Coming up a day late, but will call this an October post for the sake of maintaining the monthly post cycle.
It’s that time for another block of text of what I think about the State of the Gunpla Union. And, it’s another apology for lack of posts. Just when I think things slow down, they pick right back up. As I posted last week, current posts/photos/reviews brewing in no particular order:
- Kotobukiya Rockman Photoshoot & Review
- MG Char Z’Gok EXF Version WiP & Photoshoot
- Eva-02 Photoshoot & Review (written, just got to do the pictures)
- An American in Akiba
- GAF ReZel GBP Project
The main things holding me back on items 1-3 is the photoshoot. New home means setting up a new photo set-up, and unfortunately I’m not getting good photos. I need to stop by a dollar store to get another sheet of black paper too, as white just isn’t cutting it right now.
I was also playing quite a bit of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and DJ Hero 2, which had me entrapped, that is until my faithful PS3 of nearly 4 years decided to die on me. So I guess I’m partially in shock, because while I’ve sent it in for repairs, there’s a good chance I’m going to lose all that save data that I’ve accumulated. Guess the lesson learned is to constantly back up your stuff…
But, now that I no longer have a gaming out, that means I can get back to the important stuff, the Gunpla!
On my currently in progress list is the ReZel of course, and having just seen UC Gundam episode 2 in the theaters, I’m fired up for building both it and the HGUC Sinanju. Speaking of which, UC Episode 2 brings on the awesomeness again, and at the same time the pain of knowing we have to wait nearly 6 months for the next installment. Like I said, I got the chance to see it in the theaters, but having to attend a work event on Saturday kept me from going on day one. Unfortunately, the two movie event items, the gentei gundam and blu-ray both sold out on day 1, so suffice to say, I was a pretty sad camper. Especially when it became obvious that nearly 50% of the allotment all went to the theater in Shinjuku. Thanks Bandai, for screwing your fans in cities other than Tokyo. But oh well, that saves me money so I shouldn’t complain too much.
The plan for November is to keep chugging at the ReZel and Sinanju, and hopefully whittle the backlog down a little before the big drop of the PG Strike Freedom in December. While the RG Zaku II looks good, it’s one of those things I know I probably won’t build if I buy it right off the bat. Also, I’m actually going to be spending a few weekends in Tokyo for work so weekends will be tight unfortunately. By not picking up any other Gunpla, though, I have a good chance to knock stuff out.
A bit of a shorter note this month, but still just to let you know where I’m at. What’s on peoples to-do list for November?