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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Anime Models

I saw that my model package from Ebay arrived in Kuwait so I went to Aramex right away to pick it up. It was a big but light box, only weighing about 10lbs. I bid on two excellent anime models about three weeks back and it was worth the bid. The funny part is the package said it was a toy and the box had toy written on it, and I took a slight insult to that thinking that these are model kits, but who are they to know.

The packaging was great so the items were kept in perfect condition. I saw the two boxes and opened Gurren Lagann from the look on the cover of the box, I felt like a 10 year old since it was one of the coolest models I have ever seen. I started just putting things together and it came out to be an excellent model, and most of it is made out of metal and its great. That took me about 20 minutes since I was trying the different configurations. Then I unboxed the Mazinger Z and it only had a few items so I put it together quickly and it was 100% metal model.

I was very happy with both and I think I have gathered a nice collection. Now the issue I have is that I don’t have an exact location to place these items, so I probably have to clean up and place these items in the right spot.

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Mazinger Z

So after watching Mazinkaizer and having the resin model, I watched a few episodes of Mazinger Z. I remembered the anime to be better then that, but still it brought back good memories. Since I was in Rihab I decided to pass by the Hobby Shop since I remember them having some Mazinger Z models and I really couldn’t help myself. When I saw this model I just couldn’t help myself and had to have it, I like having these unique looking models and it does give my room a very personal touch. And then there is the coolness factor that just can not be denied.

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