Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Daryl's Sprays Test #1: Sinanju Red

So I found a good test subject for the trial runs of the Daryl's Sprays line of airbrush hobby paints.

Monday, August 26, 2013

This is gonna be a colorful week.

Before anything else, ignore the non-ROYGBIV placement of the bottles.

I've been handed a sample set of model paints and thinner hand-mixed by a friend and IPMS veteran, Sir Daryl who owns "Daryl's Sprays" (DS) a relatively new and local producer of hobby grade model paints.

Friday, August 23, 2013

At a turtle's pace.

Starting work on this tonight, might take me a day or two before finishing it, even longer maybe because I now have a day job. But that's actually a good thing since now I have a salary that's substantial enough to feed my plastic crack addiction and still have money in the bank.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Let's Paint!- mini 1/144 scaled figure

Hello! Since a friend of mine requested help with this aspect of painting and since I also don't have anywhere to go thanks to the weather, I decided to make this little follow-along on how I paint very tiny 1/144 scaled figures. Our test subject is this 1/144 Sayla Mass from the Bandai Builder Parts series.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

backlog reduction.

Completed the snapfit of this kit today, pretty impressed by how solid the design is, and yet how easy it was to put together. If I had to recommend a kit to a beginner, I'd definitely suggest the Ez8.

Anyway, not really sure I'll start the paintwork on it right away as it looks pretty cool OOTB, but I imagine painting it would be very enjoyable as well. Hmm, we'll see. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Zaku time!

Spent the earlier part of the week cleaning and priming the build and started test painting it last night. I got the mix of greens I want written down now (primary green= CG24 70%, Gaia 001 30% with splitter= CG24 70%, Gaia 002 30%, secondary green= CG23 80%, Gaia 001 20%, with splitter= CG23 60%, Gaia 002 40%), and the internals and black parts done in arms grey lightened with white, and phantom grey respectively. 

Monday, August 5, 2013


I feel like painting a Zeon suit this week. so far I have a few of them built, like this Zaku II Kai,  snapbuilt and/or with the seams removed. 
Right now it's a choice between this or the Gelgoog, and I'm leaning towards the Zaku because I might do some mods on the Gelgoog still. Then there's another Zaku (the F2) which I haven't completed yet. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

And now, the grunts.

Moving on to the next build immediately after the Ver.Ka Gundam,  This time trying to make a GM. I consider it as a companion piece (although really that title belongs to the Zaku F2 once I start to remodel it a bit) to the Gundam in that it shares a few of the initial modifications that the gundam received, though it's less... dedicated to the Katoki design (essentially because the GM kai base model is already the Ver. Ka  GM, sans the boosters from the GM command kit).