December 29, 2010

Gundam: GNX-UO2X Masurao (WIP 2)

Continuing doing my Masurao. I'am still working on the GN Drive. I just added some pins as rivets. Still a long way to go.

December 28, 2010

Gundam: GNX-UO2X Masurao (WIP 1)



It has been quite a while I haven't post much about Gundams. Busy? Not really. Its just my attention is out of focus at the moment. Not much to say, here are the WIP so far for Masurao.


Removing seam lines.


I'am planning to do some minute modifications. The thing is, I'am lack of resources. First mod, the GN Drive.



This is only a temporary, if this mod doesn't feel right, I'll change it to something else.



July 14, 2010

Iron Man Saga?...

My belief about Iron Man's creator; The 'Iron'.



July 13, 2010

Gundam: Mr. Bushido's Ahead

First off, this is how it should look like.


This is my version of Mr. Bushido's Ahead.






I mentioned about modifications on the back thrusters using a cable tie in my previous post. Well, I made some 'vents' inside the thrusters, its not that much but it does make it more detailed. Those thrusters were actually hollow. So I measured and cut a white, medium sized cable tie and painted it yellow as a base colour then dash it with metallic red. Then I cut some left-over runners and glued them inside the thrusters so the 'vents' would not go deep, except for on the skirts. You may notice that I skipped painting orange for the 'flaps' on the thrusters because after several attempts painting them, it didn't achieved what I expected. So the mods are to compensate the 'flaps'.






As for the two beam sabers (Howard and Daryl), applying the same painting method used for the thrusters.





However, there are flaws. I didn't remove the seam lines on the upper part of the legs and some haste masking job resulting some minute imperfections. Its unnoticeable but overall, I'am quite satisfied and may be so do Graham Aker :)


June 27, 2010

Gundam: Mr. Bushido's Ahead (WIP 2)

Slow progress today, finish sanding and painting the the upper body and the left arm only. Worst still, I ran out of paint. Not much colour used on this kit as the colour scheme is too minimum. I only use Tamiya's Gun Metal and Metallic Red, probably orange soon for parts on the chest and sides.





June 25, 2010

Gundam: Mr. Bushido's Ahead (WIP 1)

I'am in the mood to built a Gundam and Mr. Bushido's Ahead is so lucky to be chosen. Anyway, Just for today, I've done the head with reworking the tip of the chin, make it a bit longer. Since I don't have or haven't bought plaplates yet, I use a bootleg Gundam as plaplates. Bootlegs can be useful sometimes and it works!



One thing I don't like about is the face. Bandai should have made it as a seperate piece for easy painting. I'am having a hard time painting those yellow eyes with a toothpick and using a panel line marker to do the outline. But overall, I'am happy with the eyes done perfectly.



The tip of the horns also sharpen.



June 21, 2010

Transformers: Hasbro's 25 Years Anniversary Insecticons

Tonight, after months spending its life on the shelf, I decided to open it. This is more likely a repost from the previous. Anyhow, I got this from eBay and the seller padded the package with strips of newspapers and, to my surprise, a Walmart plastic bag. Instead of throwing it away, I decided to keep it.


The Insecticons.


Its exclusive. Yeah right!


I felt a bit disappointed to see Hasbro changed their names in this re-issue. But hey, I still remember their original names...


Bombshell.


Shrapnel.


Kickback.



After thinking about keeping it mint and vintage, I decided not to remove them from their plastic encase. As usual, this will be cling wrapped, shelved and treasured.


One more thing, since Toy Story 3 premier is just around the corner, I got some free time to snap some pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Potato that I bought recently and a couple of years back. The Potatoes are characters from the Toy Story trilogy. Both Potatoes appeared in Toy Story 1 and 2 previously and the upcoming sequel is no exceptional. Planning to 'foraging' my vintage Woody and Buzz from Toy Story 1 in near future. Anyway, both Potatoes I bought below are from the local shopping store. I guess you know where it is.

This is my favourite Mr. Potato set. Bought it in Singapore a few years ago. It was this Potato that made me reminiscence my childhood days. How do I know Mr. Potato? Ago, I mean 23 years ago, I bought Mr. Potato colouring book but I never watched the cartoon as it was never aired on local TV channel. As time fly by and I grew up, I never thought about getting the real Mr. potato toy myself after so many years until I stumbled on to this. Its quite a tale to tell. Although currently there are variations like Transformers and Iron Man, I'am not into it. It doesn't have that sentimental value. For me, the classic Mr. Potato is the real Mr. Potato that I knew 23 years ago. No offence.





June 7, 2010

Freebie From Shewsbury Land

Before that, finish doing my Gunshot King Giroro. I had issues about painting, scraping and repaint it again several times because its so damn small. No decals here, just using Gundam markers.


I'am so delighted and surprised after receiving a message from David John, the owner and author of Shewsbury Land that I've won the June 2010 Freebies V1. I felt lucky enough to won it by a slightly narrow margin. It was close, but again, I'am lucky. Met up with the author himself albeit the rain to pick up my prize. Thank you David John of Shewsbury Land.