Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Just Got Back, 2010 is Fast Approaching

Oh wow, how can time go by so fast? In just 2 more days, we'll enter a new year - 2010. How'll it be, we don't know yet but many Gunplas are coming in next year and my wallet's crying dry tears already.

Anyways, this is just a short post as I'm quite exhausted from the trip. Too lazy to upload any photos of the trip and some of the stuff bought (with sacrifices to the savings x.x). Anyways, I did get quite the haul as well as for some of my family members, though each person's haul was quite different. ^^

Preview notes:

  • MG Victory wasn't available at Graffity Toys. Bought 2 previously released HGUCs instead.
  • Barely went to Cameron Highlands.
  • Went to Kinokuniya.
  • Visited Pavilion.
  • Went to Lowyat.
  • Went to Chow Kit.
Can you guess what I bought? Yes, I know Gamer Arena sold the MG Victory but the price was too close to the price I can get here that I didn't feel the worth (plus luggage space problems).

Okay, more tomorrow unless a something huge I got from Chow Kit keeps me occupied enough...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tomorrow is Christmas! OMG! Look at the Time!

Wow, look at how fast time flies. It's December already and we are so much closer to a new year!

Well, at any rate, I'll be off vacationing to Kuala Lumpur from tomorrow until next week on Wednesday. I hope to have a great time there this time as we extended the usual time we spent holiday-ing in another place. ^^

Also, here's a quick review on the Seraphim before I leave and before I build its counterpart when I have the time once again.

Okay, that's all for now and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas! =D


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No credit needed as the wallpaper was made by rearranging one official photo of the Astraea. As usual, don't claim it as your own.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wallpaper Fun? (1 Gundam Wallpapers)

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So, I just made this wallpaper, real quick-like. I wonder if the slightly off-screen "MISSION INCOMPLETE" looks off for any of you. Anyways, its just a simple wallpaper for 16:9 monitors with 2 arts combined which I found from the Gundam Images thread over at the Animesuki forums.

I don't really think I need any credit for this since its too simple, so if you want to use it you can but don't say you made it. That's just plagiarism.

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Just added some noise and blur effects to make it look less plain. Enjoy~ Hope someone will like this. ^^;

HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam [Destroy Mode] Review - Part 2

This is a continuation of part 1 here!

~Life Rant~
Sorry this took a while to get up everyone. I had some trouble with my internet connection earlier this week as well as had some mid-term papers. Busy and all that. Anyways, with some bit of time squeezing, I am able to pt up this last part. After this I'll be busy with assignment once again. Darn, if I have some more time, I may be able to build the kit I just got... which is not the [Unicorn Mode].
~End Life Rant~

Okay, lets continue on with the review!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Internet Problems, Again?

Guh, so some issues with my internet connection aried once again since Tuesday night causing me to be unable to get online properly as well as updating this blog. A total mood destroyer it has become since I'm unable to do my assignments properly (as well as keep up to date with various stuff).

Anyways, photoshoot for the Unicorn is done and will be up once I feel that my line has become stable enough as well as another quick review which is to be led to another review much later on. Its not much IMO since there isn't a HGUC Sinanju as of yet but maybe when it comes out I can do a battle scene. XP

For now, I'll slightly be more busy with my assignments (higher priority) since I want it done by early next week as I'll be leaving town on the day of Christmas to the west of the country for a family vacation. Anyone else going to KL as well during that time? Maybe we'll see each other while we're there. =D

That and RPG games are calling me on my DS. >.>;

Saturday, December 12, 2009

HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam [Destroy Mode] Review - Part 1

Price: 1800 Yen

~Life Rant~
Due to a bit of time constriction, I haven't done part 3 of the Astray Blue Frame review yet. I was thinking of something rather big for the third part but I'll have to put it off for now as I have some mid-term papers earlier next week. Nonetheless, I had some time in-between (specifically yesterday evening) to build a HG I just got earlier this week...
~End Life Rant~

Pilot: Banagher Links
More about the MS here.

Read on for the usual show of box, runners and building process.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finally - I Got a Nintendo DS! *Insert FFVII Victory Song Here*

Christmas came early for me this year and I finally got myself a Nintendo DS! Long I wait until I had the funds and ability to buy one. However, with some monetary sharing between siblings, it gave me the chance to obtain this piece of gaming fun. Of course, I think my younger sister will monopolize it most of the time especially during her school holiday. ^^;

At any rate, the picture you see above is kindly borrowed through Google image search. This is the exact model and color I got. I luckily managed to find a seller who sells them at a relatively low price, which I feel is thelowest I've seen anyone selling them for. So yay.

Okay, time to enjoy the DS, thanks to the R4 included. *cough*

Sunday, December 6, 2009

MG 1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise Review - Part 2

This is a continuation of the part 1 here!

Part 1: Box, Box Open, Runners & Building Process

Part 2: Height Comparisons, Articulation, Gimmicks, Action & Conclusion
Part 3: Additional Review - MG VS NG, Backpack Adapter (First Batch Item)

Phew, the photoshoot took quite a while to do as the sword really isn't that easy to pose with. This part of the review will have a ton of photos at a total of 109. O.o
Some of them are close-up shots, which caused the number to rise up but I felt like those shots should be in, so I didn't push them away for this review in the end. At any rate, prepare your scrolling fingers!

There are also some additional content in the following review, especially near the bottom, so please watch out for it! So, continue on reading~

Note: Some photos were taken using natural sunlight in the afternoon, so I hope they look okay for you all. ^^;

Thursday, December 3, 2009

MG 1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise Review - Part 1

Price: 4800Yen(!)

Part 1: Box, Box Open, Runners & Building Process
Part 2: Height Comparisons, Articulation, Gimmicks, Action & Conclusion
Part 3: Additional Review - MG VS NG, Backpack Adapter (First Batch Item)

Okay, since I just finished building the Blue Frame yesterday until the big arse sword, I'll post up part 1 now which consists of shots of the runners and building process. I haven't built the action base for the sword yet but I'll put that in this part later on. I also haven't exploited the extra backpack adapters yet but I think I'll dedicate part 3 for that.

I don't really know the Gundam SEED VS Astray side-story so I can't say much about this MS story-wise. At any rate, its one of the many variations(and latest) of the Blue Frame which is piloted by Gai Murakamo of Serpent Tail.

MBF-P03R Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second Revise
Pilot: Gai Murakamo
Guild: Serpent Tail
Height: 18.32m
Weight: 62.70t
Armaments: Tactical Arms II, Armor Schneider(4?)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Maybank Dinner 2009 & WIP Astray

I was quite occupied last weekend with the PC Fair and Maybank Dinner. Went to the PC Fair on Saturday night and went to Maybank dinner at Pullman hotel on Sunday night which was from 6.30pm until 11.00pm! Luckily I don't have Monday classes for Summer Semester so it doesn't really affect me.

Why did I have to go? Well, I was lucky enough to grab consolation achievement award for my SPM results. I think my results was the bare minimum to get the award. I got some cash(deposited into bank account before dinner) and a nicely framed certificate of congratulations.

Before the dinner actually began~

The function was quite interesting. they had an opening skit which was quite funny.

The theme of the dinner. ^^

VIPs(plus the whole room) sang the Maybank themes(BM and Chinese).

They also had a "Maybank Idol" karaoke contest with 9 contestants whom were surprising quite good. One of them(who won 1st place, not pictured) was really good, you'd be crazy not to think he'd grab first. The guy pictured got 3rd place who was pretty amazing too.

This was amazingly funny. They are the Tunak Tunak Group(IIRC) who are actually the Maybank bosses dancing to the tune of Tunak Tunak Tun. You must listen to this song, its pretty good. =D

Besides the crazy good entertainment, we got some delicious food(fried rice was delicious), so-so standard drinks(the red syrup drink and Chinese tea) and lucky draw! As usual, we didn't get anything from the lucky draw. Aww, darn.

Overall, I really enjoyed the night... until the last number for the lucky draw was called. XP

As for the Astray Blue Frame, I'm almost done, just need to build the sword and apply the clear stickers and maybe some more panel lining. I didn't panel line the whole model, specifically the blue frame areas as it is quite the pain to panel line so many parts.
Sword from Astray Green Frame and trying out the articulation of the legs. Loving it so far!

Okay, that's all for now. The entire review probably will roll out by this weekend if not sooner. =)


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