Before there were the Nu Gundam MG Ver Ka. which was an excellent kit, there was the less than impressive vanilla MG Nu. I love the original design by Izubuchi which features bulkier build and more curved surfaces. The Ver ka was more detailed, but it isn’t the same impression of the Nu presented in… Continue reading Blast from the past!
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 Adventures in casting
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 1/24 Takara/Wave Scopedog mania
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 Kit Review: Lynn Minmay 1:20 Minimum factory (Max Factory / Good Smile Company)
After all the paint peeling and agonizing color choices, sakura hime is finally done. I’m happy that she’s finally achieved completion after such a prolonged negligence… But I think after so many years my tools and experience has increased enough to do her justice. Now moving on!
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 WIP: Sakurahime from Plawres Sanshiro
This took a while to finish while I waited for the photo etch ladder to come in. I had a lot of doubt whether I wanted it, but it really gives the mini diorama some detail that was lacking. Studio shoot coming up…
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 1:48 Strike Valkyrie (Hasegawa)
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 Neo Zeong details