Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Already a little update :)

This is the rear booster mount. As you can see on the right side the whole booster is held by a single downward! facing pin. Tricky.

Tried to mount a booster temporarily.

The whole construction gives quite some stress on the mount and pins. This will need a good amount of epoxy glue to avoid any flex and to keep everything safely in place.

Here an example where i use neodyne magnets. Instead of a pin i put magnets in little holes . They hold the parts quite well in place. <3

Also got some new supplies from the HLJ.com free express shipping promo last week. Mr. Resin Primer, Mori Mori putty (AWESOME stuff!) and Hobby Base/Yellow Submarine joints.
I will probably use the joints in the hips, ankles and shoulders.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Here we go! Got my RMS-099B Sturm Dias (aka Schutzrum Dias) kit.
The Silicon-Tribe kit comes in 1/90 scale, boosts an impressive parts-count (184!) and with the two rear boosters it is absolutely huge. The design is based of the Mamoru Nagano Rick-Dias design (the guy who also designed the Qubeley - see my other ST kit)

The Sturm Dias is the updated version seen in Gundam ZZ..

Overview of the parts:

The casting is stunning and super sharp. All the small infamous Silicon-Tribe details are there.

Rear booster VS Sinanju:

Here the core body with the hinges for the rear boosters. They are relatively filigree and need some solid pinning to hold the weight.

I'm also working with little neodyne magnets to clip some parts into places for better accessibility later on. I'll show some pics of that later on.

A mystery part - it doesn't make any sense to me. I have no idea how to fit it or what the purpose of this is :) - I can't spot it in any reference pics of built kits either lol :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Plamo Tsukurou CUSTOM SP-15 on 6/26

The next episode will air 6/26 and feature a Tamiya Fiat 500F. I'm not sure if it's the only kit in this episode as the info on the FujiTV website is a bit sparse, but at the moment it looks like it.