Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Templar snags 1st place in Level Up contest!

GundamUK's Level Up contest concluded last February 1st, and to be honest I wasn't holding my breath. The Templar was up against some seriously mean builds - all the entries had a tremendous amount of work put into them, and I knew my chances were slim at best...But somehow, he was able to steal the top spot!

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

From Gunpla to Plamo

After a recent discussion on facebook with some celebrities in the local gunpla scene, and reading a fellow blogger's post that hit home all too well it almost seemed like it was written in response to a comment I made in a facebook group  - I've come to realize that there is simply no way to justify a bootleg - just as there is no way to justify a downloaded movie or series episode, a copied .mp3, or a jailbroken phone loaded with cracked apps.

More after the jump...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

DIY Screw Heads

I'm in between projects at the moment, so it's a good time to post a simple tutorial on one of the tricks I came up with while building the RG freedom. Although you can purchase actual micro screws from stores that specialize in metal detail-up parts, they can be pretty hard to find and are also quite expensive. Here's a quick guide on how to make plastic micro screw heads for detailing up your kit.

What you'll need to make your own:
1. A mini hobby saw. (I got a set by Trumpeter for about $5)
2. Masking tape.
3. Scrap plastic sheet.
4. Plastic rod. (Diameter of your choice, this will be the diameter of the screw head)

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