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Satoshi Kon R.I.P

Posted by zerofigures on August 25, 2010

It wasn’t very long ago that I was able to attend a preview of Paprika thanks to NewYork-Tokyo and able to experience the magic that was Satoshi Kon.  The beautiful art led to do more research on Satoshi and learn that many of his films were considered classics.  While there are many works, considered to be classics,  that I have never seen, I felt a need to see more of his work specifically.

Some of his work includes Paprika, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Paranoia Agent and my favorite Tokyo Godfathers.  I’m sure that his influence on Japanese animation will be a long lasting one.   I am happy to have been exposed to his work and am saddened to hear of his passing.

His movies are so easily recommendable as Paprika is bizarre, that you would be losing out if you didn’t see them.  At the time of his passing, Satoshi Kon was working on “The Dreaming Machine”.  I can’t help but wonder what will happen with that now.

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Perfect Timing Canon!

Posted by zerofigures on August 19, 2010

So I recently sold my point and shoot camera (Canon SD600) with the intention of purchasing the Canon S90.  I’ve been waiting for about 2 weeks now, checking and searching for deals everywhere, never finding the price I was willing to pay.  Well to my luck, the follow up to the Canon S90 has been announced and not a moment too soon!  While I’m sure it will be overpriced when it initially drops, after a couple of months the price should go down.

Before deciding on the S90 I was contemplating the Sd1400 as it had 720p HD video capability while the S90 did not (only 480p).  While much slimmer and cheaper, the power and praise of the S90 was too great to ignore.  Then I heard internet rumblings of the S95 and my interests were peaked.  Then lo and behold, Canon confirmed.  My patience has paid off.  The true test will come when the S95 is released and I have to decided whether the improvements are worth the jump in price from S90 which I’m sure will be discounted to move stock.

So until the S95 is released I will have to use my XSi for everything.

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My Gundam Collection

Posted by zerofigures on August 17, 2010

So with all this talk of my Gundam and researching them all day at work, I decided to show what I have.  Recently I was at Otakon and were talking to some guys.  We were sharing what kits we have and info on Gundam but when I told them what I have, they kinda shrugged me off like yeah right, bye.  My collection may not be that large or great but I’ve no reason to lie about it.

Going to Japan last year and seeing the 1:1 scale Gundam, really made me want to own every RX 78-2 I could find.  My HG and SD were both purchased there, as well as the RX 78-4 MG below.

Here are the Gundam I’ve built so far.  Freedom Gundam was my first.  I’ve come pretty far since then.

Here are the unbuilt kits I have waiting to be constructed.

Currently waiting on some tools to arrive from Japan so I’m holding off until they arrive.  Really nothing but a few markers, files, sandpaper and tweezers.  The Gundam Astray Red Frame is currently on Ebay.  At Otakon I saw the PG Astray and feel in love. 

There’s no real point in having having both the MG and PG, so I’m selling MG to save up for the PG.

I forgot to include these three in the un-built kits pic but these are waiting as well.  Picked up the two little ones at Otakon this year.

Once my tools arrive , I’ll try to do my first Photograph/build session.  Probably for something small, a MG would take a while.

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Gundam Bloggers

Posted by zerofigures on August 8, 2010

my friend gundam

I’ve recently been getting back into my Gundam building and as such I’ve been searching for blogs.

So in an effort to list the best of my findings in one place and provide others with the information, I’ve decided to list them here.

In no particular order …

dalong.net

gundamguy.blogspot.com

ngeekhiong.blogspot.com

plamoaddiction.blogspot.com

gaijingunpla.blogspot.com

gunpla-building.blogspot.com

My kits will probably never look as good as theirs but I admire the work and effort they put into them.  Between the reviews and customizing, their knowledge and skills are remarkable.  Unlike them, I have neither the skills, knowledge, or tools to do what they do.  I wouldn’t say I do the bare minimum but I try to build my models as clean as possible.   I don’t buy as many or want as many kits as they have but I do love the ones I get.  The majority of the kits I own are listed here but a few may be missing.  I haven’t done a gundam review session yet but when I do some pics, I’ll do my best.

These are only a couple that I’ve found but I know there are more.  Do you know of any I should know about?  Please let me know through comments.

Edit: Found Some More!

mygunplamodels.blogspot.com

mrcapcomds.blogspot.com

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Latest eBayings…

Posted by zerofigures on August 8, 2010

So my massive collection is just getting bigger and bigger, and I’m expecting more.  I’ve decided to make some room for upcoming figures.

I’ve listed many on eBay and while I currently have many watchers, they’re undecided.

Mikuru Asahina FREEING 1/4th scale PVC figure Red Bunny – SOLD

Fighting Vipers Honey 1/8th scale RESIN Figure RED

Amane Misa Death Note PVC Figure Jun Planning

Birdy Cephon Altera by UpLark NEW PVC Figure Import – SOLD

Kanokon – 1/6 Chizuru Minamoto Alpha Max Resin Statue

Onegai Teacher Mizuho Kazami Orchid Seed PVC Figure NEW

Mylene Hoffman 009-1 1/6th scale PVC Figure – SOLD

Haruhi Suzumiya Black Bunny 1/6th scale by Atelier Sai

Bome Tenjho Tenge Maya Natsume PVC Figure NEW

Bome Tenjho Tenge Aya Natsume PVC Figure NEW

Bome Jungle Emmy Combat Version PVC Figure NEW

Fullmetal Alchemist Zipper Charms Ed & Al and Winry NEW

Bleach Urahara Cosplay Hat by Viz Media New with Tags

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 2009 Calendar USED

MG Gundam Astray Red Frame Custom w/Special Clear Armor

So that’s all that currently available but more may be up soon so check back.  For my fellow collectors I’m willing to offer 50% off shipping, MFC members can send me a best offer on Ebay with their MFC member names and I’ll be happy to oblige.

Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions, drop a comment if you are interested in anything.

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