Newtype Taiketsu 2015

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Not sure how to put this, but the invitation kinda get me off guard. I got a watapps message from one of my team mate of Team Nexus, Don waskito of Indonesia, telling me that there’s someone in Indonesia want to invite me over for the competition to conduct a workshop. Is this for real?? Once he mention about the competition name – Newtype Taiketsu, then i realize it’s real deal, i seen some renowned gunpla modeler share about this. But the date is just about 3 weeks away…….. wait what? Mean i don’t have much time to consider or ready my stuff…..
Well, this is once in a lifetime chance for me. ( I think to myself) Just go and had fun, i sure people there are awesome and i LOVE to meet friends with same interest.
The organizer and boss of Mechaspot, Martin Halim Kusuma, is a sincere and passionate person i must say, sponsored my flight tickets and accommodation and done the flight booking within a day i confirm. @_@

Okay let’s skip the food i ate during the trip, i ate a lot and both Johanes and Martin keep feeding me nice foods….. omg…

Once i reach the venue of the event, mangga dua square. Was surprised with the billboard and banner they put up for the event. My face printed and on a billboard…… wow…
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The stage and booth setup for the event, got few of the groups sharing their work there. Missed out some group, got a lot things going on I forgot to snap pictures.  :p

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Here are the competition entries.

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Video for some entry.
https://www.facebook.com/becky.love.gunpla/videos/10153502142354213/?l=4477356394683761995

https://www.facebook.com/becky.love.gunpla/videos/10153502144794213/?l=6053710865664331876

Newtype Taiketsu also have Anupong Channarong as their invited guest. It’s my honor to finally meet him as well, think i knew him long ago in forums, his nickname was Nununu that time, a passionate and well known gunpla modeler from Thailand. He bring his work for display as well, what a great honor to see them in person.
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Invited guest for workshop, Don Waskito. Demonstrate on basic painting and airbrush workshop, free to try for attendees.

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Invited guest Annupong Channarong, demonstrate on panel lining, amazed by his DIY panel line tools and chisel with just needle and hobby knife blade, “now everyone can panel line” quote by Anupong. Hahaha.

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That’s me demonstrate on basic weathering technique. :p

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Judging time. 🙂

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There are 2 categories of entry, customize and painting. Here is the result.
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Customize category 1st place

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Customize category 2nd place

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ainting category 1st place

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ainting category 2nd place

Able to take a stroll around the mall and saw a hobby store in the mall, (mangga dua square).  Whitebase hobby store. Saw a work i recognize, think it’s one of the entry in Indonesia GBWC last few year.
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Had a great time in Indonesia, really a lovely country and love the foods as well, although they are very similar with some Malaysia food. Will sure visit there again. 🙂

 

P/S: It’s really a busy month, still got more post to come, bear with me guys.