Friday, May 29, 2015

GMKC 2015

Hello everyone! I recently went to GMKC 2015 and I was thinking that I'd enjoy it as much as I did when I went to GBWC 2014 back in October. Well, I didn't enjoy it as much sadly. It wasn't because that the experience was lacking rather.. I came to the event really late and I missed alot of the good stuff already, it sucks. I was planning on taking photos of all the entries, talking to friends and just enjoy the event but apparently that didn't happen. I invited my nephew to go with me and, well, he made me wait a long time and thus we missed alot. I told him that we're going to GBWC 2015 next and made him promise that when I say we'll be early, we WILL be haha. Anyways, I was able to snap some pictures at some of the displays though, and I just asked builders if I can grab their photos to feature their work here. Anyways, enjoy the photos!

And here are the entries submitted to be featured here!

NC - Open Category #14-15 Sieg Fried

NC - Open Category #16 Marc Chua

NC - Open Category #18 Brian Panaglima

NC - Open Category #19 Brian Panaglima

NC - Open Category #20 Brian Panaglima

NC - Open Category #21 Donald Rey Dela Cruz

NC - Open Category #22 Simoun Nuque *4th Place

NC - Open Category #51 Atan Ibarra Ajoc

NC - Open Category #53 Dudz Matsunaga *3rd Place

NC - Open Category #85 SAi Ruidera

NC - Open Category #86 SAi Ruidera

NC - Open Category #99 Daxim Naz

NC - Open Category #105-106 Lovemar Miranda

NC - Open Category #110 Michael Chan

NC - Junior Category #7 Heiro Valdez Baldemoro

NC - Youth Category #26 Mark Khevin Conti *6th Place

Open Category #7 Jimmy Lasugo *Champion

Open Category #26 Richard Delgado Marquez

Open Category #36 Elmer Baldemoro

Open Category #55 Nico Acda Dereja

I'd like to congratulate the winners! Truly beautifully made entries and are very deserving of their wins. I recall promising myself to actually join this year but I decided not to, probably for the better. I think I'm not that good enough yet to join the event if I have the intention of winning especially since there are alot of really amazing builders and the bar being set is just getting higher and higher each time. I'm not sure when but hopefully I'll be able to start joining these events by next year. I've had alot of fun in the event talking with alot of my friends there and seeing their entries made me feel proud being their friend and fellow builder. Anyways, that's it for now. Thank you for viewing, until next time!

Monday, October 6, 2014

GBWC Philippines 2014

Hello Gunpla Meisters! I recently went to GBWC Philippines 2014 and I must say, it was such a blast! In all honesty, it's my first time going to a Gundam event and I have pretty much enjoyed it. Although I didn't really have an entry, I did enjoy the sights there as well as participated in the Gunpla Detailing Contest (in which I sadly didn't win *sob*). And what made this year's GBWC so special? The Gunpla Legend himself, Katsumi Kawaguchi Sensei, has visted the event all the way from Japan! He was the judge for the event there. There was also a meet and greet where Gundam enthusiasts had the chance to get their prized Gundam possessions autographed by the legend himself as well as take a photo with him. So here I have taken a number of pictures of some of the displays. Sadly though, I wanted to take a picture of every single Gunpla but there were just too many. There were also too many people to actually take good shots as well and some of the displays were barricaded out of the reach of the audience. Anyways, here you go!

Here is a statue of the Build Strike Gundam Full Package

Displayed here are some of the latest releases from Bandai

HGBF 1/144 Powered GM Cardigan

SD Winning Gundam

HGBF 1/144 Build Burning Gundam

Kawaguchi sensei starting with the signing of fan's Gundam items

HGBF 1/144 Lightning Gundam

MG 1/100 Hi V (Nu) Gundam Ver. Ka.

RE 1/100 Nightingale

HG 1/144 Grimoire

HG 1/144 Gundam G-Self (Athmospheric Pack)

HG 1/144 Montero

A number of custom painted Genoaces

HG 1/144 Zeydra

HG 1/144 GM Ground Type Custom

MG 1/100 GM Custom

MG 1/100 GN-X Custom

HGUC 1/144 Full Armor Gundam (Thunderbolt Ver.)

HGUC 1/144 GM (Thunderbolt Ver.)

MG 1/100 Exia Custom

Beautifully weathered MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 3.0

MG 1/100 The O

The Monstrous HGUC 1/144 Neo Zeong

Sieg Zeon!

A closeup of the HGUC 1/144 Sinanju

A beautifully made MG 1/100 Sazabi Ver. Ka.

GBWC 2013 Philippines Open Category Champion's Entry from last year

GBWC 2013 Junior Category Champion's entry from last year

Based from MG 1/100 Delta Plus

Custom MG 1/100 Sinanju

I couldn't see anymore what this one was based from. But probably based on a MG 1/100 Aile Strike Ver. RM.

Based from HG 1/144 Kshatriya

(From left to right) Zaku II, Astray Mirage Frame, Qubeley, Strike Noir. All of them are HG 1/144

Here's a shoutout to my group from a random member

HGUC 1/144 Victory Two Gundam and Victory Gundam 

HGUC 1/144 F91 Gundam and HGCE Aile Strike Gundam 

HGCC 1/144 Turn A Gundam and HGAW 1/144 Gundam Double X

HGAC 1/144 Wing Gundam Proto Zero and Wing Gundam

HGUC 1/144 Zaku II Johnny Ridden, GM (Thunderbolt Ver.) and Zaku II (Thunderbolt ver.)

HGBF 1/144 Sengoku Astray Gundam and Build Strike Gundam Full Package

HGBF 1/144 Gundam X Maoh

HGBF 1/144 Kampfer Amazing

HGBF 1/144 Beargguy III (San)

HGBF 1/144 Star Build Strike Gundam Plavsky Wing

HGBF 1/144 Qubeley Papillion

HGBF 1/144 Miss Sazabi

HGBF 1/144 Exia Dark Matter

MG 1/100 Star Build Strike Gundam Plavsky Wing with Power Gate

MG 1/100 Sengoku Astray Gundam

A statue of Beargguy III <3

Although his eyes are really weird since they've been tilted

They were selling limited edition items as well. Here's a HG 1/144 Gundam Age-2 Normal Titanium Finish

HGBF 1/144 Build Strike Gundam Full Package Plavsky Particle Clear Ver.

HGUC 1/144 Banshee Norn (Unicorn Mode) Titanium Finish

And then I saw this little guy! Hello Haro :D

When I saw him staring at me, I just wanted to grab him and run XD

A beautifully customized MG 1/100 V Gundam Ver. Ka.

A beautiful diorama with a Zaku II Custom.

I got a snapshot of Kawaguchi sensei posing with the GMKC 2013 Junior Category Champion

Here's a HGUC 1/144 Sinanju based uhh.. "Gundam" by my friend David Ceremonia aka Ver Cerc from Team Nexus Philippines. He calls it the "SBMH9999 Sinanju". There's a funny story to the naming really XD

HGBF 1/144 Beargguy based "Pandaguy"

HG 1/144 Exia Dark Matter, Aile Strike Gundam, Kampfer Amazing, Beargguy, Sengoku Astray Gundam

HG 1/144 Astray Gold Frame Amatsu, RG 1/144 Destiny Gundam, HG 1/144 Genoace, MG 1/100 Turn X Gundam, HG 1/144 Kampfer Amazing, SD Banshee Norn, MG 1/100 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

HGBF 1/144 Beargguy III (San)

HG 1/144 Strike Gundam, Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode), Gundam X, Banshee (Unicorn Mode), Gouf Custom, Beargguy III (San), Gundam Cherudim

HG 1/144 Gundam Cherudim

Here's a photo of the trophies for the winners. Apparently, the grand prize also included a trip to Japan to compete in GBWC 2014

MG 1/100 Build Strike Gundam Full Package

And of course, I took the opportunity to meet and greet the legend himself! I even got his autograph as well on my recently bought HGBF 1/144 Star Build Strike Gundam Plavsky Wing and 2014 Gunpla Navigation Catalog

With the Father of Gunpla himself, Katsumi Kawaguchi sensei!

Of course, I had to take a picture of my prized possessions~

It was a wonderful first time experience for me. It was a very fun event and I even got to meet Kawaguchi sensei himself! I say, you should never miss such an opportunity if ever you have a chance. There were alot of Gunpla, alot of people, and alot of prizes. You'll can't possibly forget such a memory, I know I won't. I'm excited for the next event I plan on joining, GMKC 2014, and I'll even make sure to make an entry as well. This is Ukyo13 from Guide to Gunpla by Ukyo. Until next time :)