I've had to move this blog to a new host, so expect some downtime while I figure things out. I picked up work on the GP01 again, but as I'm trying to do some new things with cut-outs and hinges, it's taking its time....
So, last weekend I was going to dive into completing the 1/144 Barbatos I've done a number of mods on. I went over to the airbrush and it was all seized up. My time to work on the model was now taken up by first freeing the needle, and then giving the airbrush a very … Continue Reading ››
One thing I've struggled with for a while now is paint storage. You can see my wall hanging rack right next to my airbrush station, and although it works well enough, it was getting rather full. Last week I noticed our local hobby shop was closing and also that they were putting everything up for sale, … Continue Reading ››
For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you'll know I got a bunch of the new Bandai Star Wars kits from Japan and have been building them. I started with the Stormtrooper, which turned out to be a really nice kit. I painted the black pieces, leaving the nice gloss-injected white plastic armour pieces … Continue Reading ››
The weather here in Ontario, Canada has been hot and humid, and I found out that airbrushing in those conditions is not conducive to a good paint finish. Last week our new baby was born, but he's still in hospital so it's pretty chaotic around here. I'll be blogging again soon no doubt when we get … Continue Reading ››
Just had a nice big box of goodies arrive from HLJ. I've never tried these metal "puzzle" kits before, but they seem fun. I've seen Lee Valley sell similar ones for bridges and things. Continue Reading ››
It's always nice when a big parcel arrives in the post. Today, to add to my ever increasing backlog arrived:
- Silver Crow from Accel World: This will go nicely with the Black Lotus kit I made up the other week.
- Patlabor Helldiver: I'd made this kit over 20yrs … Continue Reading ››
I just got some new paint in the post from Curry's art store in Toronto.I have some ideas that require fluorescent paint, so I picked four colours to try from the Createx Auto Color line. And because I … Continue Reading ››
I'm still trying to fine-tune the settings for the new site layout and theme. It appears that text isn't wrapping right and the main content area isn't working quite how I want. I'll give it another go tomorrow and see if I can't get it working the way I want. Ok, I think this is a … Continue Reading ››
I thought it time the GN Particles Website got a new design. For first up is a new logo, which works well on white, or black, And new header images for the top of the page, Continue Reading ››