Friday, October 28, 2011

~ How to use Primer by Swanny Models

A guide on how to use different grade of surfacer or primer.

Primer Guide (Direct to 3rd party website)

~ Painting Guides By Zoid

Here is one of the most useful guide in painting. Finally, I learned something from this website !!! Lacquer paint cannot be directly applied to plastic !!! I feel really sad and bad of some local hobby shop did not mentioned about this when I bought a few bottles of paint. Last year, I tried to custom paint Transformers but ended in night mare !!! The body of the transformer totally cracked !!! Really break my heart that the shop didn't inform me in advance during purchase of paint. I didn't know about it as few years back I used Hobby color which I thought they changed name and packaging. Hobby color is acrylic paint while Mr Color is lacquer paint. According to Tamiya paint table, lacquer is the strongest which means it is more hazardous !!!

Link>> Zoid Painting Guide (Direct to 3rd party website)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

~ Painting Techniques By Playevolution

I was searching the steps and colors on how to paint a model kit. Luckily, there was a site that show the steps on painting a model kit. A very good blog with photos on steps and color used. Before start painting a model kit, you should research on the types of paint you are using or want to use. Different painting technique require different paint. I just realized I had inhaled many toxic fumes !!! D: Lacquer paint most toxic !!!

--> Painting Tutorial

Link--> Type of paints

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

~ Tomica Toyota FJ Cruiser

I received this Limited first color edition from Japan last week. The FJ is Made in Vietnam. After calculation, its more expensive to buy from Japan compared to local store. However, I am lazy to hunt nowadays as most of the new stock always sold out very fast in local store when I try to grab one. It is in 1/66 scale only, so it is smaller than actual car.

I am surprised to find out that the blue is darker than I thought. The regular version is in yellow. The detailing is really nice. "TOYOTA" logo printed on front grill. The bumper has semi painted silver color. Very nice.

The roof of the FJ reminds me of Hummer. Rear small piece of "window" is painted in black. Of course, this FJ has suspension. The rims are not painted.

Rear window, spare tire cover, rear lamps are painted.

Made in Vietnam, 1/66 scale.

Overall, I like this FJ. Detail, heavy and nice design. :) A must have in your Tomica collection.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

~ S.H.Figuarts Masked Rider Amazon Review (Part 2)

Let me continue the second part review on Amazon.

Eeeeee !!!!!

Kamen Rider Accel Henshin !!! Joke xp ... Extra parts provided for swapping if you want to remove the "rod".

The weapon looks like rope which is flexible as shown below made from soft PVC. The other white 2 sides are made from plastic. Bandai has chosen very nice brown color which is almost similar to real rope color.

The effect parts. These 2 parts actually merge together on the hand.


Rider ........

Slash !!!!

Very nice bonus effect part. I like it. It's not bonus actually, we paid for it consider the price increase compared to previous similar accessories Rider. :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

~ Gluing scale models with Tamiya cement - part 1

A video showing the correct ways on how to use Tamiya cement.

Video credits: spruecutters from Youtube

Thursday, October 20, 2011

~ S.H.Figuarts Masked Rider Amazon Review (Part 1)

The contents of the box.

The two chest pieces are separately attach on the body and can rotate slightly for for natural pose. Amazon is the first SHF to have this feature. He has very nice chest color with orange shading tone.

A close up view on the head and eyes.

Extra full arm band.

~ Basics of completing a model kit by Tamiya

I was looking for the usage of Tamiya materials and suddenly found this useful guide / tutorial by Tamiya on how to build a model kit with necessary tools and materials. Click the following link for complete guide.

Building model kit tutorial (Redirect to 3rd party website)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

~ Transformers Movie SD Optimus Prime Comparison (Robot Heroes)

Here are some photos taken to show u the difference on the Optimus Prime variants. Personally I prefer the middle one. First one is the All Spark version, followed by Original and Battle Damaged.

The blue shades and Autobot insignia are different.

Revenge of the Optimus Prime !!! XD

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

~ Transformers Movie SD Optimus Prime (Robot Heroes)

Optimus DVD edition is another secret from the blind packaging series. It is a more detail version with battle damage marks and black lining. All the details can be seen more clearly on the figure. I like it !!!

The best pose. Optimus has 4 points of articulations: Head, both arms and waist.

Hmm, I don't know why the manufacturer painted the gun with a "piece" of black oily looking mark.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

~ Transformers Movie SD Cliffjumper (Robot Heroes)

Finally, I able to add this red Cliff into my Robot Heroes. He was actually a "chase" a.k.a. "secret" in blind packaging plastic that cost RM9.90 each. So, you might have to tried many times in order to get him. I am lucky to found him in loose condition in free market. Bumbleebee has this mold as well.

I like this pose the best.

Boo ya !!! Cliffjumper only has 3 points of articulations: Head, both arms. Too bad, he do not have waist joint.

Silver Autobot insignia on the gun.

The legs have nice details that you can't find in other Transformers toys.


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