Rising from the Ashes

Now that the plan is set, it's execution time... Well, sort of, anyway.
I have completed 2 kits, rounding off my current backlog to just the Neo Zeong, but I'm still 6 kits shy of needing what I want prior to it's intended construction time. Just forewarning, you'll probably get déjà vu.

Firstly, number 92, the HGUC MS-05L Zaku I Sniper Type [Yonem Kirks]. This was a gift from my wife who bought this from a friend within the facebook Gunpla community. She intended on this first, but bought the standard release by accident, so when she became aware, our friend helped us out with this! Only issue: none of the grey is molded, and all comes in black... Otherwise, love this guy!

And number 93, the HGBF XM-X9999 Cross Bone Gundam Maoh, mirroring my Crossbone Gundam X1 from just earlier this month. The X1 was a Christmas present, but the Maoh I had a little prior, but just didn't build it at the time. I think I wanted to do the X1 first, and held off. A lot less paintwork went into this one, mainly because I have NO means of replicating that mirror-like finish on the solar reflectors. So, yes, I used the stickers for this one. (Well, and the X Maoh, too...)

I have, just today, received a couple new kits, from yet another fellow fb Gunpla friend. One, I intended on getting sometime after my tussle with the NZ...

The HGUC RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex [Destroy Mode] Ver.GFT (short name, eh?) and the HGBF MS-07R-35 Gouf R35 are now in my possession! So, with this comes the question, do I bump out a couple from my list and build these now, or hold off on these and continue the original Road to One-Hundred? Feel free to shout at me in the comments!

That's all for now. Hopefully, work will calm down enough for me to get some of those promised reviews up...


The Road to One-Hundred

As mentioned in my last posting, I'm fast approaching a hallmark of 100 1/144 HG kits since restarting my collection back in 2010, 6 years after I had stopped getting the smaller scale and subsequently got rid of my previous collection... And while I've more than doubled my numbers since those days, I've still not regained everything I've lost. But it's weening down what I have left to re-buy, so it won't be long now until I've finally hit pure excess. But that will be for another time. I have another goal in store for my milestone - or kilometerstone. (heh)

As of now, I have 90 kits built and completed,With number 90 being completed just a couple days ago.

As my 90th kit, I just finished the HGUC XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X1! I love this little guy! Lot of nice details to paint, and a ton of accessories! I wished the emblem was a waterslide, though...

My plan for getting to the 100 mark is to clear through the remaining main U.C. protagonist Gundams and/or MS, plus what I have already left to build. The ideal line up is as follows (not necessarily in this order)

Road to One-Hundred
091: GX-9999 Gundam X Maoh
092: XM-X9999 Cross Bone Gundam Maoh
093: MS-05L1 Zaku I Sniper Type [Yonem Kirks]
094: RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type
095: RX-78GP01 Gundam GP01
096: RGZ-91 Re-GZ
097: LM312V04 Victory Gundam
098: RX-178+FXA-05D Super Gundam
099: ARX-014 Silver Bullet

and for my 100th 1/144 HG kit...

Are any of you really surprised? lol

Yes, the massive mobile armor from Gundam UC, the NZ-999 Neo Zeong shall be my celebration prize! Since I still need to get 6 of the other kits, it will be some time before I get around to this monster. If I had to guess, mid-to-late spring. We'll see when we get there!

But, yes, this is all for now! I'll keep on updating as I complete or get more kits for this goal!

Also, for those wanting to know, I bought my Neo Zeong from Gundam Planet. They were very helpful and informative, and I love supporting local (at least country-local) businesses!


Year in Review: 2014

2014, you have been a strange fellow. Back and forth, great and awful, memorable, yet forgettable. Of course, I have some memories from this year that have been beyond wonderful and wouldn't trade them for anything, it just feels like the bad that came from this year felt unnecessary and even intentional... I dunno.

In any case, as we enter the year of Third Impact, 2015, I have a lot of things I plan to fix that I failed to do in 2014. Also, maybe do less kits... The above pic was less fun to set up than I anticipated.


Retrospective of Gundam UC - Part 3 (FINAL)


 Most everything has its themes that the story revolves around. It’s essential to any interesting plot. Gundam UC is no exception to this. However, unlike many traditional stories, Unicorn has as many as 4 themes: The blessings and curses of blood, the power of possibility, “To my only desire,” and the words “Even so."


Retrospective of Gundam UC - Part 2

Throughout the Universal Century era, we’ve heard about how Newtypes, as proposed by Zeon Zum Deikun, are meant to be the next step in human evolution. Brought about through our transition to living in outer space, our senses would adapt to the void and perception and even precognition would open to us, allowing mankind to understand each other without misconceptions. However, all that had been seen of Newtypes since their first mention is the ability to see ahead in battle, allowing one to read moves and step accordingly. As Cardeas Vist put it, it made “Newtype” synonymous with “Ace Pilot.” Gundam UC not only lampshades this grim truth, but does a magnificent job at showing what Newtypes were supposed to have been, what Newtypes have been, and what Newtypes can be.