Lately, I’ve been hooked up again with the idea of collecting scale models, particularly Gundam. When I was like 12 years old, I started this same venture but I lost my collections. (And I didn’t know where they are right now.) Anyways, I’m having this collection as my new hobby. Better to collect things like these than you know…
These are my two new kits I got last Monday. Well, I know that I need lots of time and lots of MONEY to have this venture going on. Normally, a Gundam model kit ranges from about Php 1,500 up to a whopping Php 12,000! Of course I’m not buying kits like the latter. But then again, who knows; I might end up having one. If you’re a Gundam fan that’s good! Just keep on reading this! But if you are not, that’s likewise good! You don’t want to spend your money with this type of deal. But I do.
So, let’s cut to the chase. Building Gundam model kits is like putting too much effort to it. With a hefty price tag, you don’t want to cry like a baby if some parts are lost or you break several. In this particular kit, I spent almost seven hours just to complete it (Of course, with bathroom privilege). If you want to start this venture, you need to have all essential things. On my next blog, I’ll talk about this on an in-depth account so you can have a clear picture of what I’m saying.
Basically, these are the things you will get inside the box. At this point, I am collecting models on the 1/144 scale. (Who cares, right?!) Just so you know, there are several types of Gundam model kits. From the least up to the model with the highest details; First Grade, High Grade, No Grade, Real Grade (This is new), Master Grade and the king of them all; the Perfect grade. All of these corresponds with price, so you might want to check the prices first.
As of the moment, I’m into the High Grade and Real Grade collection, which is quite hefty for some but for most Gunpla fans, these grades are somewhat come with reasonable price tags. Here are some of the pictures of my 1/144 Scale Model HG Gundam 00 Raiser + GN Sword III. I’m a BIG fan of Gundam ever since so don’t ask.
I have purchased three more kits and I’m just waiting for it to arrive. Who says you can’t be a kid again? Well, in every single way, this is better than spending your life outside the house partying. This is my comfort zone right here. I’m a kid at heart and I have a positive perspective towards that!
To see the unboxing video of my Gundam 00 Raiser + GN Sword III Click Here Now
I’m just on the very first phase of this venture and I’m looking forward in climbing up eventually. With all the gimmicks like painting, joining Gundam conventions and just being the very best Gunpla builder I can be; it will be fulfilling.
These are two of my greatest companions in building Gunpla. The Copic Marker and Sharpie Marker. You need these to panel line your model kit in order to give the 3D effect and add further details to your Gundam. (If you have one)
Anyways, like I said; there’s a part two for this and in part two, I will let you know the essential tools in order to start building your very own Gunpla and might as well blog my third attempt to build Gunpla. This time, I will share with you how to build a more complicated series; the Real Grade series. And for that, I have this teaser picture of what’s in store for you. I know, it’s sweet, ain’t it? Just always remember not to buy knockoffs! Until then, Zero out!