Our resident Gunpla Geek, who insists he isn’t a Geek but we don’t believe that, was born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in 1974 and led a pretty uneventful life until he decided to leave Canada in 2005 and pursue his studies of Japanese martial arts in their homeland. In 2008 he landed a job with HobbyLink Japan which would turn out to change his life dramatically. It was there he first encountered the Gundam kit and after witnessing how popular the kits were worldwide he took the plunge and built one himself. That was over a year and half and a couple dozen kits ago and Syd continues to try to learn new things and refine his techniques with the aim of making his next kit better than the previous one.
You can read more of Syd’s Gunpla ramblings and see more of his work on his site, gaijin-gunpla.com