On the Bench

WIP : Academy 1/72 F-14B Tomcat Pt.1 – Construction

Another year, another Tomcat. This time it’s the much talked about new mold F-14 from Academy. It’s been getting raves around the community. Hopefully it lives ups to the hype and I can retire my old Hasegawa kits. First impressions though is somewhat disappointing as Academy has chosen to simply re-use the boxart from the...

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On the Bench

WIP : Wave 1/72 Legioss Eta – Construction & Finishing

This is a snapfit kit from Wave Corporation of the main mecha in Genesis Climber Mospeada. As you can see, the color separation leaves much to be desired and painting is definitely required. I’ve had this kit snapfitted for a few years now and the plastic had become more brittle. The result was that I …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0D Pt.3 – Painting & Finishing

I’m attempting another approach to painting this time so I’m skipping the black base + marble coat approach. This begins with a base coat Tamiya Gray Finishing Surfacer. The white areas were spots that I had to go back in to fix again. For the color scheme, I’m going with the 3-tone camouflage used by …...

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Site News

A look at Rocket Punch in 2021

I finished 11 kits (again) for 2021! I was one short of my target even though the Covid-19 pandemic was still ongoing and I was home a lot more. I also didn’t have a ‘shitty’ build this year which would have eaten up a lot of time so I’m not quite sure why I slowed …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Wave 1/20 SAFS

Number 11 of 2021...

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On the Bench

WIP : Wave 1/20 SAFS – Construction & Finishing

I found another Shelf Queen which was quite near to the painting stages so what better time than do roll up the sleeves and finish it? Most of the gap filling had already been done although I spotted more things that I needed to fix. The Wave kits use polycaps for attaching the limbs so …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-100F Super Sabre Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

I decided to order a spare canopy direct from Trumpeter and received it after about 1.5 months. It still has the same fitting issues as the old one but at least it’s not cracked. In any case, I can finally start painting the kit. I began with a base of black. Then I added a …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0D Pt.2 – Construction

I’ve always used round brass rods to mount my kits because the holes are much easier to drill out. However, the kit can spin in place with a round rod if I don’t use some sort of glue to secure it in place. I’ve previously used a polycap but the clutch eventually wore out and …...

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