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Model Gallery / "Which Comes First: Chicken Or Egg?"
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:43:53 PM »

Just want to share my build. I call this diorama "Which Comes First: Chicken Or Egg?".

- Chickens are from Tamiya's 1/35 Livestock Set. I modified one of the rooster, perched on a bucket, flapping it's wing.
- Crate are from Academy Military Minature Accessories Set.
- Plants are from J's Workshop.
- I scratchbuild the wood bucket using 1mm plastic strips
- An eggshell as diorama base.

Comments and critisms are welcomed :)!

The 4-legged Crest unit is up for preorder at HLJ!

Preorder the 1/72 Crest CR-C75U2 Delta Version at HLJ here

Photo link at Kid Nemo Company

Expected release: March 2008

Looks like it. I guess 1/48th is the 'new' 1/35th since (I think) Tamiya started rolling out their 1/48th scale military stuff.

When it rains, it pours. Upcoming releases from AFV Club. I got my sight set on the Vietnam's LVTH6 and Stryker M1128 MGS.

I'd say get it just in case  :lol:. The selling point is it's 1/35th and it's an EX-Model.

It'll be probably another 5-7 years wait for the next re-pops, IF there's any  ;).

Not an upcoming models but re-pops of MG Patlabor stuff. Restock in September at HLJ.
MG Patlabor re-pops

Those who missed the chance to get the EX Special Control Vehicle can get it now. I've ordered one to pair up with my existng collection.

Upcoming Patlabor release, repackage of the MG Ingrams. Now the Flash Unit LED is included! Scheduled for September release. Priced at 5800 Yen.

Not really an upcoming release but it's fresh from the factory. HLJ link below:

Trumpeter's 1/35 German Bruckenleger IVb (Bridgelaying Tank)

I've been waiting for something like this to come out. A bit pricey though. The tracks are available in two option; injection-molded link-and-length tracks or flexible belt-style tracks.

749 parts.

Model Talk / Koktebel - sand, sea, surf, a shipwreck and a young boy
« on: July 05, 2007, 04:53:54 PM »
Hi guys,

I was browsing thru Historicus Forma site when this diorama catches my eye. It's called
"Koktebel", built from scratch by Jean-Bernard André. The sea foam effect looks realistic!

Page 8 of the article - Making the sea

Photo of how to make the sea foam

Out of all the Gundam 00 line up, Gundam Virtue got my attention. I'd like to see it in 1/100 scale.

Minor update:

Minor modification on the shotgun.

Add some details behind the thigh; where an auxillary thruster is located.

Added some detail on the rear thruster bells.

The joint shoulder and torso joint is covered using a thruster bell which was cut approximately 4-5mm. Shoulder mobility is limited now but the joint looks more rigid. [Highlighted in the red box]


Focusing on the torso. Add more details to the upper torso. I don't really like the use of cloth mesh for the energy cable that runs along the abdomen. I decide to have an energy cable that similar to Zakus. I use Max Factory's brass pipes for the energy cable upgrade. The energy cable shall be painted later.

Lower arm
I use grey auto putty to smooth out the uneven surfaces.

Begin the initial work on the angular-shaped feet.

Model Talk / Re: What's going on?
« on: May 31, 2007, 04:51:44 PM »
I'm busy with my 1-year old son who demands our undivided attention. He's been actively into climbing and such. My Kampfer progress has been slow lately. Hopefully there's some major update beginning next week.

Cool car there, spiffitz.  8)


Applied some A+B epoxy putty onto the lower arm. Later I will sand and fill the imperfections with grey auto putty.

Some modification on the shoulder joints. I drilled the 'holes' on the shoulder joint.

I fill in the holes using the long out-of-production MAX Factory's Brass pipe (small size). Superglued them into place and in some cases, I fill in the gaps with A+B epoxy putty... just to be sure.

GB4: Sci-Fi GPX / Re: GB#4 Sign-up
« on: May 27, 2007, 07:22:15 PM »
Count me in as well!

I'm over with the 100th MG hype. On another note, the UC hardgraph line-up have some interesting stuff coming up. I can't read Japanese but from what I can figure out of the pictures, it's due sometime in November 2007.

Click on this link

I'm a bit disappointed but it is a nice design. I'll wait for the official announcement from Bandai... just to be sure.

K is for Krazy Kustom Kampfer Kompetition / Re: NoKamp
« on: May 13, 2007, 05:51:38 PM »
Somehow, the leg reminds me of ED-209. Looking forward for more progress!

Minimal update:

Bulking up the lower arm by lining up bits of 1mm styrene sheet. Later I will apply some AB putty to cover up the gaps.

To get a full circle, I would suggest you get a plastic pipes instead of bending the styrene sheet. It's less hassle.

K is for Krazy Kustom Kampfer Kompetition / Re: Deadline Extension?
« on: April 29, 2007, 04:53:37 PM »
I'm fine with the current deadline but an extension would be better!

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