Gaijin Gunpla

In a previous blog entry I wrote that I was quitting Gunpla to focus my time and attention on my loved ones. Shortly after I wrote that sentence my boss at work called me over and handed me this!
Bandai had kindly given us a sample of the RX-78-2 Ver. 2.0 With Bonus Clear Parts and I, being the resident Gunpla fanatic, was tasked with the building. I love my job. I need to have it finished by January 15th. That’s the deadline. Luckily I have a week off work starting today.

This did present a problem, however. I had told my lovely wife that I was going to stop building these things so that I could spend my time with her. When I talked with her about what my boss wanted me to do, she said that it would be fine. Yay! Awesome wife, FTW!

I have decided to appease both parties and I will be waking up at 6 AM to build while everyone else is sleeping.

Then I had an idea. When I decided to give up on the Gunpla, I still had some unbuilt kits sitting around my room. What if I tried to build a few by January 15th? Hmm…

The GM ver 2.0

I picked up this when it was on sale at the local Toys R Us a few months back. Seeing as it has the same internal frame as the RX-78-2, it will be fairly quick and simple. I think.

RX-78-2 Ver. Ka

This one I won in a Yahoo auction for 900 yen. I figure I will build two RX-78-2 and see how they compare. Obviously the Ver Ka is lacking in posability that the Ver 2.0, yet I think it should be quite fun as well.

Can I do it? Can I assemble 3 MG kits in just over 2 weeks? The RX-78-2 comes with bonus clear parts so I will essentially be building two sets of armour. I won’t be painting either of the RX-78-2 but I will paint the armour on the GM (I don’t like that green). I will be topcoating and using waterslide decals on all thee, but I have to get a hold of the Ver Ka decals from somewhere.
So there you have it. I am going out with a bang (maybe).

It’s better to burn out than to fade away.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Busterbeam says:

    LOL i agree! Good luck my friend. You're going to be busy!

  2. Asian1skill says:

    lol yup ur probably gonna be busy as hell. but i haf to say i think u can finish the 3 kits by january 15. i mean u arent thinking of painting anyways so yea good luck with that.

    ps: what do u do for a living???

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