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BLOG: Plastic Crack – Fallout Legacy Collection T-45 Power Armor

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Posted a week or so ago about threezero’s T-45 Power Armor and wishing for a smaller, CATALOGUE-friendly version of the figure. Well, apparently this collector wasn’t paying attention as 2015 closed when this figure dropped. It’s definitely leagues inferior to its larger counterpart but is just as perfect for the collection nonetheless.

Will Funko go the same route as threezero and do the other Power Armor models? Probably not but hey, this is a good start.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – Custom 3D-Printed Mechwarrior Figures by Jacky Wan

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

The MECHA CATALOGUE isn’t just all Japanese stuff, as evident by those Iron Man CATALOGUE entries. However, if there’s one Western mecha title that should be included in the site, it’s MechWarrior. Unfortunately, aside from the table top static game pieces, there aren’t many MechWarrior figures out there. This opens opportunities for 3D modelers and designers to create their own figures, and such is the case for Jacky Wan and his custom MechWarrior stuff. Though the figures aren’t for sale, these should inspire those who have access to 3D printers to create their own figures as well.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – The Reverse Wash Technique

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews tutorials, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features… techniques.

Still ain’t a review but a tutorial for a very handy modeling technique — The Reverse Wash Technique. Very useful in pieces where raised areas are needed to be in different color than the recessed ones, the latter typically in black. Examples include the ornamented chest/sleeve parts of the Sinanju, or single-piece missile pod parts that are common in High Grades.

The technique mainly relies on enamel paint applied on top of the accent color via airbrush. Since this collector doesn’t have an airbrush, an enamel-based spray paint is the next-best thing. And now, the search begins for such paint.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – HGCE Freedom Gundam Custom Kit

Plastic Crack - HGCE Freedom Gundam Custom Set This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Still not a video review but whatever. When the Freedom Gundam Flame Feder was revealed, all this collector took from that color scheme was ‘meh’. Didn’t bother getting the Hobby Japan custom kit because of that.

Then this guy made a build based on the original Freedom Gundam colors. Not saying that this collector can do the same level of paint job, but this color scheme is more manageable, with only a few highlights here and there. Might eventually get the Custom Kit, and later another copy of the HGCE Freedom Gundam, because of this.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – "Fixed Perspective Size Comparisons"

Plastic Crack - Pertinent Size Comparisons

Now this will be a little different from previous Plastic Crack posts. Instead of a full video, here’s a screen capture from Diego Doom’s review of the ULTRA-ACT x S.H.Figuarts Ultraman figure and one of the nifty things he’s done recently is to put size comparisons in them. What’s great about these size comparisons is that they’re taken at a fixed perspective relative only to the figure being reviewed, presenting a great sense of scale across the other figures being compared. Did a little image stitching using a couple of screen captures and came up with this.

Now the main point of contention here isn’t actually with Ultraman but with Sen-Ti-Nel’s METAMOR-FORCE Gaiking the Knight.Was on the fence on whether to get this guy or not for the longest time with size being the main deciding factor. Based on head height and excluding those golden horns, Gaiking the Knight is as tall as Ultraman and shorter than Super Robot Chogokin Mazinkaiser SKL and S.H.MonsterArts MFS-3 Kiryu/MechaGodzilla. This puts the figure well within the height criteria of the CATALOGUE. Here’s hoping that it’s still available by September because this month has been loaded with quite a few purchases.


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