Because things are sort of in a state of limbo right now, let’s go over some of the things that will be showing up soon.
That’s right- the next big purchase is going to be an airbrush. The days of spray painting are (mostly) over and done with and it’s time for me to plunk down the cash on one of these. I’ve settled on the Iwata HP-CS which is around 240$ USD from Amazon. A steep investment, but it will definitely pay for itself. Thinking of all the money I’ve spent on spraycans is getting really depressing. I could get a cheaper airbrush and get a better one later, but I really don’t see the point in that route.
Next up: The HMM Blade Liger Mirage. I’ve been meaning to check out Koto’s HMM ZOIDS line for a long time now and they finally figured out how to get me- release a special edition. It’s too bad this thing doesn’t drop until late August, but damn it looks good. I preordered mine almost two months ago. To make matters worse, they’re releasing a Liger Zero in the winter which will also wind up on my list.
Then in the realm of resin kits we’ve got GaoFighGar and GaoGaiGar. While I can’t be 100% sure of the origin of these, I’ve heard they’re a bit like prototype revoltechs that employ a different joint system- the original casts of these kits had no trouble holding up five phonebooks, if they’re the same kit. Add that in to the fact that The King of Braves is my favorite super robot and you’ve got a nobrainer. They’re not cheap, but they’ll be worth it. Another big resin kit I’m looking at is the Harvest-wks Rockman Zero. He’s a tiny little bugger but there really isn’t any other option for a quality Zero figure. I’m still debating on this one, given the small nature of the kit and my current skill level.
And even if it’s taking bit of a backseat lately, there are still a ton of awesome gunpla kits to work on or buy. Excluding Fang Musha (work resumes this week!) there are a LOT of good things to work on that I already have sitting around and even more stuff coming out in the next few months that are going to be incredible. MG The O (I already have the colors for it decided on!), RG RX-78 which is looking like my favorite RX-78 kit to date and the MG Deathscythe ver. Ka which might be one of the kits I’m looking forward too the most this year. As for the things alredy sitting around that I’m working on…well..
- PG Red Frame
- PG Wing Zero
- PG Strike
- MG Wing
- MG Musha Mk II
- MG Strike Noir
- HG Masurao
- HG ReZEL
And so, as you can see, there won’t be any sort of shortage on activity in the coming weeks. Of course, this is assuming my new PS3 doesn’t suck of up all of my free time (It very well might). Regardless, stay tuned!