Thursday, September 21, 2017

State of the Hobby - September 2017

Time is a funny thing.

When I was younger, I used to gaze forlornly at the model kits placed behind a sheet of glass in the display cabinets of departmental stores, wondering if I will ever be able to afford a collection like that. When my parents bought me a model kit, I would tear into it with gusto, building it quickly and then posing it and making battle sounds with my mouth and pure imagination. When I was younger, I didn’t have the disposable income to indulge in the hobby, but what I had was a ton of free time.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

[Kit Insight] Premium Bandai HGUC 1/144 RGM-89D/A1 Special Operations Jegan Type D [Tier 1 Operator Use] (Customised Build)

Based largely on the modified Jegan Type D used by ECOAS Commander Conroy Haagensen during the Sleeves Incident, the Tier 1 Operator Jegan was designed with one purpose in mind: to wreak as much havoc as possible deep behind enemy lines for as long as possible before returning to base for rearming. 

[Kit Insight] Bandai HG Gundam The Origin 1/144 MS-06C5 Zaku II Type C5 Commander Type (Anti-Ship Combat Use) (Painted Build)

The Zaku II is a classic mobile suit, having spawned hundreds of different variants and thousands of customised versions. The latest iteration of the HG 1/144 scale Zaku II can be considered one of the best, if not the best, version of a Zaku II model kit in the 1/144 scale.

[Kit Insight] Kotobukiya Hexa Gear 1/24 Governor Armor Type: Pawn AI (Light Build)

This new line of model kits may be tiny but it is big on gimmicks!