31 August 2009

[TOOLS] Modelling Tools that I use...

Hey promised...will be letting you guys have a look at the tools I used for building my gunplas and even the camera that I have been using (which is not mine)...Most of us have their own way of doing things but the tools we used should be somewhat the same...

I build my gunplas anywhere. There is no designated "workstation" for me. As long as I have some space, it can be done (of course with the tools listed below).

Below is a list of tools are use; ranked according to frequency and importance:-

1. Gundam Marker 0.1mm/ Saintograph Drawing Pen

The ultimate tool that turns your ordinary gunplas into something admirable (at least for me). Overdoing it though will make things worst. The first Gunpla penned by this marker is my HG Nu. My MG RX-78 was not panelled using gundam marker but the saintograph. I lost my Saintograph tough :(

Anyways, got this via a friend coming back from SG for SG$3.90. Dang !!! should have stocked more...

2. Good Ol'Eraser

Don't look down on this piece of unsightly rubber. When combo-ed with Gundam marker; you create great kits man. Pen with marker. Rub with finger excess. Clean with rubber and at the same time thin the linings !!! Cost B$0.30.

3. Nail Clipper

I prefer this over razors. Cut parts using scissors from runners and use this handy little clipper to clip da nips aways leaving behind a smooth surface (not 100% though). Cost nothing; found it lying around at home somewhere and made it mine :D.

4. Cotton Bud

Similar to eraser but this is use for hard-to-reach places. Moisten it and clean off excess marker lining in deep places. Don't know the price either. Just take what I have lying around at home.

5. Small scissor
I don't use expensive cutter from Tamiya or Bandai. Just a plain ol scissor to cut parts from runners fast and clean. Price is B$2.00. Get a better one so that it won't get blunt so easily.

6. Razor Blade

Use to remove fine nips not removable by nail clippers. I don't use filer as it will damage the parts. It's ok if you are painting over it; if not it will only scratch the parts.

7. Mr.Hobby Thinner & Color

This is a must for painting. You can dilute thick paint and use it as a paint rubber :). AND it does not melt your gunplas !!! The colors are just colors but there are different type and I cannot explained it as I am a first timer too :)

8. Paint brush

Any would do. I personally use B$0.30 brushes. One for each color I use. Just throw it if its worn out.

9. Camera

Last but not least, the camera that I have been using. Without it, I could not have share all the pictures in my blog. In case you are wondering, I am using my Nokia E71 to take a picture of the camera that I am using :)

[DOWNLOAD] Hobby Japan - October 2009

I reckon you guys have already downloaded this month issue of Hobby Japan. Anyways, I again downloaded it from SRW hotnews and pdf it into 1 file so that viewing can be much more enjoyable. Plus I uploaded it to Mediafire for easier download as you can resume and also use download managers :).

The file is here.

This month's issue is jam pack with new stuffs. Must read !!!! This magazine never stop to pump my Gunpla blood....LOL !!

Next post will be my COMPLETED BB Sangokuden CaoCao :D....

30 August 2009

[OTHERS] Gundam Deathschythe....Something from many moons ago :D

I love drawing. I use to draw day and night. Dragon ball Z characters especially :D....Anyways that was many many moons ago. I have evolved from a pencil artist to digital arts.

Here is something I drew when I was in Form 3. It's the Gundam Deathscythe. I bought the bootleg gunpla from a cheap shop. After building it, I took the cover and drew this :) Took me a while to colour with Buncho water colors on the standard art block :D...

I have other works as well. Sometimes I just take the PS1 games cover and draw them. I think I should post it up. Will show you guys what I mean when I say "evolve from pencil to digital".

Thanks for viewing :)

24 August 2009

[GALLERY] BB Sangokuden CaoCao (Painted) [Part2]

Here are a few more pictures of my SD CaoCao. I have painted the body parts and sword. Refer to previous post and you will definitely see the difference.

Notice also that I have not paint the shoulder armory and it is still in orange yellow stage. This is my first take at painting my Gunpla and I have opt to use CaoCao as an experiment :) and it turned out alright.

I will post the tools (frequently used) and types of color I used from the painting in my next entry. Enjoy looking or reading :) Thanks....

23 August 2009

[GALLERY] BB Sangokuden CaoCao [Part1]

Hi ya !!! Its been 3 days since I have posted anything. Here are a few pictures of the SD Sangokuden CaoCao I bought sometime ago from Miri. He is one of those bad ass.

Quite an easy kit to build. Just had the panel line done. I am planning to color it with the paints I asked my friend to buy me from SG.

Stay tune for the WIP of SD CaoCao; My first take at painting gunplas. !!! Thanks for reading ya !!

19 August 2009

HGUC 086 Gundam Nu WIP2

Nothing much to post lately (not that I have alot is a few pictures of my Nu. I like how it looks; Angry and Almighty.

I have just finished the Nu himself but not the backpack and weapons...kinda busy these days...have a look and let me know what you guys think :D

17 August 2009

[OTHERS] Dragon Ball Z Freeza...

Here is something un-gunpla...Got this Freeza pvc figure from CH mall sometime the realistic shading...and most of all its cheap :) just B$8.90...

16 August 2009

[WIP] HGUC 086 Gundam Nu WIP1

Just a short post with some pictures. Had to build something; hand itchy. I like to start with the legs.

So far the kit have not fail to impress me. The scale down MG inner frame and design is worth all the buy !!! and its damn cheap too !!!

Lower body on piles of runner :D

15 August 2009

[GET] Gunplas from SG :D

Finally got my sstuffs from SG friend :D...Bought myself a standard Action Base (SG$11), Kerberos Bucue Hound (SG$15) and a HG Nu Gundam (SG$29.90) !!!!

All of these are from OG during a sale. Got some other modelling stuffs like Gundam Marker (SG$3.90) and Mr.Hobby Color Various (SG$3.00 each)...Can't wait to start my Nu !!!

[GALLERY] HG Gundam Exia !!

Finally had the time to take some pictures of my Exia. Something apart from my friend's work. In fact, this is my first HG Gunpla and the one that started my craze after so many years. Bought it from Toysworld for RM67 (a bit pricey but still worth it). It't about B$27.50 so it's still ok.

I am really amaze by how much Gunplas have improved over 10 years !! Exia has some inner frame which makes it very flexible and posable. The swivel joint for the legs and the degree of's great.

Have a look at some of the pictures I took. I will retake all these pictures once I get hold of a better camera in the future. I believe I can do better than now !!

13 August 2009

[OTHERS] Desktop Screenshot :)

This is the screenshot of my desktop. Anyone who likes to customise their desktop ? I used a few softwares to make my Vista look like Mac.

I prefer Windows to Mac OS but very much into Mac's eye cand-ied desktop !!

What about you guys/gals ?

I have also change the bootscreen and logon screen using a all-in-one software i found only recently (6months ago). Prefer uncluttered desktop with minimal icons.

For the Apple-like bar, i used a customised RKLauncher...

If your pc os powerful enough, you can even have a interactive 3d desktop ;D

Have a look at this video below :)

12 August 2009

[FEATURE] Bootleg or Original; You be the Judge !!

Hey guys. Have a look at some of the pictures below. These are some of the work of my friend. I stole these pictures from his facebook. Hope that he don't mind.

This friend of mine have been a Gunpla fanatic eversince childhood. I was there but drop the hobby due to the price tags yo !! Over the years, he have collected over 100+ Gunplas. All of his HGs are original Bandai but some of his MGs are bootleg (Bendi etc).

Look at his work. Tell me which of these kits are original and bootleg. I am sure its not differentiable.

As a reference in price, some bootleg MGs are only SGD$19.90. Believe it or not man !!!

SEED - Strike Freedom Gundam

SEED - Destiny Gundam

Gundam Double X

Gundam Wing Zero Custom
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