No my Christmas was never this awesome, but behold my pile of shame…
Well I have been rather more busy than I anticipated during winter break, given how my unit doesn’t need me until the week after Christmas to help ramp up for inspection I decided to clean out my closet and go over my storage boxes which contained old toys and other stuff. Suffice to say the last time I actually took stock of all the stuff I had in storage was simply never, if I ran out of space it got boxed and put in the garage pile along with all my battle rattle. Turns out despite taking all my old manuals back to work for proper shredding and disposal and setting aside old toys for a gaggle of younger relations I also found a lot of model kits I forgot I even had. One of the things I recall now after taking a longer than expected bus ride (the 9X bus line actually loops into Fisherman’s Wharf now instead of the strip joints and adult stores that I recall seeing back when my grandmother picked me up from elementary school) and going past North Beach where my after school program was that for many years I did get one or two model kits from my uncle in Hong Kong before he emigrated here (to flee from the Red Menace), once in a while my parents bought me a couple too. I was always happy to get them, but at the time I hardly had any time to actually paint each one and each year they got boxed up and were soon forgotten.
I plan on torturing the tiny Jesus Yamato figure, take that Amnesty International!
Well after a couple hours I found my model kit pile to be rather large all things considered though I have more WHFB and WH40K tank kits and infantry. Suffice to say I was sitting on a nerd’s treasure pile that I had inadvertently amassed in over 20 years of existence. I don’t plan on buying any more or asking for any more since my parents would think of them as toys and would give them away to make more space. Given how it was almost like Christmas again I might as post my embarrassingly hefty pile of never built still in box model kits, I call it a pile of shame since my uncle probably wondered where all of the gifts he sent me went once he stepped onto American soil. In all honesty though since many of these came from Hong Kong during the hey days of piracy of everything I bet some of these might be fake, if so kindly point them out if you can. Now what to build first…I am thinking finishing up those no grade ones from Wing first as practice, and then take care of the High Grade stuff. I do plan on melting or immersing in paint thinner Jesus Yamato though.
So anyone else have a Gunpla Pile of shame that they might be working on around this time of year? Lord knows I haven’t finished one of these in years. Man and I was going to ask for Prince Ali’s Custom Enact this year too…yeah I think I should finish my pile of shame first.
Remember when Target carried Gunpla? Ah ye olde days when Wing was king and CN was pimping dubs.
I didn’t even know I had this…but I am not complaining, no sir!
I need more GMs…
Anyone feel the BURNING?