My Very Own Gundam

I guess most of my readers know “Gundam”:http://www.gundamofficial.com/ , a japanese science fiction series featuring giant robots at war. %(me)a very very short description% The series used to be my favorite anime for a while when I was young.

Last weekends I stopped by the toy section at a nearby mall and decided to pick up a Gundam model kit - after a couple weeks of “No, I don’t have the patience to put this thing together” excuse.

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After a couple of hours (3 hours to be exact), I realized that I forgot to take some snapshots of the process. I came this far …

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Then I continued with the ‘Core Fighter’. This part can be transformed into the mid section of the robot.

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A quick snap before the transformation. I guess my model will stay in the ‘Robot’ form.

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First, transform the ‘Core Fighter’ into the ‘Core Brock’ (according to the assembly guide).

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Now .. ‘Docking’

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This is the very first model I’ve completed successfully. As I recalled, I’ve never been able to put this kind of model kit together at all in my life. I tended to break some of the plastics parts, glued together wrong pieces, etc etc. This one took me about 8 hours to complete — very long!

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Anyway, I’m happy now. Going back to reading. :)

Next time I’ll talk about “The Da Vinci Code”. ;)


Echo from the past

bq.. aRtie on Wed | 04/07/2004 @ 03:04 PM

any idea about fitness in SF ?

p.

bq.. ooksf on Tue | 04/20/2004 @ 11:40 AM

aRtie …

we play soccer every sunday(field location varies), tennis courts are free, a lot of hills to walk over (yes, Mr. Mac), around Lake Merced or Golden Gate Park, or Marina let you do quite a few workouts, or if you would like incentives, then Fitness USA ($30 a month) in Stonestown, or 24-Hour Fitness all over. For basketball, every Saturday 4PM at USF gym, with Thai students. Also, midnight soccer (sometimes) at Broadway and Montgomery, in a gym.

Sorry P Mac for too much writing here ;p

p.