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