After months I have finally finished the Sinanju OVA version, and boy am I happy to be done with this one. This build has been quite the roller coaster with ups and downs at every turn, but like with every good build in the end I learned quite a bit. Like many others have said I agree that this model is a must build just for all it’s engineering and accessories, but I would be lying if I said this build was fun (at least for me). I will say though this has made me consider getting a Sinanju Stein even though I had no intention of getting one prior.
While waiting for the Sinanju decals instead of starting my new build for the HLJ contest I thought this would be the best opportunity to revamp my workspace. You can see images of the old workspace here.
After reviewing numerous workspace threads and videos I was able to figure out a way to squeeze out some extra space from this cramped old bathroom. What I did was I built wall shelves all the way to the roof, got rid of some old bulky storage, moved the spray booth, and re painted the area.
Even with all that I didn’t feel like it was enough so I decided to go and build a paint rack like the one Steezy did in this video, and just like everyone else who seems to build one you find out you have more paint than you realized you had.
Now I’m ready to tackle a Katoki decal sheet I guess.
I am finally selling that 2nd Sinanju OVA version I mentioned in previous posts. If your interested you can find it on Ebay here:
If you want a little discount we can also just skip ebay and go directly through paypal, since I wouldn’t have to pay for Ebay’s selling fees.
Outside of Ebay I am selling it for $70 not including shipping (check the ebay listing or USPS.com for the shipping cost), and if you’re in the New York City area you can just pick it up and forget the shipping costs all together.
FYI: The Ebay sale is only for the US but outside of that I am willing to sell worldwide.
UPDATE: managed to sell it
After all the testing I did I finally found something that works. A month or so ago I posted up various tries at metallic coats using Alclad crome, Tamiya clears, and Mr Color clears each with their share of problems. Unsure on what method to take I listened to advice on reddit and reviewed this video over and over again. I eventually came to the conclusion that I should give Alclad’s enamels a try since they were not only pre-thinned so there wouldn’t be any chance of different ratios giving me different shades but they also could possibly give me the best shine. Continue reading
One day while painting some pieces of a model I went to move the Styrofoam that my skewers/alligator clips were placed in and not only did some of the skewers slip down the overused holes in the foam but also numerous small bits of foam were left all over my workspace. Continue reading
The MG Sinanju is a pretty advanced model even considering it came out in 2008 and with the new OVA version BANDAI seemed to want to improve on some of its faults. The kit has no polycaps which with its size and weight can be a bit hard on the joints so with the OVA version they turned the ABS frame into PS giving it increased bend and give. Primarily the biggest problems was in the torso joint where the original version Ka was infamous for breaking. Well I am disappointed to say that even with the new frame I had to deal with a bunch of the same problems. Continue reading
Thehelmosengine who has done some amazing Gunpla scratch builds in the past has posted an hour long video on his youtube page that shows him scratch build a part… from scratch. It’s truly amazing how many new techniques I learned from just watching this video so I wanted to get it out there as much as I could.
You can find the video here
and Thehelmosengine’s site here
When putting the Sinanju together I noticed that the bazooka had a sight but unlike the beam rifle there was no lens just a gray plastic dome where the lens should be. Continue reading