Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Poor Man's Airbrush Setup

After painting the RG freedom, I realized that my old airbrush setup (a Tamiya Sprayworks Basic set I share with my bro-in-law) was probably at it's limits - I wanted to do some tight shading around the edges of this tiny part - but even shooting as close as possible and trying several thinning ratios, I just couldn't get the results I wanted. This may have been lack of skill on my part, but I decided to bite the bullet and go hunting for a dual-action airbrush. Being my usual stingy self, of course I opted for a slightly used, unbranded brush akin to the HD-130s I see flying around. Php800 ($18) for a brush used only once seemed ideal for what I was going to attempt anyway. <evil grin>

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Monday, June 23, 2014

DIY portable spray booth

Good day fellow plamo builders! I recently assembled a new spray booth for my airbrushing activities, and I thought some of you might be interested in building one yourself. This simple, budget-friendly design is easy to set up and take down, and can hold all your airbrushing equipment for portability.

Here's what you will need:

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Daban Age 1 Normal - Review

Good day plamo fans! Here is my review of the MG Age 1 from Daban that I recently got from Gundam Central. Let's start off with some pics...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Daban Age 1 Normal - Unboxing

Good day Plamo builders! Today I'll be doing a quick unboxing of Daban's latest release - the Age 1 Normal, which I recently received from Gundam Central.

The box is your standard Daban reproduction of the original, with only the logo and name replaced.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Scribing with a Template

Scribing is my favorite customization technique. It lets you add a ton of detail to an otherwise boring kit in a very small amount of time. Adding a few basic shapes to a blank armor panel can make it more interesting to look at. But don't let the term "basic" fool you. If you think freehand drawing a perfect circle is difficult, scribing one onto plastic is next to impossible without the help of a proper tool. That is where templates come in.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Featured Seller - Toybox PH

Greetings fellow Otakus! Allow me to introduce you all to Toybox PH - a one-stop shopping spot for the most sought after toys and models from the Land of the Rising Sun! They carry merchandise from Bandai, Revoltech, Figma, Kotobukiya, Takara Tomy - pretty much every major Japanese figure and kit manufacturer out there.

Can't get a good deal on that rare kit you need to complete your collection? Let the guys over at Toybox PH do the legwork for you! They specialize in toy hunting and will be more than happy to find you anything that isn't in their stock list. They also do pre-orders for upcoming releases.

Toybox PH offers the following methods of transaction:

Visit their facebook page for price lists and to place your orders. Don't forget to give them a Like so you can stay updated on the latest promos and offers on your timeline. You can also contact them via email at or via their mobile 09179573976.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Downloads section now open!

Greetings fellow modelers! I've just added a Downloads section to the blog, where I'll be sharing some modelling related media, both home made and scavenged off of the internet.

It doesn't have much right now, but feel free to request for any media I might have shown in my previous posts down in the comments section. This stuff is free for everyone to use, though I'd appreciate a link back to the blog if you want to share elsewhere. Hope you guys and gals find it useful!

*If you find any dead links, hit me up via email (