Boxes, boxes, and more boxes.
Boxes of Gunpla underneath my bed... Some have yet to be started too. Ack the everlasting backlog is something that Gunpla fans tend to worry about ^^;
Figure boxes. I hesitate to throw them away in case I have to pack the figures away in the future for whatever reasons.
Boxes of figma and a couple of Revoltechs as well. All unused accessories are still stored in them rather than in bags.
Current state of my shelf.
I personally dont like putting things into shelf for display, because I won't get to interact with them as often, or worse if they get too crowded I worry that I may even start to forget them. This is the reason why the shelf still looks relatively spacious compared to... Say, Yui's collection ^^;
Posting this is some sort of a reminder for me to start to be more cautious for future purchases; space is limited and is always an issue for any sorts of collection, but we as collectors often try to defy this statement nonetheless. One extreme example would be this guy's collection which I have blogged about sometime last year. Well, I still have the space to sleep at least!
I know a lot of collectors throw their boxes away because they take up a lot of space. I keep mine just in case I have to pack my stuff away again for whatever reasons in the future. Do you keep your boxes or not?
At last, my 3 units of Jestas are ready to roll out! Apart from the slight colour changes and the markings, these ones I've built are pretty much a straight build without modifications.
The HGUC 1/144 Jesta was released in mid-September for 1600 Yen. An advanced version of the Federation's ordinary grunt Jegan, the Jesta will make its debut in a team of 3 in the upcoming 4th episode of Gundam UC OVA.
Jesta with beam rifle (which is known as a beam carbine), which is an advanced variant of the Jegan's original beam rifle.
The shield can be connected to the backpack via an option of 2 different connecting arms; one that is contracted and the other expanded.
The expanded arm piece (as seen on the left Jesta above) can allow rotation of the shield, whereas the contracted one (as seen on the right Jesta above) will have the shield restricted to face backwards only.
The shield is derived from that of the original Jegan. The shield missiles are still present but both pairs are now on the same side rather than being laid out symmetrically on each side.
The beam sabre is tucked in beneath the left arm, whereas spare beam rifle magazines are store beneath the right arm. The Jesta can reach it with its right hand as shown in the picture above. Two open palms are used in this picture as well.
Charging forward with the beam sabre.
The side skirts are grenade racks just like the ordinary Jegan model.
Three Jestas in action.
Fighting in unison and professionally. These guys are no ordinary grunts.
Jesta in comparison with Stark Jegan. Despite being derived from the same original Jegan the two do look very different here.
In case those who are curious about the white stars on the left shoulders and the shields of the Jestas, they actually spare paper stickers from 1/8 GSC Black★Rock Shooter -animation version-. The original figureb had a missing star on the coat, so GSC sent a set of 8 white star stickers to the customers. I thought that I would use some to make them stand out a bit in terms of markings.
Previous WIP posts can be found here and here.
My sloppy pictures aside, the HGUC 1/144 Jesta is quite a complete model kit there; at least there are no parts that you have to borrow from other kits unless you want to swap out the backpack with other Jegan models. The overall design is dark and sleek, giving the Jesta an overall impression that it is no ordinary grunt unlike most of Federation's mass production mobile suits.
A big thanks to BMecha for hosting this Jesta group build! It's been fun doing this and seeing what others have tried on their own Jestas. Mine is a bit ordinary out of the bunch, but I suppose simplicity also has its own beauty too right? ^^
Snow Miku wants to do a magic show! This comes at good timing as I am busy with other stuff at the moment. Well, let's have her take the stage this time shall we?
Before the show starts, an assistant Ball hands over the trusted leek to Snow Miku.
The leek magically turns into an icy leek, much to the Ball's surprise~ Well, I guess the show has already begun!
With her icy touch Snow Miku will demonstrate her magic on the 1/144 Nashorn and Tiger II.
Poof, and both have gone white!
Next thing Snow Miku will try will be on a HGUC 1/144 Kampfer.
A white Kampfer appears!
Last but not least Snow Miku will test her magic on figma Black★Rock Shooter, without the latter's prior knowledge of what's going on at this moment...
... And with that figma WRS has been summoned. Probably a bad move. Oh dear that didn't go too well now did it? ^^;
For those who are interested my Snow Miku review can be found here
This post is to also be made for a local forum posting game where one has to make their own thread with pictures of Q-version toys (i.e. chibi). While I have very few of such toys, the game suddenly gave me some inspiration with what I have in my collection, and I came up with this post. Hope you've enjoyed this silly but lighthearted post though!
It feels good digging up some older toys even if it's just for a quick snapshot. That way they don't feel forgotten as you interact with them now and then :o
Having a bit of a writer's block recently, so I decided to show something a bit... Different. Anyway here is a teaser picture with the good ol' mosaic effect. If you have been to my other stuff you would have known what it is already.
I guess it's only a matter of time before I will talk about it here. ^^;
Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 27.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D (Just remember.. the USA Broadcast of this.. will be.. well.. March, 2012.. Yes.. you read that right.. another 5 months after taping this event back in July... Thanks to everyone for being so patient. Got sick with headaches again this year and am still recovering from an inner ear infection.. yum.. Anyway.. For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE 27 NAVI 1 hour review of Sasuke 27 with fluff pieces of all the major players in the upcoming Sasuke and even a couple of runs that were cut from the official broadcast!. Oh.. and as Ube says: If you are from the G4 Forums, DON'T POST THIS THERE. They expect everyone to stick their head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist.. P.S. I will NOT be covering ANW3 on this blog especially since it aired a couple months ago and I prefer to blog about everyone at once.. not in isolation! Thanks!
Btw I'm cutting out the fluff pieces since they are just repeats
① Spider Climb スパイダークライム (12.5m)
② Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (10m)
① Heavenly Ladder ヘブンリーラダー (13m)
② G-Rope Gロープ (10m)
① Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (20m)
Sasuke Champion Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 (Cliffer #3)
Ryo Matachi (Cliffer #2) 又地諒
2-TIME 完全制覇 - KANZENSEIHA
Hopefully we'll get news about a Sasuke 28. The 2nd place overall for the evening and a rating of 12.6% was great considering how low the other recent tournaments have been faring. Let's hope that TBS sees this as the good news I believe it to be!
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- Something New
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- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 13
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 12
- Evangelion Sachiel Swiss Roll
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 11
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 10
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 9
- My History with Anime
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 8
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 7
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 6
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 5
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 4
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 3
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 2
- Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 1
- Jesta WIP 2
- Sasuke 27 Navi - Part 3
- Sasuke 27 Navi - Part 2
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