Tag: Mecha

On the Bench

WIP : HGUC RX-78GP01 Pt. 2 – Painting & Finishing

General malaise has slowed down my builds but I’m trying to ramp it up again by finishing this one. I managed to lose the insert on the left torso so I scratchbuilt something out of plastic plate and Kotobukiya minus molds. Painting begins as usual with a base coat of black. My GP01 will have …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 SV-51y Pt. 1 – Construction

My annual Macross build begins with this one, a part of a build-off with my good friend Maxwinamp from Out There. He is done with his while I’m still taking my own sweet time. Ah well. Anyway, beautiful CGI boxart as usual from Tenjin Hidetaka. A dryfit shows a surprisingly huge kit. As usual with …...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : Hasegawa 1/72 TR-5 Harpy from Crusher Joe

This is a must get for me! Incidentally, the Harpy was used in Battletech as the original ‘Samurai’ Aerospace Fighter but that has since been re-designed due to lawsuits. Anyway, I hope the Siren will be released next. Coming in late March @ 2,860 JPY. More pics on Hobbysearch....

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On the Bench

WIP : HGUC RX-78GP01 Pt. 1 – Construction

I’ve had this kit snapfitted for a few years already so I thought it’s time to finish it before Bandai eventually releases a new version. Except for the overly large hands typical of older HGUC releases, I’ve always liked the proportions of this kit. So there’ll just be very minor mods on this one. First …...

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Hobby News

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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Completed Builds

Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Stonewell/Bellcom VR-1D Valkyrie

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa 65764 Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene, Resin Markings: From VF-1D 65780 The Subject First introduced in 2008, the VF-1 was developed for the UN Spacy using Overtechnology obtained from the Macross alien spaceship. It would remain as the mainstay fighter throughout what would be called Space War 1. The VF-1 is capable...

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