In case anyone’s been wondering: Yes, I’m still building gunpla in my free time. The reason why there haven’t been any delicious Mobile Suit posts is because I’ve been extremely busy recently and my backlog of models to be made is getting bigger. Also, because I’ve come to realize that I don’t like painting like I did in the past. I’m extremely OCD when it comes to painting something. I used to do Warhammer 40k, but that hobby got real expensive and time consuming. Especially when I kept going back to some models to try to fix “imperfections” that only I could see. Had to meet MY standards at any angle, any light. I would then screw up and ended up stripping the paint and starting the model over. My college roomates know this for a fact.
That’s the reason why I don’t put on decals or paint my gunpla, except for small details. That’s what’s taking the Stark Jegan so long to finish and why the Sinanju is on hiatus. I’m not completely against using stickers, but I prefer to paint the gold trim on the Sinanju and the Jegan’s yellow highlights annoy me, cause that color always gives me trouble (Also, why doesn’t the Stark Jegan come with ANY seals for the head cameras and the missle camera?! Had to make my own).
Anyways, enough of that rant. Just so you think I didn’t build anything in the month of June, here is my Jesta team. The Jesta on the left and right were made in June, and I added small details like painted the V on the crotch, green for the mini camera on the head, and gray on the backpack. The V on the crotch and the thrusters on the back skirt are two “OCD” areas mentioned, with the stripping and redoing happening a lot. I think I’ve gotten them as good as they’re gonna get. [Update 7/7/12: Crap, OCD kicked in on the back skirt and I messed up again. Ffffffuuuuuuck!]
Just need some Base Jabbers coming in July or August! Once the Jegan is finished, I’m trying decide to either make the Master Grade Astray Red Frame I got in my trip to Disney’s Epcot, or one of the Real Grade Gundam MK.IIs I ordered. Probably gonna go with the MK.II since I’m watching Zeta Gundam now.