A help from a friend

Finally, another friend has offered to help me in painting the Cylon Raider since I do not have one myself. What is even better is that he will come to my place to take it off me. But he will just paint it like that, with no missile bays and accurate paintjob or parts, which I agree with him as these do not take up time. Hopefully, it will be ready in a week or two and I can then close the chapter on this and get on with other projects.

Its not easy doing other stuff when the model lies unfinished in front of you. The finished model means a lot to me but some people do not really understand the reason why. With this model, I can shoot another video to show how it would look like completed. This, I hope, would encourage more sales which can help me from getting my car repossessed and also, fund the second product.

So, some people really do walk the talk and the others, ... just talk and talk.

Kaelynn standing outside the gate with me to see who is this kind friend of mine.

26072012 Trip to HHQ

I had some time to kill and so, HHQ was the place to hang out. Actually, I wanted to just hand around Kristine's school and use the Notebook which I had brought along but on hindsight, it is safer to just hide from the outside World here.

When I came in, there are still some model kits left form the latest shipment which arrived a few days ago.

To other modelers these are restocks but to me, I have never seen most of them before.

For example, a 1/350 accessory set for ships, which has the a harrier jet, Ospreys, Abrams tanks, and even the AAVP-7.

This is how small 1/350 scale is against my index finger

This is the first time I have seen the 'Bushmaster' and for 1/35, it is quite large.I am not sure who the manufacturer was but the box really attracted my attention. Oh, and the Emu is not included in the kit in case you're asking.

Looking inside, I liked what I saw, specially the interior where the seating looked more like it was armoured.

But once the euphoria dies down, I realised the details are not really that crisp and there are some flash

Next are Master Box's Vietnam series.

The pose from these figures are very nice, which is good as normal figures would have very boring poses.

And this is even better. In fact, with them and a Jeep (sold separately) you can create your very own diorama without having to hunt for other suitable figures. The mouth details of the man being shot is quite good.

The problem with socks

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Kristine has been wearing Kaelynn's socks because her's deteriorated rapidly. How she can do this, we had no idea. This happened almost every week and we were almost late for her school as she had to search for spare socks. But eventually, she has to wear Kristine's.

"You must keep your own socks so that Chieh-chieh would not take them'
"You mean hide it?"
"No, if you hide it and then forgot about it, no one else can find it again"
"The how?"
"Just put it on one pile and tell Chieh-chieh not to touch them lor..."

See the holes above the ankles? How did Kristine do that?

The Beetle

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While we were rushing to get out of the house, Kaelynn noticed the small little beetle trying to climb out of the sink. And so, being curious, she asked me about it.

I told her that the beetle is doing its best to get out of the sink because it knows that if it does not it will die. Just like in Life, a person always needs to get up or climb to reach their goals and if they do not, they will 'die' too.

The beetle was really adamant about getting out of the sink

Finally, it made it

And what a height too. I am not sure why it did not fly though
Sadly, when I came back, the beetle was still there, at the edge of the sink but its not moving anymore...