Well, I want to share with you guys how I do build my kits… We all have our own preferred ways to build a GUNDAM, here is mine. Maybe you could share to us how you build yours. Painting is another story, but opinions about that is mostly welcomed.
I will showcase here my work area, what tools I use and how I take pictures of my Gundams.
I always use extra lights… it helps me (and my eyes, not that I need glasses) to see what I am doing. It is a good practice too because you work on small stuff. I have 2 of them as you can see.
I just sit on a small chair enough to level with the small table.
The white cartolina serves as a background for taking WIP pictures and for photoshoots. (WIP = Work In Progress)
I keep everything in one place or two. I always make sure to return everything here after finishing a kit. It is kind of a mess in the picture, but trust me, I know where to look at haha.
Spare parts and unused parts for display are stored in organizers and a tool box.
Inside one of my Tool Box
The white background you saw before serves another purpose. When I bring down one piece, I will then have a white ground and white wall to take pictures of the Gundam kits. Its a little approach I did to save space and to easily clean up my stuff.
This is a sample picture from the setup on top 🙂 Taken using only an Iphone 4 (would need to invest on a DSLR again someday)
You see how helpful the light were? Without that, my cellphone picture would suck…
Tools I Use
Though I have many tools, I only need a few when snap-fitting a kit.
1. side cutters
2. hobby knives
4. part separator (shout it like on voltes V, paaart! separatoooor! tenententenen ten ten!)
Well that is all for my “how I build gundams” post
Hope you learned something or perhaps you can share some to us.