Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Storm after the calm.... HG00 Reborns Gundam WIP Part 1

After a long stagnation, it's back to business as usual! I can make all sorts of fancy and convincing excuses, but I won't, so without further ado, let's just jump right into it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2010 Canadian International Autoshow

Recently went to the Canadian Autoshow in Toronto and snapped a few pictures that I'll probably use as a reference for future modeling projects. Here's a few of the picture in the gallery.

Monday, February 15, 2010


These are simply mechas that fans want to see adapted into a figure by Bandai as a part of the Robot Damashii line, but looking at Damashii team's history, it's really not that much of a stretch to say that they will consider or may even be designing these already. After all, this is the one line of products that has released many figures of mechas that have been for the large part, ignored in the past. I mean, who could have thought they'd have the guts to revive the age old classic adventure anime line and release the Ryujinmaru? Who else has in the past had enough guts to bet on MSs that are fairly popular among hardcore fans, but due to it's obscurity have never been released in any other format, things like the Den'an Zon and Kapools? Which other line would dare stray so much from their prefered size and release something like König Monster and Sutherland Sieg right alongside other much smaller mechas like the F91s? Oh yeah, they also released things that even many fans of Gundam may never heard of or have altogether forgotten about, things like the Zondo Gei

Well with all that said, without further ado, here are the winning mechas and some awesome pictures of the respective winners!

(1) ShinkenOh from "Samurai Sentai Shinkenger"
(2) L-Gaim Mk-II from "Heavy Metal L-Gaim"
(3) Gundam X from "After War Gundam X "

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cosmo Fleet Collection's rendition of Gwadan class

Goddamn this ship is sexy! This is a mini-sculpture of the Gwadan Class from Z Gundam released as a part of of the 2nd Volume of the Cosmo Fleet Collection line.  Considering the fact that the ship's miniature sculpture is just around 5cm long, the amount of detail they managed to fit onto is incredible!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On Nozick and the Essential Contradiction of the Idea of "Individual Rights"

Pic isn't really that related, but seems to be on the surface level.

What makes an individual if his rights are given by the state? Is this really radical individualism? Even it more individualist if there were no government at all and everyone would either have to live and fight, or cower and die? In this sense, isn't the idea of indivualism be completely contradictory to the notion of rights? How can people be individuals if their rights are given and ensured by an external force? Conversely, how can people have rights, if everyone are truly individual and uphold their own livelihood and future with nothing but their own power, which in the process may stop other people from being able to do the same?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SEFR-001 - Egg and Mushroom Fried Rice!

For some strange reason, I have developed a strange enthusiasm for making fried rice, often with a very mix of  ingredients. To make sense of all the data gathered from various experimental formulas, I have decided to create a database of all of the various SEFRs - SpeedStriker Experimental Fried Rice - that I'll make, starting with the prototype SEFR-001 EgaM, Egg and Mushroom. Hopefully, the information gathered from these experimental prototypes will eventually lead to some finalized models that will be ready for mass production.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Re-release of Revoltech Xan from Overman King Gainer

2800 yen...

The figure will be re-released during this year's 2010 winter Wonder Festival for the price of a whopping 2800 yen. As much as I like this figure, the difficulty of me obtaining one is three fold. First of all, there is no way for me to actually attend the festival to buy it in person, two, it would be cost a ridiculous amount of money which wouldn't have been that big of a deal if it wasn't for the third reason, which is the fact that I'm desperately poor at the poor.....

Sorry for my mindless ranting and as compensation, have a couple of awesome pictures of Xan itself.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Where do old applications go to die and why is it so hard to press "yes" in the delete dialog box?

Are you still sticking with Firefox? I've been using Chrome almost exclusively, and although I hate to do this, but I think I might just delete Firefox altogether, since I've yet to use it once in about three weeks.

The only thing that's keeping me from switching over completely is a strange sort of emotional attachments. I mean, it just doesn't feel quite right for me to decide to throw away something that's served me so loyally and faithfully so easily!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Homemade Photo Studio- This is no store bought DIY product, boy, no DIY product!!

Yes, this is a can of Coke, and no, this is not what this entry is about...I think. Nevertheless, read on for more exciting pictures!

After years of using whatever I can find as background, I finally decided to make a photo studio from scratch. Funnily enough, it worked much better than expected, especially considering that it was made from a piece of a spare cardboard box and a few pieces of printing paper, and is held together by a few pieces of tape.