Since doing the resin conversion I have only accepted a few smaller commissions one being a OOB Supernova Heavyarms Custom. This was my first time with a Super Nova kit (as well as their last kit before they rebranded themselves as Model Heart) and to my surprise this was by far the best quality third-party kit I have ever built. Everything fit really well and I had basically nothing to trim or modify for pieces to smoothly come together. Since this was a OOB and not a full paint job there was no snapfit so I can’t be 100 percent sure how the kit would have held up to a break down since some pieces went together fairly tight. The client wanted the frame and weapons to be shaded with smoke but besides that everything shown is what was included.
This was a very good first impression and definitely made me consider getting some of their future kits for myself.
I had a few issues with how the anime went but design wise the suits of Iron Blood Orphans were innovative and unlike anything previously seen in Gundam. The 2nd season elevated this with various improved designs including the seemingly most popular version of the protagonist’s Gundam.
Since this is the first Gundam Weapons released after the show concluded it focuses mostly on builds of the 2nd season kits and various designs that were never officially made into models. Continue reading →
A client wanted me to do a clean out of box build of the recently released Testament Gundam, allowing me to finally try the newest kit from what people say is the best third-party Gunpla makers Dragon Momoko. Continue reading →
When Build Fighters Try was announced it became evident that unlike the original Build Fighters most of the kit designs would be either brand new or be older designs modified to such a level they might as well be new. Because of that unlike previous Build Fighter Gundam Weapons books this one focuses on OOB builds slightly modified to heighten the detail or features of mostly HG’s. Continue reading →
I wondered at first if I should review this compared to the Gundam Weapons as those are books made up of numerous specific builds allowing me to easily just display some images and list each build and what makes their presentation special. Gundam Scratch Build Manual 2 on the other hand is entirely another beast. While it does feature builds they are very few in number and their WIPs which are what the book is really about are intertwined to the point of confusion. Continue reading →