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HG 1/144 Aile Strike Gundam  by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 Aile Strike Gundam :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 2 0 Ashleigh Ball Signed Picture by SoniaStrummFan217 Ashleigh Ball Signed Picture :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 4 0 HG 1/144 Gundam Jiyan Altran  by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 Gundam Jiyan Altran :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 3 0 HG 1/144 Zaku Warrior  by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 Zaku Warrior :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 5 0 HG 1/144 GBN Guard Frame  by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 GBN Guard Frame :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 4 1 HG 1/144 Zaku II FZ by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 Zaku II FZ :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 6 1 HG 1/144 GM Custom  by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 GM Custom :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 5 0 HG 1/144 Sinanju Stein Narrative Ver  by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 Sinanju Stein Narrative Ver :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 3 0 HG 1/144 GM II  by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 GM II :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 3 0 HG 1/144 Rick Dias by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 Rick Dias :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 2 0 High Grade RX-178 Gundam Mk-II Revive Review  by SoniaStrummFan217 High Grade RX-178 Gundam Mk-II Revive Review :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 3 0 HG 1/144 Gundam Mk-II (AEUG) Revive by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 Gundam Mk-II (AEUG) Revive :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 1 0 Ghostly Ship on the River by SoniaStrummFan217 Ghostly Ship on the River :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 0 0 Recruitment Meeting  by SoniaStrummFan217 Recruitment Meeting :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 2 0 Me Again  by SoniaStrummFan217 Me Again :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 2 3 HG 1/144 Gabaldy Beta  by SoniaStrummFan217 HG 1/144 Gabaldy Beta :iconsoniastrummfan217:SoniaStrummFan217 2 0


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The Date :iconturnish:Turnish 51 8
Sonico Unplugged 4 by Morphy-McMorpherson
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Sonico Unplugged 4 :iconmorphy-mcmorpherson:Morphy-McMorpherson 57 12
Deflating Mistake by Jackurai
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Deflating Mistake :iconjackurai:Jackurai 467 154
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Trying New Things :iconpampertime:pampertime 9 1
Sonata's Qipao by DANMAKUMAN Sonata's Qipao :icondanmakuman:DANMAKUMAN 739 35 Herbie x Bumblebee - Valentine's Day 2019 by HayateHayashi94 Herbie x Bumblebee - Valentine's Day 2019 :iconhayatehayashi94:HayateHayashi94 44 20 Roadtrip! by Amante56 Roadtrip! :iconamante56:Amante56 531 86 Happy Valentine's Day! by Maddie-Maze Happy Valentine's Day! :iconmaddie-maze:Maddie-Maze 22 14
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Hot Shower :iconchillinhaze:ChillinHaze 6 6
Sinking Adventure by Astramilitant Sinking Adventure :iconastramilitant:Astramilitant 5 6 Day Two: 'Brush' by phantom-inker Day Two: 'Brush' :iconphantom-inker:phantom-inker 152 43 Armor Girls Project - Unicorn Gundam by rlkitterman Armor Girls Project - Unicorn Gundam :iconrlkitterman:rlkitterman 4 1 MG 1/100 Gundam Unicorn Unit 03 Phenex by yukikaze07 MG 1/100 Gundam Unicorn Unit 03 Phenex :iconyukikaze07:yukikaze07 5 2 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam by yukikaze07 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam :iconyukikaze07:yukikaze07 41 46 MG RX-78 Gundam 1YW-06 by CKaiCydek MG RX-78 Gundam 1YW-06 :iconckaicydek:CKaiCydek 6 0 Fluttershy's Haro by KeeperofToast Fluttershy's Haro :iconkeeperoftoast:KeeperofToast 3 0


Which Gunpla should I review next? 

2 deviants said High Grade 1/144 Gundam Mk-II Revive
1 deviant said High Grade 1/144 Zeta Gundam Revive
1 deviant said High Grade 1/144 Hyaku-Shiki Revive
1 deviant said High Grade 1/144 Gabaldy Beta
No deviants said High Grade 1/144 GM II


Bandai has revealed what the next kit in the Real Grade line is going to be, and it is... the Crossbone Gundam! It will be coming out later this year, and is a cool choice for a Real Grade kit in my opinion. I had a lot of fun working on the High Grade one, so I’m really excited to see what could be an even better version. Real Grade kits have much better color separation than High Grade kits, so thank the Gunpla gods, this one will require almost no paintwork whatsoever. The High Grade version had a lot of sticker decals for color, and required a LOT of paintwork if you chose (like me) not to use them. Thanks to the Real Grade engineering, they’ll probably be able to cut back on a few accessories by building them into the mobile suit itself, but I still see it having a lot of accessories. The pictures Bandai released showed one of the Crossbone Gundam wearing the black cloak, but whether or not it’s going to actually come with that is anyone’s guess, since Bandai often shows the cloak on the pictures, but usually doesn’t actually include it. Then again, this is a Real Grade kit, so maybe they’ll feel inclined to give us that instead of making it something we have to buy separately. In any case, I’ll be interested to see how Bandai engineers this one, as it isn’t as bulky as some of their other most recent Grade Kits like the Sazabi or Full Armor Unicorn Gundam. I’m also looking forward to seeing some box art. Anyone that’s familiar with the Real Grade line already knows that the standard box art is a profile shot of the head and a shot of the complete mobile suit, so that’s more than likely what we’ll get, but it’ll still be cool to see anyway. 🙂
HG 1/144 Aile Strike Gundam
This is the High Grade 1/144 Aile Strike Gundam. 🙂 This mobile suit comes to us from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, and is a real beauty. The detail and articulation on this kit are just fantastic, and the ¥1300 (about $13 USD) is an absolute steal for everything you’re getting in this one box. The color separation of this kit is excellent, and greatly reduces the amount of sticker decals you’d normally have to apply to achieve some of these colors. I’m not too knowledgeable about Gundam Seed yet, so I don’t know it’s name, but along with the Aile Strike Gundam, you get a wingpack as well. This kit is very well balanced, and can stood up even with the wingpack on without the need of a display stand. All in all, while I haven’t started watching Gundam Seed yet, I am a fan of the Strike Gundam, and I absolutely love how this kit turned out. This kit is great for builders of all skill ranges, and it definitely gets my seal of approval. 😊
Ashleigh Ball Signed Picture
It’s here! >u< It took a couple of weeks since it was shipped from Canada, but it’s here! Sorry about the glare in the pictures, but it’s in a toploader made for 8x10 pictures, and I am not about to take it out. I did have to carefully reach in there to get the COA, because the seller put it in there over the actual signature, but I can let that slide. Anyway, this is an 8x10 picture signed by the voice actress that voices both Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash, Ashleigh Ball! 🍎🌈

I’m not going to lie. Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash are tied for the spot of my top favorite character in the series, and it’s funny when you realize that they’re both voiced by the same person. I’ll be honest, I like that she drew a heart under the two of them. ^u^ Okay, maaaybe the fact that I ship these two might have been why I bought this particular signed picture. Just maybe XD.
Man, its been a while since I did a journal post, huh? Well, I wanted to apologize to you guys for how quiet I’ve been lately. It’s been a busy few weeks, and I’ve also been having my own emotional stuff going on. A lot of stressing and obsessing over things, you know? A lot has just been bothering me, and I’ve been letting it get the best of me. A good friend of mine has helped talk me through a lot of it, so I’m okay. I just feel bad for how I haven’t been responding to comments, messages, or tags lately. So I wanted to apologize to you guys. To explain what’s been going on over the past few weeks:
Anxiety, stress, and depression, all on and off, have been a big problem for me lately.

Lately I’ve only been going onto Facebook once in a while to post pictures of any new Gunpla that I have, and to check and make sure that my friends are okay. Otherwise, I’ve been avoiding Facebook because I feel so left out there. My friends there are always tagging each other, and drawing for each other, but they never do that with me. It just makes me feel like an outsider, or like I’m not a good enough friend to even come to mind, and that’s been making me feel really sad. :( So I’ve just been staying off Facebook as much as I can lately to avoid the depression stuff going on there has been causing me.

My dad that lives in Arizona came down to visit for my sister’s birthday earlier this month, and that was really stressful because he’s often very insensitive, and I always have to act  I’m okay when I’m not when he’s around. I have to act like him making me feel bad for liking the things that I do is hilarious, and like I totally appreciate him being a jerk. He isn’t a bad person, he just doesn’t know how to relate to others, nor does he usually think about what he says before he says it. Its just always very stressful when he’s down visiting.

Moving along, my grandpa had a mini stroke, and dealing with him had been hard because he fights us tooth and nail about having to take his medication, or getting his daily insulin shot. Also, he can just be a handful in general, and acts like an asshole because he thinks that he can get away with it because of his dementia. Often times it really is just his dementia, but there are times where you can tell he’s acting out on purpose.

Then, not long after my grandpa got home from the hospital, my mom had to go to the hospital because of some kind of chest infection. They kept her for 10 days to do tests and such, and going back and forth to the hospital all week made things pretty hectic. Add that to the fact that at first, they thought that she might have cancer (don’t worry, it ended up not being cancer), and it was just very stressful both mentally and emotionally.

So I’m sure you guys can see why my stress, anxiety, and depression has been all over the place the past few weeks, and why I’ve been having a hard time communicating. Some people that I’d especially like to apologize for my lack of communication are :iconsasha-buttersworth:, :iconsaiyaman200x:, :iconfangrosethehedgehog:, :iconmegareyes:, :iconseifera:, :iconp250rhb2:, :iconmistresstwilight8:, :iconletrune:, and :iconjuggerjazz:.

Seriously, I’m sorry that I’ve been so distant and quiet. I’ve been going through a lot the past several weeks, and its just been doing a number on me. Again, I’m okay, I just wanted to take the time to apologize to you all.

The reason I’ve been posting a lot about Gundam models is because the hobby helps distract me from a lot of what keeps making me so stressed or depressed. It gives me an escape. It makes me happy, which over the past few weeks is something I’ve needed. So I apologize if the Gundam model posts have been driving anyone crazy lately.

I’m doing okay, I just feel bad for how quiet I’ve been. I just wanted to apologize and let you guys know what’s been up.


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Kevin Franklin
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
My name's Kevin^_^. I'm currently 28 years old, and my favorite colors are pink, red, blue, and black. I absolutely love making new OCs and writing stories, as well as taking photos of things that I like. Cards, figures, things I see outside, etc. The greater majority of my artwork I do is done using MS Paint, but I do like to draw with pens and pencils too^_^.
I tend to be a bit shy sometimes, but otherwise I'm pretty nice with an oddball sense of humor. It always makes me really happy when I hear people appreciate my my work, but I think all writers and artists feel that way^_^. I have a strong sense or honor, and I stand by what I believe in. I'm also extremely loyal to my friends and family, and I'm never afraid to stand up for them and what I believe in.
Despite my shyness, I'm always happy to talk with my friends, watchers, and watched artists/writers here on DeviantArt, and always happy to make new friends^_^.
Of all the OCs I've made, the two I'm most attached to are my OCs Kelly Seastar and Tina Langford. I'm one of those artists/writers who attached to their characters in general XD.
All in all I'm a pretty nice person who stands by his friends, family, and beliefs, takes pride in their work, and isn't afraid to speak their mind. I hope all of you who view my page enjoy my work, and please feel free to ask me any questions you may have^_^. Also, feel free to add me on facebook if you like. Just make sure you let me know that your DA username so I know who you are, okay:)?

Email: Ask and I'll PM it to you
Second Life: SoniaStrummFan (or StrummFan217)
3DS Friend Code: 0430-8953-9809

Current Residence: California
Favourite style of art: Anime and Manga
MP3 player of choice: IPOD Touch 5th Generation
Favourite cartoon character: Sonia Strumm, Sailor Scouts, Yusei Fudo, Ariel
Personal Quote: "Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality."


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xSakuyaChan510x Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got new pictures in my Gallery!^^
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thanks for tthe fav.
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Thanks for the favs, I hope you're having a good day >w< Huggle! +fav Heart 
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Thank you for the fave!
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Thanks for the fave 😀
SoniaStrummFan217 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. 😊 As always, I’m happy to. 😊
MC4E84 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again 
Kitan777 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the faveAyano Tateyama (Bows) [V12] 
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