Tag: Bandai

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 Works

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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Hobby News

Upcoming : Bandai Arbalest with Emergency Deployment Booster

I’m looking forward to this one though I’m not quite sure why Arbalest is in a subdued color scheme. I think I really need to watch the latest Full Metal Panic series. This one is coming in February @ 4,320 JPY. More pictures at Hobby Search....

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Completed Works

Completed : Bandai HGUC 1/144 RGM-89 Jegan

Kit Info Brand: Bandai HGUC 097 Scale: 1/144 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Various aftermarket The Subject Adopted in UC 0089, the RGM-89 Jegan is the Earth Federation’s general purpose mobile suit. Designed by Anaheim Electronics, the Jegan traces its lineage to the original RGM-79 GM and like the original, it’s only...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai HGUC GM Space Command Pt.1 – Construction

Next up is yet another kit that I have finished snapfitting for a long time. It also continues my EFSF grunt mobile suit collection (what a mouthful). This is one of the earlier HGUC releases so it suffers from the typical problem of its vintage: overly large hands, limited poseability and a somewhat squat stature. …...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : Super Minipla Beast King Go-Lion

Official pictures of this upcoming toy/kit are now online. Each lion will be packaged in its own box with weapons and a stick of chewing gum. They can then be combined into this 18cm tall Super Robot. The proportions of the individual lions look off to me but Go-Lion itself looks brilliant. And it seems …...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : Bandai 1/72 B-wing Starfighter

Bandai has released official pics of their upcoming 1/72 B-Wing Starfighter. This finally completes the 4 Rebel Alliance Starfighters in 1/72 scale. This will uniquely feature a Sullustan pilot figure and ‘glowing’ exhaust parts with an optional LED unit. Another unique feature is revealed if you clicked onto the announcement...

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