MG GM Sniper 2: backpack work and start to chest, shoulders, and waist mods

MG GM Sniper 2: backpack work and start to chest, shoulders, and waist mods I went almost a week without doing much work other than molding and casting the metal thrusters. They look cool, but are a pain in the ass to paint and they add a bit too much weight in comparison to a resin copy. Plus, they can get expensive if I keep buying and using them. […] Source: GameraBaenre’s Blog

New project for the new year: GM Sniper 2!

New project for the new year: GM Sniper 2! What better way to start off a new year than with a brand spanking newly released Master Grade GM Sniper 2 kit? Even better is that I have the motivation and some ideas bouncing around in my head for the kit. It was released about 2 weeks ago and I got the kit late last […] Source: GameraBaenre’s Blog

10 months until SCGMC 2017

10 months until SCGMC 2017 It’s never too early to start working on your SCGMC projects. Hell, work on your projects for GBWC and the various other contests that happen throughout the year. TatsuHobby is having a Blue VS Yellow contest at the beginning of April. There are IPMS contests, Valleycon in March, and the list goes on; so there […] Source: GameraBaenre’s Blog

SCGMC 2016 is over, here’s what happened!

SCGMC 2016 is over, here’s what happened! For those that don’t know what SCGMC is, it’s the Southern California Gundam Model Competition. This was our 6th year hosting this competition; and even though there was a big convention happening the same weekend (Pacific Media Expo – PMX) we still did quite well. We had 280 people in attendance. Of that, 87 entered […] Source: GameraBaenre’s Blog

Bandai Scopedog

Bandai Scopedog Given the large scale of the Scopedog and gritty nature of the Votoms universe, I decided to showcase weathering in this build. Follow the picture links to the Gallery and the In-Progress pages. Gallery Page In-Progress Page Source: Funakatown

Airfix Messerschmitt

Airfix Messerschmitt My second 1/72 Airfix WWII fighter built early in 2015 but not officially completed until October. Click on the pictures for links. Gallery Page In-Progress Page Source: Funakatown

Ramba Ral Zaku Gallery

Ramba Ral Zaku Gallery This is a kitbash created by combining the HGUC Zaku I Sniper and standard Zaku I kits to make Ramba Ral’s unit. It was also the “star” of my How to build Gunpla tutorial. Click on the picture above to go to the gallery. Source: Funakatown

SCGMC Less than 10 days away!

There are only 9 more days until the first annual Southern California’s first Gunpla Competition, a little over a week away! Saturday, November 12, 2011. Time for a little update to the event. Other than the contest, there will be vendors: There will be raffles with some very nice prizes donated from various sources. There will be live demonstrations on various gunpla building techniques that cover almost everything from start to finish. And other than the really fantastically cool coin … Read More

Weathering Techniques

This tutorial will be completed in multiple parts. The idea is that any of these techniques can be stand alone, or can be combined in any number of combinations depending on what effects you want. There isn’t a specific order of operation but a matter of personal preference. For the purposes of this tutorial, I’m starting with the filter/fade technique. Filter/Fade Technique This technique is similar to the wash technique for panel lines. There are rules that MUST be followed … Read More

Cosmetic Modifications To Gunpla

There are millions of ways to modify your out of the box gunpla kit. The ever growing aftermarket for add on metal thrusters, LED gimmicks, resin weapon packs, and various other detail up parts help make it very easy to separate your kit from the box stock version. For the article, I will discuss and show a few techniques on adding small modifications to your kits. A very simple mod is the replacement of existing parts on the kit. For … Read More