Sew’s Goemania! – Part 2

Ready your pipes, it’s time for more Goemania, as I slowly continue to climb the mountain of conflict that is Goemon.

  1. Ganbare Goemon: Sarawareta Ebisumaru! (1991) (Gameboy)
  2. Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no Zaihō (1992) (NES)
  3. Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shougun Magginesu (1993) (SNES)
  4. Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijyūrokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame (1994) (SNES)
  5. Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Dōchū: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake (1995) (SNES)
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Sew’s Goemania!

I have decided to play all the games in the Ganbare Goemon series.. reasoning unclear. Not sure how much I’ll have to say about each, so these are less ‘reviews‘, and more ‘the impressions a video game leaves as it washes over me‘. I’ll probably have more to say about some than others, but in any case I’m still treating this whole thing like a big ‘ole event.

All the hard work is done already; identify your enemies, then attack. There are currently ~34 games in the series, including spin-offs, and I’ll be playing what I’m able to, 25 of ’em. Since this is quite a large undertaking, I’ll be splitting this journey up into 5 parts. Today we’ll cover:

  1. Mr. Goemon (1986) (ARCADE)
  2. Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū (1986) (NES)
  3. Ganbare Goemon 2 (1989) (NES)
  4. Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru (1990) (NES)
  5. Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki (1991) (SNES)
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Smile You Son of a Bitch, 2021

God, it’s already time again. Time to laugh, cry, and just.. relax. Everything will be okay, we’re here now. We’ve got this.

Smile You Son of a Bitch, 2021

I feel like I had more to say. This sorta snuck up on me. Same rules as every year, new page every day of October just a minute past midnight CST. Enjoy!

KD:M – Halloween Ringtail Vixen

Here are some photos of one of the more recent models I did, The Halloween Ringtail Vixen. Normal process is removing all the pieces from the runner (which I will often just call a ‘sprue’ but would like the record to show that I’m not ignorant of it’s more accurate name, just intentionally careless), dry fitting and cleaning the pieces, removing the mold lines, then gluing things, usually from base up. It’s kind of therapeutic like building a lego contraption, except without the directions to follow.

The longest part of assembly for me is always the cleaning of the mold lines, but goddamn they are so distracting even on an unpainted model. I made sure to snap a good photo of the one on her leg here.

She isn’t actually glued to her base yet though, she’s just stuck there with some Loctite Tak. It seems like my plan was/is to pin her and paint her separately from the base. Buuuut she’s pretty far back in the infinite queue.

KD:M Terrain – Eggs

I have a bunch of stuff to share as soon as I find the all photos I took that I don’t hate. Here are some eggs I made about 2 years ago out of Sculpey and glue and.. toilet paper. Oh, And a dryer sheet at one point, but that didn’t really pan out. Few extra notes on the images. Not much to say about this other than “mixing super glue and pva glue makes nice effects”. Nothing special with the paint job either, just I think 3 colors dry-brushed.

Smile You Son of a Bitch, 2020

I think you know what this means. I think we all know what this means. This is gonna be an October like you’ve never seen.