MG 00 Qan[T] and Omegamon Reviews Coming Tonight!

Posted in Borderline Unrelated on November 30, 2010 by Knolly

Hey all.  So I was planning on doing an in-depth buildup review for both of these kits, but fate had other ideas.  Both of my camera’s batteries are discharged and I can’t for the life of me find the charger.

I built up Omegamon, since it was the simpler of the two kits, and will be doing a review of it later tonight (after I buy a battery charger).  The Qan[T] review will be in standard Knolly fare with a buildup review for each section that I’ll be starting tonight and finishing either tonight or tomorrow if I get a good rhythm going.

See you all soon!


Coming Soon!

Posted in Gunpla Reviews on November 18, 2010 by Knolly

Hey, haven’t been here in a year or so!

Anyhow, just wanted to pop in and make sure this was still working…  In a week or so I should get my MG 00 Quanta as well as my Digimon Reboot Omegamon kit (SO MUCH NOSTALGIA), and I’ll be doing reviews of both of them on my blog.  The pictures might not be as good as my last few reviews since I’m at college and don’t have my lightbox, but you can probably make due, haha.

Unrelated Review – made2dock dock-IN-desk iPhone Dock

Posted in Thoroughly Unrelated on August 25, 2009 by Knolly

Non-Gunpla review moved here.

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  

– 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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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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