Usually it’s the legs that contains the most parts but for the Acguy, it would be the arms. Haha I like how it doesn’t have any real hands. Gotta love the spring-loaded claw! I supposed I could finish assembling this thing by tonight but I have papers to write up so blah.
MG Acguy WISP 1: Body
Amazing… the parts are LOLHUEG. I really don’t think I’ve seen any other model with such large pieces before o_o
MG V Dash Coming
Ha… called this from the start of the original MG V. One of the few good things out of Bandai’s current milking scheme is that you have a pretty good chance of predicting future releases. The V-Dash added much more needed “stuff” to the Gundam so that it’s not so plain (and it’s the variation that I actually do want). I was all ready to “right click>pre-order” until the price came up… 6090 yen. HOLY ****. 6090 YEN?! With shipping, that could be over $80! I might’ve put up with 4500-5000 yen but this sounds kinda ridiculous… but then again, you are getting A LOT of stuff (mainly weapons… and a buzz?) In case you feel like you got played for buying the regular V, Bandai got you covered with the standalone V-Dash stuff (and a display base too!) for ~2300 yen ($30-something dollars with shipping). Either way you combine it, the total for the MG V-Dash is bound to be over $70 unless you get sale deals. I am not throwing it out of my GET window just yet but I’ll see how the final thing looks like first. Damnit Bandai…
As always, source: Ngee Khiong
Now to wait for the MG V2…
Going over some of the inevitable “gimmicks” of Gundam models that potentially develops over time and other minor quirks. Sad part about some of the quirks is that they are recurring unless some work is done on the joints. Prepare for a series of ugliness.
Next Project: A Guy…
But not just any guy though… it’s the Acguy! Haha! I know some of you are waiting for the Red Frame review but I want to work on something even more fresh and completely non-Gundam… so I turn to this awesome little (Ac)guy. Hopefully I’ll have some fun… given the scenario I have in my head. So far I’ve just cut out a few pieces so no WISP to show yet. ’tis the month of May which means many birthdays, midterms, exams, graduations, work and a wedding to attend to and I am just… busy.
GFFMC Unicorn Gundam: Thoughts…
I have been thinking long and hard about this but I STILL cannot find a single valid reason to justify the price on this GFF Metal Composite figure/model. I want to keep my mouth shut on this but I just have to rant it off this time. I love the Unicorn Gundam and I love the GFF MC line-up so this combo should’ve been a win… if it wasn’t for its beyond-absurdity 18900 yen (over ~$200) price tag. At the end, I’ve conclude that this thing is artificially marked up in its line-up the same way the PG 00-Raiser is to the PG-line (aka for absolutely no good reasons). The point of this post is me asking “Just where is that extra ~$100 premium coming from?!”
MG Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise Review
Well, looks like it is a miracle on this blog afterall. In just a week, I’ve managed to start and finish the MG Astray Blue Frame, complete with its review all up (that alone would usually take me 1-3 days). The usual end-of-review bonus is a bit uncoordinated and sloppy this time around as I was shooting the photos between 1-4 AM (I had a hard time figuring out what was going on when I was uploading the photos). Hope it is still understandable ^^;. I think I can do this more often (pump out more reviews) if I don’t always take an 8 hour break for every 15 minutes I work on a project… haha just kidding. Anyway, here’s the review and hope you have fun scrolling. Thanks for looking =)
Time to Go Astray
Beginning with the Blue Frame first. I just started on it last night and man, I can’t believe all the little gritty details I have to ink in o_o. If I do the panel line for one part, then I have to do it everywhere otherwise it looks half-assed. I’m just glad I got the damn hands out of the way at least; I remember how much it sucked to paint the 1/100 Red Frame’s hands. I di d a crappy job on it but oh well >_>.