Monday, 26 November 2012

My gratitude.

So one day after GBWC 2012 Singapore is over, I would like to thanks some peoples that I had met along this journey that lead me to be able to present you guys with The Red Comet.

First person I would want to thanks is my dear friend Zong Wei. We start this hobby more or less at the same time around Gundam Seed era but I didn't get to train under Sam due to financial reasons.
We will always talk about gundam but he will have more to say just because he is more otaku than I am.

Next person, someone that all local modeller should know is Kenny aka Toymaker. Thanks to the MG Age-1 group build, I learn how to increase the details of a model kit which that is what I wanted to do all along. Think about it, I had been asking him lots of noob questions through FB msg but he never fail taking the time to answer them. Thank you.
Yi Hui aka Waylander also play a important role to me, we might not have any conversation but I remember that he was the winner for new challenger open category at his time. And that it self was something I was looking forward to. Trying to follow his footsteps.
Thanks for walking over to shake my hand, I am really honor with that simple yet motivating gesture.

Friends from sggunplasociety, I want to thanks the usual people like Sliver, Lazyoneeyes, Ongkh2000, Ultimatron, HeeroYuy and Spector1986. There are other more friends but this are the more frequent buddy that will pop by your tread and give you their humble comments and motivation.
Without this forum, I won't be able to see so many wonderful kits done by the locals. So lets work hard together for year 2013.

Friends from HAG and Hobbymate, I had learn valuable lessons from Sam and Joyce. I might not have taken up any of their modelling lesson(ok, I did take up the mech base diorama one). haha, I think I abit thick skin, cause I will bring my kit down to HAW and see if there are any thing I can improve on. I am glad they didn't turn me away because I am not a student of them but instead they will spend time together, analyzing and giving me very constructive comments that not alot of people are able to give. Edmund, the man behind the led installation for my kit. He had help with the installation and connection of the led for my kit. Without his help, the fire wouldn't be glowing so brightly. Thanks you.

To my dear Mum, you will never know how much I love you. I feel bad making my room a mess, stinky with thinner, toilet bowl and basin cover with paint stain, photo booth occupying  a huge space in the living room. I feel I am a very selfish person who only concern about what I like to do but I am really glad that you have been supportive even though I know you don't really like it. haha
I feel that I just cannot live without art.

Lastly, my girlfriend... haha... I can image if I had never started this hobby, how many sweet sweet stuff I will build for you. hehehe...

That wrap up my thanks you list.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

GBWC 2012 - HGUC Sinanju

Here is my entry for my first GBWC 2012, a HG Sinanju was my choice of kit. I wanted to up the detail of the kit and its articulation. Learning new things like creating a diorama with led set up while trying to improve on my weakest point which is panel lining. I also wanted to see if I am able to present a common kit that many people have seen before but at the same time different because of the color I used. You can visit my wip pages listed right below this page to see what are the color I had in mind at the very beginning. I was basically lost with choices but in the end, I decided to pick it original color, red.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

GBWC 2012 - looking back

GBWC 2012 is finally here in Singapore. It been almost a year since I started this hobby. I clearly remember my 1st kit was the HG gundam wing EW. I was using my saving money to get it. Following on was HG deathscythe hell and sandrock. All this was way back when I was just 14. I have no idea that there was things like airbrush and stuff. All I did was snapfit them with the nub still on, gaps everywhere, broken pegs because I keep twisting it. It was so much fun just building it .

Than I stop because it was pretty expensive for me to get 1 kit at that time and focus on my studies.

Than during my poly time Gundam seed was there, and it start my gunpla craze again. I got a few HG kits like strike, dual, force impulse, infinite justice, strike freedom, destiny. And I started to learn how to cut nubs, sanding and painting. However, the tools I use wasn't the right tools. I use scissors, large filing tools and nippon can spray. LOL. I feel horrible after I spray my kit, the paint was so thick, crack appear after it dried. I moved on to re-using my artist acrylic paint. It was better but still horrible. I bought a MG freedom but ever since those sad cases, I had nv dare to do anything to it. My friend and I was thinking of taking up lesson with HAG but I didn't have the money and so, I had to let this hobby go again.

And back to one year ago, during AFA 2011 where I was there to look around I got my hand itchy and bought one of my favorite kit, MG Destiny Gundam. It was that particular moment when I decided I want to learn how to be a better modeller. I bought a few acrylic paints, some basic tools and google was my best friend teaching me what I didn't know.

But there will always be some area where the internet isn't able to teach, that is when experience and asking comes in. Bought a air brush and join a group build organise by HAG, got even more excited after getting to know some people.

And here, right now... GBWC 2012... after all the fun experiences I had go through for the pass 1 year. I decided to join in the stressful fun. There is this sense of achievement that I am feeling right now just looking back at my 1st kit and now. haha... the only problem now is I don't have any places to display my finish kit. too bad... :(

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Sculpt and sculpt

I just started getting more excited with sculpting again. Its been so long since I really did something in 3d. Hope I get the motivation and passion to finish this personal project, especially since I am not working on my gundam as much as before. Don't want my skill to get rusty... haha

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Resin kit - Squall Lionheart

Helping my friend to paint this resin kit. The kit it self doesn't have much problem, only issue is some of the recast have holes and it a little annoying to fill them up. Not sure if the chain part  was lost or I need to get it done myself, but I am very lazy to get a small chain for this kit.
There is no base too and once I pin it together he isn't standing flat feet on the ground but on the heel. Trying to attach the gunblade on to the hand is a little tricky.
I have already did some sanding and washing.
I am very excited to paint this kit as this will be my first humanoid resin kit. It going to be fun for me, except for the masking hell.

After 1st round of painting, I still need to add detail in later.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

head sculpt - 02

new sculpt for this week.

I didn't really went to look for any reference for the above 2 picture. So it look pretty bad.

As for this, I was trying to sculpt Vin Diesel, but  I think I am still not able to sculpt char till it look very alike. haha need more practices.