Saturday, January 09, 2010

Gundam Collection

Finally finished all the Gundams I acquired.

Click picture to visit individual post on each Gundam model.

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Friday, January 08, 2010

Gundam Unicorn RX-0 Ver. Ka Titanium Finish

Completed the MG Unicorn Ver. Ka Titanium Finish. Cant wait for the OVA to be released this year!

* Lack of articulation for the ankle.
* The waterslide gold foil decals are hard to apply onto its antenna.
* Titanium finish looks excellent until you realize there's no suitable paint to fix the nips.
* Prefer the dry marking stickers to be all decals. Gundam Unicorn is plain in colour so it really need the decals to complement itself.
* Separate limited edition gatling guns available only with Gundam UC Novel book4 special edition


* I should have spray painted the internal light grey parts to silver leaf. I did it to portion of the beam rifle and it looked pretty good. So I suggest spray paint the internal parts to silver leaf.
* As for the gold horn, paint or spray paint with gold leaf Tamiya acrylic paint. Mix with thinner for lighter gold leaf.
* If you dont want to end up with dark nips, go for the flat white version.
* Special waterslide decals are available for purchase.

Impression 1:
The Gundam Unicorn figure looks large compared to the rest of the figure. Look at below picture. for comparison of the destroy mode against other MG gundam model. The unicorn mode is probably almost the same as MG Infinite Justice. The

Impression 2:
Regarding the titanium finish, let's have a look at its composition. The internal is actually translucent, coated with chrome finish, followed by thin layer of white and then coated with gloss.

The problem I had is to fix the nips after removing them from the runner. As one can see, even if you trim to the translucent layer, it'll still look a bit dark due to internal reflection of the chrome. See second area from left.

Nevertheless, the figure really looks fabulous under lighting.

Some photos of the Gundam Unicron model in Destroy mode.

Gundam Unicorn with its magnum and shield.

Gundam Unicorn with its hyper bazooka.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Nendoroid Yui Hirasawa

Yui Hirasawa, the lead guitarist from the K-ON! anime. Received my second K-on! Nendoroid figure yesterday.

There are three (3) facial expressions in total, the original cheerful, sobbing and 'cool' one. There are additional 3 arms, 2 hands and 2 legs components available for pose changing. The set also features her electric guitar, guitar strap and amplifier.

This figure was ordered from ebay as I didnt manage to pre-order from Hobby Search nor HLJ. I had the opportunity to order it a couple of day before its release at Hobby Search but I had paid for at ebay, and didnt want to risk it.

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Monday, January 04, 2010

RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Ver. Ka Titanium Finish

Latest addition to my Gundam model, RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Ver. Ka Titanium Finish.

Didnt really think that I would acquire the titanium finish but the offer at HWJapan was too good to miss out.

Though, I understand there should be an OVA version MG Gundam Unicorn scheduled for release soon. But this the ver. ka and titanium finish one is satisfactory for me.

This will probably be one of last MG to collect except if Bandai release a MG Akatsuki. As for Gundam 00, if they release a MG for it, may consider in long run.

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