My basic' compressor died today, after 5 years of on and off use, sadly she died in the middle of me working on my Ver. Ka project,and boy that pisses me off mightily since I was planning to finally finish it this week. It's the universe telling me to take a break from gunpla for a while, methinks.
I'm gonna see about maintenance for this unit but I'm also considering finally upgrading to a more powerful but compact hobby compressor. let's see if I can do a couple of visits to some stores this week.
But maaaaaaan.... this really bummed me out for the week :C
Switched back to a static design on the blog since Blogger is being testicles about the Dynamic Views template. Oh well, at least I'm able to finally replace my old Sad Keanu banner with something recent.
I've been thinking about shifting my background for my gunpla pics from the blue I've been using to this tan/brownish paper I got today. mainly because it's often too dark on my old pics for the models to really "stand out" the way i'd like. Chalk it up to bad photography habits and a really high ISO, but I'm wondering how much of a change the new BG would make.
anyway mildly chilly weather is keeping me from doing anything other than priming so I decided to just document what I've done so far.
the kit has received very minor modding other than seams and sink marks being filled, and maybe raising the head by point-something millimeters, but I was lucky enough to find in my old scraps some alternate hands from a V-gundam custom set I bought long ago, in a distant land.
These include trigger hands, and open hands and one clenched fist, I still need to find the right-hand fist but that's for another day.
I also did some major gap filling--
But decided to keep it simple enough, again, for purpose of having a fair comparison with the upcoming HG
Stuff is coming along swimmingly, save for the painting front. Hopefully we'll get a little bit of sun next week so I can start painting.
I've decided to revive one of my unfinished builds from way WAAAAAY back (2009 I think?). I was discouraged at the time because I didn't think I had the skill competency to pull off a clean straight build, but now, I kinda feel like I can reach the finish I want for this model kit, which isn't actually anything spectacular, and quite basic. Another reason why I dug this little dude up is because today we recieved a little bit of news from the Gundam Build-Fighter site.
sweet mother of God my prayers are answered. We're FINALLY getting an HG Victory Gundam this November-December, with the V2 and F91 slated for release by next year. This makes me loads of happy since I always enjoyed the Victory designs and wanted an option other than the really old 90's kits that were made.
So what exactly am I expecting here? I know it won't be so tall, in fact I think it might be the same size if not slightly taller than the old kit I have out. And if that's the case this might even feature some newer, smaller polycaps (or i might be completely wrong and it will have NONE lol), more option parts to fill up the standard HG box--though it is doubtful since the estimated price adds up only to 560-700php.
From the pics alone though It looks to be very stocky and solid-looking. I look forward to taking comparison pics between the old kit and the HG.
As simple and tiny as the old kit is, it has charm. So I look forward to completing this just in time for the arrival of its HG counterpart. I have very simple adjustments that need to be done, mostly involving filling in hollow space/gaps on the kit, because I want to maintain the majority of its vintageness (is that even a word?) so yes, absolutely minimal modification if ever. Why even attempt to give myself a headache when my dream kit is on the way, right?