On my recent Rick Dom II I used the rolled sticky-tack masking method. The idea is that the rolled edge of the sticky tack gives you a slightly soft edge on your camouflage that simulates a to-scale overspray patterns from a paint gun. Itâ€™s very common among airplane modelers. Since I donâ€™t see this camouflage technique used much in the world of Gunpla, I decided to make a tutorial. Aircraft modelers often use sticky tack to create camouflage patterns on their airplanes. One method is to blow up the instruction manual to match the size of the model and cut out the camouflage pattern. They put sticky-tack on the back of it and stick it to the model. The sticky-tack raises the edge of the paper mask and allows some of the spray to slip under it and create a … Read More
I came across this in a GundamÂ catalog and thought everyone could get some use out of it when looking for a kit. These are scans of allÂ available kits as of February 2011. Â They are ordered by series, so whichever kit you are looking for should be easy to find. Â Of course,Â Â to the right of kit name is three columns, letting you know whether there is a High Grade, Master Grade or Perfect Grade available. Enjoy!
Sometime in 2010 I finally finished this… I worked on this decal tutorial on and off for at least a year. When you see it in its 37-page glory I think you’ll see why it took so long to finish. Rather than make another massive multi-part series of webpages like I did with my scratchbuilding tutorial, I just made this PDF: Funaka’s Creating Custom Decals.pdf Now you too can make decals like these!!! :)
This last weekend was the April â€œThose Gundam Guysâ€ Build Gathering (yes, we have a name now). Earlier in the month Gamerabaenre and Angel went and got the Dengeki Hobby issue with the GM Wagtail conversion kit in it. They were nice enough to pick me up a copy. Last week I visited the Robot4Less store for the first time and picked up the HGUC RGM-79C GM Ka kit that goes with it. Believe it or not I didnâ€™t take this kit to the build gathering, even though the guys were planning a 0083-era GM group build of sorts that would culminate in a large diorama of a Zeon remnant base about to be swarmed by a herd of assorted GMs. But I was going to stick to my plans and work on sanding seams on my Valkyrie and maybe … Read More