Gaijin Gunpla

So it was my birthday yesterday. I turned __ years old, however with everything that has happened in the past year, it may be more appropriate to say ‘I turned old’.

And what did I do on my birthday? Well, first I woke up early to join the community association people to weed the local shrine. Yup, me and a group of geriatrics sure showed those weeds a thing or two.
After that…
I cleaned my room.
The wife has been on me to clean up ‘my room’ for some time, and you can see why.
This is where the magic happens. However, I misplaced the magic somewhere and haven’t been able to find it since. Okay, I guess she has a point. This time…
So I started on the most important part first; My gunpla work table.
This pictures doesn’t show the scope of the work I had cut out for myself. There were some interesting things amid the jumble of gunpla tools and supplies on this table. For example:
This came with the MG GM Ver 2.0 that I picked up some time ago. What do I do with it?
Here are some various 限定 items that come with 500ml teas and things. Ebay here we come!
Oh yeah. My Zaku Cannon. I still intend to build this guy. In fact, I have been itching for some Zeon action recently, after building mostly ‘good guys’ for the last little while. Once the Musha MKII is finished (when will that be?) I will jump all
over this kit like Oprah on a baked ham.
Some other discoveries:

Receipts for the money orders I sent off to Bandai when I needed parts for myself or fellow gunplars. Why do I keep these?

Old, used, and dirty sandpaper. I thought I threw these away…
After a fair bit of digging I discovered a grisly scene.
Buried beneath rubble was this HGUC Eco Gundam. Judging from his position, his death must have slow and painful. Let’s have a moment of silence.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom and tales of woe. I found these cool things!
Some time ago I received an envelope from Australia. The good sir at the Gundam Australia Forum sent me a care package consisting of what you see here. Some nameplates to go with my custom Sinanju, a sanding stick (already put to good use!), a Gundam Australia laminated mini poster (which may end up on my cubicle wall at work) and Gundam stickers! Aw yeah! The Gunplar community is strong.
After a couple hours of organizing, reshuffling, discarding, prioritizing, net-surfing (ssshhh.), and things that could be considered housework, I arrived at this point.
The Corner:
Before & after:

The Desk:
Before & after:

The Shelves (they’re behind the table):
Before & after:
And this:
became this:
The magic has returned, baby!

8 Responses so far.

  1. mangyver5223 says:

    What?! You wanna make that Eco Gundam died slowly?…..Better give to me since I wanna to make it into Prototype Gundam colour scheme….If you willing to give without any terms and conditions XD

  2. k_yagami says:

    Happy birthday to you!!

  3. Tonzo says:

    Otanjyoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu!!

    Well if you "turned old" I must be turning old as well… ^^

    Great work on the clean up. Did you get a renewed vigour and refreshed outlook from doing it?

    I would be honoured to have our laminate grace the hallowed wall of a cubicle at HLJ 😀

    Hope you had a good birthday mate. Best wishes.

  4. G.G. says:

    This is a nice post. I love seeing how other people's workstation looks like, especially the last shot where the desk is ready for your next project. Looking at the instruction manual on a clean desk, makes me hype up to get my next model kit started.

    btw, thanks for responding to my email. I am sure I will seek more of your expertise soon.

  5. Tony says:

    Hey, we share a birthday! We should celebrate next year…. well, that might be tricky between Japan and Ohio….

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