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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VF-25S Armored Messiah Ozma’s – 1:72 Bandai

I like heavily armored kits and the Messiah fits the bill. There are so many missiles and hatches that made the not-awesome VF-25 battroid bearable. The kit looks good mainly from the front, but the huge backpack is extended way back, which looks clumsy. This kit is a bit old I guess, since the color…

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RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca with booster pack – 1/72 Bandai

I wasn’t initially thrilled with the Messiah design, but it grew on me after a while even without seeing the anime (I still haven’t finished Macross Frontier…). The RVF variant is the reconnaissance type with the additional radome and remote controlled “ghosts” unmanned aircrafts. After 10 years Hasegawa finally made their version, but it was…

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1:48 Strike Valkyrie VF-1S with Weapons

I had waited for this Hasegawa 1:48 Strike Valkyrie ever since they rolled out their 1:72 kits. Reading the history of Hasegawa, their specialty is in 1:72 and less on the larger kits, which explained their very late foray into the line. Given the accuracy and the detail of the final product though, it was…

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