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.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

1/48 X-Wing Star Fighter Moving Edition Construction Manual & Color Guide

1/48 X-Wing Star Fighter Moving Edition Construction Manual & Color Guide

Sweet release from Bandai, the 1/48 X-Wing Star Fighter Moving Edition from the Star Wars Universe. What makes it awesome you ask?, well for starters it's an X-Wing! But yeah Bandai already released an X-Wing, why should I get this? Well it's 1/48th scale and has an amazing electronics package that lights the X-Wing up with LED's and gives it awesome sound effects and opens/closes the wings automatically.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

RE Gundam GP04G Gerbera Construction Manual & Color Guide

RE Gundam GP04G Gerbera Construction Manual & Color Guide

The latest in the Reborn One Hundred 1/100 line of Bandai is the 1/100 Gundam GP04G Gerbera from Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space and Mobile Suit Gundam Gihren's Greed. What I love about this build is the slick design, cool color scheme and decal styling. And because it's and RE, it should be well within budget reach despite it's size.