Tag: Bandai

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Upcoming : Super Minipla Bio Robo

I’ve been able to resist the Super Minipla toys all this time. Not sure if I’ll be able to resist this one though as it holds a special place in my heart. I still have the original DX Bio Robo at home and it stands front and center in my childhood toy display. This one …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Bandai 1/144 RGC-80 GM Cannon

Kit Info Brand: Bandai Scale: 1/144 Media: Styrene Markings: Various The Subject The RGC-80 GM Cannon is a mass-produced medium range artillery variant of the RGM-79 GM. While originally designed with two magazine fed 240mm cannons on the shoulders, recoil issues would necessitate mounting only one cannon on the right shoulder and...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai 1/144 RGC-80 GM Cannon Pt.3 – Painting & Finishing

Painting begins with a base of black using both Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black and Gunze Surfacer Black. Surfacer gives a smoother finish especially when thinned with Mr Leveling Thinner. Unfortunately the smell is a lot stronger. For the joints and other gray parts I used Mecha Color Grey Z. The black parts were given a …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Bandai 1/72 Type 0 Model 52 Cosmo Zero

Kit Info Brand: Bandai Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene Markings: Kit The Subject The Cosmo Zero is the latest single-seat space carrier fighter deployed by the United Nations Cosmo Navy. It is designed for both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. In 2199, the first two prototypes were just completed in time to join the Yamato on her …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai 1/72 Cosmo Zero

This was to be my ‘easy build’ that I like to do while tackling more complicated ones. A Bandai kit is as straightforward as it can get with the usual easy to assemble snapfit construction. I’ve never watched Yamato 2199, the remake of the original 1974 TV series but I’ve found their re-imaging of the …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai 1/144 RGC-80 GM Cannon Pt.2 – Construction

It has taken awhile but here we are with more work done on the GM Cannon. I replaced the left fist with a clenched one from a Builders Parts set. The cover for the back of the hand is the kit part modified to fit the new fist. I added a Kotobukiya nozzle to cover …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai 1/144 RGC-80 GM Cannon Pt.1 – Construction

It’s actually quite strange that Bandai still hasn’t issued any of the Federation mobile suits in the MSV line but have done so for the much newer Origin MSV. Oh well, if I knew what’s going on, I’d be the product line manager for Bandai. In any case, I sought to modify the Origin MSV …...

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Hobby Musings

Musings : Bandai’s Super Mini-pla Sentai Robo series

Candy Toys are toys/model kits packaged with a piece of candy or gum and sold in supermarkets. Usually there will be 3-5 different models in the same box design so you have to hunt through the racks to get the one you want. I used to buy these as a kid from Japanese supermarkets. The …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Bandai HGUC 1/144 RGM-79GS GM Space Command

Kit Info Brand: Bandai HGUC 051 Scale: 1/144 Media: Injection plastic Markings: Custom The Subject The RGM-79GS is a late production GM deployed in the One Year War. It is an upgraded variant of the original RGM-79 GM with improvements in performance and maneuverability. Two variants were subsequently developed: the RGM-79G GM Command...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai HGUC GM Space Command Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

Before painting, the tedious task of fixing seamlines and sprue marks begin. I’ve been turning to using an old bottle of Tamiya IJN Gray as a primer coat to reveal the problem areas. Various fillers were used including AK Interactive putty, super glue and epoxy putty. Painting can then begin! I decided to go with …...

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