1/144 Barbatos is a great kit. It's not perfect, but there's masses of detail and it goes together well. I love that you get the massive hammer with it, as well as the sword.
I'm pretty happy with the mods and the beat-up rusty look.
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After some final touches of Tamiya weathering master, Barbatos was ready for his Alclad flat coat. Final assembly was mostly painless, although his right shoulder armour did pop off and have to be glued on.
Here's some quick photos from the build area as it'll take me a little while to get set up for proper … Continue Reading ››
Hi-Resolution Barbatos is a strange and expensive beast, that's also a fine looking Gundam!
The frame is gorgeous, with nice articulation and loads of detail. What's disappointing is that you don't get to build it yourself.
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Although I finished the Eagle Transporter a few weeks back, it has taken me some time to get set up again to take nice photos of my models.
Although I had a frustrating time with some of the build, the end result is really quite stunning.
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I was just about to shoot some quick photos of the completed model when disaster struck! Yes, a piece had fallen off and gone missing.
Fortunately, baby Eric helped me look for it, we found it, and glued it back on!
I'm not set up for nice photos at the moment, so here's some quick ones I … Continue Reading ››
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I started this kit way-back-when, but the paint job went wrong, and I couldn't get the paint stripped nice enough to my liking. Time being money, I bought a 2nd kit which took a while to come into stock.Continue Reading ››
First I have to apologize to my readers for my extended break from blogging. At the start of August our new baby boy was born, so as you can imagine our house got busy!
And as part of house being busy, we've had some ongoing renovations and reorganizations, so my usual spot for taking photos is … Continue Reading ››
I didn't do the initial build and paint with the gripping hands, so I quickly followed through the very same procedure I used for the paint effects on the gripping hands. I was pleased the techniques continued to work rather than being a lucky fluke the first time around.Continue Reading ››
First a note on the decals. I'm using some 3rd party ones because this wonderful kit only ships with stickers. For Bandai to only put stickers in the box rather than additionally including proper water-slide decals is just not right. Yes, I know you can get them with the P-Bandai Full Armor upgrade pack, but … Continue Reading ››
As you know from reading through my work-in-progress posts, I've been using some fluorescent paints on the PG Unicorn. I also bought a small UV flashlight on Amazon to help me show how the model looks when lit with UV light.
Just using the UV light (and … Continue Reading ››