Wonder Festival 2007 Summer Report



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There was a Gaianotes booth, with many paint sets and models exposed, among which was this Ma.K show window.

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A closer peek showing everyone's current favorite: a New Rally Pawn.

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Logically, the Ma.K booth was strategically close to the Gaianotes booth. It is naturally at the Ma.K booth that the Polar Bear was announced.

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I am guessing this is another type of white...

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Also announced was this 1/12 SAFS from Max Factory. What you are missing in the picture is a question mark on the announcement board, hidden by the SAFS' right arm. It is apparently going to be a plastic kit, but whether it will see the light of the day isn't clear. The displayed model must have come out of a rapid prototyping tool: the surface shows a jaggy texture with regularly spaced asperities. The CAD SAFS also hints to a rapid prototyping-type output.
The same announcement states that the pre-painted Kauz and Fliege, both at 1/16, are still an ongoing project.

Also, the booth was presenting some Ma.K models, most of them garage kits built and painted by Sensei, of course.

To begin with.....

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????
I am aware that for some reason, girly pilots are currently drawing interest of many Ma.K modelers, but this?

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What on earth is this about?
Does anyone know?

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Is Sensei trying to tell us that he is striking a deal to get Ma.K on Cartoon Network, or something?
But wait, I see something familiar... Let me back up...

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Oh, the lovely 1/76 F-Boot from our friends Kotatsu Kingdom!
And Sensei opted for the fully-loaded version!

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It has a same-scale Oskar on the side, from the same Kingdom.
If you have followed the 25th Anniversary Exhibition, you may remember having seen these gems!

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When I see models such as these, painted with so much subtlety, I totally agree with the necessity to look at these models with your own eyes, because when a picture of a model is taken, there are limitations due to the camera, and when the picture is printed, there are limitations due to the print shop.
Such problems were alluded to by Sensei during the painting demonstration.

Next are some classics, more or less.

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I believe this is the 1/20 Ground Pawn (Wave).

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1/35 Kroete (Zionel Westen Bis).

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1/35 Koenigs Kroete (Fire Orange).

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1/20 ASF II (Wave)

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1/20 Grosser Hund (Rainbow-Egg).

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1/35 Camel (Fire Orange)

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1/20 Kanguruh (Love-Love Garden)

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1/35 Nutrocker (D3 Works)

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1/35 Luna Diver (D3 Works)

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Finally, besides sales of the limited edition Luna Pawn, the model Kasten Acheron, and Wave Ground pawn box art poster as well as the 25th anniversary exhibition ASF II poster, one thing that could absolutely not be missed was this tribute to Kunitaka Imai-san, who was the genius creator behind the box art and the camo cards for the Nitto kits.
Imai-san, thank you so much for your contribution to creating a wonderful line of kits.

I'm dizzy, can I go Home?
The day isn't over Yet!