Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blog renewal

Decided to revamp the design of the blog. Made it a cleaner design and tried to make use of more horizontal space. With the update of the layout, there is also a matching mobile layout.

Old layout (April 2008 - March 2012)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Not so recent works 2

Haven't been making any kits for months, the stash that was lying on the floor has been tucked away in a new cupboard. Now trying to be satisfied with looking at pictures of kits.

Anyway heres a look back at some of my past original creations:

Strike Blanc (?/9/2006)

With the black Strike Noir, I thought a white one would be good to complement it. So I bought another one and painted it with a white scheme. Some small mods are done at the faceplate and the shoulder extensions.

Fuurai Bakunetsu Godmaru (late 90s?)

This was originally a broken kit (bought another Godmaru). Some time in the late 90s I think I painted the whole kit red (called it "Red Riding Hood"). Then later on I kitbashed it with parts from 3 other SD kits. Thats the short story :P

V-Hexa FC (late 90s?)

Was once a complete kit but lost an arm one day. Kitbashed it with a 1/144 Serpant Custom I got from a friend. Promptly named it V-Hexa FC at time of writing as it reminds me of the fiddler crab.

Zaku i2k Custom (2005?)

Had an idea of a Super Robot and Real Robot image pair of Zakus at that time, this one is the one with the RR image. Double shoulder shields, gunner pack and an TTT color scheme.

An upgrade

Gundam Astraea TDPsp1 (7/1/2011)

An upgrade for the Astraea TDP build from 2008! The reason for this is that having bought the retail version of Astraea (which is still not built at time of post), I thought I should do something to differentiate them. What I did is change the V-fin to the F2 type and repaint some of the red parts blue.

Have decided to name it TDPsp1 which means 'Twin Drive Pack Service Pack 1'. An upgrade, lol.

Used about half a day to do it, as one feet has to be redone due to a too thick coat of paint.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ride in the new year

Brompton (30/12/2010)

My last kit of 2010. Worked on it for 3 days so it crossed over to 2011.
This Brompton kit comes with the October 2010 issue of Hobby Japan.

The kit has easy assembly but the parts are not molded that nicely compared to Bandai molds. Theres quite a bit of sanding to get rid of lines left by the mold. The lines are everywhere, at the pedals and even the wheel spokes. Did sand down some but not all.

Found out that my tube of white putty had harden so I didn't putty the frame of the bicycle. Wonder why they didn't mold it as one piece.

Another cool thing is that it folds up just like the real thing.