Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grand Opening:

Hey Fellow Hobbyists!

Hope the wait didn't prove to be too long, for we have finally set up the new blog, after going through a fair amount of planning...such as the banner design, blog layout, categories of hobbies etc. It's titled toyconstruct to include both models that require construction, and ready-made models that we have collected for all this time.

JQ and I have put a couple of posts about how each of us got started on the modeling/collecting hobby since childhood, and a common thread appears that it all starts with: Dad.

And from now on, JQ and I will be putting in about a couple of posts per week...and we have also taken a new batch of modern military, warhammer fantasy and Japan-fan stuff too.

So without further ado, allow us to gladly present the new integrated blog!

See you guys there :)

Friday, January 08, 2010

Announcement to Dear Readers

Greetings Dear Readers,

It has been a pleasure and a privillege to have blog and let you guys read and enjoy our photoes of our hobby items for so long. While we have maintain a simple and slow-mo approach to displaying our stuff, we are just happy to have a small following checking us out.

But Josh and I wanna do more, We wanna make it more awesome and span out on the range of the hobbies that we have as guys. As such, we wanna do an integration of the two hobby blogs that we have now.

Furthermore, We wanna do more than jus show pictures of Warhammer and Modern Military Stuff. Its gonna span out to Jap-Fan stuff., Sci-Fi, Game Reviews and Everything interesting about being a geeky or nerdy guy. From toy collectibles that we enjoy, to the places where u can get cool stuff, We hope that what we aim to provide in the new blog will satisfy and fulfill ur appetites and involvement in the blog.

We also aim to attract my readers and also further improve our blog in the "attraction" and "interest" factor. We shall increase our entries from just the usual one pic per week routine, to more than one pic per week. On top of that, we aim to give QUALITY pictures and also more entries per week than the usual one.

With a manpower of 2 and on occasion, some help from our dear friend, Weiting, It will be a big task but we will give it our best and see where it goes from here. During the integration process, we might go for a hiatus for a certain period.

Till then, we like to thank all the loyal readers and u will see more of us soon once all is done and sorted out.

Stay tune for updates.


Monday, January 04, 2010

PLA Troops

Hey Guys

Here's wishing all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR, and all the best as we continue on into a new decade!

Today we have another shot of JQ's Battlefield Evo PLA Ground Forces squad, wielding a variety of weapons and ready to engage the enemy...the soldiers are pre-painted 1:65 miniatures which come with rules and are ready to play right out of the box.

The soldiers carry a QBB 95 machine gun, PF 98 anti-tank rocket launcher, and 2 QBZ 95 assault rifles.

Apparently, some modelers have proceeded to modify the figures themselves, and examples I have seen fired missiles (with smoke trails) added onto anti-tank soldiers and APCs. Sometimes I just wish I had the time to sit down and really learn how to do these they make the figures look much better than before. Examples of conversions of units in Battlefield Evo:

More examples can be seen at this conversion contest forum thread:

Well, it's time for me to hand over the blog to compatriot JQ, and thanks again for coming down and continually supporting the blog! Do take care, and see you guys soon!