Apr 192011
 

This past weekend was April’s Model Build Gathering. Earlier in the week, we discovered a new gunpla centric store located in our own very backyard of Fullerton. A few of us did recon visits to the shop and during the gathering we sent a few raiding parties. Quite a bit of work was done on kits this gathering, we were all so focused and in tuned with building that we didn’t even have time to break out rockband.

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Mar 072011
 

This past weekend was the March Model Build Gathering held at Dan’s (Funaka) house. I brought my Saz over only to discover that the paint under the decals on the skirts I’ve been working on is again being eaten away. I’ve still yet to pinpoint the issue, but I spent my time at the gathering working on wiring up the Saz and trying out a few attempts at fixing the skirts.

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Feb 152011
 

Weekend update with pictures from the build gathering, pictures of Manny’s finished 1/4 scale Ayane kit, and of course some Saz progress. What does this have to do with the rather morbid title. Well, it has everything to do with the Saz progression. I’m sure it’s a problem not often discussed, and if it is, there are very few pictures that modelers are willing to show. Most of the time, such pictures are taken by modelers for the purpose of asking the question on how to resolve it, or asking the question on what the hell happened. For seasoned model builders, it’s often overlooked that others may learn from the experience and pictures are often ignore. But I’ll discuss this more after the jump. First, a few sample pictures taken over the weekend.

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Dec 212010
 

This past weekend was the holiday model build gathering. For the past few years, we’ve done a white elephant gift exchange that has started to become a tradition. This is the third year, so all and all, it was a pretty good exchange. A few things were learned from the experience. But more about that later. Models were worked on, and we had a ton of new folks show. Also included in this post is the crab night for my little circle of friends.

The gift exchange went well, so this may be a good little tradition we start up for years to come.

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Oct 042010
 

Finally, some gunpla goodness. This weekend was the October Build Gathering. Folks came and went through out the day and evening and all said, we had about 26 or so people at the gathering. A good thing that they came and went, otherwise, we’d have to implement the patio table and living room tables like we’ve done in the past. I also got some work done of the Full Armor Gundam (FAG). More about the gathering and the FAG after the jump.

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Jun 212010
 

This was another busy weekend with the June model build gathering, meeting with the Gunpla World Cup (aka BAKUC) competition sponsors to hammer out final details, and finally getting to finish up the Mitzuki commission repair job. The build gathering was one of the smaller gathering in comparison to the past few months. It was a nice change of pace, I got to spend some time working on my own projects. Manny showed up and brought along a finished Akatsuki kit that he had picked up from the day that we had 200+ kits donated I think he did a damn good job being his second gunpla kit ever.

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Apr 022010
 

I’ve been sick all week. Still sick actually. It started off this past Sunday for what I thought was just your run of the mill hangover from the previous night’s drinking festivities, turned out to be something completely different. I started coughing on Sunday, and sorta getting short of breath which was weird, but since I don’t normally get so dehydrated and hungover, I thought it was the hangover. Well, turns out that I was sick enough to venture out and see a bloody doctor, something I haven’t done in well over ten years. Yeah, after four years of military health care, can anyone really blame me for my deathly fear of the doctor’s office? So that’s why there hasn’t been an update for a while, I’ve been laid up sick as shit. But what an update I have.

Starting three weeks ago, the 20th, I went up to Solvang/Santa Barbarbra with Jen and friends, the next day, Art, Brandon, and I hit up Big Bear. The 27th was the monthly model build gathering, and we had a really good turnout. The day after was a trip up to Silverlake for some fishing. Details after the jump.

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