I have a huge draft post detailing my Macross Frontier VF-25 mecha kit, but I can’t really be arsed finishing the post, so it’ll probably never see the light of day. Instead, here’s the finished version of my Sword Impulse Strike Gundam, from Gundam Seed Destiny:
I still need to add the decals, and sort out a more stable pose, since I haven’t got the stand for it. It’s a pity all of the weapons can’t be held at once, since the boomerang swords look pretty cool as well.
Also, I’ve ordered a Canon Ixus 100 IS, since I was direly in need of a new camera, and it should arrive just in time for my first anime convention ever, which is MCM London
I’m away for the next ~2 weeks, due to a family emergency in Sri Lanka, so I’ll just leave you with pics of my newest item:
And no, I don’t have long hair or plan to wear that as a hair pin, I just bought it cause I thought it’d look cool on my bag I use for uni. The thing i really like about it is that it’s really understated, as in that if you hadn’t actually seen Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, you wouldn’t know it’s from there and just assume it’s some random skull badge I actually got the idea from this random guy who was wearing it on the lapel of his suit jacket, at my uni’s sports club faire.
Also, I’m sure that the awful quality of the photos here is evident, and that’s because they’ve all been taken with my phone, which is only 3 MegaPixels. I’m planning to pick up a digital compact, and my budget’s around £150. So far I’m leaning towards the Panasonic Lumix FS15, which has some really great reviews on the net.
Well, my blog is officially a wasteland Since no-one reads this anyway, it mean I can write whatever I want! So therefore I’m just gonna record random things so that in the near future, I can look back and go “LOL! What a loser I was back then!”
So, today I received something cool:
Yeah, it’s a collection titled Headphone Girls, which believe it or not contains images of girls wearing, wait for it, headphones! It contain’s illustrations from 52 fairly well-known artists, each using a brand name headphone in their image. Cost me $32 plus postage, but looks to be well worth it. Some pull out posters as well, it’s awesome.
I also spent part of the day (before heading to uni) building my Sword Impulse Gundam, and have so far made the chest, head, arms and weapons, as well as the little flyer thing :O
I was looking for something to balance the upper body on, and the Fate/Zero Saber statue was nearby, so….
Also, I’ve noticed that my figures attract a lot of dust I need to get a duster or something.
Hmmm, I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I really do need a new camera. It’d have to be digital, and not too expensive. After all, I’m on a student budget :O Maybe one of the cheaper Olympus compacts?
Aside from that, I recently splurged a bit on manga, picking up Fruits Basket (an awesome series) v1-19, Real Bout High School v1-6 (dire, but a light hearted read), Black God v1-2 (i love Park Sung-woo’s art, have most of his english series), Parasyte v1+2 (interesting, might buy more) and Sundome v1 (which i havn’t got round to reading yet ) Since I’ve leeched off the internet scanlations for so long, I’ve always felt a bit guilty about the fact that the mangaka received nothing from me, so now I’ve got a bit of spare change rolling about, I’m trying to do my bit to support my favourite authors
Feel free to comment on series you’ve bought recently, and i’d also appreciate suggestions about buying a decent camera :S
What are the chances of it happening? I bought two separate items from ebay a week apart, from completely different countries, and they both arrive on the same day! Yep, that’s right, my W-Gundam Custom Wing Zero has finally arrived
Can’t wait to get started on it:
I think I’ll probably do the Sword Impulse Gundam first, if only cause it looks simpler and I don’t wanna mess this one up All in all, it’s like today was Christmas come early. Now I can’t wait for my other stuff to come
Had the day off today, hence the spamming of so many sites
I was intending to spend some time on Aion today, to try and level my assassin a bit, but it was just my luck that the moment I decided to log in, server maintenance started Bored out of my mind, I’ve decided to try and apply my pathetic art skills to creating a chibi-ized (?) version of my ‘sin. Here’s the very basic and weird looking WIP:
It’ll probably take me a couple of days of random doodling to finish it, and I’ll post it for my non-readers to read
Well, I kinda abandoned this blog thing since it was too much effort, but I’ve decided I might as well just make random posts while I feel like it. Theres a suprising amount of unfinished draft posts here, so maybe i should get round to finishing those
Well, what inspired me to post was the mailman. Or rather, what the mailman delivered:
It’s the Master Grade 1/100 Sword Impulse X56S Gundam Model Kit and Final Fantasy Dissidia: Collector’s Edition for PSP. I’ve never actually made a Gundam kit before, but I did use to be really into model kits, having built around 20 planes, 2 ships and I think 2 cars. The closest I’ve come is the Macross Frontier VF25 kit, which is actually pretty close. I’m not really sure about Dissidia, but I’m a FF fanboy, so I kinda had to get it, even though I’m currently button-bashing my way through Fate/Unlimited Codes (PSP), which is much more complex than I thought it’d be. Suprising how two of my favourite series suddenly decided to dump fighters on me, and on the same system :O It’s a conspiracy!
Well, I kinda went on a bit of a spending spree, so maybe I’ll update with those things that I bought when I get them. Not that anyone out there is reading this, anyway
Well, I wanted to get involved in scanlation, and give something back for all the years I’ve spent leeching. So I emailed Franky House’s thefolenangel, and he agreed to teach me the basics behind cleaning and typsetting. I started off with this page:
And ended up with:
I was quite proud of how I did, even if folen had to keep reminding me about things I missed. And so I got ambitious and picked up a raw and translation from MangaHelpers, of one of my current favourite manga, Nurarihyon no Mago. Here’s the finished product, if anyone wants to laugh at how pitiful my attempt was
I was pleasantly suprised by how supportive the people at MangaHelpers were, and I’d like to think I learned something from the experience. Folen is still testing me, to see whether I can be of use to him, but I’m gonna try to pick up random chapters to do now and then, if I can find the time.