Saturday, February 22, 2014

Banshee Final Battle ver. Micro Update

I've been working on and off painting the Banshee Final Battle version whenever the weather has cooperated enough. The color scheme for this kit is not going to deviate far from the stock scheme. However I will through in my usual flair in certain areas. 

MG Exia R2 unboxing review

This is an unboxing that I'm really excited to bring to you! I'm a pretty big fan of the MG Exia; sure it has some stability problems and the massive GN sword is very difficult to pose, despite those flaws, I think the design of the MG Exia captures the power and proportions of the Mobile Suit perfectly!

Enough rambling enjoy the unboxing video and images.

Video Unboxing

Hit the bump for the rest of the photo shoot!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

MG Tallgeese II Commission Complete!

This is another limited edition kit I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to work on. I had forgotten that the Tallgeese II actually existed until Bandai announced the MG kit! This kit was built as a commission, the requested paint scheme was to closely match the stock scheme, but I was allowed some latitude to add my own flair!

Like my Tallgeese 1 I incorporated metallic paint into the frame to contrast various parts of the frame. Unlike the Tallgeese 1 I incorporated much more of the metallic paint into the exterior of the kit too, my reasoning for incorporating more silver metallic colors into the kit was that the operator Treize fancied himself as a futuristic knight and aristocrat; so the ostentatious flair of the bright metal would suit him. Also unlike the Tallgeese 1 I hand painted many of the grey circles on the front & side skirts, booster pods and back. 

Despite forgetting this suit altogether I have to admit that I prefer the Tallgeese 2 over the 1 by a wide margin!

Hit the bump for the full shoot

Friday, February 7, 2014

RX 78-2 3.0 Custom Set unboxing

This is the unboxing post for the Custom Set to the RX 78-2 3.0 Gundam. This was a limited run set of components for the kit that was released along side the RX 78-2 3.0 Gundam. If you built the 2.0 version of this kit you will likely be familiar with what you're getting in this box; because the weapons included in this kit identical(okay, the handles on the bazooka are a tiny bit different) to those included with the 2.0!

Here's what you're going to be able to build with this kit:

1x hyper bazooka
1x hyper hammer
1x beam rifle
1x beam javelin 
1x shield
1x yellow led for the eyes
1x set of water slide makings 
2x beam saber handles

This kit comes packed in a box about the same size as a very small HG kit.

Here are the contents 


This plate must have been completely clear for the original kit, because the cockpit canopy for the core fighter is also pink.

There are two additional chain 'links' in the little bag to hook the handle and ball to the chain.

The J1 plate is the new handle needed for the 3.0 to hold the it securely. 


The waterslide decals included in this kit are the reason I originally purchased this kit, however Bandai has now released the official set (which I have included a photo of below). Bandai provides enough decals to make at least three complete decal sets. This set includes decals to make the Gundam Front Tokyo ver, RG 1/1 Gundam Project ver and Green Tokyo Project ver. These decal sets have all been featured on the 1/1 Gundam at one point or another. This is pretty cool as you could build 3 this kit 3 times to represent the different versions of the 1/1 Gundam. 

Note that this decal set is NOT included!