Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gao Gao (TT Hongli) HG 1/144 00 Seven Sword/G (007S/G) Review - Part 2

This is a late continuation of this post.

After looking through my blog, as I was updating the review buttons, I found out that I've yet to conclude this review. Looking at the date of publishing, it was probably due to other things that kept me preoccupied. Well, time to get back to the game here as I don't like to leave things unfinished unless I come to a dead end for it that is. ^^;

The model kit has been built for over 3 months and parts have been swapped around so the joints, particularly the arms, are not as tight anymore. As per usual, time does make model kits less firm as when it was just built. Ah well. At any rate, I did reinforce the joints (right arm to shoulder and forearm peg connections) for this review. The forearm part was already evident since built though.

Note: All photos are taken by the Samsung Galaxy S II @ 8MP downsized to 25% at 70% JPEG compression. I so need to get a touch-screen to focus camera next time. Much more in tune to my photo taking tendencies. Current photo-taking setup utilizes two LED white lights - left and right.

Read on!

MG 1/100 Strike Gundam Update

I wonder if there will be a MG Strike Gundam 2.0 soon?

Decided to update my first MG after getting a bit of motivation from it due to some mention. Tried to fix some parts up, especially the scratch-built crystal forehead piece and rear-skirt armor, but can't really work it out nicely. Forehead crystal is rough but maybe I can still smooth-en and shape it some more later. Rear-skirt armor is pretty much a hassle to put back in one piece since the joints are now weak to any waist movement causing it to split again so I think I'll leave the back bare. ^^;;;

While at it, I decided to try out some dry-transfer decals. To my amazement, they are actually easier than I expected. Then again, Strike's decals aren't that big to apply like some certain ones like the Wing Ver. Ka. I did mess up one by accident though - by taping the wrong side. >>;;;

Took out the sword from the IWSP Striker to make it look more intimidating standing there.

Lost the forehead crystal a long time ago so I did a quick, fat, scratch-built one from the leftover runners but now shaped it down to a more accurate shape.

Other than the standard dry-transfer decals, I stuck in some of the clear stickers at a minimal amount as some sections of the white armor has turn yellowish over the years.

Even without the rear-skirt armor, I don't think it looks half-bad.

Wasted one of the shoulder armor decals so I did the next best thing - put a Bandai decal.

I admit one thing about this Gundam, it is my main favorite next to Aegis in SEED. Freedom is cool and all but I like how this Gundam got portrayed along with Kira's hardships as he grows through the series... before he became hax.

At the advent of MG Aile Strike Gundam 2.0, I leave a shot of the MG Strike Gundam IWSP here.

Until the next post~
PS: All photos hosted by Facebook. That's why there are no watermarks on them as well as I directly uploaded from my phone as I updated it yesterday. ^^;

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Review Buttons Updated!

Updated the review buttons but review linkage (for the 2 parters especially needs to be done when I'm less lazy later). =P

As to not let this post be too empty, here is a random for-fun attempt with the HG Gundam AGE-1 Normal and the HG 00 Qan[T] Wing Binder. XD

Until the next post~

Saturday, January 28, 2012

HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Titus Review - Part 2

This is a continuation from this post.

One of the most beam-ful Gunpla out there. If you're fan of CQC and beams, you'll definitely love this model kit and its versatility. Read on for the rest of the review!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Update on Spark Gundam? Plus Double Binder 00 Qan[T]

Because of this and that, I took out the HG 00 Qan[T] as well as the 2nd hand one I got from my friend not too long ago. Decided to continue with the parts placement (obtained from the bootleg HG 00 7 Swords) onto the 2nd hand HG 00 Qan[T] in order to continue my Gundam design - Spark Gundam. Since this will be my "first time" doing anything major, if I do proceed within the near future, I'll try not to "over-attempt" the mods and overall build design. ^^;
Note: It won't exactly look the same as what I've drawn, I believe, as I'm not experienced enough to do until that "image" I have in mind.

Well, see how this goes.

Utilizing the 00's backpack (while held up by blue tack for now) works quite well. =O

Gao Gao (TT Hongli) HG 1/144 00 Seven Sword/G (007S/G) Review (Unfinished)

Price: RM3X

Time for the next review~ TBH, I was pretty excited when building this due to reasons as you read on the review, although more obvious in the second part later. Even if this is the second time I'm building practically the same kit and fourth time building a 00 Gundam, I don't feel any quirks about that. Now, onto the review.

The price this time is higher than usual but it seems the prices of bootlegs have increased lately so there isn't much I could do about that. Fortunately, it is still relatively affordable, especially for what you'll find inside the box and my impression on it proves positive.

You may read my previous review on the original Bandai version of his model kit here which covers some information in regards to the Gundam itself as well. I won't be repeating it here.

I find it amazing that Gao Gao/TT Hongli is getting better with their Engrish, seriously. It makes building easier as the instructions have Engrish words that are understandable by the very least.

Originally Posted: 8 September 2011
Latest Update: 25 January 2012
Reason: Realization of Incomplete Review

Read on for the rest of the review~

Sunday, January 22, 2012

HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Titus Review - Part 1

Price: 1200 Yen

Just in time for Chinese New Year (2012)~ It is pretty much red so it somewhat fits the seasonal bill. Well, a certain Chinese/Dragon-base Gundam from a certain series would be more appropriate though.

Got this one as a Christmas gift last year from a close friend of mine. Really appreciate it since I did want to get myself a Titus thanks to its CQC motive with lots of neatly placed beams.

Also Known As: Gundam Titus
Height: 17.6m
Weight: 62.5t
Armaments: Beam Lariat (2), Beam Knee Kick (6), Beam Shoulder Tackle (8)

Story in Brief
Once a new model known as the Baqto appeared before them, Flit find problems fighting their anti-beam coated armor. The AGE System designs/creates the first "Wear" which produces the Gundam Titus - a strong CQC melee-concentrated mobile suit. It is able to bash its opponents away with pure, brute strength.

PS: Gundam Spallow is even more hax from what we can see from the anime so far. A single blade can pwn so many. Its speed is like infinite Trans-Am. No fair Flit.

Read on for the rest of the review!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year! (2012)

This is coming up next since I haven't got the mood nor the time to attempt decals on the Gao Gao Deathscythe. >_>;

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gao Gao MG 1/100 Deathscythe Hell Custom Review - Part 1

Price: RM7X (varies)

I initially wanted to get an original Bandai one much earlier on but budget was focused more to my gaming needs so this is what resulted from it. I actually almost completely skipped this gem of a Gundam. Truth be told, I would still want the original but I'll leave that to a time when my funds are plentiful again for Gunpla. Nonetheless, this bootleg is actually worth-while to build as Gao Gao (AKA TT Hongli) keeps on stepping their game up.

Note: Will add on some more in a while.

EDIT (2/2/12): Manual scans can be found HERE.

Read on!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Titus COMPLETE!

Just in case I don't have time to post up the next post, here's the Titus for now. ^^;

Via Nintendo 3DS @ 0.3MP.
Note: Those that has me on FB can see it in my Mobile Uploads album for clearer shots. =P

Okay, expect something by afternoon later on since the image processing is done for it. =)

(Unless I slept too long again... urk.)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Prelude to Fishing 3?

Photo via Nintendo 3DS @ 0.3MP (preview purpose only).

It has been a while since I did any crack stories with my Gunpla and this is in relation to my months old intention of doing an omake with the SD Sinanju. I wonder how it'll go this time since it is another "fishing episode" - featuring a "Frontal approach".

To be continued?

Friday, January 6, 2012

HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Normal Review - Part 2

Part 1 HERE.

Okay, lets continue this review after a nice Christmas and an interesting beginning to my New Year, well, except that the flood recently caused a number of problems. ^^;

I actually waited until I have at least caught up to the recent Gundam AGE episodes (as I stopped at episode 4 before this) but I was caught with a sudden disappointment at how they are progressing the story. Blandness, over-explanation and improper use of tension made the story feel disappointing for me to watch. What happened to all the excitement from the earlier episodes? :/

Nonetheless, I'm still impressed with the HG and this review will illustrate that.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Flash Flood in Town

Thought of relaxing today off after a whole day out yesterday to finish up my unfinish business but a sudden non-stop rain interupted it in mkre ways than one. In an unfortunate turn of events, there were a few deaths* and missing people at my old high school area. ._.

May they rest in peace*.

*Some reports say they are simply missing, some say they were dead and there are multiple stories going around - officially and unofficially.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gao Gao MG Deathscythe Hell Custom Finished!

Will try to add all the applicable clear stickers and dry transfer decals later plus sime touch-ups.

Took me a while to complete any Gunpla or even update this blog lately. Ever since I was brave enough to drive, I've been going out lots. That truly took a toll on my schedule as night outings can go past midnight. Well, AGE-1N image processing is done but will take some time before I can type it due to unforseen circumstances with my mouth. Dentist tomorrow. ._.;

That's all for now.

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