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Friday, August 27, 2010

Hobby Japan's オラザク Contest

This morning I mailed off my entry to Hobby Japan Magazine's annual オラザク(ora-zaku) contest. It was in the January 2009 issue of Hobby Japan that I saw the first Gundam kit that blew me away, Shimakou's Black Trinity Zaku II 2.0.

I must have flipped through the pages of that magazine dozens of times looking at all the entrants. I intended to enter a kit in the contest the next year, but missed the deadline.

When I looked through the latest issue of Hobby Japan I found the entry form tucked away in the magazine, noticed that the deadline for submissions was September 1st (!), and promptly photocopied it. Then I went out and bought a memory card and moved pictures onto it, stuffed it into an envelope along with my completed form (filled out in terrible japanese ;) ), then put it in the mail on the way to work this morning.

What kit did I enter? That's a secret. Let's wait for the results in an upcoming Hobby Japan Magazine!

I want to take a moment to thank everyone for the comments they have been sending my way and apologize because it seems blogspot hasn't been showing them all. If you've sent a comment and don't see it here, it wasn't because I deleted it, it was because blogspot did something strange which I haven't discovered yet.

In other news

I'm back to masking.


  1. Sorry to be a bit off topic, but aren't you the guy from the Hobby Link Japan videos?

  2. 頑張ってください!!

    Oh shi.. back to masking what exactly??

  3. Good luck to your entry on the contest :D

  4. Shin Musha Mk 2
    Calling it right now
    or sinanju
    good luck, Syd!

  5. cant wait to see your mg wing too!
    gunmetal for the vents? or silver?

  6. @Nick: Yup, that's me. I'm the guy who gets put in front of the camera every week.

    @Tonzo: 有り難う御座います。The masking is for the kit I'm currently building for work. I am sure you'll know soon enough which one it is.

    @Z: Thank you, sir!

    @gnsquacker: The two kits you mentioned were the two kits I chose from. ;)

    All the vents were done in gun metal. No silver on this kit (well, only a little bit.)


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