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Tomorrow, last boss!

Err, since its still midterm, maybe we better call it sub boss rather than last boss ^^ We still have finals 2 months from now.
Ookay, exam about ethics already done and just as i thought, i often use my heart to answer the question haha.
Tomorrow is the most difficult exam in this midterm, about Cardiovascular sytem. Okay than, wish me luck :p
Oh yeah, before i forget, this is the new buddy i talked about earlier

See you after tomorrow exam over 😀

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Well, managed to finish one core fighter unit in three hours!! Well, i said one because they gave us two core fighter, one V Gundam type and one V Hexa type. Why it take so much time because it’s very smalll, yes SMALL! (the parts). It’s like HG with many parts, maybe it’s like a RG now ^^;

for a Core Fighter, this is big. That’s logical because it counts half of the V gundam trunk, plus the head also. Funny when i watched first episode of V Gundam, Uso didn’t notice it was a Gundam Core Fighter, the V fin looks obvious though ^^.

Another thing that came to my mind : Why Bandai made the landing gear as clear parts?? Why not just a solid black piece? Still mysteries >;). Next post will be another WIP or just a blabbering of mine…

 

 

Victory—-GET!

Huff, after long time waiting, this buddy finally come ^^

after quick inspect of the manual, i found some points of this gunpla…

First, good point. We got two core fighter! One for normal V head the others for V-hexa head. That’s a good point for me, considering recent bandai kit has part swaping like Exia IM and Messiah’s pack.

Second, bad points. The hands!!! It’s not an usual MG ver 2 hands, neither ver 1 hands. You must finger swaping in order to hold a weapon or just to make fist. Zannen desune~

Question is, do you like V Gundam?

Anyway, this is my first ver.Ka. Can’t wait for V2. See you in next post!

(Temporal…) FREEDOM!!

Finally…after three weeks of torture. Yesterday was the last day of exam!

I can take a break for a while, not thinking things like anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology…what is non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, what is infective stage of Ascaris lumbricoides, what is Gram’s staining etc…

Haha, sorry for the mumbling…anyway, happy holiday! Waiting for the next Gunpla arrived ^^;

Same as always…

Remember my last post bout finishing my exia? Well, there is no time for me to do anything in these past three days T_T

I went to my relative with my family since yesterday was Islamic big days, Iedul Adha. The only time for me at home is night and, i was very tired at night, so, i just sleep and doing nothing ^^;

I’m just able to take one or two shots, still, wide-leg posing is the best !

ohh, when i can finish this kit? XD

Okay, see you later!

Long lost Project G

Well, it’s been very long time after my last post. Really busy here with everyday campus life hehe. Plus, when i’m at dorm, there’s no time for gunplaying. With the ultimate messy room, crowded friends, crazy task, etc, no way i can build any gunpla here ^^ So, the guy, Exia is still not fully completed because i’m just going home once a week, at weekend. And mostly, i’m doing my task at my home rather than build Gunpla ahahah. So here are my brief review of Master Grade Exia Gundam.

Well, my first impression of this MG is awesome. Plus, there are light gimmick in this model. But yes, i agreed with the negative you guys keep talking like the loose joint and so on. Still, i like the articulation of this model. Really the best kit over all! I don’t know when the joint will loosen, but so far (i left it in box at my house ^^) it still okay. Some poses before i sleep ^^

lights up!!!

Really versatile on ground, it can split so wide with almost no problem (for now^^). But it’s really shame that the conversion kit to Exia Repair is not that simple, just like VF + super/armored packs. Damn Bandai ^^; Okay, maybe that’s all for now, see ya for the full review ^^

Humm….

Hey, long time since I last posted something here ^^; Doesn’t have any idea back then. And no new Gunpla too. So, I’m easily just visiting other’s blog when i touch internet 😀

At least i’m preparing for next review, here:

mkII_resizeThis is my last review until i have new Gunpla ^^; I bought it before Zeta, so it pretty new 😀

Great news came from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2009, i’m sure you have seen it everywhere. Finally, first Gundam from 00 series make its appearance in Master Grade format, the GN-001 Gundam Exia XD. From what i see at everyone blogs, it will have somewhat Strike or Impulse grade of poseability but better because of lacks of side skirt at waist. Plus, Bandai has provided a LED for the GN drive this time. Obviously, i think they MUST include that gimmick since the 1/100 00 Gundam has already come with it. One more point, it’s rare that they will release it along with the add-ons, parts to convert original Exia to Exia Repair, named Ignition Mode. The bundle include LED (maybe for the red eye), Chrome painted sword parts, other Head, and a coat.

The price is 3990 yen for the normal one annd 6850 yen (5250 for the first batch release) for the Ignition Mode. Really make me droll :p I’m thinking for getting this first instead of my original plan to get MG WZC instead. I never buy any 00 kit before and maybe this will be the first 😀

What do you think? Is it worth it? Or do you prefer waiting for 00?

The Battle is over……..

FINALLY! After long bloodbath, I have done my decals application. Here’s some shoots:

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I’d say it’s not bad, but not good either. As you can see, many “battle damage” here, some decals are rubbed off, torn apart or have “bubble”. I tried to painting the canopy with a mere Tamiya Clear Blue. It supposed to be in light clear purple color. I also painted the eye camera-goggle with Tamiya Clear Green. These are my first experience with hand brushing method. Still green, hehe, so the result are just so so or even bad ^^; what do you think?

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Here some tips I found during this weary battle:

  • If you want to apply the water decals, beware of its EDGE. Unlike the dry transfer, and I found it strange, the waterslides have excess edge and can be eyesore if you didn’t apply it right. So, do either cut the decals until its very edge or just use the Marking Seal (clear stickers). Surprisingly, they are (the clear stickers) not having any edges! Only the little details like the round mark have it and that’s not a big deal. The reason I hate these edges is you know, the red-black stripes at main fuselage. They are supposed to be conceal the seam lines, but with that excessive edges are preventing it to “combining” each others. For better explanation, see this comparison. ban955525_3 vfighterc10

left image is taken from hlj.com

  • My suggestion is to apply the decals after final assembly. My palms are always sweaty when it comes to this or when I got nervous. So, that’s very destructive to the decals ^^; Unless you using Mr. Mark Setter or Top Coat to protect the decals, do it like I said above when in BATTROID mode. Yes, it’s harder to apply it when the model is standing, but when in this mode, the gaps between parts are wide enough. So, the decals won’t be “sticking” to each others.

  • Most of the decals won’t be rubbed off during transformation, but beware the decals at wings (the black and grey stripe one). Since, the wings can slide, It’s possible to rub the decals when you slide it (it happened to me T_T)

  • Nub removing is also important. If the parts are cleaned from nubs, the seam lines will looked like a panel lines and it’s great IMO. Okay, maybe that’s all.

And listen, I really made many mistake when applying decals. I realize that the edges can be cut after applying half of the decals. But, even after I realize it and start to cut the edges, they still rub off and broken during the transformation. This is because I didn’t use the Mr. Mark Setter and not pressed the decals hard enough so they didn’t “melt” perfectly and still have “bubble” in it (Thanks to Z for the info). And one think, KEEP AWAY your models from CHILDREN! They tend to touch it when they see it and tempted to play with it (sigh….) So, better to hide your kits when any children is at your house ^^;

Now’s for complaining section ^^;

I should say this kit is my dream comes true. I really want a Macross kit for a long time ago and Bandai did marvelous job this time ^^. The proportions are 99% when in Fighter and GERWALK mode, unless you counted the landing gears, they are illogical IMO. Too high and how come when the gears are 5 cm and the nose is just 4 cm? But nevertheless, it is almost perfect. Batrroid proportion is 90% I’d say. I don’t know why, but the animated series and this plamo has little different. Despite that, arms and legs articulation are just in par with average MG models.

I’d like Bandai to add more locking mechanism to stabilize every mode. They do great job with Zeta ver.2.0 but why didn’t do it to this VF? Or, they can be revolutionary by providing die cast metals for joints or even magnets at nose and the base of neck. With magnet, it will even more stable when on Battroid mode. Therefore, when in fighter mode, the legs are just relying at the waist joints. I’m afraid when the joints weaken they just drop off easily. And they should add locking too for the nose and wings. If the canopy has its own joint, I must be awesome. GERWALK mode is just unstable; I’m having hard time by just adjusting the legs, when the Battroid is just fine as it is. The hands, I’m will be very happy if they like MG hands.

But, despite those issues above, I still can’t do it perfectly. I haven’t used this sophisticated mechanism that Bandai provided to its full extent yet. I hope my skill growing time to time so someday I can build the model like you all, the model which is clean from nubs, perfect decals/stickers-placing, or maybe some paint to make the kit even more beautiful ^^

Again, nevertheless, this kit is great in term of design and mechanism. But if you prefer colored VF, I suggest you to buy the other variant like Ozma’s, Michel’s, or Luca’s unit. Especially Luca’s, they comes with THREE Ghost unit! Or buy the Super Messiah one. Okay, for now that’s all. Won’t be placing it at review pages yet until I get my Action Base 1 / SMS version. Instead I will place this review:

strike

This is the third gunpla I ever have. I bought it after my long absence after built MG G-3 Gundam. The gap is almost 3 years. SEED was rocking back then and I’m going crazy with Strike and friends. Okay, that’s for now, thanks for reading.

Oh yeah, do HLJ sell decals for each kits too? I mean spare decals for specifics kit. If no, do you know where to get it? Feel free to answer okay? ^^ Thanks again!

Unexpected Guest..

Yeah!!! Finally, my first Plamo of the year! This is Plamo in general, not Gunpla!! After thinking for a long long time, my choice start with MG Wing Zero, and then MG Force Impulse, then MG Strike Noir. Thought about MG Sinanju Ka. Too, but given up so easily because of its price and super-duper difficulty. Eventually, I choose this instead. Check this out!

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This baby made me droll from a long time ago. Yes! It’s VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie. I always like Valkyrie concept ever since from first Macross series (1973?). I never find any Macross model kit before, although there are others beside Bandai’s, like Yamato and Hasegawa. But, it’s not too familiar here, since only Gunpla line which are famous. O~kay, time to work! There will be ton of shit-load panel lines to do in this model T_T . but, the real deal is at the marking and decals section. I haven’t made any ver.Ka Gunpla before, so I think this model has most decals until now, somebody help me!! ^^; . Seems, this kit will at least like Zeta. Won’t have many articulation, cause this model purpose is obviously for full transform I guess. Nevertheless, this kit still a highly-recommended and worth to buy. Will try to post a semi-WISP for this review ^^.

As for G-3 reviews, I just finished it and here’s MG RX-78-3 “G-3” Gundam . hope you’ll like it ^^ I’m so sorry this take very long to finish. Actually I am just made the review in one day. The problem is, I cannot go to Internet Café more often than before due my lack of money and time ^^; Recently, I’m speeding up my saving to buy the VF-25F Plamo, so no money for Internet at previously week. But now, I can go to Café at least once a week again ^^

Now for the grand question ^^. Do you know how to apply the water-transfer decals? Can you share it here for me? I really need it, cause this is the first time I encounter this. And I’m afraid I will ruin it or even tear the decals apart (nooooo… >.<). So , anyone can help me?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Just some thought from my mind…First post at 2009!

Maybe it was too late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009! I will share some of my experience at 2008 here. So it begins….

Man, thinking back, made me feel sad again. Yes, ‘08 just my other sad year after ‘07. Why? Because at that last two years, I FAILED the National University Entrance Exam. Just like the name, it is an exams you need to past if you want to going to national college after you graduating from high school. If you fail, you have only two choices. One is to look non-National University or just study again and wait for next opportunity next year. I choose to wait, after failed for first time at ‘07, because I want to pursue my dream to becoming a doctor ^^. So, I just study and study again in some cram school (?), I don’t know what the name in your country, it just a informal school to helps you study more. And then the the second chance came at July ’08. Shorts words……I failing it again @_@. And now, I just go to “cram school” again to study more with More than MAX-effort. Next July ’09 will be my last chance to past it, because you only have three chance to enters it. It means if you graduate at 2008, you can participate at 2008,2009, & 2010. Everyone, wish me for the best, okay ? ^^;

Okay, that’s enough for the sad part, now for the FUN parts….

My addiction to gunplas just raging again at early-2008 after I vacuum from that hobby due to short-money @_@. But now, I have friends who has same hobby as me. And I managed to save money more often than when I was still at high school. The results is I bought a MG this year ^^. And I found this blogging-thing too. It happened when I was searching for reference for what gunpla is best for me to buy. Aaaand, I found you all, Z, Marvin, and the others ^^. And start to think, “Hey, it’s not bad for a hobby”, to share your minds with others, I started to love it! The result is this blog ^^. As for other, here it is :

  • Game : I completed some neat games this year like Persona 3, Final Fantasy XII, Tales of The Abyss, Star Ocean 3, Super Robot Taisen Z, and last Mobile Suit Gundam 00 : Gundam Meisters. Persona 4 is still in progress now.

  • Anime and stuff : I manage to finished watching MS Gundam 00 1st season, Code geass R1 and R2, and Macross Frontier. And finished Kamen Rider Den-O too ^^.

  • Life : I have this one loyal friend that have been accompanying me in house for this year. His name is BUBU, I will introduce it later ^^

  • Well, if you’ve asking when I am studying??? I study from morning to afternoon then in the evening too. I managed to play games, watch anime, mostly when Saturday and Sunday. I’m like to balanced thing. My brain will explode if I study without some refreshing, right ? hehe

Now’s the time for WISHES!

  • First, off course, I wish for best health to we all

  • Wish for the best, regarding the University entrance tests. I hope I past it this year

  • Wish to get MG Strike Noir Gundam early this year ^^

  • Wish to the blog to be grow this year and onward

  • For my Brother and Sister who caught in –I’m sorry– stupid nation conflict, please God, protect them all

  • And rest of my wishes to God.

Time to next review too, this is it……

Death

1/144 scale HG (Fighting Action) Gundam Deathsythe Hell Custom from OVA Gundam Wing Endless Waltz. Hope you like it, still mess up everywhere ^^. And i updated my first review a bit, added more new- photos ^^ here , hope you’ll like it too.

New year here is pretty hot, is there still snowy? Here’s still rainy-season, but there’s no rain yet since last two weeks @_@. The sky is clear-blue too, few clouds, quite beautiful, I think hehe ^^. How bout you? I’ve taken some picture from my neighborhood too, just for fun, i’ll post it later. Oh yeah if you’re wondering where it is, the clue is : this is some place at Islands Nation, hehe

morning

in the mornin’ ….

12-pm

at 12 PM….nothing change still hot ^^;

afternoon

and in afternoon,, same…

Last, thank you to you all, who has visited my blog recently. And once more, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!