Little things

Just a few things I thought I’d put in one post.

First up, as some of you may recall, I covered Nissin’s Cup Noodle campaign with Bandai that featured the world’s smallest Gunpla.  Well part two of that campaign kicked off on Monday, which was a Char specific cup with refillable noodle packs.  While the noodles don’t get ready 3 times faster than they normally would, the cup in itself is neat.  I actually love the packaging on this one, as they have a giant quote of Char’s in English on the top.  Somehow it comes off much… cooler in English.  “Don’t take it personal Garma, You can thank your father for this” cold blooded man.


The top, all in Englishstuff71

And unpackedstuff72

This runs about 10 bucks which gets you the glass and one noodle packet.  Haven’t actually eaten the noodles yet, that’ll probably be tomorrow.

Next up, a first that will suprise many.  I actually got some Gundam tools from… America! 

The tools in questionstuff74

You’re looking at 5 Gundam Markers, the Plated Silver (Mekki Silver in Japanese) that Lupes at It’s a Gundaaaam was kind enough to send me.  The reason being?  Well, the plated silver Gundams are probably one of the most useful markers out there due to the fact they look really good! And can be used for vital things such as pipes, weapons, and more importantely, trim on Katoki kits such as the Sinanju and Kshatriya.  So why get them from America?  Because they’re no longer made!  Amazingly enough, I totally missed out on this news, but apparently they stopped making them for some reason or another around January of this year, and by the time I started looking around, the stock was all gone in Japan.  I was told even in Akiba that people pretty much bought them by the box once the news was out that production was stopped. 

So, for those interested, your best bet will be to get them from a foreign supplier, as Japan doesn’t have anymore!

Lastly, you may have noticed something in the first few pictures, mainly a white background.  There are two reasons for this.

Those being…stuff73

I finally got a new light, the old one just wasn’t handling it, of course that’s what I get for buying a really cheap light a year ago.  This time I went middle of the road (which isn’t saying much, because lights are freakin expensive here!) and got a nice work lamp.  I also invested in a giant sheet of paper, this I bought at the 100 yen store, a movie poster sized piece of paper.  Combined with the light, I should be able to take much better shots!  Just to give you an idea….

Trying an artistic shotsinanju101

Checking out the thrusterssinanju100

Finally getting that blue to popsinanju102

Now I have little excuse to actually finish taking good shots of the Sinanju, and officially closing the book on it.  Save time that is…

5 thoughts on “Little things

  1. Wow, hadn’t realized they stopped making the plate silver gundam marker. Might have ot pick up another one or two for myself. The one I have works REALLY well (used it to paint the sword blades on my MG Strike + IWSP)

    As for your lighting, you might want to put some paper or something in front of it to deflect and soften the light some. It’s REALLY harsh, especially on the silver/metal colored parts.

  2. Thanks for the tips. I did actually increase the white balance quite a bit (about +1.7~2.0) as it was coming out too dark at 0. I’ll definitely try to soften the light with some paper if possible.

  3. wow.. i could use some of those markers myself.. its all sold out in my country too. =( and dun think HLJ carries them anymore. dang. anw, i did tried to look for the nissin cup noodles when i was in tokyo this oct.. but jus couldnt find any!! nice loot tt you’ve gotten.. heh. love to have a cup like this.. ^^.

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