MG Force Impulse Ver K (Work In Progress)

Got this MG from Bernard a while ago. I have been procrastinating on that I will not be getting this but due to the Internal Frame this kit has and to me it sort of a preview of the upcomming RX-78 Ver 2.0 ( Yeah I’m a Lover of the old UC gunpla and Zeonpla LOLZ ). So I started this a few days ago. Progress is slow due to the amount of commission work that I have to clear so only have a day maybe 1 to 2 hours to work on my kit, Further more the SMC is kicking off operation soon on this 13th of July so it gonna be a very busy month for me and also I’m in the mid of doing my Bakuc project for this year. sweat.gif It almost done but still need a little tweaking. So I be putting that aside till further news from Sheng Tai on their announcement date of Bakuc 2008.

Ok here is the review I had for this kit while working on it.

MS Force Impulse Mini review

The frame use by this kit is almost the same as all the frame use by the Seed series. Mainly the Strike Freedom frame. The arms and Legs are almost the same. The only difference is the Main Upper body and lower torso. The middle intersection is not entirely hollow. The connector point is the four mini hydraulics that connect the upper torso to the lower torse with a small hollow section to house the core fighter. Only the main cockpit intersection will be connected onto the upper and lower torso. The rest will be outside the body. When without the outer armor piece it will be very protruding but after the armor has been place on. The protruding section of the core fighter won’t be that much smile.gif So Kudos to Bandai for making this design. But articulations on the torso won’t be as solid as the MG Destiny. No bending forward or backward in the centre of the torso. But it remove the overall fat looking torso that the NG or the old RX-78 has to offer smile.gif I will update more on this review when i built further smile.gif

Now for the modding I have done. Overall the proportion of the frame is good. So I had to work on the armor as there is nothing I can do to make the torso bend forward or backward without “wasting” the core fighter. So i skip that section and work on the “cosmetic” outlook of the armor. This is what I have done to on the upper body

From the left….
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From the right….
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Now for a close up on the chest. I have made some changes to the left and right upper chest armor pieces. As it molded in one piece. As I would want to show off the internal frame as I will use star bright silver on it to make it shine. So I had to remove the one piece molding and break it into different level. On the right upper armor I have remove the upper portion and make it separated attachement piece. And have added some detail piece under it

The upper chest armor I have added some Koto parts and some panel lines on it to make it more mechanical. I choose to make the panel line slightly different from the left and right so it will show a slight difference between them smile.gif No sense but kinda like it LOLZ. The shoulder armor piece is nicely molded and detailed. So I just gave it a few panel lines to make it look seperated smile.gif

Now onto the arms armors
You you all can see, I have added a hover groove onto the upper arms unit as when it flying without combining into a gundam. It can still land. As it don’t have wheels to land the unit. So a hover groove will make a little sense to it when it needed to land

From the back…
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On the lower side of the torso…
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These are the modification I have did in order to show off the upper internal frame.

Now for the Lower legs frames mods that I have did. As for the upper thighs I have done some cutting to allow the internal frame to be expose yet still maintain the gimmick for it to move. And some of the lower legs armor has been cut off to show the lower legs frame. Will be doing more detailing to it once I have done all the cutting.

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Scale Model Club (KGCC) Open House

Hi everyone.

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I would like to announce to everyone that the 1st local Scale Modeling Club has kick off it operations. There will be an Open House for public to visit and the members of Katoots are Invited to come over to the Open House event. Scale Modeling Club ( S.M.C ) is under the wing of PA and we’re operating at Kampong Glam Community Club. S.M.C has been sent up for one main purpose. It to expose scale modeling as a Hobby to the public and to have a fixed workshop which is located in the heartland centre which members can easily access the workshop from all locations in Singapore. The Community Club can be reach via MRT or Buses. Membership is open for registration on that day with Discount Vouchers by M-Workshop.

Venue: 385 BEACH ROAD, Singapore 199581 (Nearest MRT = Lavender MRT Station )
S.M.C Club Room at Level 3 on the left from the stair
Date: 13/07/2008
Time 11am till 5PM
How to get there
Pls copy and paste this over a blank internet page to view

http://www.sgclub.com/singapore/scale_model_club_
78084.html#post1146303


Do drop me a sms or call me at 97110641 so I’m able to put you under our visitor’s list πŸ™‚

Hope to see everyone there on the Open House events as there will be live demo on model kit building, Showcasing of current built model kits, Cosplayers cosplay as characters in the Gundam Universe and more. S.M.C will like to announce that the club is officially taking over the Gundam Model Kit from Sty’s Workshop as from today and many thanks for all the hardwork and effort Sty’s Workshop has put in all these years in supporting the local scale modeling communities. S.M.C will provide the event space , Halls, Theater that will hold all the upcomming Gundam Model Kit meet and the next Clash of the Titans Modeling Competition next year March. Now there is a solid 6 to 8 months to prepare for your solid, mod frenzy, resin conversion, Kit Bash and Mega Diorama set up and brace yourself for the clash of the Titans at the March Modeling Competition. Do give us all your support everyone πŸ™‚

S.M.C welcomes everyone on the 13th of July 2008. See you all there :thumbs:

The Shin Musha is one of my Fav Gundam. Due to the announcement but I still want to share some thingw which interest me. Go check out his website. This Shin Musha was modeled by Sandrum. See more of his works at http://anaheimmachines.blogspot.com/

Hasegawa VF-0S Reactive Armor

Hi everyone. Just to share with everyone my one of my recent Commission Job from one of my customer. I have been working on this Hasegawa kit for quite sometime and I have finally completed it a few weeks ago. Overall the height of this kit is quite tall compare to the regular Gundam plastic model kit that I have built so I quite enjoy the process in building this. And the way of building it and the shortcuts in painting the kits is quite different from the standard Gundam Model kits too. But despise all the detail on the kit. The articulations and movable gimmicks is still far far away from Bandai. Hopefully Bandai’s Macross Frontier kit will be at this size of Hasegawa and the articulation of Gundam

Without the chest armor on( The rest is all armored-claded as they can’t be removed as it hollow. The arms can be removes but there are 2 pegs on the side of the arms that make it look ugly without the arms armor on. I actually wanted to pre-shade this kit but due to the customer’s request for it to be painted clean. No weathering and shading. So it ended up looking more old school anime type rather than the weathered mecha machine shown inside Macross Zero πŸ™‚

Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Now with the reactive armor on πŸ™‚ Full blast mode LOLz
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Now I place it side by side with a 1/100 MG RX-78. You can roughly gauge how big this VF-0S kit is πŸ™‚

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Till next time πŸ™‚ I will do an official announcement when my new club is set up πŸ™‚

The Big O

Hi everyone. I have been building non-Gunpla kit recently and this is one of the more rare kit that is release by Bandai quite a long time ago.I have recently bought it overseas from Japan. Here is a simple writeout I took from Wiki to give everyone an in-sight on what is the Big-O is all about πŸ™‚ The animation DVDs has been release in the market quite a while ago and I’m sure you still can pick up a copy or two πŸ™‚

From Wiki
[Forty years prior to the events of the series, a mysterious occurrence caused the residents of Paradigm City to lose their memories. The series follows Roger Smith, Paradigm City’s top Negotiator. He provides this much needed service with the help of an android named R. Dorothy Wayneright and his butler Norman Burg. When the need arises, Roger calls upon Big O, a giant relic from the city’s history that may hold the key to its future…The Big O deals with the nature of memories. A memory is a record stored in the brain of an organism, but in Paradigm City memories can mean much more.[1] “Memories” (パヒγƒͺγƒΌ, MemorΔ«?) embody the lost knowledge of its residents, and can take the form of records from before the Event, forgotten artifacts from the previous era or manifest themselves as recollection, hallucinations and recurring dreams.]

When I saw the show a few years ago Roger Smith always reminds me of Bruce Wayne. And the Big-O is like a super huge batman LOLZ πŸ™‚

Ok here goes. Check it out πŸ™‚

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A Close Up on the face
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A Close up on the huge arms πŸ™‚ Don’t you just love it πŸ™‚ I do πŸ™‚
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The kits is release non-scale by Bandai and when I place it side by side with my MG Zaku II it stand almost the same height as it:) Big Kit if you are me πŸ™‚
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Till next time πŸ™‚

Master Grade Gundam ver O.Y.W Animation Colour 95%

Hi everyone. This is one of my recent built and it is the grand-daddy of the Gundam Universe. The RX-78-2. This model kit it a newly engineered model kit that feature solid proportions and articulations that allows this kit to make quite alot of signatures poses that it did during the animation is shown. This kit was release by Bandai during the Video Game that was release on the Playstation 2 platform a few years back and the original colour on the kit is more pinkish and milky brown compare to the original animation colours are. So I waited and Bandai release the Animation Colour verison of it. Ok enough of my blanting LOLZ πŸ™‚ I have built it Out of Box and with some slight modding to the legs to allow more articulations to it. Beside that this model kit inner frame that holds the armours didn’t really restrict it movements too much. And I have changes the panel lines colours also to give it a different looks and to bring out the level of detail on this kit. Since the version 2 of RX-78-2 is releasing soon. I think it better to chunk out this kit before my version 2 reached πŸ™‚ In the mean time do enjoy these photos and a mini short story that i come up with. Overall this kit is still not completed yet to me as I felt the decals should have more. I have order some decals overseas and it will reach me soon. Once i have completed the decal job I will post more photos on this wonderful kit πŸ™‚ P.S Some photoshopped effects are use to tell this mini story LOLZ

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The “White Akuma” being refered by the Zeonic Empire. And how he is look thru the eyes of a Zaku II

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Keep In Touch everyone πŸ™‚

Genesis Climber Mospeada

Hi everyone πŸ™‚ Time to go back in time to relive the old good anime. I guess there are some of us
that still remember Genesis Climber Mospeada. The 3rd series in the Robotech series and it an individual anime series release by Japan in the 80s. This kit is from Aoshima and it was release quite some time ago. It was one of the commission job that my customer has actually asked me to do. I was quite happy to built this for him as he wanted a custom red colour which I have made 2 tones for it. A more lighter red tone of the rider and a darker red colour for the bike. As you all can see I have started the building phrase. As it was not a snap fit kinda kit and it required plastic modeling cement to glue the parts together. I would had to think in advance on how to mask and how to clear seamlines before I start working on the colour tone. Do take a look at the unpainted kit in building process πŸ™‚

Close up on the chest armour
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The full body without the bike LOLZ πŸ™‚
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Now I have sort out the parts needed to be painted. I have started to prime all the parts to check for scratches and uncovered properly seam lines πŸ™‚ Good thing it I have removed them all πŸ™‚

All on satay sticks after priming πŸ™‚
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Now I have done my final check and started spraying on the rider’s armour to bright red. And have started to pull the bike apart for priming and will start spraying soon πŸ™‚
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The Completed rider and bike. Enjoy these completed kit pictures πŸ™‚
1st up is the rider and bike form πŸ™‚
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A close up on the rider’s face feature
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A close up on the speedometer
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The back of the bike with the carrying cases
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Now for the Armored Mode πŸ™‚
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Face Visor up
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Side and back view πŸ™‚ Look at the booster on the back. I huge man πŸ™‚
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Hope everyone like it πŸ™‚ Overall I feel refresh working on this kit πŸ™‚ It sure brings alot of fun and brings back some childhood memories πŸ™‚ Hope I can share this feelings with everyone who use to follow the anime series during the 80’s :thumbs:

Gundam Kyrios 1/100 NG

Hi everyone. I have been quite busy setting up my own plastic modeling club that I have taken quite a while sorting out all the infos and purchases needed to set up the new club. My old workshop is closing down as the owner is facing some trouble sorting his stuffs out. I was feeling very sad as I was one of the longest members around there and are the only instructor there that teached Gunpla. But never the less I have found a new place and will be shifting there by June. So hope to see more people coming in and join me in my conquest for plastic modeling as I’m trying my best to help the plastic modeling committee to grow. So do drop by and say hi to me when I set up my new club in my new workshop πŸ™‚

So this is one of my new work. The GN-003 Kyrios from Gundam OO and it at the 1/100 scales.

GN – 003 Gundam Kyrios Mobile Suit mode
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This is the Kyrios Plane Mode. The original cockpit is jus a huge pile of plastic and It quite ugly. So I have scratch built a cockpit into it. As the Gundam Pilot don’t sit inside there and the official info is there is a sensor built inside the cockpit so I took this idea and make a array sensor inside it to make it looks like what you have seen inside the animations.

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A close up on the cock pit
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Till then when I have confirm the opening of my new workshop πŸ™‚ Do drop by and I will release the address of the location soon πŸ™‚ Cya all in June πŸ™‚

Gundam Dynames 1/100 NG

This is the 2nd model kit under the Gundam OO NG 1/100 series line. Same clean style building and decaling. As per usual no mod on this kit as it overall very good built. Even better than Exia LOLZ πŸ™‚ The kit comes with a pair of Gn Pistols and a long range beam rifle. And a armor coat for it mid-series add-on πŸ™‚ Do take a look at it and hope you all like it πŸ™‚

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Gundam Exia 1/100 NG Kit

This is one of the new model kit that I have got from a group built of building them as they are release from Japan. The model kits release is based on the new anime series by Sunrise. Kidou Senshi Gundam OO. The scale of this kit is on the platform of NG (Non-Grade) 1/100 scales. I have fun building this kit compare to the Gundam seed NG 1/100 kits due to the Improvement of the articulations of the model kit itself and the seamline reductions of the kit. When i was building the old Seed kits seamlines is really a pain to clear. But when i started working on this new NG from Gundam OO. It prove to be much fun to built and to paint as almost all the parts can be airbrushed before fixing. So I only did a simple snap-fitting to see the overall kit and to check seamlines before doing all the sanding job and painting. Decals are mainly red to bring out the clean unit built. I have take some action pose which in older NG kits are not able to do so without modding πŸ™‚ Enjoy the pictures below πŸ™‚

GN-001 Gundam Exia

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It a good kit to start off for new modelers who wanted to built gunpla but yet don’t wish to spent so much on Master grade Model kit. This is one of the kit that you can start on πŸ™‚ Good luck πŸ™‚

Blitz Gundam

This is one of the commission job that i have receive from a young chap who is going for his NS soon. He was asking for help in painting his kit up at one local forum and he founded me. His has a wish when he comes by to the workshop. When he saw my work display at the workshop he finally have decided to approach me and ask me to build his model kit for him. He wanted me to give it the very look that i have done for most of my kit which is the different pre-shading styles that I have develop And i did and also help this young chap grant his wish. I promise him i will give him his Blitz gundam within 2 weeks time which i usually don’t as it take time to built and prepare the model kit for painting.
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And the 2nd week he arrived he received this kit with joy πŸ™‚ I’m glad that I’m able to fufill his wish πŸ™‚ And from since he has become one of my long term customer ever since. This kit is a 1/100 scale NG kit release by Bandai under the Gundam Seed series