The Trilogy is Complete! SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Daitarn 3

To those wondering what "trilogy" I'm talking about, then let me again show you this image: I say trilogy in quotes because they're not really related story-wise, and their closest connection being both Zambot 3 and Daitarn 3 were directed by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. That said, they do kind of look like the same … Continue reading The Trilogy is Complete! SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Daitarn 3

One Shots / “Straight Out of… Box”

"Straight out of camera" is what I wanted to say, but this photo was created though focus stacking in post, a technique I should've tried sooner. Anyway, I had a couple of tech and gear upgrades recently, including the camera I used for this photo. I'll get into details in a future post, but I'm … Continue reading One Shots / “Straight Out of… Box”

Really Appreciate the Engineering: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Granbird & Draias

When it comes to Brave Series kits, I've mentioned multiple times how I really prefer Kotobukiya's approach of sticking to aesthetics: focusing more on the proportion and articulation, and less on any combining features and gimmicks. That said, Bandai Candy is really doing great with their own Brave Series kits, especially when it can pull … Continue reading Really Appreciate the Engineering: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Granbird & Draias

Spinning Another Destiny: SMP Alternative Destiny Gunbuster

First revealed during the SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] rebranding launch, Bandai Candy/Shokugan has finally opened solicitations for the first kit in the SMP Alternative Destiny line. To recall, this line will feature alternate redesigns and stylized reinterpretations of existing mecha. And as earlier teased, the first kit in the line would be Gunbuster from Aim … Continue reading Spinning Another Destiny: SMP Alternative Destiny Gunbuster

Sneak Preview: Super Minipla Trider G7

With Bandai Candy moving forward with the rebranded SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] line, Hobby Japan got an advance copy of the last Super Minipla release, Trider G7 and got to play with it. They also released a video that pretty much contains everything you need to know in case you're still undecided on getting one. … Continue reading Sneak Preview: Super Minipla Trider G7