Had a very busy Saturday, and made myself busy on Sunday.
Saturday morning I picked up a Canadian friend of mine who has recently moved to the Nagoya area. We used to train at the same dojo in Canada so he wanted to try out the training here in Japan. It's good to see old acquaintances again, however it also stood as a reminder of how far I have come since those old training days.
I had a japanese lesson in the early afternoon and as soon as it ended I hopped onto the train and made my way to Akihabara. Once out of the station, I saw this.
As you can see, there was a line. As I wasn't planning on going there that day it was of no consequence to me. I made my way to the old watering hole, the HUB, where I met ASM and was handed this.
Yup, Gundam shaped yaki anpan or whatever it's called. After discussing gunpla, life, the universe, and everthing with ASM for several hours over many beverages, I made my way home.
The next day was mother's day, however, my wife had work in Tokyo so she left at her regular time leaving me at home to take care of my daughter. I wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and finish up my decal work so I sat down at the kitchen table with my decals and supplies and handed my daughter a pair of scissors and construction paper. She learned how to use scissors while I cut out and applied decals.
The shield is now finished. Here's the lower half:
And here's the top half: Whoa! What's that? Dat's money!
(There was a bit of an episode when I went to apply the final top coat to this piece. The S2 blew off and away. I found it on the patio and carefully picked it up and put it back on, moving it into position carefully. Next time, Marksofter!)
The other side of the bazooka has now been decaled and topcoated. I went for an a-symetrical look.
And after the decal work, my daughter and I went to a nearby park where we played on the swings and slides for an hour, then we did some shopping and had some lunch. She was getting cranky and started crying shortly after we returned home so I laid on the couch holding her on my chest until she fell asleep.
Then I carefully laid her on the couch, crept upstairs..
For now, the entire Unicorn is finished! Except for the feet. I still have to construct the feet.