Got the RG Gundam on the way to me but have had this unbuilt since i bought it last year maybe?
So going to convert this into a GM, aftter getting the Master Archive book im now really wanting to model one. Think as the RG is very detailed but very similar to this, converting would work quite well as it has less detail just like the GM to Gundam.
Figured out what needs to changed expected for the front skirt / waist guard. Gundam has a 3 piece while GM has a simple 2 or 1 piece, can't quite figure out how to do that.
Another new mook in the Master collection from GA Graphic but this time from Gundam and what a great one to start with the GM. While all the Macross mooks are Master File, looks like Gundam gets Master Archive and it certainly is. A section on all the GM's in the Universal Century from the original Gundam up to Double Zeta with the GM III. 130 pages of mecha goodness.
First page has the contents and cool image of GM , like how the shields floating next to him while being refueled above Earth.
Not so many photos as the Macross Master File has but still has lots.
Decided im going to model a GM just like this, seems like most parts are similar to 1/1 Gundam.
Every GM has it own section starting like this, the original GM has about 20 pages with each dedicated to each part of it body.
All about the Type C.
Nice one sheet of the Type C, as a cold weather type?
Ah, the GM Ground Type which makes the awesome sniper, will eventually model that too.
Cool photo page, one of the best MSV at the bottom, the GM Cannon and a Type C duel wielding bazookas!
Small but still interesting section on the GM Cannon, would be great to get a HG kit of this or a conversion kit.
As with the Macross Master File, the last 8 -10 pages are color or colour variations.
None of the scheme ive seen before, think the original red, torso with either the grey, blue and white body is best.
Very cool mook, one the front cover has Volume One so i reckon a Zaku version has got to be next, notice there the VF-25 coming soon too!
One of the animes ive wanted to watch since the early 90's, not actually knowing what is was until i watched it. Back during the 90's when i was a wee lad anime was released but Manga Entertainment (yep anime company releasing anime but called after the comics?) and all the old VHS tapes would come with awesome intros previewing cool new anime. Which every anime fan would watch over and over again because of how awesome they were, corrupting the tapes by pausing and rewinding.
Love this video below, my favorite which has Venus Wars included also Fist f the Northern Star, Akira, A-ko, Tank Police and not sure but think the other is Odin? Back then i thought anime from Japan was only sci-fi and extreme violence (had to watch this stuff at my friends house who parents worked late, my mother would never let me watch this stuff)
Anyway Venus Wars is OK, nothing special really, has cool tanks, sweet one wheeled motorbikes and OK action with a story is is meh. Watch it if you want a sci-fi anime fix without having to think.
Very easy going with these 2 little kits, basically glue two pieces of the hull together add the wave motion gun, putty and sand. Thinned down the antenna, those were very chunky.
Will paint all the small parts separately then assemble at the finale stage. Quite like the little stand you get for both these cruiser, with the arrows like the crew of the Yamato have on the shirt, space anchor?
Will probably paint tomorrow, one canon yellow, grey and the other my own custom scheme which i might be blue?
The very nice Sweet 1/144 Hawker Hurricanes decaled and nearly completed. Think they look really good as of now with the gloss coat which i think i will keep on the green and brown but go for a matt look on the desert so it looks sun baked.
Having a bit of trouble painting the canopy on the tropical Hurricane, the sand colour i realised didn't look correct because of the grey primer. Been mixing the grey and sand together hoping it will look correct.
Little weathering, attach the canopy and completed what is a very satisfying build.
Great little Escort Cruiser seen in Space Battleship Yamato series 2. After i completed the series i really wanted to model some of the new Earth Defense Force space battleships like the Andromeda but settled for this very cheap and cheerful kit, which you get 2 of.
This kit is over 30 years old and look damn good for it age, very simple should take me no time. No idea what the scale is but comes from a mini-kit collection where the kits boxes are all the same so i reckon must be none scale.