Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Relieve from duty (Sponsorship)

I'm not sure do i use the right word "relieve" for the title. 

Don't be afraid, the title of this post or the purpose of writing this post is not because i'm going to quit gunpla or this hobby soon, it actually refer to sponsorship. I'm not suppose to write this post as it can become quite sensitive to many parties but i still decided to write as an update for the writer of this blog which is me. 

For the past 2 years, i has reduce the purchase of gunpla a lot because i was able to get some sponsor from some online hobby shop and instead of getting money for advertising their banner, i chose using gunpla as the trade. Due to some sensitiveness, i couldn't review the value of this trade but it is not something extreme. And i'm really want to say thanks and appreciate for their support toward this blog. Recently, i took up another sponsor which is more challenging than the previous advertiser. They offer me some great offer but in return, i also have to sacrifice and contribute more than before. It was a good deal but i just don't have enough time to get the rewards mainly due to my current situation. At the end, i decided to cut this deal few weeks ago.

The reason i cut the sponsorship from this party is not because of something negative, we close the deal peacefully and we're still friend. I just started my full time job and most of my time, focus or energy had spend on my job. i just couldn't keep up on building and review model kit for my sponsor and instead of performing badly, i rather quit before anything get worse. Tough choice for giving up the opportunity to get something wanted without using money. 

From all of these, it made me realize few things. It is fun to get something without using money but it does require other efforts, instead performing badly better quit it before anything get worse and lastly, never overestimate yourself. Its really fun when i see the parcel arrive at my home and i'm getting those gunpla without paying money but it really feel uneasy when i saw the visit in my site dropping as the reason why some of my sponsor giving me free gunpla is because i have some readers (which is you) in the blog and could see their banner when they visit my blog. I'm really obsessed with the number of visits to my site that time because i'm afraid if it drop, my sponsor might not continue sponsoring me. In fact, some of my sponsor do not care about the visits on this blog much actually and i'm really don't know what should i worry about. As for now, my blog is actually free of sponsor although there are still a lot of advertisement banners. I don't need to worry anything anymore and everything goes back to normal like what i use to be, blog whenever i want to. As for 'visits', its just a number. My main purpose of this blog is to share what i feel its fun to do.

How should i continue this hobby without sponsor? well, like most of you guys did, pay on my on since now i'm working and i should be able to spend for my own hobby but.... but that doesn't mean i do not accept anymore sponsor, it depend on the deal. And... and.. i'm not blog for money, I BLOG FOR GUNPLA!!! So, anyone of you want to sponsor me?.... hahahaha....

Sunday, April 15, 2012

SD Gundam Action Figure DeathScythe video review

From the previous post of this review was not able to show how good this kit can pose but i keep on trying and i think i did my best here.

MG Destiny detail evolve ver. AIF coming soon..

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SD Figure Gundam Deathscythe Hell

This should be my first time reviewing a figure and this will also be the first post for this month. I heard this kit after the sd battle online Taiwan version became popular and i think most of these sd figure are actually base on the design from that game. It's the other way round compare to other gundam game which most of the gundam or mobile suit in the game are design base on 1/144 kit. 

For the first time reviewing figure, i'm really don't know what criteria. Maybe i should use back the same criteria which i use to evaluate those gunpla kit. In my opinion, figure should always be some that come with lots of details, decals and color separation will be done properly. Although most of the figure great on the three thing i mentioned but there are something that figure always suffer which will be the seam lines, mis-shape or might lack of articulation (unless it is the Metal build, Robot Damashi or Revoltech). Some people value figure as toys, some as collection and some feels that is the masterpiece like owning a Ferrari but it all depend on which type of figure. As for me, of course i wish i will collect these "Metal build, Robot Damashi or Revoltech" type of figure but most of them are not cheap. I remember Mr. NgeeKhiong said "although figure can be expensive compare to plamo and you might even create something better than the Metal build which should consider as the highest class of the gundam figurine (put aside the 1/1 RG gundam) but time will always be our restriction to create something huge, unique and beautiful master piece as what ever you call it. For those people who want great gundam collection but do not have the time to build it, gunpla figure will be the best alternative." In fact, i am starting to becoming one of them now (spend most of my time on work rather than holiday and work on this hobby) but that doesn't mean i'm stopping plamo.
So, i can't said this is a good figure especially compare to those SDX series but i can't said it is bad figure either judging from its price. All i can said is this sd figure series is something in between SD plamo and SDX series. Compare to normal sd plamo, this sd figure actually using different type of material. The plastic feels more like dry rubber which is very strong and heavy. Screws are use to connect most of the parts. As for the joints, most of them are fix ball joint type which means that is is very hard (almost impossible) to take out the arms or legs. As for the details, it got something that SDX series have and those color separation are just nice but it still suffer the normal figure flaws which is the proportion, seam lines and  mis-shape (can be not counted since it is under SD category).


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