Manson Ng at his store and workshop in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district, where he builds Gundam models, or “Gunpla”, for a living – and for a hobby. Now 53, Ng was the over-21s champion of this year’s Gunpla Builders World Cup. Photo: Sam Li
Manson Ng at his store and workshop in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district, where he builds Gundam models, or “Gunpla”, for a living – and for a hobby. Now 53, Ng was the over-21s champion of this year’s Gunpla Builders World Cup. Photo: Sam Li
Hong Kong

‘People are jealous of me’: building Gundam models is his job and his hobby – and he loves it

  • There is no stopping Manson Ng building Gundam plastic models, or ‘Gunpla’ – he has been making them for 40 years. For the past eight years it’s been his job
  • Ng, the over-21s champion in this year’s Gunpla Builders World Cup, says people think he is ‘really cool’ for managing to make his hobby his livelihood

Manson Ng at his store and workshop in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district, where he builds Gundam models, or “Gunpla”, for a living – and for a hobby. Now 53, Ng was the over-21s champion of this year’s Gunpla Builders World Cup. Photo: Sam Li
Manson Ng at his store and workshop in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district, where he builds Gundam models, or “Gunpla”, for a living – and for a hobby. Now 53, Ng was the over-21s champion of this year’s Gunpla Builders World Cup. Photo: Sam Li
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