Here comes the second part of my achievement during my 1 week trip home. I built Deathscythe Hell 1/144 model which completed my Gundam Wing model kits collection! Yay!
The first time I got hooked to Gundam Wing models was during JC times. The first set that I bought was 1/100 HG Endless Waltz. To be honest, I never really like Gundam mecha. I prefer liking the human characters to the robots. But an exception was made for Gundam Wing thanks to the angel (Wing Zero Custom) and demon (Deathscythe Hell Custom) design which remains as my most favourite Gundam models of all times. I also love the box design with the pilots taking quite a large space of the box. Even Relena, who is a non-pilot, appears on the box of Serpent Custom. Cool stuff.
|Gundam Wing Endless Waltz HG 1/100|
The first set of Gundam Wing model kit HG 1/144 was released in 1995 and they were at least 10 years old by the time I started collecting. Thus it was not possible to complete this set and I only bought whatever available from the store. I remember having to visit Seiyu everytime there is a sale and I would hope for this "ancient" model kits to go on sale for $5 each. Yes, five bux :) I only managed to get Altron, Shenlong, Vayeate, and Mercurius. The rest that I have is recent additions after I get addicted to online shopping. Haha..
I was still a newbie when building these model and 2 suffered a sad fate. I broke Vayeate's horn/antenna/whatever you want to call the thing which is sticking out from its head and I linked Mercurius' planet defensors wrongly. They do not close together and cannot form a nice defense system like in the anime! Bah!
|Gundam Wing HG 1/144|
|Gundam Wing HG 1/100|
Although I am already satisfied with my "complete" collection, I don't mind adding another kit: Wing Zero Custom PG 1/60! Haha.. Wing Zero Custom MG 1/100 is tempting because of its costs which is only ~1/5 of its PG's brother. But then I do not want to have so many versions of same robot. So if I have to choose another Wing Zero Custom kit, I might as well have the best i.e PG. Sigh.. If only I have unlimited space to display these things, I would definitely buy this PG 1/60 T_T