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Guide : Painting a 1/72 modern pilot

I thought I should get as much figure painting practice as I can so I decided to paint up this 1/72 pilot figure from Hasegawa to use as size comparison for my future builds. Colors I used: Lifecolor UA003 Olive Drab Mig AMMO 203 Light Compass Ghost Gray Vallejo Game Color 72036 Bronze Fleshtone Vallejo …...

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Hobby Kulture : All good things…

“Well it happened. As per my previous post, Hobby Kulture closed, the last day being 30 July 2016. While the owners didn’t really talk to me about it, I’m pretty sure the closure is due to the usual reasons: declining revenues, rising costs, and more people leaving the hobby than joining (which leads to point …...

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Words to live by…

My good buddy Max helped me get this from The M Workshop in Singapore....

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Upcoming : A tale of 2 ‘Cats (Tamiya and AMK)

Wow… there sure is a lot of hate being hurled right now at Tamiya ever since they announced their 1/48 F-14A Tomcat at Shizuoka Hobby Show 2016. Personally it does look like an F-14… And since it’s a Tamiya kit, we can pretty much be assured that it fits better than most other brands (I’m …...

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Making my rounds in Singapore’s hobby shops

So I had a short business trip to Singapore. As usual I also make a run at the model shops to see the goodies. There’s really nothing like being able to just go to a shop and leisurely look at the model kits and supplies. Even better is that these shops are all walking distance …...

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The modeler/hoarder’s workflow

My friend, Maxwinamp, the Plamo admin, came up with this. And it summarizes how our stash pretty much, never really ever goes down. All roads lead to the big red box…...

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Stretching sprue is not difficult

Heck even I can do it! This morning, with a handy lighter and the box itself as a ‘placemat’, I sat at my dining table and gave it a go before throwing away the leftover sprues of my VF-1A build. I started to get the hang of it after a few tries. The key is …...

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Stencils: yes or no?

So I’ve started on the decals for my Crusader and as is typical of a modern aircraft kit it comes with many stencils. And since it’s 1/72 scale many of the stencils are really tiny. This got me thinking about whether modelers actually put on every stencil available. So I googled around and saw a …...

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/facepalm

There must be a way to test whether the noseweight is enough before you get too far into the build is there? Unless I figure out a way to salvage this, it will probably be stripped of most usable parts and the rest thrown away....

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Remembering : Robotech

In the early 1980s, my older brother who was studying in the US would record me video cassettes worth of cartoons. If I remembered correctly there were 21 cassettes at 8 hours each. Yup. That made for a lot of 30 minute cartoons. Among them was a little gem called Robotech. Robotech is an 85-episode …...

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