Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CelPrev Pre-Christmas Gunpla Updates...

The Holidays are fast-approaching; as we speak, it is officially 30 days before Christmas, 31 before mah Birthday. (Whopeee!!!). In line, I wish to ask you guys as to which Gunpla would I next purchase? 

Before that, I'll confess on a couple of low notes here: I plan on purchasing a second RG RX-78 Gundam to commence the necessary repairs; and as of this moment, my Masurao is on the verge of being 'phased out' from the lineup (Sorry, Mr. Bushido, hope you'll forgive me for this...) as it sustained critical damage on its waist pegs while trying to address the flimsy PC joints with Super Glue (orz... T_T)

As a result, the Masu Review will be put on indefinite hold until further notice, and I will be focusing instead on reviewing the TR-5 Hrairoo, and the RG Gundam, once I get the latter fixed.

Now on to the task at hand: I was choosing between the following, because of their pricing, the articulation, and the integrity of the parts (Looks are a bonus); and also because I'll be purchasing it alongside the 2nd RG Gundam...

*NOTE: the following photos are courtesy of Dalong.net for purposes of this post. Click on the name of the model for his review...

GNW-20000 Arche Gundam - basically, I planned on getting this one to start on a proposed "GN Bloodknife" custom, using whatever parts remained from the TR-5 Hrairoo, complete with Black-on-red color scheme. However, I still feel quite skeptic about its articulation, particularly in the waist area.

MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type (Char Aznable Custom) - this suit is basically to give company to the RG RX-78,  but I fear that it might take up too much space...

GN-007GNHW/M Arios Gundam GNHW/M - this one though, is to keep my Seravee GNHW/B company. The problem: I'll be tempted then to get GN Archer, and I'll be running out of more space.

Here are the other considerations as inspired by fellow Gunpla enthusiasts on the Internet:

RGZ-95C ReZel Commander Type (c/o BD77)

MSN-06S Sinanju (c/o Z and BD77)

GNT-0000 00 Qan[T] (c/o Hobby-no-Toriko)

FA-78-3 Full Armor Gundam 7th (c/o Chessboard Attic)

GN-000 0 Gundam ACD (c/o CD/Rndm and Baby TheEnd)

If you guys still have other suggestions, please post them below. Note that I am looking for a HG that would cost me Php 1200 at the most, as I am reserving a separate Php 1600 for the RG...

Until then you guys... ^^

Sunday, November 7, 2010

107 for 107: The CelPrev Tribute to the "Home of Nu Rock"

(Posted previously on my Facebook Page last November 6, 2010)

-=-=-=-=-Incoming CelPrev Official Transmission...-=-=-=-=-=-=-

With just more or less 24 Hours before the revered "Home of Nu Rock" NU 107.5 finally gets the tug in its plug, I figured I put my Pre-Christmas Rant Frenzy on hold in order to compile 100 songs out of the 160 tracks I have in my Cellular Phone-slash-Music Player. But in order to make it a real 107 Tribute, I wish to introduce along my own version of the station's "Stairway to Seven" - the final 7 songs which made a true mark not just to me but also throughout the Rock culture, here in the Philippines and around the World.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The final days of DWNU 107.5 (NU 107)

First it was the Ngee Khiong as the primary source of Gunpla and figure model news, now this... What has the world gotten itself into?

Best as we face the inevitable: with the fall of the premiere home of Nu Rock (and possibly the home of genuine Philippine Rock Music), it's quite the end for most of us...

Rest in Peace, Nu 107; your memory shall live on...   

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Filler post: end-year post and further reviews...

Before I go further with the backlog of reviews, I figured I start up another essay. Currently I've begun with the first few issues, and I wish to add more of the following:

- reports on alleged plagiarism against a Supreme Court Justice;
- trends regarding the Christmas craze;
- a little bit of personal metanoia re: Christmas Jingles
- personal takes on media hype in general; and
- maybe a wee bit of information on dream Gunpla builds... ^^;

I'll try posting the whole thing within the next few days. The backlog of reviews may have to be pushed back a bit more. Until the next post then... ^^


Mr. Bushido, Wes, and Amuro: Whre the HELL are our suits?! >_<
Me: Wait, i do understand your clamors for your mobile suits to be featured at the least possible time. But try giving the guy a break... And besides, we may possibly get a couple more residents within the next few months or so...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hobby-No-Toriko creation: HG 1/144 00 Qan[T] Ultimate

Known for his clean kitbashes of HG (and some MG) model kits, Hobby-NoToriko may have gone overboard with his latest project. He christened it as the 00 Qan[T] Full Sword; I call it Setsuna's dream Gundam... XD

Let's check the numbers on this bad boy:

00 Qan[T] unit (with 3 GN drives, Avalanche Exia lower legs, and a head with elements from Astrea, 00, and Qan[T]):

GN Drives (Second-Gen) x3
GN Katars x2
Feet-mounted Beam Sabers x2
GN Blade Bits x12

XN Raiser unit:

GN Drives (First-Gen) x2
GN Buster Sword II x2
GN Buster Sword III x2
GN Sword III x2

The end result:

... absolutely overkill... O_O

Photos: Hobby-No-Toriko 


Mr. Bushido: Looks fine and dandy to me... now WHERE THE HECK'S MY MASURAO'S INTRODUCTION?! 
Wes: The masked Gaijin has a point; Hrairoo's itching to flaunt its Hrududu II system now, come on! 
Amuro: Yeah! And when will you commence repairs for my Gundam, huh?!
Me: Uh... O_O