November 2012

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Hasegawa 1/1500 Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia

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Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia is featured in the Galaxy Express 999 anime movie version. Hasegawa has in November 2012 released under its Creator Works series, a 1/1500 scale version of this awesome looking bad add spaceship.

It is 336.5mm long and 164mm wide. One stand out parts is the wood cabin looking portion at the back of the ship or shall I say the stern, which gives it the distinct pirate ship look. The other is the huge beak knife at the front and it also comes with turning turrets.

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Written by Ken on November 29th, 2012 with no comments.
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Academy 1/48 AH-64A Apache


Academy Hobby has release this 1/48 Scale AH-64A [GRAY CAMO 2003] in October 2012.

The AH-64A Apache, also known as the flying tanks, first reached the AUS Army in 1984 to replace the AH-1F Cobra attack helicopter.

It was equipped with:
– A nose-mounted Lockheed Martin AAQ-11 Target Acquisition and Designation Sight and Pilot night vision.
– A specially developed M230 30-mm chain gun.
– Four stub-wing hardpoints for Hellfire air-to-ground and unguided rocket pods.

It has seen combat in location such as Panama in 1989 and Operation Desert Storm in 1991. It however did not fared very well in the Global Was or Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan where a few had been destroyed by small arms fire and shoulder launched missiles.

The sky gray camouflage was used by the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) to improve the combat effectiveness of the Apache in operations in and over Iraq.

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Written by Ken on November 13th, 2012 with no comments.
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Gunpla Builder World Cup 2011 Gallery


Took these pictures a long long long time ago. Never manage to get round to post them. Mainly due to busy work schedule, grocery shopping, movies, bla blab bla… but seriously, mainly due to my lack of motivation a.k.a. lazy.

Was contemplating whether to post them…. Anyway, since I already have them I figure what the heck, might as well post them. So here they are, the pictures taken during last year Gunpla Builder World Cup – Malaysia leg… yeah.. almost a year ago. How time flies. This was a competition co-sponsor by Bandai. All models are Gundam kits, needless to say.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy posting them. Cheers.

By the way, I have no idea who won the competition. Perhaps some of you who knows can share with us.

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Written by Ken on November 8th, 2012 with no comments.
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