Thursday, July 2, 2015

RE Dijeh Construction Manual & Color Guide

RE Dijeh Construction Manual & Color Guide

Latest release by Bandai for the 1/100 Reborn One Hundred line is the Dijeh from Zeta Gundam. In the anime series the Dijeh was piloted by Amuro Ray himself. Like I said before, I like the Reborn One Hundred line of Bandai because it hits the price sweet spot of a 1/100 scale kit for its size.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

HG 105 Slaughter Dagger Construction Manual & Color Guide

HG 105 Slaughter Dagger Construction Manual & Color Guide

A bit old but still good. Released in 2006 by Bandai was the 105 Slaughter Dagger from Gundam Seed as a 1/144 High Grade model kit. The 105 Slaughter Dagger can be seen in the Gundam Seed Stargazer series.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HG Zaku II High Mobility Type The Origin Construction Manual & Color Guide

HG Zaku II High Mobility Type The Origin Construction Manual & Color Guide

From the Origin, released as a 1/144 High Grade model kit by Bandai is the HG Zaku II High Mobility Type which can be built as either the Gaia or Mash version. In case you are wondering, a HG Zaku II of Char was already released prior to this.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Check Your Relative Humidity Before Painting

High Relative Humidity

Thought it would be safe to paint yesterday since the sun came out at noon. Good thing I caught that Relative Humidity (RH) was a bit high hovering near 70%. If there is too much water vapor in the air (high relative humidity) paint will have a hard time drying up. You'll end up with a bad paint job.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MG Hyaku Shiki Ver 2.0 Construction Manual & Color Guide

1/100 Master Grade Hyaku Shiki ver 2.0 construction Manual & Color Guide

Released a couple of months back by Bandai was the reboot of the 1/100 Master Grade Hyaku Shiki of Quattro Bajeena from Zeta Gundam anime series. I love these reboots because they bring the latest model making advances and applying them to old kits that we love. I don't know about everybody else but I've always loved the design of the Hyaku Shiki. It's been mentioned before here that Zeta Gundam is special to me because this was my very first Gundam anime.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Creating Scenery the Miniature Wonderland Way



Love this little video posted at the Miniature Wonderland Youtube site which shows the procedure they use to make rock and cliff scenery. Although it's in German, you can turn on the English subtitles in Youtube. As well as being informative I find watching it very relaxing, nothing soothes me like seeing a masterpiece being brought to life.

Friday, June 26, 2015

HG Gundam Tyron 3 Construction Manual & Color Guide

HG Gundam Tyron 3 Construction Manual & Color Guide

Team Build Buster's Gundam Tyron 3 from the Build Fighters Try anime series gets the High Grade treatment by Bandai. Of course any mecha with a Lion on it's chest will always remind me of Mirai Robo Daltanious. Definitely one of the most beautiful giant robots ever designed in my book.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Topped Up and Ready to Go

Topped Up and Ready to Go

Week's almost done but at least I can say that I was able to do something hobby related. And that was to top up my air tank so that I can start airbrushing again. I don't have my own compressor but what I do have is an air tank that I can just re-fill. It was my Dad's old oxygen tank that I reconfigured to accept an airbrush.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day 2015

Happy Father's Day 2015

Just wanted to take time out to greet my fellow Dads a Happy Father's Day. My son prepared a card for me and placed it on my desk. It wasn't a surprise because a few days before he showed to me the uncolored version of it and that was when my heart gushed.