Bandai HG 1/60 ARX-8 Laevatein version I.V.

Bandai HG 1/60 ARX-8 Laevatein box

ARX-8 Laevatein is the final upgrade for the MC in Full Metal Panic. It features lambda drive that the antagonist uses.

Bandai had made a good job for this kit. While alot of the parts are reused, yet some smart designs are used to make the reused part unique.

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Making the Bandai EG Grade Nu Gundam complete with Fin Funnels

Box art of EG Nu Gundam

This is a nice kit that gives a very basic Nu Gundam at scale 1/144. Unfortunately, it does not come with the fin funnels.

Bandai do recommend the HG 1/144 Nu Gundam fin funnels are compatible with the EG Nu Gundam. Nope, am not getting another kit to make the EG Nu Gundam.

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Exploring OpenShot as an option to edit video

6 hours worth of video

Open shot so far offers video to be appended from car dashcam.

Unprocessed sum of diskspace of 6 hours worth of video is about 42GB.

Adding markers in order to mark significant timeline in the video to cut or edit or adding captions.

Making more sense to cut the combined 6 hours video from car dashcam which are multiple 1 minute clips.

Next, identify the starting point and the ending point of the videos to maintain anonymously.

Then, cut the 6 hours video clip into section of the travel to West Coast Expressway from the entry point, exit points, places of interests.

Bandai Hi Metal R VF-1J Armored Valkyrie

One of the most badass 1980s Real Robot from Macross. The mecha was featured during the Miss Macross episode. The main character, Ichijō Hikaru were given a patrol duty while Miss Macross competition was in full swing. It was a turning point that things will never be the same between Ichijō and Minmei.

Bandai Hi Metal R VF-1J Armored Valkyrie front box
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Replacing Nintendo 3DS new XL thumb stick

Its a bummer when your gaming device has a damaged part. In this case, I had to replace my nintendo 3DS new XL after the thumb stick broken after playing too much of ace combat.

I had purchased the analog stick thumb nintendo new which is still available in Amazon. I will not be surprised if you can source for the similar part from Aliexpress or taobao.

nintendo 3DS new XL with its replacement parts
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Not Sentinel Metamor-Force Dancouga

Dancouga, super-robot genre in the 1980s now with modern CAD design and modern manufacturing techniques, manage to bring the figure from anime into physical form.

Not Sentinel Metamor-Force Dancouga, come packed with styro-foam box and packaging

Compare to its Sentinel Metamor-Force Dancouga original counterpart, this figure is not just a copy but a reproduction with improvement.

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