Monday, December 27, 2010

Manga Nowadays

Recently I'm realized that Manga really important for us, not only for recreational purpose but also for our life. It does really teach us a lot, not a simple matter like everyone thought about.

For example: I'm currently following Hajime no Ippo.

this is a review about what is Hajime no Ippo about:
Ippo Makunochi was a very shy high school student who never had the time to make friends because he was always busy helping his mother run their family fishing charter business. Because he kept to himself, a group of bullies led by Umezawa got into the habit of picking on him. On one particular day these bullies decided to give him a rather serious beating, but a middle-weight professional boxer who was passing by stopped the bullies and took the injured Ippo to the Kamogawa Gym, owned by retired boxer Genji Kamogawa, to treat his wounds. After Ippo awoke to the sounds of boxers training, the boxer who saved him, Mamoru Takamura, tried to cheer Ippo up by letting him vent his frustrations on a sandbag. It was then that they had their first glimpse into Ippo's talent for boxing. After that incident, Ippo started his regular training and began his path in Japan's professional boxing, beginning with two spars against the talented Ichiro Miyata who is the same age as Ippo.
The story focuses heavily on character development, even during the matches something is learned about the fighters. Ippo and his friendly rivalry with Miyata is the main draw in the early part of the series. That later changes to Ippo's path towards the Japanese Featherweight Championship and eventually the world championship. Along the way we are given glimpses into the other side character's pasts, motivations, relationships to others and current boxing trials. A colorful cast of support characters and opponents as well as side stories concerning their path in the boxing world rounds out the series.
(I'm not good at reviewing, so this is taken from wikipedia)

Hajime no Ippo is about a bullied child who eventually up become Japanese champion at boxing, this manga really inspiring for any reader, especially boxer. What actually we can grasp from this manga are:

Life: Need focus, work hard, give it all, work smart, never give up attitude to be success in everything
Ippo: See his hard work and resilient toward achieving his goal to defeat his enemies. When He got a fight this is his attitude.

Life: Do work wholeheartly and never underestimate our job even it's simple.
Ippo: When he fought with his Kouhai, Yamada, we can learn this. The coach advise also said this clearly.

Life: Setting a really high goal, so we can work towards it.
Ippo: When he set Eiji Date for his goal, we can learn this, he said it clearly that we need to set a really high goal for us to growth.

Life: Failure is a the key to success, and we should make that failure into good experience for success, not drown into our failure..
Ippo: His first defeat with Date thought us this, and he teach it to Yamada.

And still many more..

The most important things Ippo thought us is about change,
we can change as long as we want it. It's not a matter of can we change or not, but more like a do we really want that change? If we do really that change then nothing is impossible, Ippo already prove it.
Besides that, this manga really have a lot of motivation into it, but I'm sure that child can't grasp this easily, so I thought at that time, manga is really for a growing teenager and adult. Or for children, they need parents advisory to learn it.
So what your opinion about this guys?

For me, I decided to set a higher goal for next year goal, and work more wholeheartly, and never underestimate a simple task..

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas 2010 to all of you
may you have a wonderful Christmas..

(the present also te-he-he)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MG Wing Zero (Endless Waltz Ver) Straight Build

The last wish list of my MG, MG Wing Zero Endless Waltz ver aka Wing Zero Custom aka Wing Zero Ver Ka (well all of the is true).
And at last.. I already got it te-he-he..

First impression, this kit really good for photo session. orz.. only for photo session, I dunno why, but maybe this is an older kit, I really accustomed built the newer MG, maybe if you make this kit at this kit early year it was released, you won't complain about it.

Magnificent face isn't it?
But I have to admit that the wings portion (which I really aware of from the first time) is quite sturdy, and isn't easily loose (well I have this kit in SD and my friend also has this kit in HG and 1/100, they have the same problems, wings joint). So wings isn't the main problem here..

Let's start with the complain first..
1. Weird arm articulation (you can rotate the arm in a position which a mere human can't do except he/she is infected with alien ^_^)
2. Hard to maintain the position of the buster rifle with the hand, because the hand doesn't have a lock like the newer MG series, so the buster rifle position is always off (because of the buster length it's hard to maintain the balance for a real robot -> the handle is really small, but the length is long, fortunately for this guy he is almost like a super robot but only at the OVA, but it's still a problem for the kit >.<)
3. The awesomeness of the gattling gun at the body can't be fully shown.. Because of it's "Ear", it can't be lifted really well, but not only because of the "Ear", but the gattling gun mechanism itself isn't good either..

As usual, only straight build, so a lot of nub marks, I will smooth it when I have time >.<

I want to edit this to an ACE:R interface later
Well as I said earlier, this kit really a good at photography...
as an object hahaha.. Contrary to the complain earlier I don't have any regret for buying this kit, This kit really has a different feel than Destiny or Hi-nu, while a lot of mecha usually has a "cool" and "sturdy" feel, this kit has a elegant feel (I think because of it's wings and color scheme).

Long shoot~
Beam Saber in Action
Added some effect at the beam saber ^^;
For documentary session
For the photo above, I want to make some Encyclopedia based on the MG that I have. I'm still thinking about the concept right now, but I think it will looks like the above picture with additional infos (I want to make it like a photo album). Anyone have opinions about this?

Another Pose

Wing vs Angelg, who will win?

Try to do some fun ^^;

The Original pic, before I messed it up

Another iconic pose for the Wing Zero Custom

One is enough (buster rifle)
The conclusion about this kit is, If you really want this kit, you should buy this.. This kit really can make all of your visitor (especially man who likes mecha) drool..

object : MG 1/100 Wing Zero (Endless Waltz ver)
approx time : 30 minutes
camera : Canon Powershot SX100IS 8MP
location : 3rd floor at my house
time : around 11.00 AM and Cloudy

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MG 00 Qan[T]

Well, surprisingly this isn't really surprising eh? [what the.. hahaha..]
actually I already thought that this kit gonna make it too MG, though not to satisfied because preferred MG 00 Raiser first and maybe MG Reborns hahaha.. [well keep dreamin' Mafty!]. But after saw some of the first images of it's prototype..


Just wow.. Actually this kit maybe really deserved to be a MG first, but I really wonder, if this is the final version of MG Qan[T]? [I have a hunch that it will has an add on or additional weapons].

But what about the MG wishlist polls? I thought MG 00 Raiser and MG V2 deserved to be MG too, well maybe Bandai will keep it for Christmas gift eh?

Anyone here will get this? November release with approx 4,500 Yen [4,725 Yen for JP]
Well hot release also at this October is MG ReZel, for me this kit actually promising, but I need to spend some money to other else [Front Mission Evolved, Little Big Planet 2, and probably Gundam Musou 3 which will spend a lot of my wallet T_T]. And not to mention recent MG Deathscythe exclusive box and kit.. Really awesome.. Lots of decent MG recently eh?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MG Deathscythe Hell OVA ver possibility?

This is my believe, either it's true or not but yesterday at ngee blog, I saw this post.. Kinda makes me happy, but also reminds me that I need to hunt the MG Wing Zero OVA ver.. I haven't got that kit yet, and it's the last kit on my wish list [after Fullcloth which already accomplished in the past two months]

MG Deathscythe ver Ka [well I will keep naming this MG is ver Ka, although EW ver is true also..] really awesome, simple yet deadly, especially the beam scythe and the beam for it's shield.. I'm already fall in love with this kit, but alas, I should wait for the main character.. Deathscythe Hell OVA ver.. I believe this kit will come out sooner or later..

MG Deathscythe Hell possibility? I really need to look out for MG Wing Zero >.<
And how about the next MG from Endless Waltz? Definitely will look forward for MG HeavyArms OVA ver, MG Sandrock OVA ver, and MG Nataku, while it seems that MG HeavyArms ver Ka, Sandrock ver Ka, and Shenlong ver Ka are already planned. What do you think guys?

Monday, August 9, 2010

MG Astray Red Frame Kai Straight Build

One of the masterpiece of MG.. Astray Red Frame Kai. This kit really have a high value..
1. Cool design with more like traditional japanese style
2. Great articulation
3. Lot's of pose can be done
4. Dual *bling-bling* Katana with each name engraved on it.. [Gerbera straight and Tiger Pierce]
5. Lot's of Mode for the tactical arms backpack [archer mode, worker mode, delta mode, W mode, sword mode, etc]
6. *Optional, if you have astray blue frame, you can borrow the backpack connector and voila.. you can make a lots of combination, for me is Aile Red Frame and Force Red Frame..

As I said for the previous post, this time I try to make a theme photo... Well combining my two hobbies at once [time efficiency eh? hehehe..] Gunpla and photography, so I decided to decrease the number of the gunpla pose and more emphasizing my time for the photos..

object : MG 1/100 Astray Red Frame Kai
approx time : 30 minutes
camera : Canon Powershot SX100IS 8MP
location : 3rd floor at my house
time : around 4.00 PM and Bright

This is an extra photos taken from a DSLR that I borrowed from my friend.. I think after this I will hunt some DSLR ehehe...

object : MG 1/100 Astray Red Frame Kai
approx time : 25 minutes
camera : Nikkon D60
lens : AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
location : 3rd floor at my house
time : around 4.00 PM and Shiny

Again, still need to try a Canon DSLR. I need to know and feel by myself Nikkon and Canon difference..

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Recent MGs Part Two, EDITED

So, MG ReZEL is the answer of my curiosity about the next MG..
is this kit is ver Ka or not? is this kit will have the commander unit ver like it's HG version?
for a 4,800Yen, this kit is really tempting.. I'm gonna wait and see first, because the prototype isn't out yet, and maybe.. just maybe.. they will include the commander unit ver in this kit too.. Who knows right?

Actually MG Deathscythe is tempting too, but consider I still prefer the Hell OVA Ver, so I will skip this kit,
this is a pic to "poison" some of you here which can't resist it.. Te-he-he...

It looks really cool with it's scythe and the clear green parts..

Oh yeah, btw for this upcoming games at certain console ACE:R, anyone here will get this game? they include a decent list starting from Code Geass R2, Macross Frontier, Crossbone Gundam, and the most surprising is OG Series.. Wow.. But no 00 series eh?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Recent MGs

I want to share my opinion about recent MGs, let's talk about MG for April is MG Wing Gundam, the May MG is Shin Musha Gundam MKII, the June MG is FA Gundam, the July MG is V Dash Gundam ver Ka/V Core Booster ver Ka, the August MG is The-O, and the September MGs is Deathschyte ver Ka [well they didn't confirm it, but based on the design, I'm sure it will be ver Ka, though I really hope for Deathschyte Hell OVA ver].

Firstly I know that all of the MGs are awesome, but I think it's odd that Bandai only give 6 MGs for a whole six months? Usually Bandai often released 2 MGs at once for a month. So, basically my curiosity will be, What is the hidden MG[s]? [well maybe there will be 1 or 2 more MGs for this next three months right?]

Before we talking about that, let's take a peek about our recent MGs that "catch" my eyes, starting from this one..

I ever said that I really fall in love with "tiny" MS, well I already got F91 and Crossbone Fullcloth, so Victory is my next target, preferable for V2, but after I saw V Dash, maybe.. just maybe I will get this guy.. lot's of weapon, great detail and very minimal in design [really like Katoki design because of it's simplicity yet detailed design].

The next target will be MG The-O, one massive MS that speed can't be underestimated. I fond of Z gundam design, but because I didn't collect them so I will skip this guy [and of course the cost is the main reason too]. Actually Titans has a lot of good MS that need to be MGfied, like Gaplant, Gabhtley, Hambrabi, Palace Athena, Messala.

As we can see, compared to MG Zeta gundam, Zeta gundam look small, I really want to compare this guy to MG Sinanju. Well eventhough I don't order this guy, at least I think MG Kshatriya is not impossible anymore eh? [Of course with an extreme price tag too].

Well, now let's take a look about recent candidate for the hidden MGs.

First, take look at Bandai MG Wishlist Survey top three last time. 00 Raiser,  V2 Gundam, and The-O. The-O really become a MG not long after that result is announced, so what next? V2 Gundam? maybe not, because I think it's too soon for Bandai to release another V variant [V Dash is recently released and Bandai said configuration technology still under development]. While The-O is already planned, so the possible left would be 00 Raiser. I think that maybe 00 Raiser will be out not so long after this, because strategically before 00 Qan[T] is rolling out, 00 Raiser is a main hit at gundam 00 series gunpla and this is a good time to release it to warm up the buyer for the upcoming 00 movie, also Bandai said that this MG realization is under study.

Second, besides 00 movie, we also have Unicorn OVA vol 2. Which is a good time for Bandai to release another MG from this series too.. MG Delta Plus? MG ReZel? or even MG Kshatriya? well this is really still a question mark for all of us.

Lastly, before I want to ask about your opinion of "Which MG should come at this three months?" I want to comment about the RG 1/144 RX-78-2. The RG really "own" anything eh? From detail, articulation, size [well small is a plus for me because of the space, while MG really takes lots of space], even the box art really look elegant. So, I will ask two opinion from you.
1. Which MG do you want to come at this next three months?
2. Will you get RG 1/144 RX78-2? and Will you choose RG over 1/100MG/ 1/144HG?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Last of the Posting Spree ~ MG Crossbone Fullcloth

This is it!! 1/100 MG Crossbone Fullcloth

Zambuster sword, pirates typical sword

Muramasa Blaster in rifle form

Dual swords, Crossbone really good at close combats

In pose with Zambuster, careful with the beam saber ^^;

Muramasa Blaster in sword form

Unique Crossbone rifle, Peacock Smasher

Crossbone Fullcloth with Peacock Smasher armed.

Weapons that still at storage, 2 Knifes, Zambuster rifle and pistol, 2 electric wire, 2 grapple, 2 beam sabers, 2 beam knuckles, and beam shield.

lots of weapons variety, lots of parts, lots of details eventhough small, I'm so speechless hahaha...
Not, much that I can say about this kits, lots of minus, but I really wants this!! hahaha.. so eventhough it has a fatal problems like can't hold peacock smasher, lots of small parts [the skulls ornaments], lots need to be painted [well usually MG doesn't need you to paint, but this kit does], but still!! this is really an awesome kit!!

The pirate theme really matched with this kit colors and weapons, I really like this kits model, story, and also the pilot, one of my favorite Kincaid Nau aka Seabook Arno [even though my name is Mafty Navue hahaha]

object : MG 1/100 XM-X1 Crossbone Fullcloth
approx time : 20 minutes
camera : Canon Powershot SX100IS 8MP
location : 3rd floor at my house
time : around 4 PM and cloudy