In-progress build review: 1/72 model Ace Combat F-2A Kei Nagase “19th Task Force” by Hasegawa

I mostly build fantasy/scifi aircraft but this comes closest to a real one. This is an F-2A that appears in the fighter-sim game Ace Combat under the pilot Kei Nagase. Her planes has this awesome black-grey with orange yellow stripes scheme that makes it look so mystic. Cannot resist. The F-2A is a Mitsubishi variant…

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Buying kits from Japan: reviews of Tenso, From Japan and ZenMarket

I was checking up on my ancient FAQ which is mostly out of date, and thought I might say something about buying models from Japan.  As mentioned in my previous post, a lot of the regular kits can be gotten from HLJ or BanziHobby. There are also 1999 which painstakingly scanned all the manual pictures…

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1/24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van “Egg Girls Summer Paint 2017”

What a fantastic idea for reusing old molds! Hasegawa made up a series with 3 cute girlfriends and released kits of them using old molds. This one is the fifth of the VW vans, the first I missed out on, the 2015 summer version, 2016 winter and 2016 summer. The decal designs has improved, the 2015…

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VF-31J Siegfried Hayate Custom Deculture version – Macross Delta – 1/72 Bandai model kit

Having missed out on the VF-25 Macross Frontier’s deculture kits, I bought the Deculture Siegfried immediately. I’m a big fan of fancy aircraft art 🙂  This particular variant of VF-31J is the final version, after Hayate customized Messer’s aircraft to be his own. But with all the Freyja hearts you probably can’t tell 🙂  I…

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VF-31F Siegfried Messer Custom – Macross Delta – Bandai 1/72 model kit

Second of the 4 VF-31 I’ve built so far, I got Messer’s ride for its grim reaper goodness and the extra Walkure decals from the promo campaign. Turns out these decals weren’t in short demand so now I have 3 sets :-/ Macross Delta has its critics and Messer is a cool character that just…

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And now for something completely different – M1114 Up Armored HA Tractical Vehicle from Bronco

Everytime I go into a Macross building frenzy, I ended up wanting to build more non-scifi models, i.e. armor and planes, most likely due to the lure of details. I built some tanks when I was young, but I think I really have an affinity for them even after all the gunpla.I actually have an…

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Wang Bailong – Blade Arcus from Shining – 1/7 figure model kit

Wang Bailong (王白龍) is a heroine in the game Blade Arcus from Shining, which appears to be a 2D fighting game set in the Shining universe from the illustrator Tony. His design are quite adorable and have spawned a number of nice figures, with me buying a few of them such as Sakuya. The original…

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Macross Delta VF-31J Siegfried Hayate with Fast Pack – Bandai 1/72 model kit

Macross Delta isn’t the best of the Macross series (and I have yet to finish the highly rated Frontier), but the Siegfried is a nice plane in concept. I’m not sure why I’m building so many of them really (this being the first of 4). They’re lacking the armored variants even. I’m not super thrilled…

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