Covering 2019 Malaysian GWBC event
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In Today’s 143rd edition Let’s Talk Gunpla segment, we will be taking a break from talking about gunpla releases and take the time to talk about the recently concluded Malaysian 2019 GWBC event. It has been quite a while since we all attended a GWBC event and frankly we are quite happy to be doing so again.
There are ALOT of pretty interesting entries this year, which we are quite excited to showcase here in the blog. Not to mention too that the event grounds this year is quite huge compared to ones that we’ve been to.
So without further ado, let us get into it, shall we?
Even though we haven’t covered alot of GWBC events here in the blog, but we have been to alot of GWBC events prior to this. This year might be the first time in many years that it was held in a huge event grounds like this.
Though even with that said, the main space which was reserved to showcase the builder’s work is still quite small and cramped. Admittedly we were quite annoyed by the lack of space provided because it kind of makes it hard for us to really see all the awesome work made by all these awesome Malaysian Gunpla builders.
But the worse bit of this event is probably the Gunpla Sales area. Because this is probably one of the most unwelcoming, cramped sales areas that we have ever been to. The lack of space to navigate through the area makes it VERY UNCOMFORTABLE to browse around the area really manages to discourage us from actually getting anything from the event this year.
We really hope that next year they would further improve on this.
Although with that said, we are quite impressed with what they have in store for the curious shopper that stumbles around on the event ground. This year they set up a proper gunpla tutorial support group, with actual staff stationed on the station to help guide newbies on their work.
Not to mention too they finally had Gunpla speed building event on again this year.
But we know that you all aren’t here to hear us complain and talk about the event grounds, we know that you all are here to see them builds. So let us now talk about the awesome pieces that we see from this year’s Malaysian Gunpla builders.
This was the very first entry that really caught our eyes, one that we think is probably one of the biggest entries and the most interesting one that we all here see. We here really can’t imagine how long it must’ve taken for the said builder to do the graffiti on that Zaku II’s head.
Located on the same shelve with Mr.Idzuan’s work is this, Mr.Mohd Nazri’s After Life. A pretty interesting diorama work which we here think makes pretty good use of clear parts here. We love the paintwork done on the Sazabi, the purple does remind us alot of the Eva-01’s color scheme.
This is probably one of the shiniest and the cleanest entries. Seeing this we really can’t help to feel like we are staring at a new MS ready to frick some stuff up.
When we all saw this we all keep thinking of Barbatos’s final scene in IBO’s Finale and we all think the title naming is quite appropriate. Though it would be nice if there were more…oil blood present in this diorama. But all in all, great work!
If Foong Chai’s work reminds us of IBO’s final scene, Nik Haiqal’s work reminds us of Dark Souls. We here like the concept that the builder has for this, and we are quite impressed by it.
To close, we shall end with this entry. The Wong Joo Aun’s Beast Crossing. This is by far is what we all here think is a pretty insane entry. Looking at it makes us want to have a pet that looks that badass.
These was the only one that we managed to cover in a few short hours that we were there, due to the time constraint and due to the issue that we mentioned before we didn’t manage to see all the winning pieces and admittedly we kind of wished that we did. As well we are quite sad that we didn’t manage to cover the final day and the award ceremony. But we do hope that we would be able to do so for the next year’s event.
We do think that this year there are ALOT of pretty interesting work, and we are really impressed with most of the pieces that we see on that day. We do hope to see more awesome work from all the Gunpla builders involved and hopefully we here as well hope to do better coverage of the GWWBC event next year.
With that concludes today’s 143rd edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment! What do you think of these awesome work from the Malaysian Gunpla Builders? It is quite nice to be able to go to gunpla events like these, and frankly, we are honestly quite surprised by the sheer quality that we are seeing coming from this year’s entry.
Looking at all of these awesome work does make us all here feel quite excited to see more awesome entries from all these builders next year!
Anyways, we will be back again with more gunpla news on this coming Friday and as well on the next coming Wednesday! Kimi will be back again this Monday with an Unboxing or a Review. So do look forward to that!
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*all the badass pictures that you see here are taken by our awesome photographer @steffiegoreng