Dec 25, 2013

Holidays are slow days for Gundam

I haven't done any work on my model kits these days - it definitely feels like, forever!

Any ways, progress is absolutely slow on my side. What with the holidays and time-consuming shopping sprees looking for gifts that only a number of people will appreciate. As they say, "It's better to give than to receive."

Plus, been busy with other things - some pre-orders came in this month, and well, nostalgia follows. Also, Gundam Build Fighters is absolutely building up... excitement! Not to mention Kill La Kill!

Figma 200 Hatsune Miku 2.0 - my first!!! ^_^


The family's getting bigger - I gotta get me my own shelf!

They have Constantine and the Dean brothers,
 we have Trese. 



























































A second piece for OnePiece -
an SCultures Princess Shirahoshi























Best thing with my holiday so far is, I got this kawaii SD 00 Gundam Seven Sword G from the raffle at the office! Someone didn't want it, I guess. Built it in an hour or so, soon as I got home. Cute as hell.

Uhuh yeah! Also got that Gaiman book on my wishlist! 

Teeny-weeny arms - my first SD.

















Anyway, here's some work-in-progress on the RX-78-2 Ver. 3.0!!! 

I was shopping at this surplus shop in Makati and found these.
Perfect.

Se detailed.

The instructions are very adept.

I like that these plates (?) have a hue difference.

Having some fun.

The torso as built.

Pilots from previous models:
Char Aznable, Heero Yuy and Zechs Merquise

Testing the head on some LED light.

The difference panel lining can make!

These. Arrr.

Very time consuming.

Then someone told me I could have done with a gold/bronze
Artline marker. LOL

Testing the head again - well, admiring it this time - with a pink LED unit.


Arms done, yo!

A "side-by-side" comparison.

I did not like what happened
 to those stickers after installing the parts in.

But, it still rocks, though!

GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS-Episode 11: Battle Royal



I haven't been as excited watching a series as much as this!
This Battle Royal proved to be an entertaining bit for Gundam Build Fighters - absolutely stupendous!

I had to laugh with Fellini's part - imagine that other guy, Cziommer, doing all his best to be in the World Tournament; just to have a face-off with him because of a GIRL?! And not only that, he went out and grabbed other heartbroken fighters with the same Fellini-hatred! That was hilarious!

I don't know why, but the Fenice is my favorite.



Gundam X Mao

Yuuki-sempai is absolutely brainwashed with this Meijin thing.

So power. Much dark. Wow.










































Dec 11, 2013

GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS - Episode 10: The World Tournament

Star Build Strike Gundam shows off at World Tournament!

One of the highlights of the latest episode of Gundam Build Fighters is Iori Sei's upgraded Build Strike Gundam, now appropriately named Star Build Strike Gundam!

It goes all sailor-senshi-transformation by the end of the episode to win the thirteenth match and gain a place for the next round!!!


Some screenshots: (I took them on my phone so...poor quality, yeah?!)
Looks the same, but...na-ah!
The Chobham Shield absorbing and nullifying beam attacks.
It's super effective!
The Plavzky Gate generated by the Universe Booster,
unit then enters Discharge Speed Mode upon passing through
Plavzky Wings, yeah!
I was all giddy watching this - they're so close to having their dreams come true.... ^_^  Let's not forget the others, though.
Ricardo Fellini, playboy extraordinaire,
champion of Italy
Just can't hold his liquid, though.
It scares Kirara
So Mao, got "disillusioned" upon
seeing his idol hung over
He did win his match, hah!
Here's Wing Gundam Fenice's winning strike!

Here we have the mysterious Aila Jyrkainen of team Nemesis,
champion of Finland who defeated Carlos Kaiser
here we see her soft side, lovey-dovey for that meat bun
...and fighting with Reiji for that meat bun!
So cute together!

Aila's Qubeley Papillon
I didn't really get what happened here... it was so fast! T_T
The World Tournament stadium at Shizuoka
...and inside! So space. Wow.
































































































































































We've yet to see more of PPSE's champion "Meijin Kawaguchi's" performance!
It's all too exciting, no?!



Nov 30, 2013

GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS: Episode 7 - World-Level Ability

I don't know what's wrong with the YouTube video title, but the episode is entitled World-Level Ability.


Winning a place for the World Tournament, Sei and Reiji get an extra prize from PPSE: a sunny holiday at the beach!

Yeah, guys love beaches! ^_^

Yes, if I was there I'd be creeped out, too
Rinko definitely took the limelight here. Sorry, Kousaka.

























Guess who was there to greet them at the inn they're going to stay at?

Yep, Mao and Reiji hit it off immediately upon eyesight.














Well, there's some kind of problem for the inn's owners, as land grabbers threat its existence. One of the goons was, well, Old Man Ral knew him. As did Mao. Who would've guessed? Goon Leader used to be a World Tournament champion a few years back! And they knew him as "Blazing Tatsu"! There was a commotion where Reiji almost got killed by the goons forcefully entering the premises. He was a bit clueless at first, but the simpleton that he is, reduced it to a bad guy/good guy situation.

Clueless Reiji














Old Man Ral and fans














So Sei, being the bright kid that he is, suggested to fight Blazing Tatsu in a Gunpla match where if they win, the goons will stop bugging them - otherwise the goons will take the inn without payment. Mao joined in to fight alongside Sei and Reiji for some pogi points for the inn owner's lovely daughter. Trusting Mao, the daughter approves of the match.

In their world, every other place has a Plavsky Build System. O technology.














Our little boys uniting for a purpose!













Lo, and behold! Blazing Tatsu's reason for being in the World Tournament!














With an Apsaras III coupled with Blazing Tatsu's bad ass-ness, it seemed like a lost cause. Sei's MKII with Reiji's piloting was no match, as the Apsaras is a formidable foe with an I-field to boot. This I-field alters surrounding plavsky particles, rendering all shots to its body to nada. It truly is something for world-level! Awesomeness. right?!

But hell no! Bad guys don't win in these kind of series! It was almost off time for our little boys, but with Mao's persistence and his absolutely amazing updated Gundam X Mao, battle ended with the Apsaras in pieces!

Mao was able to use his Hyper Satellite Canon without the
Moon's super microwave system.














Blazing Tatsu learned too late that he was facing a Shingyo apprentice -
it brought Chinan Sensei's face to memory. Yes, like this.














And with the bad guys apprehended, our boys saves the day (to the relief of the inn's owner and her daughter)!

Here's Mao saying goodbye and feeling all butterflies
with all the praise and thanks he's been receiving from his beloved.














As Mao leaves, Reiji is overflowing with confidence
and Sei is increasingly inspired.














This was quite the episode! The noob that I am, I didn't know that mobile suits like the Apsaras III existed! Seems like this is gonna be a hell of a learning stage for me. It's amazing how PPSE has overcome the urban setting with every other place like the inn and Sei's school having a Build System. Gunpla sure is popular!

Just some questions, though. It's already episode 7 and there's still nothing about Sei Iori's dad? And Reiji's existence is still a mystery!

Here's some preview images of the next episode.

Ah, yes, dark colors for the bad guys.

Well, hell. We all know who this is.