Happy New Year everyone! (or should I write happy V-Year? Get it? Nu Year. Nu Gundam. Okay, I’ll stop now.)
Yesterday being the last day of the year I was caught up in the Japanese tradition called Osouji, or Cleaning. In the last week I’ve cleaned the dojo, my desk at work, my house, and most importantly my Work Table. I kind of had to as things were building up. Here’s a pic of how it looked yesterday.
I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s and now let’s talk about Gunpla.
Here is what is no longer on my work table (besides the stuff you just saw in that photo.)
MG Sword Impulse Gundam
I still haven’t applied markings but I know I won’t be doing that for some time so this kit is effectively off the work table until I can get back to it again. Love this kit. You can follow the WIP here.
Another kit I loved and had a great time with. I had an issue with one of the pieces that connect the wings to the back so I ordered a part from Bandai. But for all intents and purposes, this guy is done. See the Sinanju here and on Gunpla TV.
RG RX-78-2 Real Type Color
Another kit I really enjoyed building and took my time with. This was a kit I kept on the go and would go back to in between projects for work and other things. I am glad I took my time and am pleased with the result. Gotta start that RG Zaku.
Let’s look at what’s on the work table. to start the year 2011.
1/100 MG ReZEL
I’ve been waiting for my week long holiday because I want to spend it painting and building some kits notably the ReZEL Iron Man and the PG Strike Freedom. I had thought I could finish the REZEL by the end of December but as I changed more things than I originally thought I would it looks like the date has been pushed back. I will be painting the frame as well. I am pretty much good to go with the first coat of paint but still need to work out how to install the LED.
1/60 Perfect Grade Strike Freedom Gundam
January’s a big month for me both figuratively and literally. I waited until I had time off so I could really get into this build and take my time. This will be shown on GunplaTV but also here on the blog so you’ll see plenty of it. Several Plamo pals have already started painting theirs so I gotta get moving!
With the ReZEL and the PG on the Table some projects had to be pushed back. Because of that, I thought I would divide this section into two and talk about what’s currently set aside on the work table. These are projects you’ve seen here before but may not be seeing the finished thing for some time.
1/100 MG 00 QAN[T]
Until I’ve got time to concentrate on this it will sit aside. I’ll get to it eventually. 😉
This kit bash will have to wait as well. I could be lazy and just do appendage swapping with painting but I think it would turn out better if I take the time to modify some things.
What’s Under the Work Table as 2011 rolls around? Here’s a list of the kits I have got, want to build, intend to soon, but haven’t started yet.
1/144 RG MS-06S Char’s Zaku II
Oh ya! I just know this kit will be good. I don’t know yet whether I’ll jump in with paint or anything, but I have the water-slide decals coming my way so I’m confident I can get a good result OOB.
Didn’t get to start on this yet but really want to do so. Gotta pace myself. This, just like the PG, is a kit I want to take my time with it and enjoy the experience.
Got this 限定 kit from ASM the last time we met. This should be a weekend project. As it’s a special edition I don’t see a reason to paint it, which is a good thing considering that painting is not so convenient at this time of year.
1/100 MG MS-06K Zaku Cannon
I still intend to build this kit. You’ve heard this before.
1/144 HGUC Hazel Custom
I will build this kit, too. Yup.
And there are some recent acquisitions to talk about!
MG V Dash Gundam Ver Ka & MG Force Impulse Gundam
I had a great time building the V Gundam in tandem with ASM and when the Core Booster came out I thought about picking it up to make my own V Dash but didn’t think orange was the way to go. So instead, I have the V Dash Gundam kit to build. Lupes has been working on this and his is looking badass. I really like the look of this kit straight out of the box so don’t plan on doing any extravagant changes.
The Force Impulse is solely here because of the awesome time I had building the Sword Impulse. My thinking is that I can do the painting on this kit rather than the Sword Impulse because I like the Sword Impulse’s colors to much to change it.
MG Gundam Mk- II 2.0Titans
Yes, I already built a variation of the Mk-II MG when I built the Musha but this is a slightly different project. You may have noticed the smaller cardboard box beside the Gundam. That box is something I ordered off Ako Hobby and contains the pieces I need to turn the Mk-II into a Barzam!
Sweet! Although mine won’t look anywhere as good as that one I am gonna try. The set contains the pieces I will need plus instructions and decals and even aurora stickers and metal parts for the rifle, etc.
Ako Hobby made a mistake on the orginal set of parts so they shipped everyone replacements for free! Awesome.
It occurs to me that now I’ve got four Master Grades sitting in untouched in their boxes. Which one to do first? Maybe I’ll have to put up a poll.
And what’s Coming to the Work Table? What upcoming kits do I want to get my hands on?
Well, the MG Deathscythe Hell looks good but after the lackluster EW version I am not inclined to build what is essentially the same kit again. Now that I think about it, there isn’t anything being released soon that I want to build.
I am sure it’s coming, though.
What will you Gunplars be building in 2011?