Saturday, November 22, 2008

Priming the キュベレイ

So I started priming the Q. Cleaned the parts with oven cleaner spray and soap water and then primed with Gunze/GSI Mr. Resin Primer Surfacer. This is the first time I used airbrush primer instead of canned primer and I must say it is MUCH more economic. Plus with all the tiny little details of the Qubeley there is less chance that they get lost in blobs of Primer.

I is a rather time consuming process as after priming you can see all the parts that needs fixing or aren't evenly sanded. So that means sanding and re-priming.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Qubeley Neodyne Tail

For the 'tail' i used tiny 3mm neodyne magnets to hold the bottom and top half together.
Makes painting easy and I can open it when its finished to marvel at the internals.

Glued them in with 2 component epoxy glue.

キュベレイ Yellow Submarine ABS Joints

To get around the free pose pinning, with which I claim i is 'almost' impossible to get all for wing flaps of the Qubeley even, I ordered ABS Joints.

With the pin vise and an old dremel i found i enlarged and deepened the joint holes in the kit a bit. Fairly easy and the joints fit perfectly.

Did that on all major joints.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Plamo Tsukurou CUSTOM SP-8

Looks like there will be a new Plamo Tsukurou CUSTOM special this month on 9.28.
It will feature two trucks, as seen in the link below.

Monday, September 15, 2008

ST Qubeley yay

yea, i was very busy with exams so not much updates lately.
Here are some pics of the Qubeley kit.

As i mentioned it is an SMS recast. It also features some modifications over the original Silicon Tribe kit that i am not too happy about. You can see them below:

some of them I reverted already with putty.

I got MORI MORI polyester putty which is really awesome. it's a two component putty that is nicely sandable and not too hard like epoxy putty (which has its uses too).

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Silicon-Tribe Qubeley

So I got a Silicon-Tribe Qubeley resin kit.
To build this i ordered a mountain of new tools and other stuff.

Pin Vise, Resin Primer, Surfacer, Liquid mask, Hobby Knife, lots of Compound and polishing wax, tweezers, MORI MORI, gunze metal color, Epoxy Glue and lots more.

Pics of the Qubeley kit and the first few build steps will follow later, camera battery is empty now.

That also means that the Nu-Gundam is on semi-hold for now, but eh.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

HGUC RX93 Nu Gundam Progress 1

As you have probably seen I already snap-fitted the Nu Gundam once (and the other Jagd Doga for that matter). I now took it apart again and started sanding and puttying the seamlines.

Also the head antennas come with some rather big nubs at the end (probably so that little children don't poke their eyes out). I sanded those away and also already primed some parts.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Plamo Tsukurou CUSTOM SP-7

The latest special episode of Plamo Tsukurou CUSTOM, SP-7 is in the video links section now. It features two Japanese tanks.
The WWII Type 97 Chi-Ha and the modern time Type 90.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Quess's Jagd Doga finished

The last finishing touches are added to the Jagd Doga, like decals and the shield details and sumi-ire.

The finished Jagd Doga:

Turned out pretty good I think. But I need to work on my photographing skills.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Alpha-Azieru Gundam Collection 1/400

So I got the Alpha Azieru kit I orderd from HLJ and built it right away :) It comes pre-painted and with a diorama base as well as a Sazabi and a Nu in 1/400 scale.

The whole thing comes in a fairly large box, larger than a MG kit I think. Building is Bandai typical straightforward. Quite a lot for parts are made of elastic plastic, like the head unit.

1:144 HGUC Nu Gundam VS 1:400 Gundam Collection Nu Gundam

Finished Alpha Azieru. Next I'll add some sumi-ire/washing.

Finished kit with sumi-ire. Looks awesome!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Quess Air Jagd Doga progress

Primed some of the parts and started airbrushing. I tried extracting primer from the can and airbrushing it for a more economic use, as described in this tutorial: . The extracting worked great, but the airbrushing only so-so. The extracted primer seems to dry to fast for me, leaving a rough surface when airbrushing it. So it needed sanding again. Not sure if I will do this again.

For the silver parts i used AlcladII Aluminum.
Looks really nice and smooth.

The red parts are painted with a red-pink mix and a coat of clear red over that.

Also I orderd a bunch of waterslide decals from in 1/144 scale as the stickers that come with the HGUC kits are unusable. The website is superslow loading, but it has a nice selection and isn't too expensive. I orderd a bunch of them, so I can put some little warning decals on the Jagd Dogas. Also orderd some for the Nu, Re-GZ and the upcoming Sazabi.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Jagd Doga Quess Progress

I started building Quess's Jagd Doga. Snap fitted it, then lots of sanding and putty.

The parts after washing them in soap water:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Plamo Tsukurou CUSTOM SP - new episode this month

From my understanding a new plamo tsukurou custom SP episode will air later this month on 21.06. This would be the seventh special episode (SP-7).
Here is the link to the fujitv website.
Looks like the episode will feature two tanks.

HGUC Char's Counter Attack Launch!

The CCA HGUC kits finally arrived. Got the two Jagd Dogas (Quess and Gyunei) and the Nu Gundam. The Alpha-Azieru mobile armor in 1/400 scale from the Gundam Collection line is still in the mail. HLJ has a sale on the Azieru, selling it for around 10Euro/USD15! The HGUC Sazabi will be released later this month, which I will order then together with the HGUC RE-GZ. CCA gallore!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


I am really happy with the sumi ire/washing which turned out quite good. The weapons (Beam rifle & Bazooka) still have to be painted, but I'll leave that for another time.

For my next kits i ordered a bunch CCA HGUC kits (Quess and Gyunei Jagd Dogas and a Nu Gundam). The Re-GZ and Sazabi will follow once the Sazabi is released.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Gundam MK-II Progress

So I made so pretty good progress with the MK-II. All left to do is painting the white armor and sumi-ire & decals. Looks pretty good imo :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

MK-II Inner Frame

Painted the inner frame now with a mix between Tamiya Gun Metal, Royal Blue and White. While the 2.0 frame is nice and all, they have a shitload of parts to paint.

I'm not too convinced with the golden parts, will probably change them back to yellow later.