It’s been over a year since I wrote about building my first Master Grade, and I finally did it. (The one I talked about last September ended up being a joint project between John and I since it was too hard for me—also it was a wedding gift so that made sense.)
For the uninitiated, Gunpla come in different grades of difficulty. Master Grade is a step up in both complexity and detail from what I usually build. I put the finishing touches on it Friday night while listening to ’90s emo music with my friends.
Gundam has really taken over my life lately. I’m reviewing Gundam Build Fighters Try for Anime News Network. I’m hyped as heck for the new Gundam: The Origin movie, which is based on the manga I can’t put down. I just constructed an enormous Gunpla holiday shopping guide. Most recently, I’ve just discovered Turn A Gundam amid my husband’s extensive Gundam collection. Considering it has a journalist supporting character and the main character’s name is Loran, I think I was destined to fall in love with it sooner or later!
A mustachioed Gundam, a crossdressing pilot, and now they are putting a cow in the mobile suit. Why am I just watching Turn A Gundam now???
— Lauren Orsini (@laureninspace) November 20, 2014
Actually, I had a whole post ready on the delightful absurdity of Turn A and why we all seriously need to watch more old anime, but then I found out I’m watching fansubs and in fact, Turn A won’t be legally in the U.S. until probably next year. So I’ll share my further thoughts on it closer to its release.