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 on: October 11, 2018, 10:13:11 AM 
Started by Mechworker - Last post by Mechworker
Well, the results are in and the people have spoken! Of the kits I managed to snag in London (Ontario, Canada) during the model show at the end of September, one has been quite overwhelmingly chosen as the “king of the losers”! The winner of this dubious title was the AMT BRAT, that awesome little bundle of tax-evading passenger un-safety!

The margin  of victory was considerable, with 71 votes, the Brat managed 17. Sure, that’s only 24%, but in Canadian politics at least, that’s more than enough to win!  Given that the BRAT is also one of my top purchases (since I stupidly passed one up years ago) I was more than willing to dive right in and get you guys an Out of Box report on this fairly rare little beast. So check it out below!

 on: September 30, 2018, 07:06:57 AM 
Started by Mechworker - Last post by Mechworker
I’m sure everyone’s heard of an embarrassment of riches, right? Well, what happens when the riches you have are embarrassing, and they’re so plentiful that you get paralyzed by choice?

Well, for one thing, you get what happened to me! At my local show just recently, I hit the vendors hard, and got so many amazing kits that I am a bit stuck for which one to open up and review first! When you’re weighing things like a Firebird station wagon, a four-door Corvette, a BRAT and a Messerschmitt cycle car, it’s not easy to come to a quick decision.

So, I’m doing what anyone would do, when staring down the Magnum PI Vanagon and a Suzuki Samurai… I’m asking for help!

Check out my awesome score of total automotive oddballs, and give me a hand with a vote for what you want to see as the next out of box car on the Lagoon! Just follow the link below, but be ready… awesomeness awaits!

 on: September 22, 2018, 07:10:02 PM 
Started by dj898 - Last post by dj898
Yea I know. It's been a very long time. Well many things happened - my family got expanded and we moved to house and etc. Anyhow here's my latest take on the so called "Monaka Gunpla Build" technique. It's popularized by the Model Graphix article on the same subject.

It’s the popular build method where the old Gunpla kits are modified to look more modern or close to the illustration. Reason why it's called Monaca is that the old Gunpla kits have the seam line right in the middle all the way from top to bottom, just like the Japanese snack, Monaka. (see the wiki link below for the photo)

They put out the compilation of articles in the mook as you can see in the below link. Check with Kinokuniya bookshop if you are in Sydney as they sometimes carries this and other related mooks.

Anyhow this kit is the old 1/144 MS-06Z Gunpla which a lot of gunpla modelers patiently waiting for the Bandai to release the retooled revision.

Ok. firstly here's the old kit in its full glory.The one with the cigarette pack is the OOB pic from And then my take on this old Gunpla kit. :)

And here's after the Monaca Gunpla building process. :p

[Note: if you cannot see the photos go to this link. ]

Sure there are many areas that can be improved upon but I'm satisfied with this build. I do have the MS-06Z-2 aka MSN-01 kit unopened so who know what I will add/improve when I get around to build it as the Monaca Gunpla buid. :)

 on: September 22, 2018, 09:38:16 AM 
Started by Mechworker - Last post by Mechworker
Since it’s the end of Summer as I write this, and the days are getting shorter, I thought it would be appropriate to put up a display of my “Sunset Stripe” cars. Unsurprisingly, most of them are MPCs, since that was right up their alley!

Check out this collection at the link below, and get your time machines ready!

 on: September 21, 2018, 04:31:17 PM 
Started by Spinach - Last post by Spinach
Hi All,

I'm new to gunpla, well at least to painting the gunpla. I've got a question regarding to the Mr Hobby Topcoat.

First off, I tried searching online and in this forum, but haven't got a concrete answer yet. I know that Mr Hobby Topcoat is Acrylic-based product, so my question is, if I were to apply acrylic top coat on the model (ie Lacquer base coat), then add some detailing with Enamel hand brushing on top of the Acrylic Topcoat, would that cause a reaction? Or would that be OK?


 on: September 19, 2018, 08:26:29 PM 
Started by RustedFork - Last post by Hemish
Welcome aboard, enjoy your stay

 on: September 13, 2018, 10:12:56 AM 
Started by Mechworker - Last post by Mechworker
Even if it’s a loser car, with a loser engine (which it is), I still like to try and make the interior and chassis of a car kit look as good as possible. Of course, when you’re talking about the make-work-project that is the MPC 1979 Pinto “Pony Express” reissue, that’s not exactly an easy chore.

Thankfully, the chassis and interior on this kit are fairly simple, and require  less reworking than the body and engine!

Check out my progress at the link below. This little beast is edging further towards completion!

 on: September 13, 2018, 07:30:26 AM 
Started by RustedFork - Last post by RustedFork
Work in progress on priming. This is only my 3rd kit and my first painting attempt. I havent finished priming it yet and i was looking for possible ideas on color options. I was thinking of doing a camo scheme.

 on: September 13, 2018, 06:42:07 AM 
Started by RustedFork - Last post by RustedFork
Hey everyone i just wanted to post up and say hey. I am a new modeller to Gunpla but i have done many various kits aince i was a teenager :). Looking forward to talking to everyone. I am based in the US so i hope that wont be too much of an issue with the time difference. I am also only able to post on my phone so i will try to shrink the pictures when i take them so as to adhere to forum guidelines.

 on: August 30, 2018, 10:25:12 AM 
Started by Mechworker - Last post by Mechworker
While Gundams themselves aren’t as customizable, being the “main characters”,  supporting mecha lend themselves to any and all kinds of imagination, reimagination and customization. It helps that the Gundam kits that Bandai cranks out are so well-made and forgiving, it allows for a lot of parts swapping and alteration without the worry of ruining a kit or having to do a tonne of scratchbuilding, unless, of course, you want to.

A perfect candidate for this kind of treatment is the Re/100 Efreet from the recent Reborn 100 line of large scale, but simplified and lower-cost kits. Given the Efreet’s bad-arsed appearance, I decided to customize mine into what it would look like if the Efreet had been produced for at least ace use, instead of the Gouf.

The result is the Efreet Blazer custom, portrayed in the colours of Norris Packard from the excellent 8th MS series. Check it out, and let me know what you think!

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