Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 in Review

Since many are doing it, I might as well. I can't do it like a Wordpress blog but I can at least do it manually.

At for stats, I can't really show you a nice bar or an accurate number since the counter I'm using is fairly simple. However, I'd like to thank all of you who visited, read and commented on my blog. It has been on a slow, yet steady, climb upwards and I've reached the 50, 000th milestone just last month.

In terms of reviews, in is undeniable that the TT Hongli PG 1/60 Wing Zero Custom top the charts. Technically speaking, the bootleg reviews are pretty popular on this blog, as far as these statistics shows. Interestingly, I build the WZC during the New Year of 2010 while I'm not building anything for New Year this year since I have other matters to do. I was thinking of building the recent SDs but since Momotoys might bring in hobby tools and accessories later this year, I better wait so that I'll have better stuff to use and in a way "

That year, I bought my first Robot Damashii - Unicorn Gundam Destroy Mode. I was pretty impressed with the line of figures as they are very pose-able and playable, something that will definitely get me interested. As much as I like building things, I like playing with them too. I also bought many other RDs later on such as the Turn A Gundam, Gundam Crossbone X3, Strike Freedom Gundam, 00 Qan[T] and Gundam Exia.

Looking back, I also have started painting my kits with the NG 1/100 Gale Strike Gundam being the first "victim". It is later used as a test for the use of industrial spray paint, something not normally used for plastic model kits. After a successful attempt, I went out of my way to make the Black Ice, HG 1/144 1.5 Gundam which comes with a cool flat black and dark metallic blue color scheme.

Of course, I still did my straight builds which were upgraded when I bought the Tamiya Side Cutter although my Gundam Marker Gray is finished now... I managed to upgrade my hardware - digital camera - early that year during the PC Fair but unfortunately it needs to go away to be serviced until sometime this month. ^^;

I also indulge myself with omakes and after effects using Photoscape and even Photoshop thanks to chubbybots and bd respectively.I can say that the omake with the best effect goes to this one. Can't beat God. XD

If I didn't count wrong (including bootlegs), I did 1PG review, 4 MG reviews, 1 NG review, 13 HG reviews, 1 SD review, 5 Robot Damashii reviews and 1 SIC Kiwami Tamashii review, plus 1 PG preview. Its pretty obvious I'm a 1/144 person with that. Haha. Even more HGs and other non-Gunpla stuff coming up... after my camera returns that is.

Besides that, I also went to AFAX (Anime Festival Asia 2010) in Singapore this year and met up with chubbybots and Marzz. ^^ I miss Singapore's atmospshere and choice of goods... although that pains my wallet in more ways than one. I then went to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah last month and managed to get some loots as well as went to the one and only maid cafe there thus far. Too bad I didn't manage to meet Evaritus Lau there.

Are you in the top 30 referrers? XD

Okay, that's it for this, I don't think I need to say more except when I post on the Wordpress side... later.


Tom said...

wow, Googles of all languages and countries...

CD said...

Yeah, Google is my best customer... XD

chubbybots said...

Congrats on the increasing readership!! Haha nice meeting you when you came to Singapore last year ^^ Its been quite an eventful year for you after reading your post!

CD said...

@chubbs: Thanks! Yep, lots of stuff happened last year and I enjoyed most of it. XD

avg.joe said...

hey man !! i am in the top 30 :P

Z said...

It's good to reflect on yourself so that you see your own progress and feel good that you've been productive... even though it sometimes might not feel like it ^^;.

w00t! I'm the 7th top referrer xD. Can't beat google I guess haha.

By the way, I'll be dropping by again later to grab your review links (finally!) so don't mind if I leave some spam marks ^^;.

The Kamen Rider Fan said...

hi CD.

great blog u have, i've been following ur update regularly and all i can say is, i've fun surfing ur blog.

i was also working on my Gale Strike as my first experiment on industrial spray. haha.

feel free to stop by, maybe some advice u can give me on the gale strike. :D

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