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Completed : Nitto 1/20 PKA ausf. G ‘Gustav’

Kit Info Brand: Nitto Nr. SF3D Series 5 Scale: 1/20 Media: Multimedia (injection plastic, brass, rubber, lead and copper) Markings: Wave PKA Konrad The Subject The new armored fighting suit of the Shutoral Forces, the PKA.G in opposition to the new weapon of the Mercenery troops, the Super AFS had more strengthened mobility and armored...

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WIP : Nitto PKA Gustav Pt. 2 – Painting & Finishing

As is now usual, I start with a base of black. Next is a white marble coat. The main color is Panzer Grey with red for the chevrons. These were sprayed slightly thinned so the marble coat shows through. The decals come from the Wave PKA Konrad kit as the original Nitto ones have yellowed …...

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WIP : Nitto 1/20 PKA Gustav Pt. 1 – Construction

Time to thin my SF3D/Ma.K stash! This is a PKA Gustav from Nitto when Maschinen Krieger was still known as SF3D. It has since been superseded by a snapfit release from Wave. While this is definitely showing its age with its 1980s engineering and fit, it’s a multimedia kit: it includes brass rods, wires, springs …...

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Completed : ‘Cover Fire’ – Bandai 1/35 Tactical Armor Type 17EX Shinden

Kit Info Brand and Kit Number: Bandai 954034 and Masterbox 35193 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Various The Subject A Tactical Armor (TA) is a bipedal combat machine with artificial muscles featured in the anime television series Gasaraki. The Type 17EX Shinden is an improved model of the Type 17 Raiden manufactured by Gowa...

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WIP : Bandai 1/35 TA Shinden Pt. 6 – Basing

Work on the base begins with gluing the cork pieces together with a hot glue gun. Then I layer the surface with Vallejo Thick Mud – Light Brown. While it’s drying I pressed in a mix of small rocks from Woodland Scenics and my garden. I cut an Evergreen plastic tube in 5mm long pieces …...

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WIP : Bandai 1/35 TA Shinden Pt. 5 – Basing

In between painting the Shinden, I started preparing the ruins that will be part of the base. The biggest piece of the base is a cover for the 2 figures to be placed behind. Right from the beginning I imagined this to be a slightly curved piece of metal plate, perhaps a broken piece of …...

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WIP : Bandai 1/35 TA Shinden Pt. 4 – Weathering

Work continues to finish up this kit beginning with decals over a gloss coat. The markings are from my spares box. After another glossing over, I did an oil wash with lamp black color. I went easy on this wash so it only added some depth to the panel lines. Next, to tie the camo …...

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WIP : Bandai 1/35 TA Shinden Pt. 3 – Painting the Shinden

Painting the Shinden is next. First is priming with black. Then I highlighted with white. Like the figures, I sprayed based on the direction of the the main light source being above. As usual, it’s at this point that still more seamlines turned up which require fixing. While I go through the tedious process of …...

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WIP : Bandai 1/35 TA Shinden Pt. 2 – Painting the figures

Time to get more figure painting practice in. The figures were put together with all the accessories except the helmets attached. Starting with the medic, I first primed the figure black. Then I added highlights with white. This assumes the main light source (ie. The Sun) is up above. The base colors are handpainted on. …...

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WIP : Bandai 1/35 TA Shinden Pt. 1 – Construction

My next build is a shelf queen that I’ve assembled and kept in its box for perhaps close to a decade. This is Bandai’s 1/35 take on the Shinden from the anime Gasaraki. I’ve never watched it but I really like the designs of the Tactical Armors. In the story, the Shinden is a mass …...

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