The Winner!

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It was a tough battle… many casualties on both side… but the war is finally over. Peace has come at last. blah blah blah. So yes… I am pleased to announce the winner of this Gundam Fight. Congratulations to Chris and his Avalanche Exia vs Saviour Gundam Battle. Here are some of the hightlights:

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I gotta hand it to him for the use of beam sabers and effect parts. The camera angles complimented the dynamic poses very well. Just fight fight fight till the very end. He covered most of what I wanted to see out of this contest.

Honorable mentions goes to Acedude and his entry, Battle 2:

Very creative here as well and there is never enough hotblood in Gundam.

Also Beamknight87 and his entry, Battle 4:

Definitely has the clearest shots out of all the entries. Crystal clear.

Let’s all give ourselves a hand for the effort we put into this contest. Don’t be let down if you didn’t win, there will be more chances ^^. As of a matter of fact, I already know what to do for the next contest! Even though you might not win the prize, I hope most of you actually gained some new ideas from seeing other people’s work. Seeing everyone’s entries gave me some new photography ideas to play around with :D. Lastly, I hope you all enjoyed this and had a little fun at the very least. Thank you all for participating!

Chris, I know what you want already but I’ll email you again just to confirm so wait a bit ^^. Again, congratulations!

1st Half! GUNDAMU FIGHTO!

UPDATED: Added my ratings

Even though I only have 14 entries, there are over 200 photos to upload so I’ll be split the showing into two parts (with the second coming later after I wake up). Spectactors! You can also be judges as well! You can vote using this format and following the criteria :

Props:

Dings:

I’ll count your vote if you provide a constructive opinion, but I’ll ignore any overly enthusiastic “OMHARUHI battle x ROCKS/BESTEST/1337!”-style comments. I haven’t personally rated any of the battles but will fill in my two cents for the first part after I post the second part, then fill in the second part and see who has the most points (props) to be the winner. It’ll make sense when everything happens ^^;. Now let’s begin!

Continue reading “1st Half! GUNDAMU FIGHTO!”

Motivational Winner

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SPINSTRIKU… got a good chuckle out of this one xD. The subtitle is an unwanted bonus (only one certain explicit scene comes to mind… if you don’t get it, don’t worry about it. Anyone linking to it or mentioning it will be insta-nuked from this blog >_>). *ahem* Anyway… Congratulations, Tachikaze! You can email me where you want it to be shipped and I’ll ship it over to ya when I can be free. It might be a week or so though ^^;. You’ll get it for sure.

Here’s the other two’s final entry…

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“Doggy Style” might’ve worked but the pose didn’t fit in ^^;. “Smart Robot” is smart… but can anyone make out what it is reading?

Time to share a few thoughts on the contestants (going in the order I received them)…

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Gunpla – Plastic’ve never looked so good indeed. Nice choice on using Wing Ver. ka for that ^^

Sousei no Aquarion- I got a pretty good kick out of this one. More of an insane joke though. I only got it because I’m playing SRWZ- Aquarion’s intro stage had the characters seemingly having orgasms during a gettai scene >_>; (big WTF)

Gunpla- When 2D girls just aren’t enough… turn to mecha Girls instead. Effective xD

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Ketchup – While I understand the “Fancy Ketchup” tidbit.. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be related to Astraea’s fancy launcher? Someone (creator) please explain ^^;

Sennen Goroshi- Almost worked… picture didn’t worked out though ^^;

Eye Contact- haha I liked this one… only because I know the joke xD

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Trans-Am- Could’ve used a wittier subtitle ^^;

Kamehameha- I liked this one. Oh… and God Gundam would like a word with you :P

Broken Leg Joints- where’s the “NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!”?

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Mobile Suit Gundam Bros- lol @ the one-sided weaponry

Friends- could barely read the speech bubbles @_@

All Hail Gundamnnia- Liked the “Zero” pun xD

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Articulation- love the sync pose xD

Watch What you say- amen to that…

Gunpla- This one didn’t really do it for me. shorry ^^;

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Gunpla- You guys can comment on this one. This was my entry xD.

Hammer was Almost Caught- Haha a wanted poster. I didn’t get the “almost caught” part though ^^;

Overall, this was a fun contest. There’s a nice turnout this time. Hope everyone had a few nice laughs. There was *almost* a case of “NO U!” though and even a Gundamaniac impersonator (I made that person apologize). Please try to keep the flames down next time. Remember, these contests are mainly done in good fun so just enjoy it.

Many things need to be assessed from this contest. For starters, I should probably not reveal the prize until the end next time so no one knows what they’re fighting for- From a jar of pickled daikon to maybe a worthwhile Master Grade. Who knows? har har. Second, polls aren’t exactly safe so have to think of another way to decide winner while still keeping everyone involved. Please share any ideas that you may have ^^.

Once again, thank you for playing!

Now on Sinanju…*cough…stares at the pile of pieces on the floor*… I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me on this but I barely have any time this week. Got a few papers due on Friday and an exam coming up so there are more important priorities ^^;. Still aiming to finish it by the end of the month though.

The Motivation Continues!

The judges have decided. The winners have been chosen. Time for the final showdown between the four top con… HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!!! *cues arcade sound effect*

1. KETCHUP

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2. Gunpla

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3. Articulation

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4. Kamehameha! separate

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5. Hammer Was Almost Caught

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6. Sousei no Aquarion

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*Voting is done*

Sousei no Aquarion and Kamehameha was such a close call so they both get to be in. I didn't expect my own motivational to actually come out on top in its quarter
 xD. Won or lost, I wasn't going to have it in the finals anyway (I did not vote either). Thank you all for voting on mine's though ^^;. Voting goes until
I wake up on Monday. You may vote for more than one entry. Best of luck to all of you. FINAL LOLZ! READY! GOOO!!!


Gundam Motivational!

The time has come! It’s the Gundam Motivational contest! I’ve decided to include everyone but 16 entries is a bit much to fit on one poll so I’m dividing the competition up into 4’s then merging the winners to compete for the final poll. Yes, a few used images that aren’t done with their own but ehh, I can let it slide. Everyone should deserve a chance to play. Winner takes away a 1/144 Gundam Rasiel, complete with the issue of Dengeki Hobby. Let’s make things simple:

– Semi-final voting goes until I wake up on Saturday (this is more than 24 hours from now). Final voting goes until Monday 12:01 AM PST. Should be more than enough time for everyone.

– I won’t be voting (I am in the contest just for fun though ^^). You can get your buddies to vote too but at least let them be honest

– You may vote for more than one entry <— Just testing how this will work out.

– I’ll contact whoever wins to set things up.

– May the force be with you.

And now… the contestants..

First Quarter

1. “GUNPLA – Plastic never looked so good. so. good.”

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2. “KETCHUP – It’s Fancy!”

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3. “EYE CONTACT – Danny says I’m looking at your eyes”

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4. “TRANS-AM – Pink owns everything”

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Second Quarter 1. Mobile Suit Gundam Bros 10 2. Gunpla- It's so damn addicting... 15 3. Sennen Goroshi 5 4. Gunpla- When 2D Girls just aren't enough 3
Third Quarter 1. Articulation 13 2. ALL HAIL GUNDAMMIA! 12 3. Watch What you Say 4 4. Broken Leg Joints 9
Fourth Quarter 1. Gunpla- Milking Poor Otaku Wallets Since 1979 16 2. Sousei no Aquarion 2 3. KAMEHAMEHA 8 4. Friends  11
Motivation! READY! GOOOOOO!!!

200k Hits! New Year’s Giveaway!

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Blah. Couldn’t find any appropriate “200k hits! Thank you” photo! so here’s a groupshot of all the Gundam models as celebration. ^^; anyway, yea… This humble blog have just reached 200,000 hits today ^^. I remember when I used to get 5-8 hits per day on my xanga page and I thought that was incredibly high ^^;.  It feels a bit sudden and I’m like “what? really? O_O”. I’m a bit surprised… I’ve just started blogging this June as a way for myself to keep track of what I’ve built and gradually, with increasing readers and feedbacks from all of you,  it managed to end up the way it is today. Never actually thought such a niche blog could become so big ^^;. I’ve also improved my Gunpla modeling skills as a result. I thank all of you who comes here daily and occasionally, providing feedbacks about my contents, and allowing me to improve and fix things over time. I’m also thankful to people who linked to me through their blogrolls or referring to my reviews as references. It feels like I’m one step closer to my goal of becoming a “well-known gunpla blog in the otakusphere” *sheds a tear of joy* Thank you, everyone!

Now, to celebrate the coming new year and the 200k hits… It’s time for another contest!!! I’ve asked for ideas in a previous post for ideas and picked up bits here and there. Now, this time the name of the game issss….. *drum rolls*

GUNDAM MOTIVATIONAL!

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Yup. That’s right. Create your own motivational poster with your Gundam models or figures.

– The main goal is to give THE BEST LOLZ. This is parody after all ^^.

– The sky is the limit: Do whatever you want. Use as many Gundams as you see fit. Do action poses. Battles. Photoshop. Speech bubbles. Anything. All up to you.

– Best half of all entries will go to final competition so number of final contestants will vary. Readers will do the final judgement (Poll).

– You have until next wednesday to submit an entry. One entry per person. Hope this is enough time for all of you.

– Email to zyuan3618[at]hotmail[dot]com

– Will share all the entries after this is over.

– Easy enough?

Now the prize:

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In the event you won and already have this, we can work something else out. This is all for now and I’ll update if I need to make any changes or clarification. So Gundamu Contesuto… READY! GOOOOO!!!

Lastly, HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!


New Contest, Need Ideas

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I would like to ask all of you for ideas on what the next contest should be ^^. I’ll announce another contest in about two weeks. If you don’t want another photohunt (*laughs maniacally*) then might I suggest you brainstorm some ideas :D. Really, just anything that comes to your mind that is Gundam/mecha/figure related. I’ll take all ideas into consideration and try to blend them in. I’ll also reserve a prize when the time comes.

As for the HGUC Sazabi review… I was called in to work so didn’t have time to quite finish up. Sorry… these things tend to happen a lot^^;