Thursday, January 26, 2017

Grimgerde Custom Paint Project : 1st Phase

So, after choosing Non Grade Grimgerde 1/100 as my test subject for learning to custom paint Gunpla, I will try to upload the progress per phase of painted parts. So this is how he looks like after the 1st 10 parts are painted with three layers.

So... why is he acually flying? Well, this is because I forgot to paint two tiny parts which is actually use in completing his internal frames. And the parts location is inside the frame itself, so had to wait for another three layer to complete it, which takes about three days.

And three days later...

Right after he got his legs, Grimgerde started to run with joy. For the paint, I use Tamiyas Acrylic, Chrome Silver and Titanium Gold. Okey Grimgerde, hang on to that pose for another three days while I complete another ten parts...

Gundam Age-1 Titus

When I was surfing around the Bandai Asia website for Gunpla products, I saw this Gundam Age-1 Titus. He looked like a very muscular Gundam and looks sleek. Not that I have ever watched or even heard of him before. But I just like how it looks. And even till now I'm still fond of him. But the bad news is that I cant find anyone still selling it. Just not my luck I guess. Perhaps will find him one day...

Gundam Age-1 Titus. Picture courtesy of Bandai Asia website

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 40

Well this episode was a shocking one for me, didnt expect it will go like that. Another awesome episode of the series. Iron Blooder Orphans just keep entertaining and surprising me so far. Watch the full episode here, or click the movie below.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Learning How to Paint Gunpla : Part 1

Looking at my growing Gunpla collection make me think that I need to start leveling up my skills. So I'm thinking of trying to make a custom paint Gunpla. Honestly, my knowledge of painting is nearly zero so I have to learn from many website and video from the experts.

The first step is to decide who will be the victim for this test. I'm thinking of a 1/100 Gunpla so it will be easier for me to do the painting due to its size. But Master Grade are too expensive. Looking at the options of 1/100 Non Grade and comparing price wise I choose the Grimgerde 1/100 from IBO (Iron Blooded Orphans) series.

Started the upper body internal frame of NG 1/100 Grimgerde. Some say he has on the best internal frame around. Im excited
I love the design of Grimgerede (even though it only appears in very few episode of IBO season 1). The monotone color of red and black is perfect for a test subject. My other option was Graze, which is also from IBO and slightly cheaper than Grimgerde. But decided to choose the latter considering the design. Will post my progress of learning process to Gunpla painting and hopefully can share knowledge I just learn to you all. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Where is IBO?

So it has been almost three weeks that the latest Iron Blooded Orphans episode was released. Where will be the next one be? Hope its coming out this week because I'm really enjoying the series. Will just have to watch some older Gundam series while waiting. Build Fighter Try? Unicorn? 00?

Where are you Barbatos? Finalizing the new form?
I also notice that Gundam The Origins series dissapear from Gundam Info Youtube channel. I wonder why...?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Review: Real Grade Gundam Mk-II Titans - 82.5%

Gundam Mk-II Titans. Fell in love with this guy when I saw him on display at a store and thought, such cool colors (always weak for blue color I am). Just gotta have him one day. So now that I have finished building and decaling him, am I still in love?

Real Grade Gundam Mk-II Titans

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Review : Gundam Build Fighters

Finally finished watching all episodes of Gundam Build Fighters. The story is about duels between Gunplas that can be move using Plavsky Particles which allows people to control it as in real Gundam robots. The strength of the Gunpla is base on the build quality, character skills and armaments that is created.