Monthly Archives: November 2006

I build Gundams. No seriously, I do…..well, Gunpla lol

And I do love building, I tell you that. I would like to thank the Lego company for making me a build freak when I was a kid, back then it was Transformers, GI Joe and Lego. Ah, even till now I appreciate those 3 kinds of toys….going as far as making a display stand for my Nintendo DS with Lego’s lol.

Anyways, the moment many you waiteth for: my Gundam Model Kit collection. All are model kits, no Gundam FIX or MSIA. All ranging from no-grade 1/144’s to the biggest, 1/60 scales. Enjoy:

Some Lego’s seemed to have made their way into the picture lol

And now, a bit of info as to why, of all things, is the picture so oddly framed:

  • The picture was taken February, 2006 very shortly before I headed over here to Germany. You can tell from the blinds how nice the wheather was that time…
  • The picture was taken for archive purposes, which is why many a Gundam are left out of view. I was in a hurry you know, I had very little preparation time to set up this picture, much less make a good view of it.
  • Yes, this is the same table where I’ve featured my anime girl figures over the previous months.
  • And yes, it’s been almost a year since I’ve seen my collection or even know what is the status of their conditions. Sucks to be me, ja….

Now, let’s go into details here on what is in the picture. Looking closely you can identify 3 1/144 Strike Gundams, surprisingly enough to each their own weapon pack XD, joined by a 1/144 HG Sword Dagger L. Although, upon further closer examination the Strike on the foreground, closest to the bottom is the HG one. Did you notice that right away? If you did you got a good Gunpla mind. Why? You’ll notice how the Strike’s are each painted a bit, but the #1 giveaway is the foreground Strike’s feet positioning. Next up, the utmost rarity of my collection: My own-hand painted, 1/144 Gundam Seed MSV Sword Calamity Rena Imelia Ver mangatron. Buying what was possibly the web’s last available Sword Calamity conversion Kit, I without a doubt bought two Calamity’s, one for the sword, one for the druggie. I enjoyed every bit of time working on it, except for this one tiny little odd true fact: I only had the box and DVD on how to make this Sword Calamity, it was only till after doing the final painting did I find out that there was a Rena Imelia version almost like my paint scheme. Check out the swords on the back, as I pointed them upward for added cool effect.

Next up, the wonders of my collection: The lineup of Big guys and other oddities. You’ll notice I posed the big Gundam’s from smallest to biggest, Nu-Gundam to 1/60 PG Zaku (Thanks to Buster gundam layout of bazooka’s and Comm. Head crest). And yes, that 1/60 Strike Freedom you see is the Lightning Version, which was the first 1/60 I bought (and went 1/60 shopping crazy after that). You’ll note that S-Gundam, and now about that Zaku: You’ll notice a strange color it has, complete with transparency here and there. Well, I didn’t like the pink colors, so I went with Phase Down grey, as if it has Phase Shift lol. The body had the real red I liked instead of that pink, which is why I left the red parts as is. the transparent parts are from the PG custom kits, this kit being #1 I think. With it the outer limbs are the only parts transparent, kit #2 has the rest of it. The two bazooka’s came with kit #1, and the kit specifically said only one bazooka at a time. Hell, I said stick em both in lol. PG Zaku was my first PG kit 🙂 with it followed the PG RX-78. nothing special to say about it except it took just about 5 hours to complete, even when using my advanced sprue-slice of the parts (Yes, I did use a vice tool. But it was finished off with a utility blade to smooth out the surfaces). That and the PG RX-78 is a simple, yet cool kit. Now about that 1/60 SF, you’ll note it’s the smallest of the 1/60’s, yet after seeing this very picture only did I realize that the DRAGOON parts and wings are actually as wide, and tall at this kind of angle. It takes up an extra parading spot lol.

Other oddities I would like to note is my Phase Down 1/144 Aegis, with only the head left in painted enamel Red lol. Can you spot it’s most interesting feature? Hint: notice that both 1/144 no-grade Strike’s are not holding their shields. Another interesting bit is the line of druggie suits, which I personally like them very much. Also take note of the 1/144 Waldfeld’s Gaia Gundam still in MA mode but standing up lol.

Let’s have a little game, shall we? Try and find these missing gundam’s in the picture lol: 1/144 Buster Gundam, 1/144 HG Zaku Warrior, and a barely-there, 1/100 MG Ver 2 MKII AEUG Gundam. Hope you enjoy looking at my collection. And now, for the final tally on what I have, and have but not built:

  1. 1/144 Launcher Strike Gundam
  2. 1/144 Sword Strike Gundam x2 (one unbuilt)
  3. 1/144 HG RX-78 Gundam
  4. 1/144 Blue Frame
  5. 1/144 Buster Gundam
  6. 1/144 Goohn
  7. 1/144 HG Freedom Gundam
  8. 1/144 HG Aile Strike Gundam
  9. 1/144 HG Dagger+Gunbarrel
  10. 1/144 HG Saviour gundam
  11. 1/144 HG Aegis gundam
  12. 1/144 HG Zaku Warrior
  13. 1/144 HG Calamity Gundam
  14. 1/144 HG Raider Gundam
  15. 1/144 HG Forbbiden Gundam
  16. 1/144 HG MSV Sword Calamity Rena Imelia Ver mangatron
  17. 1/144 HG Gaia Gundam Waldfeld Custom
  18. 1/550 HG Mechanics Dendrobium
  19. 1/550 HG Mechanics Neue Ziel
  20. 1/144 old wobbly Hy-Gogg lol
  21. 1/144 Strike Gundam (I bought this here in Germany)
  22. 1/100 MG RX-78FB Full Burnier Gundam
  23. 1/100 MG Ver 2 MKII AEUG gundam
  24. 1/100 Rick Dias Quattro Vageena custom
  25. 1/100 Buster Gundam
  26. 1/100 Strike Freedom
  27. 1/100 MG S-Gundam
  28. 1/100 MG Nu-Gundam
  29. 1/60 Strike Freedom Lightning Ed
  30. 1/60 Perfect Grade RX-78
  31. 1/60 Perfect Grade Zaku II with optional parts

Unbuilt:

  1. 1/60 Perfect Grade Wing Zero Custom
  2. 1/60 Perfect Grade Zeta Gundam
  3. 1/144 HG Dendrobium (Yes, you’re reading that right. The big, 1/144 kit. Cost me $199.00 with free shipping)
  4. 1/100 Infinite Justice Gundam x2 (if the first one isn’t lost in the mail; from JP)
  5. 1/100 MG Zeta Gundam
  6. 1/100 MG Wing Zero Custom
  7. 1/144 HG Zaku I

My older brothers have model Kits too (the big ones only) but that’s another story 😉

Thank you for reading, and comments welcome with no blogspot membership required 🙂

Tokimeki 05 released, notes and others

So, finally I can breathe a very, very happy sigh of relief. Finally, I’m proud to announce my foray into the anime world after years of being in the RAW business. Tokimeki Memorial Only Love episode 05, my translation debut for #Ryoumi@rizon.net. Notes and other interesting bits of my work on ep 05:

  • I originally joined Ryoumi as a bt seeder, then I decided I wanted to work on Chocosis. Instead, Mr. Spinal told me to work on Tokimeki 05 first. You can imagine my surprise when,
  • Working on ep 05 was the first time I had watched Tokimeki. It had just started, it was on my queue list, it was highly talked about amongst two of our members at L-R. And yet, I had to watch it for the first time in my life lol.
  • But it wasn’t the first time I heard about Tokimeki Memorial. I had actually heard of the first series and the games as well. It was no wonder why it was quite popular then…
  • Knowing that this was my debut as a translator, I decided that I would translate the first half, senoby would translate the second half. I would then let senoby check my work, and then I would finalize our work for TLC. It was hard, I’ll tell you that…
  • I was ready to give up right away. I had originally wanted to work on Chocosis on a low level, seeing as how I was new at this. But I owe it all to senoby, who told me to relax and take my time. I ended up finishing it as promised, on the following friday.
  • Since this was my first time watching Tokimemo, I had a hard time deciphering names. Now, some of you may know I am bad with remembering names, but this was way bad. I had to resist ruining my veiwing experience when I didn’t know who was what and what was going on (there were a few references to earlier eps in 05)

Well, that was a fun ride. With that I let Spinal know that maybe I should take it easy for now and work on a level acceptable to the group. You’ll see me again in the eps and series to come….

Comments welcome. Don’t forget to enjoy my post below about a new kind of anime figure lol.

The new Thermos girl figure. Keeps her hot body looking hot, and keeps her….cold as well?

(net downtimes, exhaustion, and other silly health problems prevented me from posting this earlier)

Having (finally) finished fansub work on a episode and for a group to be named later, I breathe a sigh of…. exhaustion lol. I’m not saying it’s tiring and that I don’t like it, I’m actually happy in helping out…anyways, there’s something that caught my mind(or eyes) when I went online recently. It looks a little something like this:


“What’s that, the Asuka twins?” you ask? Well, not really, but in a way, yes it is lol. That’s Asuka Langley from the Evangelion series, this product is from Bandai. Oh, so now you’re saying “Bah, that’s just another one of those 2123245879 million other figure’s of her” lol. Well, not quite. We’ve seen bouncy booby, squishy booby, nekkid booby, or just plain big booby-ed figures out there, but this one needs a “Unique invention” award or something. Maybe this will help shed a brighter light on things:

So, according to the image (from a magazine I presume, a browse through Bandai’s website proved fruitless), the colder the figure is, the darker the clothing, and vice versa. So in other words, the colder it is, the more clothes she wears, the warmer it is the more nekkid she is lol. Ok, so why didn’t they do this, huh? A swimsuit figure of this kind, put her in cold water then you can see her wearing a swimsuit, put her on the sand out on a hot day and it would look like she’s sunbathing. Ah, the possibilities….I can now see a Gundam changing color from Jungle camo mode to Snow camo mode lol.

Ok, so it’s not like I don’t like this figure, in fact I love it very much. Hell, who wouldn’t? Stocking, one piece dress, with fettucine strap and church shoes, what’s not to like? lol

(By the way, I noticed after upgrading my blogger to the latest version, I see a google ad at the very top of the page. does anyone else see that? I’d appreciate it if you let me know through comments)

Comments welcome.

Hmm, Pia Carrot…. GO mangatron lol

While some may be wondering where in the world have I been, which, I will say still here lol, but busy. Real busy. In fact so busy I can safely say the past 24 hours, I have only gotten an est. 3 hours of sleep lol. Not that it’s a problem, I just thought I’d share with some of you the happenings of the mangatron: anime edition.

I’m a translator! No wait, that didn’t sound right. Right, I’m a co-translator for . Ah, why the secrecy you ask? Well, some of you may already know, some of you may not. But the truth is I want to keep it a secret until the episode I worked on is released. Which, I am 50% done with. In which I will say being a translator is kinda hard, mostly for me because this is my first time working directly with fansubs instead of just being on the outside. Now, all I need to do is finish then we all happy, ja? Now, a little treat for everyone:

That Anime/manga figure I want to talk about”

Ah, Ayano Kunugi from Pia Carrot G.O., also known as Pia Carrot 4! But that doesn’t work in an anime sense because there have been 4 known anime works of the Pia Carrot franchise, and the fourth one is definately not Pia Carrot G.O. So, what have I got to say? AAAAH MY NOSE IT BLEEDS AGAIN JUST LIKE THE MAHORABA DAYS AAHH NOTHING BETTER THAN A FAILING MIZUGI ON A CUTE GIRL!!!XDDD Wait, that doesn’t make sense…everyday is a Mahoraba day for me, all I need to do is watch an anime episode then *gush* goes the blood lol.

Now, for a in depth mangatron style analysis of the figure:

  1. Body: Nice shapely figure a hikkimoru like me cannot deny. Complete with the arms desperately trying to cover up what’s left of the exposed body, with some serious real estate to cover. Overall 9 out of 10 points.
  2. Clothing: swimsuit + frilly things = the win. So, you’re thinking like me. A halter style top with a low profile bottom, you can do no wrong except pierce the things with that lustful stare of yours. Color = sky blue, so that makes underwater viewing a near nude experience. Add the fact that the frilly things are white and a delight, the conclusion is: Choice of swimsuit and color a 9.5 points out of 10.
  3. Hair: oh, the hair. Definately the hair. The next thing I look for in a figure, it’s what makes viewing either a good day or a bad hair day. Add to the fact that I’m a pigtail-con, I’d like to proudly announce I am also a ribbon-on-the-hair-con. Choice of color is Yellow, which adheres to the “never choose the same color for a head accessory that matches your clothing” rule. In which the hair color in question is Brown, so Yellow makes both the hair and ribbon stick out like a flame viewed in a IR scope. This concludes my hair evaluation at: 8 out of 10 due to the fact that the hair may be a bit too long for the character, in which Ayano in the game does not have hair at lengths like this, at least, it has not been shown to be officially this long.
  4. Pose: Ah yes, the pose. Everyone needs to know why the pose is important. What would you like on your order, customer-san? Would you like nekkid and sekushii, or do you prefer clothed and pantsu flashed? Whatever the case may be, all bishoujo-con’s like myself agree that any pose with the legs emphasized is a must win situation at all costs. In this case Ayano-chan has her legs closely posed together, emphasizing her need to support her voluptuously yummy body, with covering as much of her crotch as much as possible. then we have the arms desperately trying to multi-task in keeping the swimsuit on while at the same time maintaining a pose to nosebleed for. The waist, ah, man’s best friend. In which a dog will then tell you that man has many friends. Nicknamed “love handles”(huggers should, or I say, need, to know that), a slender waist is something that screams “hug me, I’m yours”. Pose that in a figure-S stance and I will see you at the hospital and donate blood lost during your nosebleed sessions. Finally, the killer: the head. What’s with the head you ask? Any man alive will tell you that at any time a girl tilts her head she is just asking to melt you with all her…looks. Of course, this has to be evaluated because surely you don’t want this girl’s head in the wrong position. Final tally: 10 out of 10 because you have to admit it, a girl with a small body has got to be the most snuggly beings on earth. Provided the girl likes you, as the mangatron is not responsible for men who hug random girls on the street and get hit with the “you pervert” punch due to my small-girls-are-snuggly theory.

Finally, the overall rating? N/A.

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Yes, that’s right, Not Available. You heard me, I said not available. Now don’t go around bear-hugging me to death just because I said not available. In case I haven’t mentioned it, which I haven’t, the figure has not been released yet (as of this post). At least, not widely available. I have not yet givin it ratings of quality(materials, number of parts, etc), eye modeling and overall painting quality. So, until I have this figure in my hands will I then give it my final rating. But for now, reserve your figure now at Hobby Search Garage or wherever you like buying. Trust me, I know all about buying figures. And I do know that I like to buy these kind of figures.

Comments welcome, and no registering required last I checked…

Resources:
(Japanese) http://fandc.co.jp/pia/
Hobby Search [link in my links/aff area]