Gaijin Gunpla

This morning I mailed off my entry to Hobby Japan Magazine’s annual オラザク(ora-zaku) contest. It was in the January 2009 issue of Hobby Japan that I saw the first Gundam kit that blew me away, Shimakou’s Black Trinity Zaku II 2.0.

I must have flipped through the pages of that magazine dozens of times looking at all the entrants. I intended to enter a kit in the contest the next year, but missed the deadline.

When I looked through the latest issue of Hobby Japan I found the entry form tucked away in the magazine, noticed that the deadline for submissions was September 1st (!), and promptly photocopied it. Then I went out and bought a memory card and moved pictures onto it, stuffed it into an envelope along with my completed form (filled out in terrible japanese 😉 ), then put it in the mail on the way to work this morning.
What kit did I enter? That’s a secret. Let’s wait for the results in an upcoming Hobby Japan Magazine!
I want to take a moment to thank everyone for the comments they have been sending my way and apologize because it seems blogspot hasn’t been showing them all. If you’ve sent a comment and don’t see it here, it wasn’t because I deleted it, it was because blogspot did something strange which I haven’t discovered yet.
In other news

I’m back to masking.

6 Responses so far.

  1. Nick says:

    Sorry to be a bit off topic, but aren't you the guy from the Hobby Link Japan videos?

  2. Tonzo says:


    Oh shi.. back to masking what exactly??

  3. Z says:

    Good luck to your entry on the contest 😀

  4. gnsquacker says:

    Shin Musha Mk 2
    Calling it right now
    or sinanju
    good luck, Syd!

  5. gnsquacker says:

    cant wait to see your mg wing too!
    gunmetal for the vents? or silver?

  6. Gaijin Gunpla says:

    @Nick: Yup, that's me. I'm the guy who gets put in front of the camera every week.

    @Tonzo: 有り難う御座います。The masking is for the kit I'm currently building for work. I am sure you'll know soon enough which one it is.

    @Z: Thank you, sir!

    @gnsquacker: The two kits you mentioned were the two kits I chose from. 😉

    All the vents were done in gun metal. No silver on this kit (well, only a little bit.)

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