The State of the Gunpla Union – 112409

So, it’s been a while, but quite a few things to catch up on. 

First off, November itself has flown by, that may be due to just a variety of things, from finally finishing up the Kshatriya, as well as some other HG kits that I’ll be posting about, to pretty much being engrossed by Modern Warfare 2.  Actually, consider it a miracle that I managed to finish other kits since MW2 dropped.  But also, November & December are full of hard to resist releases from both the gunpla and gaming industries, along with all the little things in between.  Let’s see, HG Unicorn (2 kits), MG Qubeley, PG 00 Raiser, Dengeki Hobby with Unicorn stand, Gundam Fair & Lucky draw @ 7-11 on the Gundam related side, and Bayonetta, Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed 2, FFXIII on the gaming side.  Throw in the wife’s birthday this month, and yet another planned trip to the Tokyo Disney Resort, and my wallet has thrown in the towel and decided to hibernate until next spring.   

Of course, I don’t mean that I got all of the above, I’ve actually passed on the HGUC Unicorn kits simply because there is really no rush, and well, MW2 will tide me over till FFXIII and then some.  But yes, budgeting has reared its ugly head and I’ve instead decided to catch up on the backlog and do some of the smaller kits until the PG 00 Raiser drops.  As for the rest of my backlog, I’m sizing it up now, and I might flip a few kits on Yahoo Auctions simply because I might not end up building some of them.  You could maybe say my fire is cooling off, not out, but definitely cooling off…  I’m pretty sure the wife is happy with that! I’d actually be happy to put a list up of what I’m considering selling from my backlog, but the only problem is that shipping abroad costs quite a bit of money, and unfortunately the strong yen makes it less advantageous to all of you, so call it guilt, but I’m not going to stoop to pimping regular kits on my blog.  

Anyways, the next posts are scheduled to go up once a day until Sunday or so which should cover 3 kits that I’ve built over the last couple of weeks.  One of the kits is an MG, which I had actually planned to do a WiP for, but unfortunately had a brain fart, as I formatted my memory card that had the pictures on it, thinking that I had already transferred them to my computer.  Needless to say I was pretty upset with myself.  I’m halfway through with the kit, so will end up doing just the final shots.  I will be much more careful on double-checking the pictures from now on though!  From next week I should have my 00 Raiser and will be doing my own WiP of that.  I’m actually planning on going in reverse for that, starting with the weapons, going to the Raiser, finishing up with 00 itself.  

Upcoming posts: 

HGUC Char’s Zaku II (Extra Finish Version) 

HGUC Gundam G30th + EX Trailer (Full Color Finish Version) 

HGUC Extra Finish Battle

MG ???????

Lastly, a quick photo dump of a couple of things.

First off, taken today, finally got to see my first complete PG 00 Raiser in the flesh (in the plastic) while I was out and *ahem* between meetings.

Also, in Akiba a few weeks ago I saw the completed Kshatriya that was done by Asobit’s Gundam Meister blogger (who is no longer with them it seems).  His metallic color was done via airbrush, and ended up being quite darker and more muted than mine. 

They also had a bad-ass diorama with a Unicorn.  I wonder if the Unicorn was a scratch build since the HG version still hadn’t been sent around at the time.  This is something I’d like to try posing with an HG Unicorn if I get one down the line. 

Lastly, non-Gundam, but as people may have seen at Ngee’s blog, they are pimping the Macross Frontier movie pretty heavily, as I saw today on the train.  Will be going to see it this weekend if I have the time.

 Anyways, there’s a of stuff out this month and next month that’s going to keep me occupied, but I’ll try and pass on the picture love all of you the best that I can.  What are you guys looking forward from the large amount of November/December releases?

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4 thoughts on “The State of the Gunpla Union – 112409

  1. I saw the PG 00 Raiser in Yodabashi Akiba a couple of weeks ago. Looks impressive, but I will be passing on it. I am also ‘cooling off ‘ for the time being. Eager to see what MG you have done!

  2. looks like a lot of us are sort of simmering down after finishing our Sinanju projects, huh? I’m sure you’ll crank out some hotness with the PG 00, I’ll be living vicariously through you until I can get my hands on PG Strike or PG 00.

  3. I’m actually looking forward to Mobile Suit Gundam vs. Gundam NEXT PLUS for the PSP. I can get it from an import store here in NYC. And it looks to be really fun. My eyes are on the VF-27 Lucifer, but first, I have to complete my severely lagged MG Exia, and successfully complete my associate’s degree before starting off on my bachelor’s.

  4. GaiGun & Lupes: Cooling off seems to be the trend lately, though I can understand why on many levels!

    Zro: You know, I forgot about GvsG Next. My big thing about it is I wish they would bring it out on the PS3, not the PSP. I never touch my PSP unless I’m on the commute or on the toliet, so even if I bought it, I wouldn’t play it at all. The VF-27 is something I’ve looked at too, finally something other than the VF-25! But, considering I haven’t finished the first VF-25 kit I bought, much less touched the VF-24, I’ll been refraining for the Lucifer for quite a while. Especially knowing that there will be at least 2 or 3 more kits to go for it (De-Culture, Super Pack, Tornado Pack, Clear version, the list goes on)

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