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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Posted in Anime with tags , , , on August 31, 2010 by Justinzero

I finally found a great way to reuse some of the old, unwanted, useless model trees that I’ve accumulated over the years.

Thanks psybuster

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New Gundam Wing model is on the way!

Posted in Anime with tags , , , , on April 1, 2010 by Justinzero

Hobbyfan has opened preorders for a new, but vastly overdue, MG Master Grade 1/100 Gundam W – Wing Gundam plastic model kit. Yep, you read that right, the one and only original main Gundam from Gundam Wing finally gets the Master Grade treatment. Good job Bandai, that only took you, what, fifteen years?

Hobby fan has the model priced at $48, with a purposed June 30th arrival date. This kit will pair up nicely with my Perfect Grade Wing Zero Custom, and Wing Gundam Ver. Ka: Projects that have been sitting in my room for too long now.

Regardless of skill level, this new kit should be a must-purchase on everyone’s list. Bandai kits are stupid easy to assemble, and the end result always looks great; paint, or no paint. Plus, it took Bandai a really, really, really long time to develop this new kit. Don’t let their, and I use the term loosely here, efforts go to waste.

On a more personal note, I’ve start working on the Unicorn Gundam again. My crusty vagina looking cut still exists, but doesn’t really hurt anymore. I suppose slamming the finger into a keyboard 12 hours a day will speed the healing process up a tad. The added toughness to the skin makes my finger slightly resistant to the searing kiss of my model knife, which means I can get back to trimming the edges without a care. Perhaps this time though, I will watch where the knife is going, rather than keeping my eyes glued to a friends “Jubbly Jub” section. – Yes, I’m totally blaming this on you dude 😀

Snag your preorder for this very awesome kit here: Click Me!

H/T – Thanks to Raining Plastic for pulling $50 out of my bank account.

The bigger, the better… I guess?

Posted in Video Games with tags , , , , on March 31, 2010 by Justinzero

The Ryu resin cast I ordered from E2046 came in today, and the box was much bigger than I expected. The kit is a 1/6 scale rendition of “Evil Ryu”, and looked easy enough to paint. Ryu doesn’t really have all that much detailing to him as a character, with only 2-3 colors needed to complete the kit. This makes construction of the kit generally simple, which is more than fine in my books (less effort!). I did notice the box was bigger than usual though, especially for the price I paid. I mean, big kits are almost always expensive, and usually entail a ton of detailing and effort. Ryu is a dude in a plain blank ninja suit. Asking for more than $40 for this kit would be a crime. So why was the box so big?

My confusion fueled curiosity got the better of me, and I had to open that box! To my amazement, I found that the kit is almost entirely assembled. Not that I’m complaining, I mean, most of these kits are regularly shipped in 14 pieces. They each need to be prepped, glued, painted, and then assembled properly – A task that is never simple, regardless of what anyone tells you. This thing is in 3 pieces (well, 5 if you want to be a dick, and include the headband), with only the arms needing to be assembled. This, uh, well, rare occurrence makes my job very easy, while adding a new kind of difficulty to the kit’s construction. It is pretty common to find multiple pieces for a kit, because it makes painting easier. By only having to use one, or two colors on a certain piece, you are able to streamline you work without having to mask areas off. Let’s be straight here, I absolutely abhor taping and masking. It takes forever, and it is extremely tedious. I’m unfortunately going to have to do a ton with this kit, because I can’t spray brown for hair while having Ryu’s nice navy blue (or white, I haven’t decided yet) gi in the line of spray.

(Sigh)

Bah, the end result is what is most important I guess. I recommend this kit to new hobbyists too, because it doesn’t really entail tons of gluing/pinning, and most of the finer details can be painted with a brush.

You can snag the kit here if you’re interested. There is only one left, so jump on the sale now!

Note: I’d love some input on which colors to use with this kit. I could go with how the picture is done, but I don’t really care for Evil Ryu. Should I go classical, or throw everything out the window by painting Ryu up like Dan?