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I was checking up on my ancient FAQ which is mostly out of date, and thought I might say something about buying models from Japan.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… Continue reading Buying kits from Japan: reviews of Tenso, From Japan and ZenMarket

Banzai Hobby

I came across this japanese retailer Banzai Hobby in the Macross forum, where I took note of a special deal with a SV-262+VF-31 bundle. From there on I started to take note of this retailer and compared it with my go-to site HLJ. It appears that while HLJ is always at 20% discount for Gunpla,… Continue reading Banzai Hobby

Proxxon pen sander PS13

I know I don’t do enough tools and techniques on my site, but I cannot say enough good things about this guy. I have used it for a few months now and I regretted not investing in something like this for the past 15 years that I’ve been building!! What a mistake! This guy is… Continue reading Proxxon pen sander PS13

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Liquid masking

Felt too lazy to take progress pics lately, but I’ve been working on a few kits – a Najica, TB ninja girl, and an MG Wing 0 and Destiny. with a Gainax Asuka and Reflect Cammy in the background, mixed in with a couple of H kits 🙂 This must be obvious to some of… Continue reading Liquid masking

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Plaques

It’s that time of the year again, when I have to find wooden plaques to use as bases. When I started out, I used the simplest form of wooden base from trophy shops, which are nicely finished and cheap. You have to find a shop that will sell the plaques without engraving service or any… Continue reading Plaques

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Random tips

It seems I never write anything about modeling ever since I was done with the how-to’s Here are some random bits (warning: very random) I thought that were worth mentioning… perhaps you can enlighten me on some stuff also Turpentine is a pretty useful chemical! It dissolves gum, which includes gum-based glue such as 3M… Continue reading Random tips

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