Sunday, 28 November 2010

Hasbro Star Wars - IG-88 - Or maybe its the Death Star 2 main computer.


Was in the local supermarket and from a habit which i can't seem to doing even though i don't collect anymore i thought i check out the toy aisle, which i always do anyway. Looked at the new Hasbro 3 3/4 IG-88 and thought  "your mine"


EU - IG-88 > DEATH STAR 2 MAIN COMPUTER, fair enough.

Been a while since i actually bought a Star Wars action figure that's not a Clone or Stormtrooper, this guy is quality!  Great detail and lots of articulation, which is much better than the 1/6 scale one i got up in the loft somewhere.

All i got to do now is resist buying more except some Jawas, they'd be cool to get.
Not as affordable as i remember?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Starship Operators

Quite a good watch i just finished, short at only 13 episodes but good that it leaves you wanting more. Basic plot is about a bunch of military cadets (mostly gals) who decide to operate there starships and fight an a empire whose taken control of the home planet that surrendered instead of fight.

One of the real themes of the show is that to fund there resistances they get a TV show broadcast showing them waging war, sometimes live which give the enemy great intel or so they think. Copying what on British television at the moment which i endless reality TV, which i can't stand but at least there Doctor Who.

Would say the animation could have been better, made in 2005 when alot of anime had gone digital. Unlike now where it looks good, when it was first started happening in the early 2000's i felt that the anime had lost something which attracted me to it in the first place. CG mecha and starships instead of beautifully drawn ink and paint like Macross Plus.


Saturday, 20 November 2010

Revell 1/144 - F-104 Starfighter - WIP 1 - Built, primed and ready for paint.

Revell 1/144 - F-104 Starfighter - WIP 2 - Built

Got these 2 Starfighter built during the week, kit went together smoothly, separate one piece nose redome added last so no over sanding ruining the shape.

Primed Ferrari Stafighter on the right is ready for lots of red and on the left im still working on the cockpit.
This cockpit below is for the Ferrari Starfighter which is going to have a closed canopy so still kinda plain, but the Spanish Starifghter cockpit will be more detailed which i hope to have open.

Revell 1/144 - F-104 Starfighter - WIP 1 - Cockpit

Sunday, 14 November 2010

[Kit Review] - Revell 1/144 - F-104 Starfighter -

Next build -  Revell F-104 Starfighter
Next build is going to be the "Pencil" or "Missile with a man in it" or due to its safety record "Widowmaker" or "Flying Coffin"

Got a whole bunch of the Revell kits  but first going to build 2 with decals from the Airfix kit, which is a crown re-issue. The nifty looking Ferrari Starfighter and a Spanish Air Force jet, later a two-seater NASA chaser, USAF silver bird and  then maybe a German or Norwegian F-104.
Revell F-104 Starfighter - Sprues

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Freedom Project - Freedom

Rather unique anime i recently completed from Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, where from what i can tell have all be animated in the computer instead of traditional draw and ink.

Cool story about colonist living on the moon who think that the Earth has been rendered uninhabitable by giant squid. Kids find out its a lie and adventure follows.

Quality design through out with that distinctive Otomo character design and futuristic yet real world hardware.

One thing that makes you laugh is the blatant sponsors, Pot Noodle. Every episode the cast rally enjoy a pot. Cheesy but it got this made so that can't be bad, just like the Russian movie Night-Watch, lots of Nescafe.


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Revell 1/144 - Dassault Rafale M - Completed


The recently finished fantastic little kit from Revell of Germany Dassault Rafale M, the Navy variant.
Really excellent little, which you can tell see in photos the great panel lines and screw marks which come out really nice after a wash.

One thing i should replace it the front landing gear, after assembly i realised how chunky that is, will have to replace next time if ever build this kit again, two-seater variant please Revell.

Built straight out of the box, no scratch building and painted using Vallejo Air Light Gray.



Decided to do a 3 fuel tank version, can also model a one fuel tank with 2 extra weapons on the wings.

Revell 1/144 - Dassault Rafale M - Completed - 4

Revell 1/144 - Dassault Rafale M -
Completed - 6
Really fine lines on the missiles which means you can get some water down paint to run into nicely.
Reckon that no missile would have its name on but the decal was available and i liked the idea on a little magic added.

Revell 1/144 - Dassault Rafale M - Completed - 5

Revell 1/144 - Dassault Rafale M - Completed - 7

The next builds im going to start doing in two's hurrah, by two hurrah.