One of the prizes for the Summer War contest was a 1/550 HG Val-Walo, a Zeon mobile armor from 0083 Stardust Memory. Seeing as how this wasn’t an actual mobile suit I was left bewildered on what to do with it, But after getting the Sinanju’s and noticing its red color I thought this would be a great chance to test out a few things. Continue reading
A few weeks ago there was a sale at Crunchyroll where you could buy the new Sinanju OVA version for 70 dollars with free shipping. With that price I decided to not only jump on getting the highly praised kit but a 2nd one for an experiment I have been wanting to try. I have been wondering what the market for already built and painted kits on ebay could be, so I thought if I was going to sell one the best way would be to use one of the most popular kits of all the Sinanju.
I will try for a metallic paint scheme but given my lack of experience with that I might feel like it’s not good enough to sell so we will have to wait and see.
I gotta say I really love the way the Buster Gundam turned out. Even with all the disappointments this build gave me at the beginning, once I started putting together the painted pieces I knew I would be happy with the result. Not sure if it’s all the new paint I bought just prior to painting this ensuring I got to use the exact colors I wanted or the panel lining experience I had but this is probably my best paint job of 2013.
Panel lines washes have always been a problem for me and because of that I have become more and more lazy about applying them, this has resulted in using Gundam markers exclusively. I wanted to change this so I stopped being a cheap skate and bought a few things that would help. Continue reading
After the twists and turns of the Clanche build I inadvertently took a break during my next build the Master Grade GAT-X105 Buster Gundam. I started it while I was waiting for the Clanche’s water to dry but a few things including a heat wave stalled the build until now. But with the build back on track I ended up noticing a few pluses and minuses with the way they designed it. Continue reading