Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and a happy 1/100 VF-25F

Huh, I haven't been celebrating Christmas for the last 5-6 years, and the last one and this one was pretty awful, but I've bought a couple of stuff, so I guess it's time for celebration!!

You call that a loot!? This idiot is just too poor for-- *WHACK*

1/100 VF-25F because I need a red-and-white for this year's santa (no, Figma Reimu would be too hard and expensive to get right now).
RG Freedom because I love RG and will get every single one of them (yet I haven't gotten the green Zaku HAHAHA).
HGUC Gouf Custom wasn't a new buy but has been in my backlog for a while because I'm in a slump.
And Kotobukiya's Flying Base 3 because I need one for my Takemikazuchi, and because bd77 has been promoting them as pretty damn awesome.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

[Sidestory] Recent Stuff December 11th 2011

There's really nothing new since I'm pretty much in a slump (in various ways) "orz.

But anyway, here's some interesting/random stuff.

Two military and a Dovahkiin. It's another game poster parody :p
Click for larger picture.

It's kinda funny that me and my two housemates each completes a Kotobukiya kit at roughly the same time, and each with it's own unique building approach.
The Gaea from Armored Core Nexus (left) is done by my new housemate that has just moved in recently. It's mostly a straight build, but he added silvers and using the zippo lighter liquid technique to wipe any excess.
The Hogire from Armored Core IV (right) is done by my housemate that have been around for a while and also one of the creators of Figumo Warfare. It's also a straight build, but he added some panel lines and then added a lot of gold using gold gundam markers.
The Shiranui Niigata from Muv Luv Alternative Total Eclipse (center) is done by me, using the usual "sand 'em all" technique and putting silver behind every clear part. I also added some silver and grey to add details.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

[Comic] Deep Breath

I'm having a stressful time dealing with my last semester (and not having much progress with it either), so I decided on taking a breather by... making comic!!

Get it? The title is one of Agito's theme song, Agito's characteristic while doing the pose before kicking, and the joke of this comic. Get it? *winkwink* *nudgenudge* *hinthint*

I was testing making focus lines and motion lines with photoshop, and I'll admit that the lines on the first panel was horrid. ;^^
Pretty much more reason for me to get Comipo!. And apparently the contest will continue sometime this week.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

[WIP] HGUC Jesta

Finally posted this WIP ;^^.

No, there is no other pics in this post that'll have alt text over it. I'm not too creative to put alt text on over 80 pictures ;=_=a

This build is for the Jesta group build at MVP Figure. I mostly just add silver some... okay, everywhere :p.
Also, I used Chubbybot's sand all part technique as usual :).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

[Sidestory] Something slightly different

Since somebody said "Better some updated than no updates. :D"...

Still pretty much in a slump, haven't made much progress on my thesis, and not really in any mood to continue building Shiranui (although there's only a few parts left). Funny enough, there's also still no news on the Comipo contest.

Well to break all that, I tried (getting) something new.

Need I remind you that this is the only Heisei Kamen Rider's bike that has IT'S OWN THEME SONG?
Agito will be joining later.

Kamen Rider Agito is one of my favorite Kamen Rider show, and since SIC KT line was pretty cheap to get into (except the bikes, reasonably so since most have transformation gimmicks). I bought Tornader because if later Kuuga (My other favorite rider) and Try/Beat Chaser/Gouram were ever gonna be released in SIC KT, I would've bought them in a heartbeat, and I don't want my other favorite rider to be abit lonely :p.

More pics will be posted once Agito arrived.

PS: You know, looking at Machine Tornader's color scheme... my mind was somehow override by... TROMBE.

Monday, November 7, 2011

[Comic] Centum

The title is just another fancy word for 100
Self deprecating post yay~.

- I'm really sorry for not posting anything for a while "orz.
- I previously intended to make an "About me" post for this, but lately I felt a bit miserable and the draft for that gets a bit too emo, so I scrapped it.
- Now my comics no longer uses comic sans fonts. Didn't knew it was a hated font until a friend of mine told me haha :p.
- Figumo Warfare 2 didn't won the contest because we're the only one that actually submitted stop motion videos, therefore the stop motion award was removed :(.
- And my friend that worked on the video told me he wasn't satisfied with the video and wanted to extend some parts making it into somewhat a "Director's cut" (and he won't allow me to upload the video until he finishes that).
- Fate/Zero is awesome.
- Some of my markers started to dry :(.
- Finished building Shiranui's body.
- RG Sky Grasper + Sword & Launcher Pack was (IMO) a good call by Bandai, will definitely get.
- So what's about the next RG after the Sky Grasper? A friend of mine told me that he thinks it would be AGE, but I'll hope Bandai waits at least another year so they can release RG AGE-1, AGE-2, & AGE-3 consecutively.
- I guess I should start working on Jesta's WIP...
- And here's to another 100 post and more!! :D

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Comipo!, and some other stuff

A kinda long wall of text about how I found and finally use Comipo!, a couple of my Comipo!'s comics, and a little bit of my current gunpla stuffs.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

HGUC Jesta get!!

You know, a couple weeks ago I was stressed about the probability of me not getting Jesta because of the recent problems in Sout East Asia's importing due to the rise of yen, combined with Jesta's popularity.
But now, that seems pretty silly now that I actually managed to get one at a toy fair today, although at a slightly more expensive price (the HGFC Master Gundam + Fu'un Saiki at the fair was $4 more expensive than the one I buyed).

Since I'm participating at B-Mecha's groupbuild, I'm gonna build this right away tomorrow.
There's really not much plan other than the usual "sand 'em all and give it a lot of silver". XD

Meanwhile, at the toy fair...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

[Coming Soon] Figumo Warfare 2

Official poster by g4ronk
Official poster by g4ronk

No delay this time since it's already halfway done!!
The Mecha Hunter is still on delay though.
Also, title are still subject to change.

Watch the first Figumo Warfare here!

Monday, October 3, 2011

[Comic] Uncomfortable Reunion

First thing first.
The personalities of the characters in my comics do not follows the personality of the original characters/pilots from the original show.
With that in mind, I also do not call the characters in my comic by their pilot's name, but usually by the unit's names or anything close to the unit's name (since calling God Gundam "God" is awkward). Therefore God Gundam is named "G" in my comics (hey, I finally decided on a name for him!).
Now that's said and done, enjoy the 3-parter comics! :D

When there's a master-student character, the master must be a jaded person, or a comedic pervert.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

[Comic] Cutting Edges

Sorry for being late :p.
There'll will be another couple of comic before the epic comic starts, just so that I can introduce some other characters that'll also appear there.

Can anybody suggest a good mecha stepping SFX other than the name of Touhou's creator?
Page 2 after the jump.

Monday, September 19, 2011

New looks, and what's coming ahead.

Hey guys!!

Remember about that surprise that I have mentioned before?

Nope, this new look is not what I meant.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Finished building HGFC Fuun Saiki!


Managed to fix the front leg!

Oh, and if you noticed, yes, I'm back at my other house. :D
At first I'm gonna post about it (and the busy week which made me unable to post anything till yesterday), but I put Fuun's broken leg first :p.

By the way, I got a question about Fuun Saiki...
*WARNING, disturbing image ahead*

Friday, September 16, 2011



*Runs off to get superglue*
Protip: If you're building HGFC Fuun Saiki, please sandpaper the front legs' ball joint quite a bit, it is extremely tight and it's a plastic-to-plastic connection (absolutely no polycaps on Fuun Saiki).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Finished Building HGUC GM Cannon II

I liked the details on the head and the backpack.

But the rifles still sucks just like GM Custom, but much more because the forearm is much bulkier and therefore very hard to position the long rifle with it's downward magazine.

If I'm lucky, I'll be back to my other home the day after tomorrow. Sadly, I'm not a very lucky guy. So, yeah... We'll see.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Building HGUC GM Cannon II

Got this one on a discount.

I hate it when they used sticker for the V crotch part.
I hate it when they used sticker for the V crotch part.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

[Sidestory] Random Photography 28th August 2011

Hey there,

Intern work was finally over last friday!
Now all that's left is to finish my dental problem (should be patched on my next visit), and let me enjoy some games (DS Castlevanias & Free Space 2 :p), and then I'll be back on my other house and should be back on business!

Meanwhile, here's some random photos that I took.

I think, therefore I am built.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

[Sidestory] The Adventure of RG Strike

Sorry for the recent lack of post.

Anyway, this is something I shot a couple weeks ago, when I have finished the RG Strike but haven't finished it's equipment and Aile Striker.
The story is, that a friend of mine post a picture of MG RX-78-2 ver. OYW doing an orz on his Facebook. And after that, it goes like this:
Me: "I'll try that with my RG Strike :)."
Friend: "Please do, and do other funny poses while you're at it."
Me: "OK."

Aaaand I went overboard and pretty much made a tour of my room using Strike XD.

You can barely see my friend's MG RX-78-2 ver. OYW on the notebook's screen.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Muv Luv Alternative Total Eclipse Anime!!

I always thought that making Muv Luv into an anime would be difficult because the story is spread through 3 series, especially since the first one had no mecha stuff at all, but adapting the side story from the light novel? GENIUS!!

For those that haven't seen it yet, here's the OP to the visual novel trial of the Total Eclipse.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Midway finished on RG Aile Strike

Finished building the main body part of the RG Aile Strike.
I really liked the improvement of the design build here :D.
After some sleep, I will continue to the equipments and hopefully manage to finish the Aile Pack too.
A few more pic after the jump.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Started building RG Aile Strike

Build this using a thicker marker than usual. You might see that some panel line are too thick.

I have to say, this kit's built is a bit simpler compared to the previous two RG. There are still variations of the colors (3 types of white & 2 type of red, but only 1 tyype of blue), but the placement of the colors aren't as... "aggressive", if I might put it, compared to the RG RX-78-2 and the RG Zaku. Because of that and how the connection parts are designed this time, the whole kit become much more stable than the previous two RGs.

The loose skirts, an issue both the RX & Zaku had, were dealt by making the connector from the skirts to the waist longer. The kit's stability is also better compared to RG RX and RG Zaku, wherein RG RX and RG Zaku would definitely fall to the ground with a single flick, RG Strike can still stand still even after a little push (although my built isn't really finished). This is probably because of the longer feet design compared to the RX-78-2 & Zaku's feet design, but this is definitely needed because of the Aile pack (I'm pretty sure that the "won't fall in a single flick" would no longer be valid when the Strike equips the Aile pack hahaha).

I'm really eager in continuing building this kit. But due to the time constraints because of my interim work, I'm probably can only continue building this Saturday.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Or the day that the internet tried to deny my existence.

More on that later, if I ever got any connection at all.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

"Chessboard Attic's 1st Anniversary!!" ...or that's what it's supposed to be.

It's the 26th of June, and it has been a whole year since the start of Chessboard Attic!

And it's time for the "special" comic that I've been talking about, the epic Hi-Nu Gundoom saga!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Next stop motion project!!

It's Gunpla x Nanoha x Monster Hunter!!

Shooting will start sometime in July/August.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

[Comic] Friendship is Easy

Here's a little bit simpler comic, because I'm currently on exam :3.
Somewhat a continuation of the New Order series.

Funny fact: I finished putting the decals on RG RX-78-2 within 3 days, I finished the decals on RG Char's Zaku-II in a single day.
Apparently he is indeed 3x faster XD.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

[Sidestory] Recent stuff June 12th 2011


Here's my next build, the RG Aile Strike and the controversial MC Model HG Hi-Nu Gundoom.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

[Comic] Not-Gaijin 4Koma

I'm pretty sure some of you already saw this coming hahaha.

Figmas and Nendoroid are my "ex-roommate now housemate"'s properties.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Finally managed to finish the Takemikazuchi!!

After like a month since starting building this kit...


Pics after the jump.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

[Comic] New Order Part 1 & 2

Here's a 4-parter comic!

No work, no screentime. >:3

Part 3 & 4 coming next week!

Friday, May 6, 2011

[Comic] "Double Attack"

A little bit perverted joke this time :p
Oh, and I think I'm gonna change the "4koma" tag into just "comic".

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Progress so far on Takemikazuchi...

After 7 days (though I took 2 days off building)...

I liked the details this thing has, but it took quite the effort to make them stand out ;^^.
Basically I put silver behind every clear parts, and some other parts that were supposed to have red but isn't is first colored with silver and then some red after it dried.

Probably gonna take another 3-5 days until it's really complete.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

[WIP] HGFC Nobell Gundam


Nobell is definitely an interesting kit from many aspect, and the first interesting thing that got in my mind (other than its a she-gundam) is it's box size and price.

Nobell's box is slightly smaller than GM Custom's, yet she's slightly more expensive than GM Custom.
(Nobell: 1500 yen, GM Custom: 1300 yen)

I guess that means plastic quantity isn't the only factor affecting the price, but the build design's quality too.
It's also funny how they're released next to each other, yet the build design is literally years different (sorry, pet peeves of mine :p)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

[WIP] HGUC GM Custom


Some of these parts, and those ABS joints... Where have I seen them?
Oh right, the HGUC GM Striker.
Apparently a lot of the GM kit shares these old runner, even the upcoming HGUC GM Cannon II and GM III :(.
Fine then, to make up with the outdated build design, I'll try to put more work on the detailing!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Figumo Warfare's Commentarry

For those that haven't watched the video, watch it, now!

Finally after a real while (sorry), I finally get to work on the promised commentary of the Figumo Warfare.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Goodbye Chessboard Attic

The place, not the blog, it's still continuing =/

So yeah, I actually moved from my old rental place to another rental, which is why I went absent for a while (also because of exams and the usual laziness :p ) While it wasn't the most comfortable place *coughbugmosquitoedustcreakyfloorshortcircuitcrampedcough*, it sure has it own charm, mainly being the inspiration to this blog's name, and some other stuff *coughceapereasiertogotocollegecough* AHEM, I need to drink some cough medicine.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Will be back shortly

Look who's here.
Oh, a different background setting? *dundundun!*

Saturday, March 19, 2011

[4Koma] In The Way Of Love

note: This 4koma has been shot by last valentine, but I only managed to edit 'em just now.
I need to get over this laziness "orz

By the time this 4koma was posted, the HGFC Nobell still hasn't arrived at the board. =/

Thursday, March 10, 2011

[WIP] HGUC Zaku I Sniper


I mean, look at those oddly shaped runners.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ahhh, life's good

Two of my favorite mecha games, both coming on PSP soon!! XD

Anyway, my apologies over and over again for being absent for quite a while.
Been stuck with no internet for a while and also got caught up playing some games :p.

Zaku Sniper's WIP and some comic coming up soon.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

[Sidestory] Recent stuff February 2nd 2011


Some stuff happened with the Jegan, and a certain sniper has arrived.

Monday, January 24, 2011

My entry to GG's Gunpla Photo Contest

Barely didn't made it for the deadline, here's my entry for GG's Gunpla Photo Contest.
Click for bigger picture.



I loved the effects made from the combination of Unicorn's clear parts and the emergency light.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

[4Koma series] Blazing Comet Kick!!

Enjoy this over 9 page of continuous 4Koma!!
Picture #9 also serves as the kick entry for Zoidiect's Sinanju groupbuild.
note: there might be a lot of weird sfx in this one ^^;.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

[WIP] HGUC Sinanju Part 5


The last of Sinanju's WIP are mostly about the backpack

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Super Robot Wars Z II Hakai-ken PV

>SRW Z II Part I
>This April
>Macross Frontier
>Shin Getter Robo
>Gurren Laggan

[Stop Motion] Figumo Warfare

And here's the surprise I've said. :D

Hope you'll enjoy it. :)
I'll do a commentaries later, still have some other stuff to do. ^^;

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

[WIP] HGUC Sinanju Part 4


Continuing into the shoulders and head in this post

Monday, January 10, 2011