Friday, 21 March 2014

Orbe Station



















If you are staying in the West side of Singapore and find it a hassle to travel to town for Gunpla, you might consider paying a visit to Orbe Station located @ 131 Jurong Gateway Road #04-259 Singapore 600131. This is a hobby shop you would unlikely discover by chance so for a clearer landmark, try looking at the 4-storey-HDB flat opposite Jurong East MRT station, beside J Cube and directly above HSBC bank. By recommendation of Gunpla friends, I paid my first visit and it sure was a pleasure one. There, I was approached my the shop owner, Simon, who warmly engaged conversation of how I managed to find the shop as well as the grade of Gunpla I normally go for. 

The shop owner has good knowledge of Gunpla and unbiased to Gunpla builders of any level, in a way provided a settling and comfortable environment. Not only so, the store is well-stocked and neatly arranged. In addition, there are some really cool built model kits nicely display under UV lightings. I kind like the customised Zeon Girl carrying gatling gun.  Those effect parts from Valvrave kits drawn much attention under UV lights.  The shop owner told me he likes his gunpla metallic looking so those kits with metallic finished were done by him. There are also other model kits done by his clients or members to the shop. Not just ordinary modeler but one with GBWC trophy. To show my support for Orbe Station, I bought GM Sniper K9 which I lot from Gundam Build Fighters episode 18. 

6 comments:

chrismandesign said...

you will not see a collectibles shop’s owner or administrator with high gunpla skills so often... gunpla takes a lot of time and keep a shop working even more, i guess... but nobody knows better this hobby than a collector/fanatic/builder, also you can always have a nice conversation with people like that and a nice purchase as well... =)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

In fact, I see more & more store owners with good knowledge and skills setting up their own store. Just that not all would be as friendly. For gunpla and War Hammer owner, it would cool to do some kit and resin during free time when there's no customer.

deSMOnd said...

Thanks for sharing bro!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Always welcome bro ^_^

bluedrakon said...

That Zeon Girl is amazing and I hope Armor Girls Project takes notice.

Still wishing we had shops like that around here. Though me and my son did some building this weekend.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I'm sure Bandai will which to Zeon gals as soon as they done with Gundam ^_^
The force is strong & cool that your are following your footstep : )

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