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Master Grade Red Warrior TYPE-S build log [PART 2]

My Red Warrior’s pretty much done a long time ago, so I’m just gonna share the photo album. Just click here below to view!

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Master Grade Red Warrior TYPE-S build log [PART 1]

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So after watching the latest episode of Gundam Build Fighters Try last week, Meijin Kawaguchi III’s custom mobile suit, the Amazing Red Warrior appeared. Since I lack the cash to purchase the kit, not to mention the kit’s not even out yet, I dug out my trove of Gunpla parts and kits within my wardrobe to create my own version of the Red Warrior, in Master Grade form.

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G-Reco: About “Sky Gundam”

Pretty nice design isn’t it? Apparently this is one of the 3 pictures given as an “Early Designs Set” to attendees of the “Creators Talk Night” event at the last screening of G-Reco’s special advance cut at Shinjuku Piccadilly. But is it an early design of G-Self or a hint of the mid-season upgrade?

The answer is its NOT both.
More after the jump.

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Gundam Build Fighters Try PV, G-Reco update

An English subbed PV was uploaded on YouTube yesterday (22/8) found out via Gundam Guy, watched it and thought I’d write something on it :P

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Double the Gundam goodness coming October!

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Picture by Susagane

We know that G-Reco will be going on Japan TV in the coming October (but before that episode 1-3 will show in select theaters in August and than on the docomo Anime Store in September).

Just today the next title in the Gundam Build Fighters series is revealed! Gundam Build Fighters Try will also be showing coming October. So its going to be double the “G” this October!

With the GBF Try offcial site launch, the G-Reco site has also been updated.
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Completing the G-Reco translation

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Picture by Wanaata

The “Gundam Reconguista in G” official site just got a major update recently, especially interesting is the “World” section of the site which contains information on the story, characters, mecha and a glossary.

Gundam.info had translated the story, characters and mecha pages so I thought maybe I could complete it and translate the glossary section :P

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Weekday Gunpla workshops for the June holidays

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Yesterday’s workshop was met with great response! As a result, I have decided to hold additional workshops on weekdays for students and those who are having school holidays.

Weekday lessons include the following:

Basics of sanding
– introduction: experience of gunpla for each applicant
– introduction and demonstration on various grit grades for which application
– practice session for all applicants
– assessment

Basics of part modification and adjustment
– introduction: gates, sprues and its uses for broken or lost parts, and the use of plastic cement
– demonstration of sharpening of blades and v-fins
– practice of sharpening of blades and v-fins
– assessment of sharpening of blades and v-fins

It will be a two-hour session from 1pm to 3pm for weekdays (Mon/Wed).
Fee: SGD10
Location: Tampines
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Things to bring: your kit, basic tools (if any)
Tools: Craft Knife, Sandpaper

The weekday workshop begins tomorrow, and will last till June 30 (Monday). Book your slot via email at bonkurasu@gmail.com!

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Aside from workshops, I also provide Gunpla assembly and painting services!
Basic kit service
(1/144 HG/SD – S$150, 1/100 – S$180, RG/MG – S$200-S$300, PG – up to S$700)
– Full colour paint of original kit colours
– basic modding (Sanding of all parts, sharpening V-fins)
– panel lining
– matt topcoat

Additional rates:
– Decaling + S$30 – S$50
– Custom colour scheme + S$20 – S$50
– usage of metallic/clear colours + S$10 per colour
– weathering + S$10-S$50 depending on requirements
*Take note that I don’t do army camouflage or pixel camouflage colour schemes. Rates do not include the price of commissioned kits.

All applicants for my workshops will automatically be entitled for a S$50 discount on their first kit commission!

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Gunpla Tips – 5 things you should take note

The fairly recent end of Gundam Build Fighters and its upcoming Season 2 announcement revived many Gundam fans’ passion for Gunpla. Gundam Unicorn’s finale also contributed to that.

So you went to pick up a kit on your favourite Mobile Suit, fixed it up, and wondered why it didn’t turn out what you have expected. You went online for some tips, but simply cannot understand all that jargon. Here are five tips that all Gunpla builders should take note.
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Gunpla Workshop

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Long time readers will know that I have plenty of experience in building Gunpla.

Well, this is your chance to apply the skills I have learnt in the past 19 years to your Gunpla.

I am offering a workshop for all aspiring gunpla builders. New to the hobby and want to know how to create super nice diorama? Already in the hobby but want to know more techniques? Please come and tap on my 19-year Gunpla building experience. You will definitely take home something new to apply to your Gunpla!

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Gundam Unicorn Episode 7: Probably the best ending in a Gundam series

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Since the first Gundam Unicorn episode in 2010, time and time again the pacing, mood, art direction and action sequences have constantly and consistently wow-ed me. Gundam Unicorn Episode 7 is no exception.

If I have one word to describe Gundam Unicorn’s episode finale, it would be ‘Epic’.

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