Happy Lunar New Year

Posted in Photography with tags on January 22, 2012 by bloggerfly

Its that time of the year again where all chinese around the world gather to celebrate in unity to the start of a brand new year.

To everyone (Chinese or non-Chinese), a happy prosperous and fruitful year ahead

Backlog photos from my Harbin trip a year ago and the more recent trip to Egypt

Its been awhile

Posted in Photography on June 4, 2010 by bloggerfly

Apologize for not updating the blog. Just recently return from a 18 days trip from Japan and still processing the photos.

No new updates so far, have not done any photography lately as well.

will be a few more days before I post the photos from my trip.

till then, cheers
Simon

Primed but still alot of works to do :(

Posted in gundam with tags , , , , , on December 8, 2009 by bloggerfly

Been rushing to finish up priming. During the weekend, I prep the model, sanding, re-scribing the lines. Only after priming did I find more flaws and areas to redo.

A quick check on the parts when I first start found 3 missing parts, namely 2 types of wiring and most importantly, both eye piece was the same side. That means I can’t continue with the model till the replacement arrives.. hopefully

Also intend not to use pure white but either off white or a light gray in replace to the white areas for the model. 2 reasons for the decision, firstly, white gets dirty easily and secondly, mistakes are more forgive-able on non white surface.

I extended the fins, failed with the V fins though and I think I over-sanded the damn thing.

Also think the base is kind of boring, so I’m going to get a better looking one. Maybe custom a wooden one with a engraving of the Gundam, would be nice..

* personal note*

1) Take advice from the Internet with a pinch of salt. The recommendation of using 7:3 ratio for the resin primer wasn’t the best advice I took. End up having to extract some resin primer from a can I bought yesterday at Hobbypoint. I think 1:2 ratio between primer and thinner would be more ideal.

New Mecha project

Posted in gundam with tags , , , , on December 3, 2009 by bloggerfly

Not much to update the blog, been lazing around since May. But now planning for our next trip to Hokkaido in May 2010 :YIPEE:. Still no news on my legal case, hopefully everything can be done by early 2010.

Since the completion of the Sinanju in August, I have not seriously done much modeling, although, there is a new compressor.

Last week, I bought 2 resin from SMS, the freedom head display and the conversion for the Hi-Nu, which I’m looking forward to do. But to make things easy and to complete before xmas, I decide on the head display instead and my first head display :JUMP for JOY:. The freedom head should be the cheapest among all the head display available from SMS


You get the water transfer decal + photography of the finished model. One thing missing is a picture/illustration of where each decal goes. That I shall figure myself.

this is a rough review of the package and its inside

2 individually sealed bags for all the parts, this one came with LED as well.

Photocopy of the instructional manual



Layout to check for missing parts












and some closeup of the parts

Conclusion
Overall, the kit looks clean but there are some areas which requires cleaning up, the edges of the V fin had rough edges. There are areas that I need to re-scribe some of the details, but generally, the major details are clean but not with some of the panel lines. I have washed the parts with magic clean solution to remove grease with the help of a used toothbrush. Will do sanding tonight and hopefully prime to go by the end of this weekend. Continue reading

Plastic surgery for me?

Posted in Personal on March 23, 2009 by bloggerfly

Visited my Orthopedic surgeon this morning for my follow up, was zapped 5 times this time round instead of the usual 2. From the x-ray, things looks good, the screws were still in the same position comparing to the X-ray taken in 07. His understudy almost scare the wits out of me when he commented that there were halo effects around the screws which indicates that it could be loose… *phew*, luckily my surgeon thought otherwise and corrected his understudy.

Then he asked me how was I doing and my usual reply is the usual complaints of backaches and spasm from my lower back. But strangely, he also asked me about the hernia on my tummy and the funny thing was, he asked me how was the follow up, I was “huh, what follow up”, the day I left the hospital, no one including the senior consultant asked nor arrange for a follow up and I also gave feedback that I had problems with chili…. so strange… in the end, he recommend I go see a plastic surgeon about my hernia, I also gave my lawyer a call to consult him on the matter, in case, it might complicate the matter. So this friday I have an appointment with the plastic surgeon, maybe see how things goes and decide where and when to get it fix.

I’m back

Posted in Butterfly Photography, Insect Macro Photography, Personal on March 16, 2009 by bloggerfly

Finally decide to drag my lumpy self out of bed and go for a shoot at SF, lesson learnt from this trip, “always apply suntan lotion evenly, otherwise you get burn marks at areas you forgotten to apply lotion on”

From the last pix entry, it has been almost 9 months I have not gone shooting. Not entirely due to my health, but mostly because of the school work I have, plus my dissertation to complete. Since this is my last semester and I got only 2 modules left, having submitted my draft for my dissertation and just completed the Integrated project just last week. I felt most of the burden lifted off my shoulders, with school days counting down.. I will officially be back after 9th May, my classmates and I are planning for a trip to somewhere (details not finalised since we still decide where to go)

Surprisely, the hike to SF wasn’t that bad, with much proning and stuff, I’m surprised, I didn’t suffer any back aches from the trip… very positive sign. I have an appointment with my orthopedic next monday to check on the implant.

Been out of action for 9 months, I found myself struggling. Skill level dropped drastically and hoping with more practice, I should be back on line… pix time!

An update

Posted in Personal on March 9, 2009 by bloggerfly

Been almost a year now since I posted and more than half a year since I chase after butterflies. I have been busy with my final phase , dissertation is really a killer when I took a month to complete the draft. I will be back in due time…. some time in May.

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