What the?! Could this be? Yes, this is a Work Table post. For those who are new to this site and to those who maybe have forgotten the Work Table was a series of posts I did once a month to talk about the Gunpla I’d just finished (No longer on the Work Table), was in the middle of building (On the Work Table) and kits I was looking forward to getting my hands on (Coming to the Work Table). This series of posts became less consistent about a year ago as I started battling a bigger work load at my job as well as being a bigger presence in my daughter’s life, and I found it hard to devote the time to writing about building kits and instead spent my time building them. But for some reason I feel the urge to write a Work Table post now and I think it comes down to two things. 1) I’m excited and 2) I’m restless.
I’m excited because it is July and the kits I’ve waited what seems like an eternity for are two weeks away and I’m restless because the excitement for what’s on the horizon pulls my attention away from what I’m currently working on. These things will be explained in this post so on with the show.
No Longer on the Work Table
This is where I write a bit about kits I’ve completed since the previous Work Table post but as this isn’t monthly anymore (the last Work Table post being October 2012) the list of what’s been completed is quite long.
Let’s see there was the ‘Buffalo’ Blitz Gundam, the Buster Gundam, the RG Zeta and his Gentei counterpart, the Nu Gundam Ver Ka which was part of a group build on Gundam Australia (they kicked my ass), a Black Tri-Stars Zaku II limited edition kit, the Steingeese (a monster of a kit bash), the RG Destiny (and its Wings of Light), and the Aile Strike RM.
You know what, I did some pretty good work this first half of the year! Now I’m feeling pressure to perform with what is currently…
On the Work Table
While I’ve not got any customs on the go I do have a big project in terms of size that I am working on. That just so happens to be the Perfect Grade Astray Red Frame.
This is much like building the PG Strike Gundam but there are enough differences between the kits to warrant building both. Hey, it’s PG we’re talking about here. I’ve got the weapons to finish and then I’ll look at painting it. I already have an idea what I want to do though it won’t be anything crazy as I like the look and colors of the Red Frame as they are. Besides, I’ve already pimped out a Red Frame Gundam.
Also on the go is the MG AGE-2 Double Bullet. The test build is already finished actually and I’m just trying to find time to get it in the photobooth and take some pictures.
And I’m also just gettings started on some 限定 stuff in the form of the Launcher and Sword Strike packs that were released shortly after the Aile Strike RM. These are pretty cool and I’m liking how the Aile looks with this guys on.
I’ll be showing more of these in the near future.
The second Gentei item that showed up last month is the Crossbone X2, a kit that many were excited about. I’ve got mine and am just about to get started. As it’s pretty much the same build as the X1 I’ll be documenting the differences rather than the similarities. Arleady started with the manuals.
I think I’ll be putting time into this in the next few days so I’ll hopefully have something to show on the site soon.
And now for the part that has me excited. The July release kits. There’s a completely new MG kit in the form of the 1/100 MG AMS-119 Geara Doga though much of it looks to resemble the MG Marasai.
Speaking of Marasai there’s a Unicorn Color version! Hmm. May consider. Kind of want another crack at the Marasai as I totally messed up my first one. Heh.
But the big news this month is not one but two new Real Grade kits. Yup, I will be building both the 1/144 RG RX-78GP01 Gundam GP01 Zephyranthes and the 1/144 RG RX-78GP01Fb Gundam GP01 Full-Burnern. I was originally thinking I was a Full-Burnern type of guy but after seeing them side by side at the Shizuoka Hobby Show I like both of them!
I’m already debating how to go about building and showing them both. Do I build them both at the same time keeping everything in one series of posts or do I separate them so each kit can be found separately by anyone searching. Likely I will keep them separate but review both at the same time like I did with the RG MkIIs. Looks like the GP01 frames will be similar to that of the MkIIs.
Two weeks until we find out for ourselves all the details. I’ll have to work at a good speed to get all this great stuff done before heading off to my yearly vacation destination.
And how about everyone else? Summer is going to be Gunpla-filled?