I love the early stages of a hobby when there is so much to learn. That’s the phase I’m in with Gunpla right now and I love it. I am watching tutorials and reading guides every day and it’s almost as satisfying as building the actual kits. I would be ashamed to say how much time I spend carefully posing and placing the little robots after I build them. I may not know all the shows and movies they are from but I know which ones look rad, and Goddamnit that’s enough for me.
My Gunpla stream last Tuesday was a big success for two reasons which I will break down here:
- I had a lot of fun
- We had viewers.
Honestly, even if the second had not been true the first would be enough for me to do it again. I was unsatisfied with the quality of the camera I used last week and did some research into something better suited for close up work. I ended up getting a little document camera that one reviewer said she used for her online cross stitch classes and her instructor was able to see even the smallest needlework! I’ll be testing it out tomorrow at 1:30PT over on the Twitch with a new Gunpla kit. I now have a stack of boxes here and so I let Twitter decide what we would be building on stream.
As of right now it looks like there is no real contest. The runaway winner is Gundam Aegis Knight.
Just like last week anyone who would like to follow along with the instructions can find them right here. This is actually super handy because last week someone in chat noticed I put a piece on upside down!
See you tomorrow for chill beats and tiny plastic robots!