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    • Desk Diary 20160906
      This post was due to go up in May but then a bunch of stuff just happened (as it does) - all good stuff though like Anime Expo and a bunch of new license deals with Bandai Visual, Sunrise and more. Much has changed since we last had a look at Desk Diary - not just layout of the office, shop and home but also the equipment that I use which has in turn changed […]
    • Anime & Game Figures 2016 Summer
      Photos taken at the recent Hobby Maker B2B event organised by Good Smile Company and held in Akihabara the other day. The event is usually held after Wonfes so that buyers and license holders can meet with the makers without being bounced left n right by the hordes at Wonder Festival. Anything in this post tickle your fancy? At the moment I'm working wi […]
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      Its absolutely boiling hot in Tokyo right now and Summer has only just started! The rainy season finished last week and it looks like its going to be another hot n muggy Summer. Last year wasn't too bad as I got to head South to Sydney for SMASH so I got to escape for a bit. This year however, a lot of things are changing in my life (which is basically […]
    • Pokemon GO Japan
      Pokemon Go was released in Japan last Friday which changed the landscape immediately - I downloaded it and while walking home to catch Pokemon and grab Poke Balls at Pokestops, I took notice of everybody I walked past and 70% of them had their heads down doing the same thing. I haven't gotten out much so am still on level 4 - how about you and how is Po […]
    • Anime Expo 2016
      Anime Expo 2016 took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1st - 4th. We attended for our 7th (!???) year in a row. Our booth was located in the West Lobby this year as the South Lobby became a safety hazard - they removed all vendors from that hall apart from the AX shop. My panel was held on Saturday 2nd from 10:15AM - 11:45AM at LP4/LACC 41 […]
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Maple country here I come.

Last year really wanted to take a trip north to Canada. Planned to hop on a car and visit the capital – Toronto, Montreal, and on my way back to stop by Niagara falls. But considering that hellish petrol prices that we had last summer, whole trip could tear a huge hole in my budget. Instead I spent summer scowing around Catskill mountains.

Now, in the middle of the winter, petrol isn’t that pricey, so it was decided to spend New Year holidays in Montreal. sounds like a nice idea to me, at least there will be snow there, and just maybe a whole lots of it. Man, I’m so very much sick and tired of spending New Year without snow.

So I’m packing right now, surely will be quite cold there, took several warm sweaters with me. Will depart overnight and will be there by dawn. Looking forward for a fun time there…

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1/100 Strike Freedom Gundam: full burst mode. Asembly complete.

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First time building an MG kit. Second time building a Gundam, heh. Started a little bit slow. Took me about two days to assemble whole kit. Darn, so many pieces, and that gold plated parts, have to be careful not to scrape the paint.
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Another Pre-Christmas Acquisition

Recently, I’ve introduced myself to a Gundam modeling. As it tunned out to be, this hobby is addictive as hell!

Shortly after fully assembling my first model, I ordered another three. Using those Christmas online sales in full.

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My biggest acquisition so far, and my first Master Grade Gundam that I shall be putting together – Striker Freedom Gundam “Full Burst Mode”. Actually, package arrived yesterday, but I was too involved with the kit, to scramble a posting. Writing this a day later have different views on the build.
Peculiar fact is that, at first I didn’t want to paint this Gundam at all, giving it a second thought, I have to drop some paint on it no matter what.
As far as the other two kits go, I have something in mind for them as well.
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Way to build a snow mountain.

Back overseas I do remember snow being loaded on trucks and taken outside the city to melt. Here, shovel trucks and huge tractors just pile it all up somewhere in the corner. Here’s one of several gigantic snow mounds on the parking lot of a local shopping mall.

Vocaloid attack.

First order from AmiAmi – a set of Nendoroid-Petit by GoodSmile Company.

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For quite some time wanted to get a set of vocaloid characters, and here they are.
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And then it really started to snow.

It is true what they say: “Be careful what you wish for.” In previous article I was elaborating on how we finaly got some snow this season. And here we have it, and whole lot of it. Was literaly digging out my car this morning.

Night in the City.

Well, seems like it had become a habit for me to go out to the City almost every weekend. Not like I don’t like it, it’s just uncommon to me. And just this afternoon we finally got snow in New York City, it started snowing around 2 o`clock in the afternoon, we’ll probably get around 1.5 to 2 centimeters of snow tonight.

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Departing from Brooklyn, tracks and platform already lightly covered with snow.
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