I apologise for the corny and somewhat dramatic title to this article, but the others were much worse. If you’ve kept up to date with the happenings of my YouTube and Twitch channels, you might have noticed there hasn’t been much, if any, activity over the past few months, with only a gameplay demo for a Kickstarter game. There are reasons for that and plans in motion, so stick around and I’ll let you know the details!
New Gunpla Projects
It’s been a while since I’ve built or played anything on camera and there are several reasons for it, one of them being some changes that I’m making in my life that are an ongoing process and often leave me without enough time to broadcast or simply too exhausted to do so, but I’ll go over those some other day.
But another reason for the lack of broadcasting or even recording builds is the wait for certain models to arrive and a hell of a lot of paints. One of the issues I have with Gunpla as a hobby is that paints come in minuscule bottles of 10ml, meaning that if I want to fill a large side-feed bottle for my airbrush, to have enough paint for a complete large model, it’s going to take at least 3 or 4 of these tiny paint products to do so. It’s slightly infuriating and I wish larger versions were more readily available (and I’ve seen, at least on GundamInfo videos on YouTube, Meijin Kawaguchi use larger bottles) from most shops but I’ve been unable to find any.
But once I’ve acquired everything I need these will be the projects I’ll be focusing on, either privately or on camera: Continue reading New Gunpla Projects
The Lawful Geek Stream – August Modelling
On Monday I shared with you a highlight video of all the gaming moments from my Twitch stream for the month of August and I mentioned that along with the gaming, there was also some modelling as well. Let’s talk about that!
In August there were two models I built on stream, fewer than other months but a couple of times I had to be out on the Friday or take a break for various reasons, such as the trip to Kitacon and last week, when cleaning and reorganising my work-space became a priority, as it was frankly a mess. Continue reading The Lawful Geek Stream – August Modelling
Gunpla: Master Grade MS-14S Gelgoog Build
Last year, during one of my first Gunpla streams—which starting this week will be every Friday from 20h London Time—some cool guys joined the chat and invited me into this great group, the Gunpla Builders Association. Since then, I’ve chatted with members of the group, shared my work with them and seen how easily their skill outclasses mine.
The GBA has a few monthly multi-streams, where a group of Gunpla builders take to Twitch together to build models under a specific theme, using a multi-stream site to share everyone’s build with the audience at the same time. Continue reading Gunpla: Master Grade MS-14S Gelgoog Build
Custom Gunpla – Beargguy III GeekOut Ver.
I mentioned some time ago that I had plans for Gunpla projects, specifically some custom paintjobs. I spoke of my idea to turn the Freedom Gundam, the first model I built—not the V2 I built later—into a Decepticon, using a healthy amount of purple and metallic paints. I also spoke of my plans of overhauling the Deathscythe Hell build, since I was unhappy with the out-of-the-box kit.
The last one I mentioned was for a custom version of the Beargguy III model, with a paintjob inspired by GeekOut South-West, which I would hand over to Timlah as a gift.
That’s the model I’m talking about today as I’ve recently finished customising it. Continue reading Custom Gunpla – Beargguy III GeekOut Ver.
Gargoyles & Decepticons – Upcoming Gunpla Projects
It’s been a while since I’ve spoken of my Gunpla projects. The main reason for that is that aside from the Turn A Gundam that I built during the holidays I really don’t have any models to build. And considering how minuscule some of the decals are, placing them on the kits doesn’t really make for spectator sport.
But even considering I won’t be getting new models for at least a month, I do have some new things to talk about, some projects that I’ll be working on in the coming days and weeks. In fact, as soon as I get my belated Christmas care package from my sister. You see, in addition to whatever surprise gift they’ve thought up, my brother-in-law is also sending me his full airbrush kit, paints included, leaving it to me to just buy the compressor before I can start doing paint-jobs on the kits.
Right now I have three major projects: Continue reading Gargoyles & Decepticons – Upcoming Gunpla Projects
Best of 2016 – The Mental Attic
As I said a couple of days ago, next week is going to be a week off from content on the site and its various channels, as I need a bit of a holiday to recharge for the next year.
I also said in the past that I don’t do Best Game/Film/Series/Anime/Plushie/Gunpla of the year because I think they’re shortsighted at best.
But with how strange this year has been–there’s a reason Merriam Webster chose “surreal” as the word of the year–I decided it might be a good idea to look back at some of the best moments in the year for myself and the site. So join me in this little trip down memory lane for a very strange year! Continue reading Best of 2016 – The Mental Attic
Gunpla – Decorations
Over the course of my Gunpla builds these past few weeks, you may have noticed I just finish the main build and leave it there, without adding anything cosmetic to the Gundam model. There are several reasons for that: Continue reading Gunpla – Decorations
Gunpla – Gundam Exia
Last Friday I had to go out of town for a business dinner, so I couldn’t broadcast a Gunpla build on Twitch, which has become something of a routine in the past few weeks. But as I am a creature of habit I decided to do the build on my own anyway and just record it.
This model is for Gundam Exia from the series Mobile Suit Gundam 00, the first Gundam piloted by Celestial Being’s Gundam Meister, Setsuna F. Seiei. Gundam 00 is up there with one of my favourite series and I had trouble decided between this unit and the 00 Gundam.
Gunpla – Deathscythe Hell Gundam
That time of the week again where I show you the highlight of my Friday Gunpla stream. Last week’s model was the Deathscythe Hell Gundam from Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz.
I asked my friends before the day came which of my new models I should go for, and it was this Master Grade Gunpla kit they unanimously chose, mostly because of how cool it looks. Continue reading Gunpla – Deathscythe Hell Gundam