My first Macross, among other things…November 26, 2008 at 00:46 | Posted in Random rants | 5 Comments
Tags: dengeki hobby, gundam rasiel, macross frontier, MG Sinanju
It’s been a slow month for me, in terms of gunpla progress. The cold weather’s not helping with things either. Add that to the fact that there’s not been any Gunpla release that I’m too keen on. That was until last week, when I came across this kit:
As far as I know, Bandai isn’t well known for producing Macross kits, and most of the Macross models are the horrendously overpriced, ready-made ones. So that’s the reason why I haven’t really ventured into Macross stuff. Now that Bandai has produced something that I can build and eventually customize, I might actually be looking forward to more releases (which I’m sure will happen, knowing Bandai’s evil marketing strategies).
I ended up buying Ozma Lee’s VF-25S for 3300yen, 1200yen cheaper than the retail price. I wasn’t too interested in the Alto version, mainly coz it looks kinda plain, plus it was somehow more expensive. The kit came with 2 sets of decals, the sticker type and water-slide decals, both with identical designs. I’m not sure why, but I’m not complaining. Since its in 1/72 scale, I can use my leftover aircraft decals on this one, too.
That was last week. Today I went to the local bookstore and picked up the January 2009 issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine which came with 1/144 scale Gundam Rasel. Not that I’m crazy over Gundam 00 mecha designs, but I figured why not? The free kit looks horrible without proper painting and modifications. Instead of making the modifications from scratch, why not get a 1/144 HG with proper articulations and just ‘cut & paste’? LOL, sounds easier said than done.
Inside there’s some info on the upcoming MG Sinanju. Apparently, for the gold engravings, the kit will be supplied with gold foil stickers AND yellow-colored water-slide decals with the same pattern. The warning decals will be supplied as dry transfer decals. Makes me wonder, wouldn’t it be easier painting the gold parts?? Pardon the poor image quality, I don’t have a scanner at home.
And here’s the last bit. It seems they’ll release a bazooka for the MG Sinanju together with volume 8 of the Unicorn novel. It’s due to be released April next year. Hopefully I can get my hands on one of those.
DISCLAIMER: what I’ve posted above might NOT be accurate information, since I still can’t read Japanese properly yet.
With that said, don’t hope for me to get started with those 2 kits either. I still haven’t finished my 1/100 Overflag (did I mention I bought an Overflag?) and some HCM Pro models. Anyway, I’ll have plenty of Gunpla and Macross-pla (????) to keep me occupied during the coming cold season. Cheers!