Saturday, February 20, 2010

[Model Kit]: 1/100 MG ZGMF X10-A Freedom

Hi Josh here. OK, first things first, I really haven't made too much time yet in order to actually do stuff, but I just happened to rediscover one of my old kits, which I just happened to bring with me in the flight to Narita. It's the Zero Gravity Mobile Fighter X10-A Freedom from the series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. This unit becomes one of the main mechas at the second half of the series.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wonder Festival 2010 (Winter)

Hi! Josh here. OK, enough of snowy weather, this is about Scale Modeling! And while I'm style arranging some things, I would like to show to you what I bought in this past Wonder Festival at the Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba, Japan.

Welcome to My Web Log!

Hi! Josh here from the cold and snowy lands of Nagaoka, in the Niigata Prefecture, Japan. It has been a colder winter this season 2009-2010 as compared to the last one. In 2008-2009 it was the first time for me to see the snow and it was such a great show. I've been living in the University Dormitories for over a year, and sometime this year I'll have to move to an apartment. In the meanwhile, I've experienced a great deal of things concerning Japan, its people and its culture.

In this case, and the main purpose for creation of this blog, I would like to share some experiences concerning Japan's Scale Modeling Culture. At the same time, as I get more immersed in the various types of techniques they use here, I would like to feel the commitment to continue developing my art and show it to whoever might be interested.

At the same time I would like to take the opportunity to express myself and give my appreciation of art as I see it in my works and the works of others; that is why I chose the name MetaRealia for the Title of this blog. "MetaRealia" is a portmanteau that I thought of from the term "Metarealism", a type of art direction created in Russia, which stands for "Metaphorical" realism. I personally don't follow exactly this direction in particular, but metaphors have been used since ancient times to transmit a message. And I believe that you can teach others through the use of objects as an aid to transmit your message. "Realia" is a term used to describe such objects and, thus, I came up with such a term.

It might be a slow beginning as I put some oil into the old gears, but I hope to have this running as soon as possible. So thank you for taking the time to come and please keep tuned for more to come in the future.