Category Archives: TIPS & TUTORIALS

Mega Magnifier | Alternative Gundam Building Tool

Have you ever thought that there you need a really big magnifying glass while working on your Gundam? Or maybe you saw one with a stand and lights but is priced too high? Then this magnifying glass is for you!!! Haha, sorry for the infomercial intro… Well I have here a MEGA MAGNIFIER which I found at Toy Kingdom SM Megamall… Well Toys R’ Us have them too but theirs is more expensive… This is a really great tool and toy. 3 words… Big, big and BIG! LOL

 

Here it is. Size comparison against MG Astray Red Frame

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Pros and Cons Review of Tamiya Spray-Work (Basic Air Compressor with Airbrush)

Somebody asked this question in a forum I frequently visit. And since I already answered it, might as well share it with everyone else. Well, here in the Philippines, Tamiya Spray-Work (Basic Air Compressor with Airbrush) can be bought from Lil’s Hobby Shop since they are the official distributor of Tamiya products here in the Philippines. I bought mine at SM Megamall branch. Without further ado, here is the PROS and CONS review.

Check my Choosing your first Airbrush Guide post as well

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Spray Can Painting Techniques to Customize Your Gundam Kits

Here is a short article/note about some common spray can painting techniques which can be used to customize your Gundam Kits. This is posted on a group that I belong to (thanks PGBC). I asked their permission to post this here so that everyone can benefit from it. It is called SPRAY CAN JUTSUs, of course we could see the Naruto influence obviously haha… This is in tagalog and I want to post this without changing anything. So for our foreign readers kindly comment below if you need help reading.

 

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How I (Snap-Fit) Build A Gundam?

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.

 

Work Area

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)

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List of Commonly Used Gundam Markers

You will find here a list of some of the most commonly used Gundam Markers. They are listed individually and as a set. I got this from “rangerboard.com” and I posted it here as a personal reference. You never know when will one of your bookmarked sites becomes invalid. So in short, keep a copy of such stuff…

Anyway, here is the list…

The markers are manufactured by GSI Creos (http://gsi.co.jp)

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Tamiya: Modeler’s Knife Versus Design Knife

I was really curious about this two hobby knives of Tamiya so I ended up buying them both. What is exactly the difference between the 2? Let us find out since I want to open them up now anyway. I bought them because I like the cover/cap included. The cover is important to prevent rusting of the blade (though many extra blades are included). And btw, sorry for the background. I took the pictures on my computer table.

 

Modeler’s Knife Versus Design Knife here we go!

 

Both 298 pesos. Bought at Lil’s SM Mega

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Additional Tools For Building Gundam

A simple price guide and pictures of my new tools. I was at SM Megamall earlier to buy some enamel paints for panel washing my Gundams (because I really wanted to try that technique) but ended up buying a LOT MORE! Anyway, while everyone else was enjoying the last day of the Megamall 3 day sale, I was at the hobby shop purchasing additional tools for our beloved hobby!

Anyway if you want you can check out the first post I did about some of my tools – click here . It may help you if you are starting as well on this hobby.

Here are the items I bought.

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Tools For Your Gundam Hobby

Just want to share to you some of the tools and items that you may or may not need for your Gundam hobby. I’ve taken pictures of the those I already owned for your reference and I will tell you what I think of those items so that you will know in case you are planning to buy one. Naks puro english… nag nose bleed na ako… pero gaya nga ng madalas ni sabihin… Gundam costs money kaya dapat maayos din ang gamit mo.

 

Mga gamit ng medyo adik.

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Choosing Your First Airbrush Kit (tips and guide)

I have recently bought an AIRBRUSH kit para sa pag customize ng Gundam. Siyempre adik eh. Just want to share with you guys, lalo na sa mga interested bumili kung ano ang mga dapat tandaan sa pagbili ng airbrush especially dito sa Philippines.

Before we start I just want to show to you guys the kit I bought from Lil’s Hobby Shop at SM Megamall. It cost me almost 6,000 pesos. Bago mo sabihin “ang mahal naman!”, “yaman!” or “wow”, try to listen first.

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