• Cosplay

    Operation Qan[T]: Part 2

    I’m fairly certain we’re making double time compared to previous years. I can admittedly feel myself slowly burning out and losing steam as we build every day back-to-back, but it’s good progress nonetheless. Thankfully the Gundam we chose to build this year doesn’t have a crazy big accessory tacked onto it or a complex design in each body panel to…

  • Cosplay

    Operation Qan[T]: Part 1

    Same stuff, different year. Kind of. Anime Expo is just two weeks away at this point and we just barely got started on this year’s armor. As usual, it’s mainly a two-man job – with some extra help sprinkled around here and there. Ironically I can never remember when we start building each year – I assume it’s usually around…

  • Gunpla

    NG 1/100 Dynames Gundam

    My comrade, who himself was a Gundam this past year at Anime Expo 2013, was introduced to Gunpla and to most of the Gundam metaverse by yours truly. I’ve taught him as my apprentice, and started him off on ‘pla with HG or NG 1/100 kits. He’s taken after my policy of avoiding 1/144 kits, though of course I wouldn’t…

  • Gunpla,  Master Grade

    MG Exia Gundam

    I remember when MG Exia was announced the hype was insane; everyone placed their preorders before the official prototype was even finalized, then when we all saw it in color, everything went downhill. Many disliked the Master Grade’s muscular looking proportions; Bandai went downwards and backwards with their MG design of the Seven Swords Gundam; instead of giving it sleek,…