Monday, June 7, 2010

Today's Loot - All About Accessories...

Is been awhile since I'd looted. =)  Today I received a shipment of gunpla accessories that I'd purchased from Starship Modeler for my future projects.

First up, I've got myself some M.S.G. Mechanical Chain Base.  I have a lot of these bases from their 007-010 series.  But I don't have the earlier ones, but now I have 2 of 001, 2 of 002, and 1 of 004 (which is specifically for displaying 1/144 kits).   I am still searching for more 004 & 005, maybe I will wait to get them directly in HK/JP later this summer.

I also got two packs of WAVE 1/100 Mobile Staff.  These will definitely go well with the chain base and any MG 1/100 kits I build in the future.

And I also got a pack of WAVE 1/144 Mobile Staff.  Since I work with mostly HG kits, these will come in handy.  It even comes with a cockpit seat to be used if I want to mod a 1/144 to have a open cockpit.  Quite nice.

Lastly, I also purchased 2 packs of Madman Lighting's Deluxe-8 LED & Fiber Optic Lighting kit.   These will be great for projects where I want to install LED lighting.  Each pack comes with:
- 9 LED's in white, blue, red, yellow & green
- 3 feet length of jacketed fiber optic cable with 64 stands within
- wire wrap hookup wire
- 10 inches of heatsrink tubing
- jumper for unused connectors
- CD installation guide

These LEDs will be perfect for modding the Mega Size 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam.

These fiber optic strands will be great to create tiny hanger lighting, or hull lighting for EX kits.

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam 'A New Translation' Movies DVD - US Release

The US release of the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam 'A New Translation' Movies is near.  The movies will be release in DVD format; and I am disappointed that no Blu-Ray version was mentioned.  But still, having the DVD set now would be better than watching the low resolution of my fansub copies.  The movies will be in Japanese language w/ English Subtitles, which is fine, since I was never a fan of english dub anyways.

Fans can purchase either the complete collection set or purchase the 3 movies seperately.  Originally the US releases were slated for June 22, 2010, but we should be glad that the actual release date is not too far off.  But it would've been nice to have been able to watch these movies over the July 4th holiday weekend. 

Infomation of their release date & prices from (Box art is currently not avaliable)

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Strike Freedom Gundam - Updated Images

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HGUC 1/144 Gunpla Start Set - Updated Images

HGUC 1/144 Gunpla Start Set
Release Date: July 2010
Price: 2,000 Yen

The price is very attractive for 2 kits in one box, but I wonder if anyone would consider buying it.  Since the RG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam would be coming out the same month, and I can already see the RG being immensely popular.  I would skip this one for sure... but that's just me.

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