Gundam Weapons: Build Fighters Try Special Edition

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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

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Gundam Scratch Build Manual 2

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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

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Workspace upgrade

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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.

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We have a winner!!

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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

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