Gundam Weapons: Iron Blood Orphans New Blood Edition

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

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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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