Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gundams: Strike Noir & Exia

Marc and I bought Gundams last weekend, one fake and one original hehe.
Strike Noir (1/144)
Manufacturer: HONG LI
Price: 250

Exia Repair II (1/144)
Manufacturer: Bandai
Price: 680

The finished products are surprisingly almost similar. And the Hong Li brand is almost as good as the original Bandai. Here are some difference:
  • Colors. Those from Ban Dai have really bright, crisp colors . Hong Li, on the other hand, had faded versions of those colors.
  • Joints. The Ban Dai toys have more accurate "snaps" especially with the joints. The Hong Li version can be a bit difficult at times -- either too loose or too tight.
  • Price. Hongli is waaay cheaper. And it comes with a stand, too!
Overall, Marc is satisfied with the Hongli brand considering its price. Strike Noir vs. Exia, who'd win?
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Geek Trivia: Winrar Hidden Graphics

Winrar, the popular archiver also has hidden tricks under its sleeves. Developers of the software have put two easter eggs for users to find and enjoy. Here's how:
  1. Open the WinRar application
  2. Select Help > About
  3. Click on the picture of the books
  4. See them become animated!
It doesn't stop there, no not yet. Here's what to do next:
  1. After books fall to bottom, hold down the [CTRL] key
  2. Click the ocean scene on the Logo (found on top)
  3. See the ocean become animated!
And finally: If you hold down [ALT] key and click the logo, a sail boat on the horizon appears!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

GN-006 Gundam Cherudim (Pink Custom)

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GN-006 Cherudim is my favorite Gundam out of all the Gundam 00 (2nd Season) mobile suits. Why? Because of the shield bits. I think it rocks. :)

So. Since I've been looking forward to modifying and customizing a Gundam ever since my first ever Gundam toy, I decided to transform my Cherudim into something girly. I don't mean any offense to other hardcore Cherudim or Gundam fans out there by re-painting my toy pink. Most people might think what I did is actually blasphemous LOL. But anyway, I wanted this Cherudim to be MY Cherudim. And so, here's my baby:

Here are some of the details of this Gundam:
  • GN-006 Cherudim
  • 1/100 Scale
  • Pilot: Lockon Stratos
- Acrylic Paints used:
  • Metallic Pink (which turned out violet!) -- instead of the original Green
  • Silver -- instead of the original Black
I made a few mistakes on my first attempts, but I was able to get the hang of it in the end. =) Of course, there were casualties:
  • 3 fingers got hurt during the process
  • 1 asthma attack (due to the paint)
  • damaged furniture (again, because of the paint)
But, oh well. I really enjoyed working on this project and I can't wait to work on the next one!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

First Gundam Toy

My first ever Gundam Toy:
1/144 Gundam Kyrios (Trans-Am Mode) in HG

I bought this mainly for the following reasons:
- It's PINK
- Kyrios is piloted by my favorite Gundam 00 pilot - Allelujah Haptism
- I wanted to try this hobby out

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Facebook Laser Lights

Press the following:
  • Up, up
  • Down, down
  • Left, Right
  • Left, Right
  • B, A
  • Enter
You'll see cool laser lights every console event. :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Geek Tips: Notepad Trick

This is one of the tricks I learned from Dai-B. It's actually a very good trick if you want to annoy yourself. Here's how:

1. Open Notepad

2. On your notepad file, type in this code:

@echo off
msg * (Type your message here)
msg * (and here)
GOTO Begin

3. Save as .BAT

To do this, click File > Save As.
Then select ALL FILES on the Save as File Type textbox.
Input the filename with the .BAT extension
Example: Test.bat

4. Open the file.
Yes I know this is one annoying trick. You have to restart your PC to get rid of the pop up message. LOL.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Geek Game: Kingdom Hearts for the PSPG

It's Coming!!! I can't wait!!! =3

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (キングダムハーツ バース バイ スリープ, Kingudamu Hātsu Bāsu bai Surīpu?) is an upcoming action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable. It is an installment in the Kingdom Hearts series that focuses on Terra, Ventus, and Aqua, characters briefly featured in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+. Birth by Sleep is a prequel to the first Kingdom Hearts game, taking place ten years before the former, and features many previously unexplained plot elements from the original Kingdom Hearts trilogy. This game was confirmed in Japan, "assured" in North America at the 2007 TGS, and is planned to be released in other territories.


Like previous Kingdom Hearts titles, Birth by Sleep will feature numerous Disney characters.[6] In addition to original characters Terra, Ventus, Aqua[2][13],Master Xehanort, and his apprentice, confirmed characters include young Sora and Riku, King Mickey,[5] Donald Duck, Goofy, Yen Sid, Maleficent, Snow White, Cinderella, and Princess Aurora. The characters in Castle of Dreams so far seen in the demo and trailer are Jaq and Lucifer the cat. The characters in Agrabah are likely to appear based upon a early beta screenshot of Ventus with Aladdin. The game will introduce a new type of enemy different from Heartless and Nobodies, known as the Unbirth (アンバース, Anbāsu?).

Source: Wiki