Saturday, January 30, 2010

Revoltech No 007 King Gainer Review

Alright! After a long delay and numerous excuses I've made up for myself, here comes, at last my review of this amazingly designed figure. To start, I just want to say this: I was completely blown away when I first took it out of its box and started playing around with it. To my surprise, its sculpting is more than decent and its articulation is as impressive as I've heard and saw from many Revoltech collectors.

"Gee whiz SpeedStriker, I'm all excited about this figure, but just what's so great about this King Gainer figure and Revoltechs in general?" you ask? Well, dear readers, let's just say that it wasn't until I bought this figure that I realize one of the biggest difference b/w gunpla and Revoltech.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Democracy and popular participation

Pic unrelated.

I was doing a bit of research on the media's portrayal of the 2010 Olympics and its surrounding issues from 2001 to 2010, I noticed that very strangely, people who live in a democratic society seems to have no bloody clue about how the system work, or even things that are happening that may drastically affect their lives or the kind of things and issues that are directly against their beliefs and ideal, but due to the general ignorance, no one is doing anything about.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Broken hinge... is Fixed!

Against all odds, with nothing but a few humble tools, and nothing but my willpower and ingenuity to guide me, I have overcome all obstacles, conquered all technical difficulties, brushed shoulders with failure itself to finally fix the joint that no man has fixed before. As I lifted up my numb fingers to carve away the final portion of hardened epoxy putty, I have come face to face with God himself. This is a story....

Friday, January 22, 2010

Broken hinge

A friend I met in my school's anime club brought in a SD Wing Custom Zero one day and it turns out that one of the "U" shaped hinge joint that connects the smaller stabilizer wings is broken. Being such a good person who also cannot bear to see gunpla remain broken like this, I immediately offered to repair it.

After examining it a bit more in detail, I found that the problem is much worse than I thought. The biggest problem is that the hinge is so small that any attempt to fix it by inserting something like a metal rod will not work and is so thin that if it was just held together by plastic cement, would break again very soon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Waxing Crescent phase of the moon as seen during Spring.

I finally decided to visit the astronomical observatory at my university today and was thankfully reminded me what the night sky, which I have neglected for the longest time, meant to me.

Ever since I was a kid, there's always something about the night skies and its stars that attracted me. The wonderful ways the stars twinkle and form numerous patterns that I used to group into my own constellations is just tremendously amusing to me... although I didn't exactly see too many real stars.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

King, king, king....Gainer!

Recently picked up this Revoltech King Gainer at a local hobby store and initial impressions are very positive. This is my first Revoltech and after playing around with it a bit, I can definitely see what the attractions of Revoltech figures are. I will post a more detailed review of this figure soon, but for now, let's just say that this is definitely a good introduction to Revoltech figures and what they are capable of.