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New Gundam Models from Bandai

g-fighter-boxOne of my hobbies is assembling Bandai Master Grade (MG) Models and lately, Bandai has been releasing some really good ones.

One that I thought was over the top, but in the original Anime, is the Master Grade G Fighter. Naturally, Dalong.net (Excellent Site, but in Korean) has got one and is reviewing it now. Just like the Anime, the Version 2.0 MG RX-78 Gundam can be loaded into it. I won’t be getting one, but look forward to Dalong.net assembled photos of it.

In related news: Ngee Khiong (another great site) has new photos of the New Perfect Grade (PG) Red Frame Astray. To put it mildly, it looks fantastic (the gold detail on the sword is a great touch!)! You can see full size images here at Xhood an and here at Toysdaily.

I have quite a queue of models to build and won’t buy any soon, but the latest offereings from Bandai really are incredible.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Good Morning Britain” by Aztec Camera from the “Stray” Album. You can see the video here.

Keeping busy with a hobby

Group shot

One of my hobbies is building plastic models, usually Gundam models, but I also build an occasional plane. It’s fun, requires patience and is relaxing. I have a queue of models taking up space so I’m building them a little at a time. As I build them, I’ll take photos and update the blog. Above is a photo I took of three of the models I built. The two on the right were completed last week.Next on my plate is this:

And now for something different...

I’ve had this for a while and never got around to building it.

This is Bandai’s Perfect Grade Evangelion model. This is the 1st Perfect Grade in the series from 1998 and the only one in the series that is not based on the Gundam Franchise.
To put it mildly, it requires paint and glue to look good.

Fortunately, Tamiya colors (Water soluble) work fine and is easily available from Image Anime on West 30th Street.
The colors I’ll need:
X-1 Black (Optional Might just polish the Black parts)
X-2 White
X-5 Green
X-6 Orange
X-16 Purple

Building it will be straight forward, I’ll test fit everything, glue seams where needed, mask and paint.
Should be fun.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Makes Me Wonder” Maroon 5 from the “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” Album.