I’ve been inspired by the Meka Mania’s mod of the 1/24 scopedogs. In fact I was quite curious where his nice fists came from… and after getting the older Takara + resin release from Y!JP auction the puzzle was solved! They were the superior sculpts by Nomoto before they were replaced by the Wave junk … Continue reading
I’ve been largely ignoring the 1/24 Takara/Wave scopedog kits in my backlog and written them off as “will not build” after the 1/20 Bandai versions came out. The former requires a lot of work to make them look good enough whereas the Bandais were easier to build into nicer kits. Case closed? Except I’ve been … Continue reading
As I mentioned in my review of the fairy kit, I love this Minmay sculpt and I disliked all others that came before it. Part of the difficulty is perhaps the very expressive 2D design by Haruhiko Mikimoto isn’t quite translatable into a 3D design; the nose was always wrong amongst other issues such as odd shaped head … Continue reading
Because of the nice images I got from my figure kits lately, Jason Voorhess and Sakuya, I’ve been reinvigorated with figures and starting to build (and buy) more of them. It’s a shame I suspended them for so long, how much I loved painting skintones! On the restart I pulled another one of the kits … Continue reading
Since the top of the pylons are visible in the load out display, I needed to add some details to them. In the box art, this amounts to adding a main shaft detail and some surrounding bolts. The missile support are made by bandai’s action base component mounted on the chain base’s gadget. Almost ready!
On my bench right now is the 1:48 Strike Valkyrie from Hasegawa. I’m also doing the weapons pack and the photo etch set; finishing this kit up will help clean up my garage since the combined box volume was pretty big! I’m almost done with the plane itself, and the photo etch pieces applied. This … Continue reading
I forgot exactly when I started building NZ, but from my posting history it’s a bit over 2 months ago. I have been working on this pretty constantly so it felt like a long process. The weapon container is one of the more detailed parts on NZ so I gave it a bit more spice. … Continue reading
While moveability of NZ isn’t one of its forte, I was quite taken to its pose in the mechanic file, where it has its arms outstretched. The kit wouldn’t do it as one of the parts was obscuring the movement. I opted to convert the part to a double ball joint… And now the arm … Continue reading