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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Video Post: Tips on Dry Transfer Decals



Like them or, hate them dry transfer decals are a common sight included with most Master Grade kits. Here's a video to show you some of the tips and tricks I have learned to apply and remove them.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Million Hits Redraw


Unfortunately two of the winners from their first drawing did not come forward to claim their prizes. Therefore, I have redrawn two additional names for prizes! 

For those of you intested in how the winners were chosen, I used the following process. Everyone that entered was assigned a number. The winners were selected using the randombetween function in excel. The first three numbers generated received gift cards, the fourth received the kit and the fifth received the commission.

To claim your prize you must email me here using the same google+ ID you commented with.

Winners have 7 days to claim their prizes.

$10 Amazon gift card winners:

Aiden Becker

Commission Winner:

Michael Reichelt

The grand prize winner is Raphael! He will have the opportunity to choose a kit from wide variety of HG 1/144 model kits, I will then build and paint the kit to his soecifications!

As and added bonus, regardless of which kit he chooses I will perform a start to finishing that everyone can follow along with!

To everyone that didn't win:

I hope you continue to follow me along as the blog continues to grow and evolve, And I want to see you all and many more at 2 milliion!

Cheers 

GGD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Replacement Parts



I'm reaching out to my readers in this post, hopefully one of you can help me out.

I have lost a part from my MG Sinanju, if you happen to have one of these kits or the parts from them and you don't plan on keeping it. Drop me a line (using the contact me button above) and I'll buy it from you!


MG SInanju E 13 

Monday, May 25, 2015

GGD Grade 1/1 Workbench


For the last few months I have had a strong urge to build a workbench for myself. Although clearly this isn't gunpla, I am sure more than a few of you would be interested in building your own workbench for this and other hobbies.

I have access to a fairly substantial variety of tools and equipment that not everyone will have. But, this table can be completed using basic hand tools. The only powered tool required for the build is a drill.


Here is the basic design of the table:

Downloadable link


Overall the workbench costs about $70 and it should take about 3-4 hours to build.

To goal is to make a simple, sturdy work surface with an additional shelf for storage that I can upgrade and modify over time to better suit my needs.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Roll & Megaman


I played a lot of Megaman games on the NES as a kid. I only ever owned Megaman 3, but whenever my parents allowed me to rent a game at the supermarket (yes, that was a thing in 90s) I always rented either a Megaman game or Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back.

Kit Talk

I don't have a lot of experiencing building and painting figure kits (I like my mecha), these two models were a pretty good introduction. Some seam line correction was required on both kits. In my opinion the legs and upper arms would definitely stand out if left uncorrected. Fair warning to modelers that care about color accuracy. The english color guides for both of these models vary considerably from the Japanese versions: the english versions have fewer colors listed, don't reference Mr.Color numbers and list completely different color combinations. If you're the type of modeler that demands color accuracy then avoid the english color guide and work off of the Mr.Color numbers referenced in the Japanese manuals available on dalong.com.

These kits both come with some neat extras: they both have several interchangeable faces, eyes, hands for different expressions and poses, Roll has a second outfit and hair from Megaman 8, and Megaman has some beam effect parts. I assembled both kits with the face and outfit combinations the client requested. 

Kotobukiya has made a few additional character kits in the Megaman francise including Protoman, Zero and Megaman X, but due to being older prints some kits are harder to find and more expensive. 

If you're interested in picking up this or other kits consider purchasing through the Amazon links on my site. Every purchase you make helps me out tremendously and doesn't cost you a dime!



Hit the bump for the photo shoot!