Jagd Mirage: Both 2992 : 1/100 HSGK Volks resin kit

The Jagd Mirage was a monster in every sense of the word. You can read the details of the Jagd at Gearsonline, but at a towering 43.9 meters it is 3x the regular Mortar Headds. You can tell from the size comparison with the Schpletor. I had very mixed feelings about the MH. When the Twin…

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1/24 Takara/Wave Scopedog mania

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…

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Tools review: Paint bottle stand (paint rack) from Wave

I was browsing Be-J (the Wave online shop) and found that they have a new (?) product. Wait, isn’t that just like the paint racks you have at the hobby shops? Yes it is! I always have all sorts of paint bottles around my paint area and I was always out of space, so I…

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Kit Review: Lynn Minmay 1:20 Minimum factory (Max Factory / Good Smile Company)

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…

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Scopedog Red Shoulder Custom – 1:20 Bandai

First of a few 1:20 Bandai Scopedogs that I finished with weathering. I’m very much drawn to the Bandai kits because their proportions are very spot on, and they are easy to build when you compare it to the 1:24 Wave variants or the tiny 1:35. There are a few gimmicks like the “bolts” on…

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RE/100 Nightingale – Bandai 1:100

This was a really exciting kit back when it was released – started the RE line with a BOOM! The sheer size of the beast was impressive. But the kit has much space for improvements and various people had done detailed ups and conversions for it. I modified it using a combination of suggestions from…

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Tekken Bishoujo Christie Montero – 1/7 Kotobukiya

Yet another Tekken Bishoujo! I think this is actually one of the first amongst the Kotobukiya’s line of Yamashita’s figures. Christie is a Capoeira practitioner and I think she’s trying to round kick here.  The dynamic pose is quite awesome and the kit has enough things flowing and flying… very Brazilian. I’ve taken a special…

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Unicorn Gundam with MS Cage – 1:100 Bandai

They have so many different versions of MG Unicorn Gundams and unfortunately I liked it enough to have bought a number of them. This I think is the second version with “HD” in the label after they’ve fixed a few issues with the old ver ka. kit, such as the leg with limited mobility and…

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