Elephants in London

I heard about the elephants all around London a while back, I read it somewhere online but never realized that they were going to place it in public places all around london. 250 brightly painted elephants around London, I managed to see just a few while walking around between meetings, or a few while I’m in a cab going across town. Each one is painted by an artist or a celebrity, the goal is to raise £2 million for the Asian elephant and benefit 20 UK conservation charities. This idea is genius and I love when they can get a charity together that gets the public involved, and later they will be auctioned off on the 26th to 28th of June. I liked some of them, but the one with the dog really got to me, every person has a story.

Link: ElephantParadeLondon

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – Final Form Model

I ordered this model from Ebay through a Japanese Shop, and the images looked larger then life and it looked solid. I wasn’t exactly sure of what I was getting, but it was even better then I expected. Full resin pieces, they were heavy pieces too, nice and solid, and they were painted perfectly with an amazing glow. There was more padding in this box then I have ever seen but it still got some damage on the way here.

Some pieces fit together with metal rods and some needs some superglue and luckily I recently bought some UHU superglue. When I started putting things together I forgot how sticky superglue was and how to handle it so I don’t get it all over me. Later on in the day both my thumbs, my left index and middle fingers were all smeared in super glue and slightly stuck together, I really felt like I was kid doing this for the first time again. The solution was either acetone or nail polish and I had neither, so I had to settle for hot water and soap, with some harsh scrubbing to get it started and then I left what was on to come off later in the day. I had to slowly glue those pieces together and make sure they stick, and it doesn’t stick instantly, takes about 5 to 10 mins and then I move to the next pieces. After about an hour and half I have the perfect Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Model.

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