Stephen Chow as Stephen Chow in a Stephen Chow movie
The second movie review to be featured on my blog this month, after "Charlie's Farm" (2014) in the inaugural "Monday Home Video" segment last week, but since it's Sunday today, you know this will be a visit to the Sunday Movie Theater instead, the first visit in 2016 at that. ^^
And since it's getting close to Chinese New Year, I picked a Cantonese movie for this posting, and unlike "Rouge" (胭脂扣, 1988), it's all good to be watched during this festive season. ^^
Starting to work on HG Build Custom GP Base after the introduction in the previous posting, with the focus being the information card for the base's display screen. ^^
The template for the information card included with the kit, ...
... versus the GP Base display screen as seen in "Gundam Build Fighters". ^^;
As mentioned in the previous posting, the information card template included inside the instruction manual is only useful if you're alright with having only a blank screen for all the kits to be displayed with the GP Base, and you are willing to cut out that portion of the manual in the first place. Personally, I prefer to have different screens that can represent the Gunplas on display accurately, not just in terms of the information of the kits, but with display elements as seen in the anime as well. ^^
For that matter, handwriting on the information card cut out from the instruction manual was never one of the options when I was pondering on what to do with this kit. ^^;
The idea of this new series came from a past conversation I had with my friends on some of movies we watched and enjoyed. After listing many good movies (the ones that I would definitely recommend in Sunday Movie Theater), plus perhaps two or three cups of coffee too many, we started talking about some of the mediocre movies that we actually liked. ^^ We were joking and laughing at how bad those movies are, but we watched them and did genuinely enjoyed ourselves when doing so. ^^ As such, I think it's my duty to the human race to make mention of those movies through this segment. XD
Good movies, watch them in a movie theater when you are free on a weekend - Sunday Movie Theater; bad movies, watch them at home during the weekdays so that if you get bored to sleep by them, you're safely in your own house, hence "Monday Home Video" is set as the segment's title. XD
At the moment, I'm planning to have one posting each from Sunday Movie Theater and Monday Home Video each month - for balance between good and not-so-good movies. XD However, if having two movie-related postings each month becomes too much for the blog, posting just one from either series each month is an option as well.
Having introduce the idea behind this new posting series, it's time to actually talk about the movie that has the "honor" of being the first to be featured in Monday Home Video. XD
Can't have HG Build Strike Gundam without this accessory
Second Gunpla work (sort of) in 2016 XD
With the completion of the work on HG 1/144 Build Strike Gundam Full Package in the previous posting, this accessory is a natural follow-up to that kit due to its in-universe connection. As a matter of fact, the increased price of the overall kit notwithstanding, I think it wouldn't be out of place if it was included with HG 1/144 Build Strike Gundam Full Package and subsequently offered as a separate kit. ^^
It's that moment of the year again, so let me repeat what I said last year ^^
Like the one I did last year, the one before that, the one before that one and the other one before that one too, this posting marks the moment this blog turns six, and is entering its seventh year of existence. ^^
Not much that I can or need to preview about what's coming up on the blog this year. My intention of keeping everything simple will pretty much guarantee that the blog will remain the same as it was last year, and the previous year, and the years before that too. ^^ Like I said all the time, hobby is fun, so is blogging, and I would like to keep it that way. ^^
New mold for a new HG Strike Gundam via a Strike Gundam variation in a different anime universe
First Gunpla work in 2016. ^^
If not for the "sudden" inclusion of HG 1/144 Gundam Barbatos in mid November last year, which was done less than two months ago anyway, this HG kit would have been from the latest Gundam anime series that I worked on. ^^
A "small" start to this year's review on my blog, with the second figure from MS Gundam Assault Kingdom shokugan set after starting the series with Unicorn Gundam [Destroy Mode] in early November last year. ^^
Gundam Mk-II is a rather "popular" entry in this shokugan series it seems. After making its debut in this set, the black Titans' version appended with a Vulcan Pod came out in Set 6, and this A.E.U.G. version was included again in Set 9. ^^ Coupled with the release of both versions under the HGUC Revive Gunpla labels, there was certainly no lack of merchandise of this Gundam last year. ^^
After obtaining his Bachelor of Business (Information Systems), Ngee Khiong pursued his post-graduate studies in Master of Multimedia from Swinburne University. Prior to joining as a full-time teaching staff, Ngee Khiong has worked on the design of several commercial web projects, as well as teaching as a part-time lecturer in Swinburne Sarawak. After ending his near eight-year teaching career, Ngee Khiong is now working as an administrative staff at Sarawak Energy Berhad.