Monday, April 21, 2014

SRW Z3 Get!

It's finally here!
However, I might postpone playing juuuust a little bit, since I'm so close to getting the Platinum Trophy of Diablo 3 (man, fuck the "pick up 5 million gold trophy", seriously, fuck it).
Still, can't wait to reach for myself the stage where this awesome new version of "Beyond the Time" begins to play:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dark Souls II Platinum

The third entry of the Souls series wasn't so hard after having played the previous games.
What really surprised me was how massive the world it is, far bigger than the previous games combined I think. Nevertheless, the same survival tactics of the previous games still apply, so if you are careful you won't be kicking the bucket that often. Perhaps one of the main hindrances I detected was the fact that you don't get decent gear until very much later in the game (100% damage reduction shield anyone?).
Also, spells and miracles are ridiculously overpowered this time, I made a pseudo paladin build that ended up throwing lightning spears like Zeus, one-shotting almost everything. Anyways, if you liked Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, this game is a no brainer and you should get it.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Gundam Build Fighters 25

Well, this was a pretty good ride.
A show that didn't took itself too seriously and was mostly focused on making the viewers have fun... and selling model kits of course. It doesn't seem like there will be a second season, although an eventual movie seems likely, but I sure would like to see Bandai keep releasing GBF variations of their model kits, and hope this prompts them to release some other stuff that deserves to get a plamo (HGs of all the Crossbone Gundams when?!)
Guess the GBF hangover will last for a while, at least until the new Unicorn OVA shows up. Meanwhile, have some Victory!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MG F91 Repaired!

Genteikits finally got rolling once again its spare part service replacement and after having this fella broken for so long, I finally was able to repair the left arm.
I accidentally broke the elbow and shoulder joints, thus I was unable to attach the whole limb. The same happened with the mouth plate, which I broke almost in half back when I built this Gundam.
Having ordered said pieces, I was pretty excited to see this MG once again complete and ready to rumble after having worked in its HG counterpart recently.

Monday, March 17, 2014

HG Gundam F91

I was glad to see that the F91 got quite some love in episode 22 of Gundam Build Fighters, that TOO FAST TOO FURIOUS fight against the Exia was amazing!
Gotta love the late UC mobile suits!
Just like with my previous V2 Gundam, this was another OOB build, although I had to do some painting in the chest area, where I used mica blue and gold to paint the mega machine cannons, same for the vulcans in the head as well as those little triangles in the legs and waist of the machine.
The most extensive use of paint was in the VSBRs, as you get stickers instead of actual pieces for the blue stripe and barrel of the rifles. I used acrylic dark blue paint there, unfortunately, the flat topcoat I used kinda made the paint bleed a little, reason why it doesn't look as even as I would like, but whatever, from afar it still gives a very good impression to me.
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This is definitely one of the best HG kits you can get out there, as not only it is really cheap and has great proportions and articulations, it also comes fully loaded with all the weapons its MG counterpart has! For starters, we have the usual beam rifle. The one of the F91 is pretty sleek but strangely, you can't make the model grab it with both hands at the same time, as the handle is immobile.
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Unlike the V2, in which the clear parts are molded in hard plastic, in the F91 they are molded in the usual softer material. You get a bright green beam shield which attaches to the left arm of the machine. However, this requires you to swap parts, going from the inactive beam shield generator to the deployed one. It looks cool, unfortunately, you can't do much posing with it, as it is completely fixed in one position. I think they should have included the feature the one of the MG has, which is the simple ability to ROTATE. 
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You also get 2 beam sabers, molded in clear green. The blades don't fit that well in the handles, and the hands don't exactly grab said weapons, they just kinda rest inside the fists, so they can fall off very easily. I must warn you that you can't store the hilts of the sabers anywhere, but I guess that's understandable. If you have the MG F91, it can store both sabers and a spare beam shield generator inside the side skirt armors.
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Instead of a bazooka the fires rockets, you get the beam launcher. I used some gold and silver paint for the barrel, as well as a green sticker inside there. I also painted in gray the e-pack, since it is molded completely in white as part of the weapon. It is not exactly that versatile, but the fact that the handle rotates forward almost 100° or more, allows you to make the kit hold it very easily.
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Finally, the main weapon of the F91, the VSBRs. These slide down from the back to be deployed forwards thanks to a very simple sliding mechanism. You can then extend them further to reveal some mechanical details as well as the handles. The model kit includes a second pair of hands, molded with the trigger finger ready and are to be used for these weapons. These rifles are very dynamic, as they can also rotate a full 360° thanks to the peg they use to attach to the sliding mechanism.
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The vents at the calves the F91 are also recreated here, the 3 panels in both legs can open up, although there are no details inside there, maybe I should have painted some gray there, mmm. Also, you get two pairs of shoulder fins, one of them closed and another fully extended, which is the one I used and is supposed to recreate its crazy after image mode to release all the heat it produces.
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You get a second face, which has its mouth open, a feature to release even more heat or, as we saw during its fight against Exia, to shoot a freaking doom beam. I used gold paint and then clear yellow on said vent instead of leaving it completely white.
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Finally, you can store the beam launcher at the back. You just have to remove a piece and replace it with a connector and you are done. Unlike the MG, you can deploy the VSBRs and have the beam launcher stored at the same time!
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I am pretty satisfied with this model kit and highly recommend it just by all the extras it packs. Now I just hope Bandai finally gives Crossbone some of the love it deserves in HG form, so the successors of this F91 finally appear. I know we are getting Mao's version of the Crossbone (called it!) but the original trio of the X-1, X-2 and X-3 is really something that just begs to be recreated.
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