Buzzer Beater Builds! Work-in-Progress #3: HG Gundam Exia / Astraea

It's just a day left before February 2022 comes to pass and it looks like these two kits will make my self-imposed deadline of being completed within the month. The primary challenge for these two kits is the need to paint all those gray details that are either supplemented by color-correcting seals or are just … Continue reading Buzzer Beater Builds! Work-in-Progress #3: HG Gundam Exia / Astraea

Taking Slower Than Expected. Work-in-Progress #2: HG Gundam Exia / Astraea Dual Build

The last time I presented these guys over a week ago, they're pretty much busts with the main torso and head units completed. A week passed, and thanks to a lot of actual office work, I only managed to build the arms. Granted, each arm required two applications of paint, one for the gray strip … Continue reading Taking Slower Than Expected. Work-in-Progress #2: HG Gundam Exia / Astraea Dual Build

Correcting Past Mistakes! Work-in-Progress #1: HG Gundam Exia / Astraea Dual Build

I didn't have much time last week, and I knew I won't have much time this week either, so I really hoped to make a lot of progress from the HG Gundam Exia & Astraea I'm currently building. Only to be marred by a lot of tiny bits, and not not-so-tiny, needing color correction. I … Continue reading Correcting Past Mistakes! Work-in-Progress #1: HG Gundam Exia / Astraea Dual Build

Box Art Extravaganza… Not! Work-in-Progress #0: HG Gundam Exia & Gundam Astraea Dual Build

Following the MODEROID Ingrams, I've set my sights once again on Gunpla, and to a particular series I wanted to return to. It's also nice to see how Naochika Morishita's packaging illustrations went from a cell-shaded style... ... into something more akin to his usual style. Nope, this is not a box art extravaganza post … Continue reading Box Art Extravaganza… Not! Work-in-Progress #0: HG Gundam Exia & Gundam Astraea Dual Build

It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Gunpla

I admit to be quite disappointed with the Gunpla reveals during Bandai Spirits' Hobby Next Phase thing, which was timed around Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021. I thought they'd pull a Figure-rise Standard and surprise us with more new kits but alas, we only got more details of previously revealed ones. But nevertheless, more information is … Continue reading It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Gunpla