Update and Converge

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 eBay sales, 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.

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Commissions

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.

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Broke sales

Some money I was counting on to come in evaporated into thin air so now I’m back trying to sell a few things.

I have also started to consider doing commissions again.

New Items:
HG Customize Campaign 2016 pack A $7
HG Customize Campaign 2016 pack G $7

Dioramas:
Junkyard Gundam $60

Completed Kits: All have a caveat that they are prone to paint chipping.
HGAW Gundam X (least likely for paint to chip, but shield would need to be repainted) $20
HG 00 Raiser (custom scheme) $20

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 (gohan11s@yahoo.com) 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.

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Commissions and Sales

Finances at this time of the year are usually tight for me but this year is especially bad so I have decided to not only give commissions a second try but also start selling some of my previous builds.

First I’ve re-added the commission page at the top menu and for the time being will give each build the priority over my own. Secondly I decided to sell most of my dioramas and some of my MG’s with more to follow. There are a few kits of mine though that are off the table unless the offers are to the point where I can’t ignore them.

Completed Kits:
MG Wing Zero Custom $100
MG Nu Astray $100
1/60 NG Strike Gundam $75 (stand not included)

Completed Kits: All have a caveat that they are prone to paint chipping.
HGAC Wing Gundam (Wing ver Ka scheme) $30
HGBF Gundam X Maoh (custom scheme) $30
HGAW Gundam X (least likely for paint to chip, but shield would need to be repainted) $30
HG 00 Raiser (custom scheme) $30

Dioramas:
Stop and Smell the Roses $100
Junkyard Gundam $100
Clanche Camo $75

The prices don’t include shipping and I am open to shipping internationally. I might eventually put some of these on eBay but for now you can contact me at my email (gohan11s@yahoo.com) 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.

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A question to everyone

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For a while now I wanted to pick up the second Gundam 00 Gundam Weapons and once I saw a few scans of the new Hobby Japan and Dengeki Hobby with their Hi Nu ver Ka builds I thought this was the chance to get all three. While the monthly magazines impressed with their Hi Nu’s and even a Nightingale what disappointed me was the Gundam Weapons and that’s what brings me to the titular question of this post, should I do a review of a Gundam Weapons or any other big gunpla book whenever I get one?

There are a few full scans out there on the internet but for the most part that has dried up to the extent that a new one hasn’t been released in over a year. Now I am not talking about scanning the entire book or anything but instead similar to the way rokkustudio reviews various Gundam Wing related gunpla books giving others an overview on what the book covers with some scans here and there.

There is really a lack of information for non-Japanese reading gunpla fans out on the web when it comes to what to expect in these big and expensive books. For example when it came to this Gundam 00 Gundam Weapons I expected it to be filled with various builds of the main 4 second season suits from the show and while it starts off like that about half of the book is dedicated to antagonist grunt suits and such. Even with the Char’s Counter Attack Gundam Weapons I bought not to long ago I was basically buying it blind with no knowledge of any of the builds inside.

Considering how much rokkustudio’s reviews helped me decide if and which specific Gundam Wing Gundam Weapons I wanted to buy I thought doing this might help someone else.

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