The First Zaku »

A while back I saw a video on Youtube that really inspired me: it was a slideshow (set to The Village People’s “Macho Man”) of a build-up of the original 1:144 Zaku kit from 1980. The end result was a pretty funky-looking Zaku, and an interesting direction taken with a kit that can be hard […]

Exterminate. Exterminate. Exterminate. »

One of my coworkers, after learning of my interest in model-making, was kind enough to give me various items from his old collection. These included a couple vintage ARII and IMAI Macross kits, as well as “Fred” here…

Old Zaku – minor update »

I dullcoated the old Zaku and put some pigment powders on it… Really haven’t got the hang of powdering models yet, but I’m OK with screwing things up a little on this project… After the first round of powdering I dullcoated it – and unfortunately didn’t mix the flat base into the future adequately, and […]

The Real Robot – nearly complete »

Since I missed the MMC deadline I’ve been working on the Zaku when I could – at this point the decal work is done, and I’ve given it one coat of flat and an overall dark brown wash. I still need to handle a few bits of detail painting (like the bullet-holes I added to […]

Zaku progress, and lack thereof »

Things have been progressing with the Zaku – most of the final colors are on at this point – most of what’s left is decals, detail paint, finishing coats and weathering. I have some decals on already, as well, so I’m rockin’ the “Real Type” style”.

More Old Zaku »

My quest continues to execute a quality build and the best “I take giant cartoon robots too seriously” paintjob on this, the very first Zaku kit… (edit): Actually I don’t know for sure when the various early Gundam kits were released – I had thought the 1:100 Zaku came before the 1:144… but according to […]

1:100 Zaku WIP »

I’ve been working on this project for a while: it is to be my entry in the Old Kits Contest on MMC…

Recent work »

Currently I have three projects on the bench that were painted and near completion, but not quite finished, so lately I’ve been trying to finish them up.  The first is a 1:35 scale Scopedog I was working on for the July 2007 MMC (I missed the deadline).  The second is a 1:144 Queadluun Rau I […]

Queadluun Rau project: Missed the deadline… »

I was working on this project for the MMC Female Mecha Contest – I got quite far on it but unfortunately it just wasn’t enough to meet the deadline. At this point I have all the basic colors done (except the red dome on top of the head – I forgot about that) – but […]