Archive for August, 2009

Unrelated Review – made2dock dock-IN-desk iPhone Dock

Posted in Thoroughly Unrelated on August 25, 2009 by Knolly

Non-Gunpla review moved here.

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MG Exia Review – Index

Posted in MG Gundam Exia on August 3, 2009 by Knolly

Quick access to the completed MG Exia Review:

Introduction: Rant and Awe
Part 1: Formal Introduction & Pre-Build
Part 2: GN Drive & Torso
Part 3: Head
Part 4: Arms
Part 5: Waist
Part 6: Legs
Part 7: Weapons
Part 8: Overall Impressions
Part 9: Exia Repair
Part 10: Oh Thank the Lord, My Batteries Have Arrived  

Updates/Corrections:
– I realized later that the green parts on the head also have laser etching. Nice!
– The clear decals are just stickers, NOT waterslides. (Thanks KeviinX!)

MG Exia Review – Part 10: Oh Thank the Lord, My Batteries Have Arrived

Posted in MG Gundam Exia on August 3, 2009 by Knolly

I got these yesterday, which is actually waaaay sooner than I expected. Kudos to Amazon.

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GLOWING LETTERS YESSSSSSS.

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Lightboxes, Fast and Cheap

Posted in Modeling Tips & Tutorials on August 1, 2009 by Knolly

I like my lightboxes like I like my women…

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The lightbox I assembled for the Exia review is shown above. I largely followed this tutorial to create the actual box. It is just an old Zappos box with three sides cut out and covered with tracing paper, and then I slid in a cut-to-size white posterboard.

The lighting setup is temporary at best… I have some overhead lights going, then my desk lamp shining from above, and then I hold the handheld light shown right next to the camera when I take the picture.

The results were great for the amount of effort I put into it… I just made it with things I had laying around and about 10 minutes. Good stuff.

MG Exia Review – Part 9: Exia Repair

Posted in MG Gundam Exia on August 1, 2009 by Knolly

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BRILLIANT!

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MG Exia Review – Part 8: Overall Impressions

Posted in MG Gundam Exia on August 1, 2009 by Knolly

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So my overall opinion of this kit?

Fantastic.

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Out of the box, this the best kit I have ever built. I don’t get the chance to build plenty of MG kits, but the last one I had the pleasure of building was the Sinanju, and that was one hell of a kit as well. The proportions are amazing, and just EVERYTHING reeks of sharpness and detail.

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MG Exia Review – Part 7: Weapons

Posted in MG Gundam Exia on August 1, 2009 by Knolly

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Yay for pointy things.

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The blades are all nice ‘n sharp. Veeeery very nice looking.

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