Freezing of the Enterprise Part I

This is one of the Star Trek spaceships which I loved. However, like all other Star Trek ships, they only look good in certain angles and this Enterprise-D is no exception. But that is another story.

I got this via eBay because in Malaysia, it is very hard to find. And usually, if they do sell them, the prices are ridiculous and most places will sell them as a set even if you do not want the rest of the toys. Therefore, as sad as it may sound, Internet was my only option. The reason I chose this F-Toy version was, according to my fading memory, it was almost the same scale of the AMT Deep Space Nine model. I could try to get the episodes but in my mind, DS9 was one of my most favourite series to avoid, mainly because well, being stuck in a Space Station with no exploration (only in the later series) was kind of boring. so, it was like Babylon 5 but that, also, is another story.

The problem with this toy is that I want
to light it. But looking at the toy, putting
the wires through the thin warp pylons
was the least of my problems.

This was because they used some kind of super
glue which did its job too well. In
one of the
warp nacelle, the upper part
did not
snap properly and the glue had

The bigger problem was in the secondary hull
where the top part, as you can see here, is a
real pain in the ass to remove. And it is already
starting to break off.

The primary hull or saucer was also a real
challenge too. And as you can see, they did
not do a good job gluing the parts together.

It took two person and a chipped fingernail to
get the darn thing opened.

So, why am I so insistent in opening up this
toy? Looking at the material used, it is some
kind of plastic or resin and most of the parts
inside are actually hollow. Yes, HOLLOW!

So, this means that I can put in some LEDs to
make it look more 'convincing'. And because
Bruce said he had some extra, he told me to
go ahead and wreck it and he will give me
another one...

But first thing first. I have to remove the parts from
the warp nacelle and also the Battle section. This can
be done by freezing them and letting it thaw...

Ma.k Pumpkin Melusine

While I was at ICW, I decided to get this vinyl Ma.k toy. To be exact, its the Screaming SAFS series where each Ma.K Super Armoured Fighting Suit was dressed up and painted with Halloween themes.

Yes, these stocks ar not moving and so, I, the Great
Fatty, bought one. *ahem*. He
was so honoured by
my generosity and
by my glowing presence, my
Life was
spared. Not so, was my wallet which lost
a green note in the encounter.

And, here he is, the Melusine. Just standing
over a a few inches, it was enough to scare
the living daylights out of the other occupants
on the table.

The figure is quite poseable and it boasts of
a generous four points of articulation. And,
it can also be customised to suit the needs
of the moment, as shown above. This is
the narrow canyon wall climber variation.

And, this is the casualty variation.

ICW 14052011

ICW is a nice place...

ICW is a nice place...

ICW is a nice place...

This is starting to get very strange. ICW is really out of the way from my house and yet, my brain is telling me that, by just driving Vee-Chai over, it is a very convenient place afterall. Because if I were to walk there, it might just take me about over three hours, as stated by Google Maps. And a pair of new walking shoes too.

The usual suspects were, as usual, at
their usual places, usually doing things
that are, well, unusually usual to them.

Then I noticed the unusually
large amount of stocks which
is usually not a lot.

Anyway, the reason I came was to take some photos
of my two De Loreans. This is so that I can post some
pictures of the differences between the two cars.

And so, here it is. Once I have the time and the
sanity, I will post them up in my website. Yes,
my WEBSITE, not my BLOG.


Add some natural lighting and this is what
always greeted me when the girls do not
finish their meals. Just this one, I actually
lost my appetite... because it reminds me
of sliced leech and eel sashimi with pickled
salmon strips (OK, so they don't exist)