As mentioned on the sidebar there was a day or two of downtime but that issue has been resolved and things should be working fine.
I also managed to have a hard drive die so that resulted in some delays to posts on here.
Besides that I wanted to showcase my eBaysales, specifically my Gundam Converge and Gashapon that I recently added to the sales page. Since Bandai has decided to stop distributing Converge to the US I have to order it from Japan and that means I usually have to buy a box set. With the box sets I will have leftovers so I should have a stream of Converge figures added to the sales page every other month or so.
If your interested in Gundam Converge figures check out the sales page every now and then.
Recently mvm3897 uploaded a video about commissions and I really wanted to link to it here. If you don’t know mvm3897 is basically one of the oldest and most respected gunpla/gundam resin builders in the western community and has been doing commissions for some time. Considering the gunpla community in the west is small compared to the east the amount of people doing commissions is so small that I never could get a good understanding of the going rate for most and even more importantly where to find clients willing to pay that amount.
I want people to see this and understand that not only that commissions go for a good amount of money but that you get what you pay for. Too many times have I seen people back out when I gave them VERY low figures for the work they are asking for. As I have started doing commissions more and more I have let this slide less and less and have refused commissions that I would have taken a year or more ago. Right now I will maintain my rate but I have always felt like it is too low and will eventually raise it.
The prices don’t include shipping and I am open to shipping internationally or local pickup in the NYC area. I might eventually put some of these on eBay but for now you can contact me at my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or PM me at the gunpla sub reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/gunpla) where I will also be selling these in the commerce thread.
It’s that time of the year again and while I have been buying kits through out the year I couldn’t miss Black Friday. Just like last year there weren’t any stand out sales and I’m starting to think we will never see another like the legendary HLJ one 3 years ago (I wonder if it’s even financially sound to do it again).
This year I finally got my holy grail kits aka kits that I have been wanting Bandai to make for years all of which coincidentally have been made in the last year and a half (The X, Zero Proto, Nu and Hi Nu). When it comes to the HG’s I have always wanted a Gouf custom and the Build Fighter kits just seem to be getting better and better design wise so I picked them up.
Since the Nu and the Hi Nu are my favorite Gundam designs of all time I decided to invest in metal parts for both and since I was buying them from Samuel Decal I also picked up some decals including 1 from an upcoming commission. One other item I was lucky enough to stumble upon was a Badger Patriot that was selling for 50 dollars on an Amazon lighting deal.
One last thing was a slew of paints and supplies I got for mostly an upcoming commission and to resupply a bit of my paint reserves hit hard this year.