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    Gerardo
  • LastName
    Escobedo Sainz
  • IPMS Number
    48346
  • Local Chapter
    Alamo Squadron
  • City
    San Antonio
  • State
    Texas
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  1. Thanks for the kind words, Neo. Yeah, these kits can be posed dynamically, so... 🙂
  2. Thank you Eric. More to come.
  3. Ok, so this little gem (in 1/100 scale), is a kit I won as part of the Gundam Grand Prix event that was sponsored by the local anime-japanese-otaku yearly convention "San Japan", here in San Antonio, Texas. I won the kit thanks to the famous Odaiba diorama y'all saw on the latest IPMS Journal. It is a limited, exclusive and special edition of the originator of all the Gundam things: the RX-78-2. In this case, the plastic sprues are clear and translucent, and some parts are colored (the original plastic is colored, not that Band ai colored them after the "imprint"). It is only sold at "The Gundam Base", the Gundam mega-store in Japan. But you can buy it on-line, or buy the regular version with normal plastic sprues. Just look for "Gundam RX-78-2 Ver. 3". Enough. Now photos. Photo of me, the Odaiba diorama and the RX-78-2 kit.
  4. Very intresting! The mini-figures genre is growing and growing.
  5. That is correct, Neo. Of course the hard-core Gunpla guys will tell you that not all of them are great. But for a piece like this, it is solid and easy to pose. I received the water decals, and I'll upload new photos.
  6. Thank you Neo, for your comments on the "armpits". Yes, inner frames for Gunpla is not very much a matter of detailing... unless it has a very intricate inner frame - I always give a coat of either Gun Metal, Metallic Gray or the like. And I guess Brian meant Marie Kondo for "Kondo-ing", the Japanese lady that teaches how to neatly clean your house - so Brian was cleaning his stash and giving away old kits (he can always correct me if I'm wrong). Also, nice to check on the B-Club magazine. Now we have "Hobby Japan" and other magazines that cover the ever growing amount of hobbies in Japan - including traditional modeling. Of course, Gunpla is the main theme.
  7. Here's my WIP at hand. The Gundam Red Astray, Hi-Resolution version. It is a gorgeous kit right out of the box, given the fact that Bandai made all sorts of efforts to get a kit which you can just build, no need for painting if you don't want to. Still missing the decals.
  8. Well said, guys! It is indeed kinda quid pro quo in the sense that one can share any theme, talk about it, and continue making a community. Our local Gunpla Club, San Antonio Gundam Association, is planning to get a couple of our experienced IPMS judges to a session for reviewing IPMS standards on judging, plus whatever recommendations they can give. So, we learn from each other.
  9. Here are more photos. If you want to see an overview of Model Fiesta 39, you can go to the Alamo Squadron Web Page and check on the video there (which by any strange reason, I'm the one on the "coder" of the video).
  10. Thank y’all for the kind words expressed towards my work. I haven’t been in Japan myself but I’m planning to go. And yes, Gunpla is getting more adepts, and the possibilities are mind blowing for this genre of plastic models. I wanted to make the diorama as accurate as possible, so I used Google Earth for measurements of the plaza, and the angles of pathways and the mall front itself. Not all is 100% accurate because of practical reasons for ~1/150 scale, but it gives you the sense of the plaza. And talking about growing the Gunpla community, here are some photos of the past Model Fiesta 39, here in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago. Thank you again for your comments! - Gerardo “Jerry” Escobedo-Sainz
  11. MODEL FIEST 35 SEMINARS Alexander Wence De Leon will also give a semniar/demo, not yet in this schedule, but we are opening a new area for more seminars!
  12. Hello friends! I'm glad to let you know that the IPMS Club "Alamo Squadron" is ON to have its 35th Model Fiesta in San Antonio, Texas; on February 20th, 2016. Hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM (award ceremony at 4 PM), all Central Standard Time. The Fiesta will be held in the San Antonio Event Center, with 55,000 square foot of scale modeling related activities. Among them are: - Model Contest - Hobby related stores - Meet and greet World War II, Korea and Vietnam pilots - Seminars - Raffles - Meet more modelers from around USA and Mexico - Display table for non-contest models - Kids area - More things that I don't recall. As usual, we are having our Heroes and Aces dignataries in house. Some of the pilots to meet and greet are: - Richard 'Dick' Cole, Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot on airplane #1. He just turned 100 years young, and is one of the only 2 survivors of the Dollittle Raiders. - General Frank Gailer, P-51 ace over Me-109's and FW-190's, and POW of the Germans. - General Steve Ritchie, F-4 ace over 5 Mig-21 victories. He is going to give a talk about his experience as F-4 pilot. - Col. Dean Caswell - F4U ace and survivor of the Bunker Hill kamikaze attack. - Col. Frank Frazier, F-86 & F-4 pilot over 2 Mig-15 victories. - Local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen pilots. More information for the event and rules in the Alamo Squadron web site: Home CONTACTS: Event Director: Rob Booth (830) 739-8767 MFDirector@alamosquadron.com Vendor Coordinator: John Kress (210) 857-6154 MFVendor@alamosquadron.com PDF file of the Flyer is attached. MF 35 FLYER.pdf
  13. Congratulations, my friends, or another successful event at the Basset Center... er... Place!
  14. Very nice little gem, Dick!
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