Little Armory M202A1

September 8, 2017 at 01:20 | Posted in Little Armory | 3 Comments
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Little Armory M202 Flash Rocket Launcher

The M202 rocket launcher was arguably made iconic by John Matrix in the movie Commando. This is the second Little Armory rocket launcher kit after the AT4. The plastic comes in olive drab and light brown. Also included is a strap, a rocket and some stickers.

I painted the green parts with my own mix of dark green paint, and the extended rocket barrels with copper. As usual, I opted to use my own waterslide decals instead of the included stickers.

There’s two types of configurations to choose from: the compact version, and the extended, ready-to-shoot configuration. You change between the two by swapping parts. Fully extended, the M202 is just a bit longer than the AT4.

Detail shots:

And with the skeleton & GM:

Final thoughts:

The M202 is essentially a square tube that shoots rockets. Design-wise it’s not the most pretty thing you’ll ever see but it does have its own unique looks.

As for the kit itself, I’d put it in the lower tier of all the Little Armory kits I’ve built. For one, the barrels are not hollowed out, making them look invariably toyish. Some of the swapable parts like the front & back covers didn’t fit too well either.

There’s not many poses I can make with the M202 other than the shoulder mounted, shooting pose. Even that pose was a bit difficult to setup on Mr Skeleton. The GM was slightly more forgiving. Speaking of which, the M202 seems like a nice match for the Ground Type GM.

So overall, I feel the M202 somewhat disappoints in terms of build quality and playability.

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C3AFA Tokyo 2017 Part II

September 5, 2017 at 20:53 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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So here’s the rest of the photos I took during the C3 AFA inTokyo. Nothing much to write about here, but I notice there’s a lot of thicc figures this time. Anyway enjoy the pics

C3AFA Tokyo 2017 Part I

September 4, 2017 at 22:21 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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I arrived at Makuhari Messe on a Sunday morning for the C3AFA hobby show, and was greeted with a long queue. No doubt most of them (and myself included) were headed to the Marketplace to buy resin kits.
Some of the kits were the same as last year’s, but there’s also plenty of new ones. As expected, the popular kits were the first to be sold out, so I took my time browsing at the leftovers.

I eventually purchased these two bricks: 1/144 HiZack Vanargand and a 1/100 Jegan.

After that I went to have a look at other exhibits, starting with the Bandai section. There’s several new HG kits, including a Zaku Half Cannon, Kycilia’s Zaku I, and Blue Destiny Unit 2. The next RG kit is Johnny Ridden’s Zaku. On the MG side, there’s the upcoming ZZ ver.Ka and the GM Sniper Custom. The frame looks like the RX-78 ver.2 and follows the old-school MSV look. And then there’s several P-Bandai stuff like the MG Hazel, MG GM Command and MG Sandrock Custom.

There wasn’t too many interesting gunpla-related stuff, other than the Hobby Japan section. There’s some really nice custom builds, including the Thunderbolt version Acguy.

I took plenty of non-gunpla photos, but to prevent overloading this post with pics, I’ll upload them in the follow-up post.

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