Secret Ambition by Nana Mizuki for Nanoha StrikerS opening theme
Hey, lemme tell you a little secret while I am away: My biggest ambition in terms of what I would love to get one day.
A figure? No.
A Gundam? Nope.
Hmph... Tanks? Close, but not quite.
Then what will it be?
What on earth is that, you may ask. It's the Schwerer Gustav by - a German railway gun back in World War Two. It was the biggest gun ever made in history, and only 2 were made. This is a 1/144 scale replica of the gigantic weapon by the Hong Kong company "Metal Troops", well known for their highly detailed yet pricey completed military miniatures, as well as their limited quanitity per production. ^^;
HLJ has an item page for it, and it was at a whooping 72000 Yen~ Long sold out too ^^;
Item description from HLJ below:
"The incredibly massive German Dora rail gun of WWII featured a huge 80cm cannon, but was only used for a total of 13 days, with only 48 shells being fired. It took 25 trainloads of equipment, 2,000 men, and six weeks to assemble the monstrous gun at the firing location.
Previously offered as a plastic assembly kit, this Dora is now available from Fujimi as a fully assembled and expertly painted display model, complete with base and clear acrylic case. The detail is amazing, the finish is astounding, and the size is impressive!"
With its gun elevated, the whole gun's height can put even a Gundam of the same scale to shame, seriously o_o
Fujimi's plastic model kit is cheaper at a regular price of 8000 Yen (which is just as hard to find), but still it would require a lot of materials and skill to assemble it and make it look good - definitely not something for casual modelers, perhaps even to some military modelers.
Image from Hobby Search
Why so expensive? It's a resin kit, and the level of details for vehicles and machines are different to those for figurines; they're quite different form of arts afterall.
But the problem is, even if I am willing to spend so much on this, I wonder where I can have the space to put it. To be honest I don't even have a clue where to put the upcoming 1/7 Alter Fate when that comes in August (hopefully without delay)... @_@
Appreciating different kinds of things is nice, as I can understand what more and more about people's hobbies and tastes rather than alienating them. It's not easy to have a wide interest and yet to be equally focused on them, but it's doable. Looking at these metallic beasts reminded me that although I have shifted my collection towards other stuff these days, I am still and have always been a military enthusiast of some degree. ^^
Sounds ambitious, doesn't it? ^^;
Anyway, that shall end my random scheduled post. What will your most wanted and ambitious item be? Or is it not something physical?
All images are from ACITOYS unless otherwise stated