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New Arrivals on July 2015

I usually do my kit shopping around mid way through the month as this somewhat give me and indication whether I have budget for new stuff (plus I get paid monthly so its halfway to payday!!). These just arrive last week.   😀

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Firstly, the new MG Hyaku Shiki Ver 2.0

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I’ve had this kit since release date but I had this place in my HLJ private warehouse.

MG Mobile Pod Ball Ver Ka

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I’ve always wanted one of these for no apparent reason actually, but its only Y1600 and it was available

RG Wing Zero Extension Effect Stand

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This is not really a kit but a custom base for the RG Wing Zero Custom.

But I like it since I like to recreate iconic pose in the Endless Waltz OVA series

MG Tallgeese III EW

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I’ve always loved the design on the Tallgeese, but my favorite of all iterations is the EW version Tallgeese III which unfortunately only came as a P-Bandai release, being here  in NZ I don’t have access to these items without using those overpriced ebay shops, so when I had the chance to get this kit I didn’t hesistate one bit.

Aoshima Full Metal Panic! ARX-7 Arbalest

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I’ve always been an anime fan. One of those anime that I’m particularly fond of is the Full Metal Panic!. Unfortunately their are no news whether they’ll make more episodes in the series. so the next best thing is to own the primary mech in the series.

I know this kit has been out for a while now but then again I only came back to making kits again not so long ago, I started to look for this kit but when I found out that this particular one is already discontinued, I was so gutted. So like the Tallgeese III when I saw this one available I didn’t hold back and now its here!

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Currently this is my stack of kits to be done (can you name them all). These new ones are an awesome addition to my collection. I cant wait to build them all, now finding the time to build them all is a totally different issue but if there’s a will, there’s a way as the saying goes :).

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MG Hi-Nu ver KA (Brian)

After almost four months, I’ve finally finished this kit. Usually I only work around 2hrs/week, sometimes longer depending on my wife’s mood. I’ve done a few touch up to add details to the kit, although they were mostly too minor to see. I also went conservative with the colours I used. I mainly used four colours for the armour: light, medium and dark gray, and gunmetal black. The gunmetal is not really obvious and looks like plain black, but with closer inspection in person you will see that it is slightly lighter. I added small accents of orange as well.

I didn’t paint the white parts, just applied decals then top coat.

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I used magnesium and dur aluminium colours for the frame and the back of the shield.

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I also used metallic decals together with the kit’s water slide decals.

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I really like how the metallic mesh compliments the surrounding bright orange.

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I applied aurora film on the fin funnels, not very visible on bright background though.

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Then the stand is painted with three different shades of gold to be lighter on the one end.

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MG Hi-nu ver KA (Group Build)

Our very first group-build, for this we’ll be building the Master Grade Hi-nu ver KA.

This kit mostly got good reviews online. And when I look closer at the runners, I noticed that almost all of the armour parts has under-gates. This should lessen the need to sand each part. Also the hands are similar to Perfect Grade kits.

For the group build, this will run from 13-03-15 until 17-07-15. No particular theme here aside from building the same kit. We will try our best to update our WIP pages between these dates.

Here’s what we’re planning to do:

Brian – Change the colour scheme to black/grey/white, adding metallic colour accents. Use a combination of the original water-slide decals and SamuelDecals’. Also add additional details to the armour.

Click here to see the WIP page.

Dan – Dark version of Hi-Nu, taking inspiration from Master Gundam and RX-178 MK-II Titan.

Click here to see the WIP page.

WebbyNZ – Add details with aftermarket detail set and give it a more ‘familiar’ colour scheme.

Click here to see the WIP page.