Category: plastic models

Gundam RX78-2 MG ver.1.5

My eyes are not getting any better and I love building Gundam models, so I decided to start building from MG (Master Grade 1/100) and giving up all the HG (High Grade 1/144) or anything lower, mainly because that scale is just too small for my eyes.

Another Gundam RX78-2 creation, I tried my best to get a nearly perfect finish with the spray paints and panel linings.  It wasn’t easy at first because I haven’t done this for so long (at least 20 years) but surprisingly I got it done in a week (without spray painting shadows).  I have learned quite a bit from this experience, 1, you don’t need to use 100% plastic model paints because some canned spray paints from home depot will do fine (e.g. the final clear top coat), 2, never spray paint another layer unless it is totally dry, 3, rest your eyes if you feel tired.

With this box out of the way, so which one should I start next?

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RX78-2 Gundam 手辦模型 (Garage Kit Model)

My first ever 手辦模型 (Garage Kit Model) which I bought back in the year 2000. As all my friends know, I love Gundam models, when I bought it, my eyes went “blink blink” 😍 and it was the only RX78-2 model in that scale, the biggest one you could find back in those days was only 1/60 which was still way smaller.

Because of my buiding plastic models passion, I started digging out all my tools (spray paint brushes, pump, paints and etc.) and of course all my plastic models I bought over the last 20 years. I didn’t really remember what I had untill I started opening all the boxes, then I realized how crazy I was with the amount of plastic models I have and I even found doubles 🤪.

I decided to start with the GK model first because that’s the one only I have, then I realized there is soo much work to do since nothing actually fits, left side and right side are not evenly balanced and a lot of other problems… what a challenge. The whole process was brutal becaue of the scraping, remodeling, spray painting, soldering and etc. but I did it anyways… After days and days went by, I wanted to show the world my finished RX78-2 Gundam head GK model, but unfortunate to say, it would be my very last because of the time spent 😝.

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Perfect Grade ZAKU MS-06 -Weekend project-

Most of my friends know, I have tons of unfinished plastic models in my house, over the years, the gundam plastic models were piling up day by day (you dont want to know how many I have…).  This long weekend, I decided I really have to clear up some of them, so I opened up my Perfect Grade Zaku.  This one took me only 2 days to build without paint, so didn’t take me long, I will eventually paint it, just need more time to find paint and prepare 😀  From now on, I really should spend more time on building models, while I was building that zaku, I found it hard to focus (getting old may be), so I better continue to keep it up or at least clear up some of the stacks in my house :p

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