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.