Friday, 20 September 2013

Grand Theft Auto 5

Alright... the title is pretty much self-explanatory.

I bought it on a whim(I didn't even pre-order it). Everyone was just talking about the game and luckily(sort of), I wemt to the shop, bought the game, walked out. Even better, it came with the pre-order Atomic Blimp bonus.

So yeah... I have to say, I got hooked and the gunplas will be put aside temporarily. But who knows, I might do some in-between gaming. :)

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Quick Update today #01.1

Yes, I'm still working on it, fortunately, on a daily basis.

I'm taking it slowly... prime some 25+ pieces a day then let it dry for 24 hours. So the following day, I would paint it with my desired colour. Simple as. :)

At first, the gold part didn't look as I thought it would but after a while, I got used to it and looked quite alright. I wont be using the aluminium as the base because the gold colour doesn't turn up/materialize (sorry, can't find the proper word for it) too well and takes a lot of paint to actually see it on top so I'm trying out the white base colour.

So far it's looking fine. Will update again once I got the right arm finish. Or probably even before that.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

PG Gundam Astray Red Frame ver.2 #01

Alright... continuing from my 2010 post here about airbrushing my first ever Gunpla, the Perfect Grade Gundam Astray Red Frame.

Somehow, I stopped doing it after I finished airbrushing the shield. So starting with this post, I'm going to finish the whole model this time since I don't really have anything else to build. My other un-built gunplas are packed in a box and they're in the storage somewhere.

I'm going to keep the same colour scheme except for the inner frame which I will (try to at least) paint in gold instead of dark red(default colour of the frame).

This was taken back in 2009... 4 years(!!) already.

And another with the Gerbera Straight Sword w/ Shield.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Ryofu Gundam #5 Final!!

Finally completely finished with it. It took a bit longer to make due to me masking, painting anddrying some parts.

The flying platform was quite an experience and I also have to mentioned that metallic colour paint looks really nice. I also bought some canned spray from Amazon... they are made by Hycote and seems to work pretty well on plastic surface and most of all, it's f*ckin cheap @ ~£4.50 for a 400ml can.

And so, here's the final pic. :)

The platform actually has 4 different styles/forms depending on who you combine it with. The current one in the picture isn't really the one for LuBu but I like it that way. :)

As for my next one... I don't know yet although I really want to buy and build one RG Gundam kit. We'll see. Not sure when that's going to be. :)

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Ryofu Gundam #4

And here we go!!

The complete build, sans the flying platform thingy. As mentioned on my previous post and as you can see in the pictures, the red paint on the weapon came off scratched. Looking at it now though, it doesn't seem too bad after all.... kinda like a faded effect?! :D

The horse fully assembled beside LuBu.

And here, the horse into a motorbike.

I will probably fully finish it by the beginning of next week.

edit 08/09/2013:
Added Tags. :)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Ryofu Gundam #3

Here's a quick update before I go to sleep.

The horse/vehicle thing is almost done. I just need to panel line around the gold thingy on the hip then I'm done with it. So the only thing left for me to do is the other vehicle... dunno what it's called.

Also, the spear weapon is done too. Unfortunately, the paint on it still wasn't dry when I slid it inside the hand so I scraped it and the colour came off... kinda sucks. :)

So here are the legs. Just need to panel line around the gold(used gundam markere here) markings.

And here's the horse that transforms. I didn't panel line according to the picture on the box
because it would simply be too hard and my liner is not thin enough so I left out a few.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Airbrush stuff

I have to say... every time I finish airbrushing things, I always impress myself with the work I've done (even though it was a simple paint job :) ).
Those Vallejo paints works pretty neat. It does work, out of the bottle but I'd recommend thinning the paint a wee bit for much better flow. I'm using an airbrush with a nozzle size of 0.35mm so even though it works, the paint doesn't flow as it should... might be better using a bigger, 0.5 nozzle though.

Another thing, panel lining. The recent pigment liner I just bought, IMO, is as good as the Gundam (GM01-200) marker the I (and most likely other people who panel lines) use. It is made by Uni(Mitsubishi) and it's called "Uni Pin" with sizes from 0.05 to 0.7 I believe. Oh, and it's in 5 different colours too. I only have the black though.

Another update probably tomorrow or in a few days.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Just an update

Finally got the paints I ordered. Tried out the gloss top coat and it seems to work quite well. Although I should've done it once I finished painting the whole piece.... well, you learn something new every once in a while. :)

Will probably post a gundam-related update on Monday/Tuesday cause I'm not working on those days. Oh and I'm still working on that horse/vehicle thing.

Oh and I ordered the Vallejo Premium paint as they seem to work straight out of the bottle for airbrushing... at least according to the articles I read. I'll find out tomorrow once the base primer dries.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


No Gundam update today. Hopefully tomorrow but definitely sometime this week.

Been recently watching Harry Potter. Not a fan at all, just curious why almost everyone I know likes it. Currently watching part 6, The Halfblood Prince, and I have to say that I quite like it so far.

On another topic, I bought some crocodile clips and some bamboo sticks for airbrushing. Never really thought about buying them until a couple days ago.... even though I've started airbrushing for more than a year now I believe.
The bamboo sticks I bought are 14"(!!). I knew they were long but they seem to be longer seeing it in person. There are shorter ones but not thick enough to "slot in" to those croc clips. For less than £2(50 pcs), IMO, it's a good deal.

Bought them on eBay btw.

Bamboo Sticks, ebay item #: 221249728571
Croc Clips, eBay item #: 110654630069

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Ryofu Gundam #2

Right... a 2nd update on the same day.

The figure is finally done, except for a few panel line here and there. The only thing left is the weapon, the horse/bike vehicle thing and that hovering vehicle thing.
I originally did not plan to paint the whole thing or at all but ever since I started working on the figure again, it just looked too plain and couldn't help but make it at least look good as it is now.

I ordered some more air brush paints so I will most likely just prime it until I get the paints. Hopefully I'm still interested in continuing. :D

Here's the mighty Lu Bu with armours on.

Hello 2nd half of 2013!!

I welcome myself back :)

It's been more than a year since I've updated this blog. Just gotten too busy mostly at work, is all. It seems a few things have changed as well on Blogger.

Anyways, I've finally finished my 2nd PG, the RX-78-2. Last year actually, I just wasn't into posting it here so here are some pictures I've taken.

This was nearly finish

Just a pose with the hatches open.

And this with the Core Fighter

So, that's finally done!!
Went to the next one, the mighty LuBu. From the SD Sangokuden series, #306. Well, I stopped working on it after a couple of days and only started doing it again today... after months of leaving it incomplete. Hopefully, it'll be done sometime this week.

Here's the one shot I took