When your significant other wants to share with you his passion [hobby], do you usually just acknowledge it? or do you go the extra mile to learning something that he or she loves? In reality it can be difficult, especially if it’s something you’re not into. But sometimes, you just have to enter their world and who knows? You might find yourself enjoying it as well.
A man’s hobby can be diverse, but for the kid at heart it will always be toys. The grown up / expensive kind of toys. Ha-ha! Take for example? Gundams. Martin is currently on a Gundam high phase. During conversations over the phone or when together, he’d somehow find a way to talk about it.
Eventually, after many conversations and tedious research on his part. He found the series which turned me to a Gundam fanatic. He first showed me a glimpse of how the Gundam Unicorn transformed into destroy mode, and the rest was history. It was that BAD ASS! And the start of my deep appreciation for the series.
Moving forward, we both found out about Toy Town’s Model kit caravan many weeks ago. Of course, the Gundam fanatic wanted to go to the event. We chose to go last Saturday and boy I was surprised, how building can be fun. Well, admittedly the higher grades are more tedious compared to the kit were given.
All participants received the same kits – Gundam AGE: Genoace
All you need are pliers and a marker (for paneling) which were all provided by Toy Town. I guess it’s a bit bias for me to say that I didn’t have a hard time building. It pays to have someone knowledgeable with you to teach you the basics.
Below are photos of my first building experience:
After finishing the upper body, I built the lower body and head. The last touches were paneling which I’m not good at.
And finally my very first Gundam in one piece. Thank you Toy Town for holding such an event.
Last Sunday was the last day of the Model kit caravan at Glorietta 2. For those who are interested to try their hands into building, you might to check out new schedules for the caravan.