worse is that the amusement park claimed that it was an all original design. As you can see it clearly screams out RIP-OFF all over it!
One blog noted it as “Fugly” and they give out points to people who knows what the term means (see here). Sotsu Co. was quick to sue the amusement park for taking the likeness of Gundam, in response they changed it to an even more disturbing creation. Did they really rip-off Gundam? You be the Judge…
Hatsune Miku Figma!
I never thought that I’ll stumble upon this! I found this at a hobby shop just across the street from where I live! I came back and forth 3 times thinking if I should buy it and I finally did and here it is!! Gundams are cool, but I like Vocaloids too, especially Miku! ^^
Ahh~ Shiawase ^_^
The Randonimity continues and this time it’s BRAK!!! 😄
It reminds me a lot of my child hood, I think they still have the Brack Show, too bad the Cartoon Network in my region stopped airing it 😦
Chibi Miku is now catching up on Youtube! ^^ She’s just VIRAL I TELL YA!!! See the intro “NICO NICO DOUGA~!” I could just go MOE!!!!! 😄
MORE Gundams, YAY! ^_^
So much Gundams, so no time… You could call me a Gundam nut, and I think I am… I have a room full of boxes of Gundam model kits ranging from Gundam ZZ, Gundam G, Gundam W, Gundam W Endless Waltz, Gundam W G-Unit, Gundam X, Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Astray and Gundam 00 (that’s a lot of Gundams… Yeah I know…). And I still can’t get enough of these things!!! The sad part is that I never completed any model series, because before I can even complete the Gundam lineup on the boxes the Gundam shows for them are already finished, and when that happens my local toy store would sell out all their remaining kits for previous series and then sell the new ones… I know it’s sad, but what can I do!? If I only got tons of cash I’d buy all available models, but let’s face it I’m not a very rich guy… But I think I have enough collection that could catch the attention of any other Gundam collectors ^_^
I may have an interesting array of Gundams, but unfortunately I was never able to color them like the ones you see in the instruction manuals and boxes, but I keep them in their original state hoping that when the time comes that I have developed my MAD Gundam coloring skills I’ll paint them all and make one hell of a Gundam Diorama!!! MUHAHAHAHAHA!
Now that I’m living in a far off land, where Gundam kits are a bit bigger, I think it’s high time I shift gear with my collection. “BIGGER IS BETTER!” although there are far wider and more extensive lineup of Gundams kits in the 1/144 scale, I must admit that the 1/100 scale are far superior stuff! With better details and more moving parts! But the down side is that they are more EXPENSIVE than their smaller counterparts… But I suppose it’s the price I have to pay for being a Gundam nut… Anyway, here are the new additions to my Gundam collection, all are 1/100 scale and, yes I haven’t assembled them yet. Though I feel a great need deep within me to put them all together and play with them, sadly I have other activities that need tending first. I just thought to put them up for posterity and stuff, I already opened the boxes and drooled over the pretty pictures in the manuals though ^_^
The tiny red one holding a samurai, you already know that little guy from the previous post, three additional kits in my collection the Gundam Wing Zero Custom (XXXG-00W0), Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L (MBF-p003) and Gundam Exia (GN-001).
THE GUNDAM LINES
There are probably hundreds of ways to put them, and during the time when I was starting off with my addic… Err hobby nobody told me how they put it!!! It is just one of my disappointments with other modelers who boast their stuff online showing how they put together the whole thing leaving out HOW THE HELL THEY PUT THOSE ACCURSED GUNDAM LINES!? Putting Gundam lines is so easy that they don’t need to mention it, like hell it is!!! For beginners it’s one of the mysteries of the universe that needs solving, okay being through that difficult time I fully understand how you feel. If you want to know how I put lines on my Gundams, read on!
First clean up the entire kit! Wash the whole thing in soapy warm water to remove the oil residue from the molding of the plastic. Air dry it, if you have to leave it for the whole night to dry, then let it! If you’re in a hurry you can always use a blow drier set to low so that you won’t morph or disfigure any parts. Once you’ve done that you may proceed with coloring, or if you don’t have any advanced coloring tools and just want to put lines on your kit, then go ahead. First, you need to find fine tip pens! Most ideal is the 0.1mm fine liner or a technical pen with a 0.1mm or 0.2mm tip if you happen to find any! There are water resistant fineliners on the market if you happen to find any of those GO BUY ONE!!! Now, if you got your hands on a technical pen with a 0.1mm or a .02mm tip the better, they have finer lines compared to fine liners and they will stay pretty much consistent all through out the process. You can fill them with water based inks or permanent marker inks, which ever you prefer, if you use water based inks just make sure you let it dry before you hold the figure or the ink will get runny. After you put the lines make sure you spray a protective coat so that the lines won’t be easily removed. If you use permanent marker inks, it’s a lot better and you can be sure that it will stay on your figure for a long time even after you play with it. Now… If you’re living in a country where nobody has ever heard of technical pens, you can always look for fineliners with a 0.1mm tip. If you are going to use a fineliner, make sure you sharpen the tip first, use a sharp knife to cut the soft tip diagonally. Once you’ve sharpened the tip you can use it to put fine Gundam lines on your kit. Putting on Gundam lines is fairly easy just trace along contours and beveled edges. It also helps if your hands are not shaky (like mine…)
Ooh! I think I should make a “HOW TO” instructions on how to make a Gundam model ^_^
… But I think that will have to wait, we still have tons of project lineups, so I guess you guys will just have to wait for that.
GUNDAM IT Part 2!!
You bought a new Gundam model and you finally finished putting together all those tiny little pieces that took you a long time to complete and now you want to show it off on the web. You took a photo and then…
Even though you bought a cool model and drew all the Gundam lines and everything, but somehow it doesn’t look the least interesting to look at… What’s the problem!? It looks dull and rigid, it looks just like an ordinary toy robot… It’s a poseable model for crying out loud!!!
Here’s what you can do, rather than have the arms and legs extended straight, spread the legs a bit farther apart and make it look more relaxed and make it hold the sword as if it is aiming at something in front of it. Take a look at exhibit A and B below.
The image on the left looks flat and dull, on the other hand, the one on the right looks a lot more interesting as if it is ready to strike at any moment. The good thing about new Gundam model kits is that they now have a more advance joint system that enables them to do more realistic poses. I usually try doing the pose before I set the model, this way I can visualize cool poses for my figure. After I settled with an ideal pose I just set my Gundam and gawk at it for hours.
I’m taking the time off from image editing to work on my new Gundam kit. Just the other day I was feeling a wii bit restless cuz’ I have been wanting to get my hands on a Gundam Seed Astray model kit, well eventually I did got my hands on a 1/100 scale MBF-P02 Red Frame kit. I don’t have any sophisticated modeling tools, so I’ll just make do with what I got. Currently, I’m already 60% complete with it, although it may not look exactly like what’s on the instruction manual, but I hope that one day I’ll get my hands on proper modeling tools and make a proper looking model. Right now I’m also thinking of buying a Gundam Wing Endless Waltz Heavy Arms kit, but it’s not available at my local toy store, so I guess I’ll have to go out and hunt for that one… Next Time I’ll post the completed figure and probably make a Dos and Don’ts Tutorial on how to pose a Gundam figure. I’ve seen a lot of web blogers showing off their new Gundam figure, but looking at their stuff makes you feel like you’re just looking at another toy robot. So if you’re interested in this sort of stuff, stick around for the update 😀
I really like the “Po Pi Po~” song the tune is just viral and once it starts singing in my head I just can’t make it stop! A funny thing is that a few days ago I found a video in youtube of the live concert. The 3D animation quality is pretty amazing and with a very large holographic screen it seems that Miku is actually performing on the stage ^_^
Just some random stuff I thought to put up, since it’s a blog site and all ^_^ And all of the random stuff I think of will go here, for now there is none…