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See you again Gundam Front Tokyo by alphaleo14 See you again Gundam Front Tokyo by alphaleo14
After 3 years of intensive work on the French TV series, I finally got a break that I needed so much in 2017. And what better place to go was Japan. The last time I visited Japan was at the age of 12, (that was like 24 years ago) I have been wanting to visit Japan eversince the 1/1 scale Gundam statue was erected on 2009. And for the Past years I have been working really hard on my entry for GWBC to win a trip to visit the Gundam statue, but sadly my Gunpla are not even complete until today due to work, especially on my previous french TV series project that took 3 years to complete, here is a link to the show if you are interested www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxlW_z… currently it was being shown on Netflix, and responses are sorta OK. I will talk more on another post later.

After the Project was completed, I decided to take a 1 week holiday in Tokyo on February 2017. What perfect timing that was, as I found out that the Gundam statue will be taken down on March 2017. I still manage to see it for the first and last time. Seeing the Gundam statue up close in person was really a far cry experience compare to seeing it on the books, magazines and internet, it was really a beauty on how majestic and detail it can be when seeing it up close in person. It was a mixed feeling, happy to see it and sad that it will be dismantle soon. I stare at it for a long 30 minute to enjoy it awesomeness despite the cold weather. Besides that I also visited Ghibli museum and visited all model shop in Akihabara. Overall I really enjoyed the Japan trip and wish it never ends.

A recent good news is that a 1/1 scale Gundam Unicorn will replace the current RX-78 statue within 2017, it gives me more reason to work hard to win GWBC to visit Japan again.
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wolfofficer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wonder what they gonna do with the RX78 model??? put it outside the Bandai manufacturing center ?
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
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AlchemySnap Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
Get in the robot Leo....wait no wrong one.
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GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
>:C DON'T EVER CALL A GUNDAM A ROBOT!
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AlchemySnap Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
I'm referencing Neon Genesis Evangelion Abridged.
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GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
oh... that's a good Animé although I like the 90's version of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
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darklion Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is actually one of my favorite shots of Leo you have. I love that you matured the design and scruffed him up a bit. Great work!
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foxtorres Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
watched you for 9 years I love your work...
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rodrev Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ikemas Nihon watashi hitsuyo.
Don't know if that was right. I also want to go to Japan one day. Great photo and drawing.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
I love seeing your art, and hearing all you have been up to! I'm so happy you realized this dream of yours. Truely, a moment forever imprinted on your heart!
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ProphetEKA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
So cool!

Part of me wishes I could've made it out to see it before they retired it. A larger part of me wonders how much it would cost to buy it from them. I mean... what fan couldn't make a little room for a giant Gundam statue of their very own. = )
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Badass Gundam furry piece, Alphaleo. :)
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joulester Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2017
It's cool that you get to see it. I was in Akihabara not so long ago and too bad I didn't get to pay this a visit nor the Ghibli Museum (Ghibli denied entry because it was so full and my stay was short ), but the toy/model/collectibles shops in Tokyo Akihabara are DEFINITELY as must!!

It'll not be long before Japan builds a fully-functional one that we can board. In fact, here's one already. ---> www.theverge.com/2015/1/18/775…
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
cool u also made a visit to japan, yup the model shop in akihabara was really a huge candy store for me, i pick up a lot parts, and even got good quality tamiya airbrush. and i made the wise choice of staying in akihabara instead so that i can always visit the model shop before or after the event of the day. I will pose some ghibli photo later, i almost bought porco rosso model kit when i was there cost around 6000 yen but i decided to spend that money on a good airbrush instead.

By the way, u have to read this, taken from wikipidea

On June 30, 2015 a special report about the capabilities of the Japanese military was aired by China Central Television Channel 4. The Japan Self-Defense Forces were shown to have several functioning Gundams-like mechas,[33] causing widespread fear among Chinese viewers. The clip shown was actually from a Japanese commercial for Nissin Cup Noodles.

video link www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ_OJO…

for the people who doesn't know gundam might be afriad but for us this is probably best joke of the century
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DSxpo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, Alphaleo14! I read your comment above about the original Gundam statue is being demolished this month with a replacement of another Gundam. I've never visit Japan before, but I've watched videos about it. I hope you had great time with your projoct series "Lollirock".
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Lolirock is already done, which i am verr glad, now i am working on another series
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ZackMilesPrower Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Wish you had a blast!
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Like I said, wished the trip will never ends
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Terrix250 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See you next time Alphaleo14. that suit looks good on you,and probably you might ride on a gundam. ^.^
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
now resuming my GBWC entry alphaleo14.deviantart.com/art/…
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SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always nice to see you around alphaleo' :)

Awesome statue. :D
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Thanks, i have a lot of works i wanted to do, but before all that can happen, i have to complete this sucker for my GBWC entry alphaleo14.deviantart.com/art/…
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SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. :)
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Poila-Invictiwerks Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Seeing the Gundam statue in-person is an awe-inspiring experience, glad to hear on your experience. Cheers!
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
trust me, tears will falls when u see it just a mere meters in front of you
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