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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!