Saturday, August 29, 2009

Quick update: from sunrise to sunset...

I'm home adi, finally! =) Phew! that's a huge relief; especially after a grueling 13.5 hours road trip, from first day light in my place in Lutong, Miri to arriving in my home in Kuching well past sunset ~ a distance of 874.6 kms travelled in slightly over half a day... thankfully with a wonderful companion & co-driver, we made it home safely. It's the 1st experience of such for both of us; both exciting to be venturing into new places but were left utterly fatigued by the end of the long day... long distance drives like this really puts ur stamina & concentration span to the test, to the max! Heck, now i've got a glimpse of what competition driving in the 12-hour Merdeka Millenium Race feels like; the only difference is that they're probably averaging 100km/h faster! hehe...
Almost got cramped right leg from long hours of driving on treacherous pot-hole filled so called highways, avoiding getting caught in between or behind slow-ass big heavy trucks on the hill climb & trying to make it home in one piece. That's my first time on extended long haul drive, & probably my last too... =p

Friday, August 28, 2009

Quick update: Long way home tomorrow

Will be embarking on a 800km plus southwest-ward bound journey back home with my baby; *she's got a new assignment back home* that's averagely 12-hours of grueling drive; given the kampung-standard condition of our so called highways in Sarawak; for certain streches that is. Gonna catch some sleep for we will be setting out by dawn ~ wishing for a safe & smooth journey home. Happy Merdeka! =)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Project EX Arch Angel

From Gunpla

This is the 1/1700 scale model kit of the famous legged ship from the Gundam SEED series. *long overdue update; actually had completed this kit earlier this month* Actually helped to complete this kit on behalf of a friend bought it, started assembling for the 1st 15 minutes then lost interest... classified as ‘Projek Tergendala’ since 2007, maybe., =p
From Gunpla

From Gunpla
This non-grade kit features all parts, in white color only *except for the partially red lower wing; about the only part painted & colored by the owner, before project abandonment*. Being mono-color for most part, this kit required lots of tedious panel lining to bring out the intricate details of the ship to light. The elaborate level of details, i.e. panel lines is much harder to achieve using the standard 0.5 tip *correct me if i’m wrong* Gundam panel lining marker; i utilized a 3rd party 0.2tip modeler marker *much less messy panel lining job; but the ink does not seem to adhere as good, and the delicate tip tends to get damage easily*
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The kit comes with extra interchangeable parts to enable conversion to its nemesis, the Dominion; with color scheme change (respray needed) of course. Also included is the miniscule miniscule GAT-X105 Strike Gundam, GAT-X103 Buster Gundam, TAS-MA2 and FX-550 fighters as well *non-moveable* plus a special display stand.

From Gunpla
*looks too plain without spray paint... this is one kit that mandates spray painting*

From Gunpla
If it were scaled to 1/100 MG it would be huge enough to fill up a whole room!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Project RX-78-2 BB Gundam Animation Color 30th Anniversary Version

Worklog shots of my latest Gunpla project; my best looking SD Gundam to date. I've been obsessed with all things RX78-2 lately... thinking of getting the pricey MG RX-78-2 + G Armor next. Now back on to the project:
From Gunpla

From Gunpla
The parts & runners in vibrant animation colors ~ i like
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Also comes with extra detailing decals; sets it apart from standard issue BB gundams which are usually rather bland looking
From Gunpla
The assembly manual print also features some nice artwork; check out the BB Zeong! *anyone knows where to get those?*
Zock picking on the uncompleted RX-78-2 *poor fella*
From Gunpla
Done with the head & torso; the limbs next, also features equally as much parts.
From Gunpla
in slash mode with the beam saber; other arnaments include the beam rifle & the signature shield which is unfortunately a single piece monotone colored; the colors are actually foil stickers.
From Gunpla
in tembak-langit mode, with decals attached.
From Gunpla
The newer generation BB Gundams come with fairly good articulation as shown by its poseability; especially on the feet & shoulder movements.
From Gunpla
G - General-Purpose
U - Utility
N - Non
D - Discontinuity
A - Augmentation
M - Manufacturing
Weapon systems. Geez, i wonder where the get the inspiration from to coin such acronyms... & of the widely varied Gundam installments, each series seemed to have its own G.U.N.D.A.M respective acronyms.
From Gunpla
To date, i'm still very much a snap-fit Gunpla enthusiast; except for panel lining & some minor coloring works using the Gundam color markers which, I've used mainly on my BB Gundams. This one is about to get the same treatment.
From Gunpla
The full house casts on my desktop.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Convo Weekend Getaway: The Loot

From Miri

From Miri


Finally got hold of the Gundam 30th Anniversary classic BB RX-78-2 Gundam ~ animation color that's been on my wishlist; along with 2 GM01 & GM02 Gundam markers. Progress update next...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Weekend Convo Getaway ~ Part III (Final)

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Congrats, darling! =D

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Weekend Convo Getaway ~ Part I

From Miri

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~ Shots from my 450D of the vacation leading to my baby's Big Orange Day.
Location: Miri airport - BB area, KL
Happenings: Jalan-jalan cari makan, shopping, Thai & Salsa. *thanks again, Robin!*

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Teaser Shot: Weekend Convo Getaway

From Travels
~ Shots from yours truly's 450D in progress... *updates coming soon* =p




~ & fromVery Thai to Salsa Havana, shots stolen from simply Robin. Thanks for the superb shots, mate! We had a great time together, looking forward to catch up with you again on the next KL trip. =D