Golden Joints! Work-in-Progress #1: HGCE Freedom / Strike Freedom Gundams

As a very casual builder that only paints to match color accuracy and seals everything with a flat top coat, having to do gold paint is always a hassle. Especially if these are for joint parts. But with my recent gold-painting splurge with the HGCE Strike Freedom Gundam, I may have found a workflow that … Continue reading Golden Joints! Work-in-Progress #1: HGCE Freedom / Strike Freedom Gundams

Dual Builds Complete! HGCC Turn “A” Gundam ✕ HGBF Turn “A” Gundam Shin

Managed to finish this double build roughly a month after opening the bags of runners. The build itself was okay and there weren't really that many hiccups along the way. Well, except for the slow progress thanks to my one hour/day build time. I'm also proud of how I actually was able to place paint … Continue reading Dual Builds Complete! HGCC Turn “A” Gundam ✕ HGBF Turn “A” Gundam Shin

Next Phase Gunpla: Road to 2020

2020 is the Gunpla 40th Anniversary, so in sort of a preview of the stuff to come, The Gundam Base Tokyo once again opened their Next Phase Gunpla exhibit and on there were a lot of kits I personally didn't expect. What's more, all of these have planned release dates! Here's a quick video from … Continue reading Next Phase Gunpla: Road to 2020

Box Art Extravaganza Zweiundzwanzig

Today's round up of cool packaging art involves kits that I'm really interested in getting -- the HGCE Destiny Gundam and RG Crossbone Gundam X1. It took them a while, but a couple of years after the last High Grade Cosmic Era release -- i.e. HGCE Strike Freedom Gundam, they once again return to the … Continue reading Box Art Extravaganza Zweiundzwanzig

#JapanWinter2019: The Gundam Base Tokyo Experience

I haven't made a post about my recent Japan trip in a while so today's a good time for another one. A place I specifically requested in our itinerary was The Gundam Base Tokyo along with the life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue. Please note that this won't be a detailed account of every section inside and … Continue reading #JapanWinter2019: The Gundam Base Tokyo Experience