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.







June 6, 2010

Gundam: HGUC 1/144 Geara Zulu

Apparently, I got time to take some pictures. Enjoy.




A light spray of pearl white makes it look glowy.


Dry brushing the weapons.
















June 2, 2010

Gundam: HGUC 1/144 Geara Zulu (WIP 3.5)

Very unproductive day for me. Too busy doing something else. This is the only part I managed to finish in the early morning. Nothing much though.



Since I don't have a sandblock and the sandings are done either by hand or using a pen or pencil or something and wrapped with sand paper all around it. All of a sudden I came up with this 'innovative' idea of using ice cream sticks glued half-way together. Not much to say, I guess the pictures can tell you how its made.