Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 26 (3rd coating)

Following the last time, it is the base paint. On the second layer of gray, I did panel masking again. After finish masking, paint the gray of the third layer. Then, after the third layer gray is dry, peel off all of the masking. Now, pain…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 25 (base paint 1st and 2nd coating)

Finally fabrication of Arcadia will enter the base painting. This time, I will paint several times of the layer for base using gray with different darkness. When stacking a layer, by masking as of the exterior panel every time, to represen…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 24 (Skull remake)

I still have something to do before I start painting. Basically, I have not changed the form of the kit. But I have only one thing I would like to modify the shape. It is the skull and crossbones of the big features of the Arcadia. This is…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 23 (Assembly of the hull 3, base painting)

Finally, it will begin a base paint. But before that, eliminate the seam of the hull. Using the Tamiya putty, remove the step of the left and right , prepare the surface with sandpaper. Panel line that disappeared in the sand paper, re-car…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 22 (Assembly of the hull 2)

The work of the Arcadia has advanced only slightly. I glued the parts around the bridge. You can see optic fiber and wires from LED from the bottom. Finally it was bonded, so it is not possible to fix even if it will bebroken inside Also, …

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 21 (Assembly of the hull)

Hello, there. I have not done up date for long time,,, So, I think that many people forgot about the brog, or what is next. I finished basic work for bridge last time, and I am going to build the base parts of the bridge. I did not change …

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 20 (Work of the bridge 3)

Today I will update after a long time. It is the assembly of the bridge, but,,, I forgot to take pictures of the middle of the process. Bridge was finished in this way. Next, I must think of the idea to deliver light to the radar on the br…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 19 (Work of the bridge 2)

Today's topic is about the illuminations of the bridge. Below the skull mark, it is the window of the bridge. I will illumination this window. First, I will open the windows of the slit. Method is the same as the radar. On top of the main …

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 18 (Work of the bridge 1)

Today, it is the work around the bridge. Since the antenna of the kit of parts slit is closed, I was hollowed out there. In the left is a non-working state, the right is the state of being hollowed. I opened a lot of holes in the slit usin…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 17 (Illuminations of rear deck)

The following is the work of the rear deck. In order to illumination of the rear deck, installing the LED. Before that, in order to diffuse the LED light, I pasted aluminum tape on the inside of the deck. I made floor with plastic sheets, …

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 16 (Window of rear deck)

It will return from the base to Arcadia. The next step is illumination of the windows at rear deck. Window parts of the kit has been molded in plastic of clear yellow. So, after you have hollowed out part of the window of the rear deck, it…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 15 (Display Base 2)

I am going to finish the display base and check wire connection and power supply. I disassembled the temporarily assembled base and opened the hole for mounting the switch and jack. (the base that was trial fitting in the past) The left si…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 14 (Installation of a control system)

Today, I will set up the Arduino and AtTiny into the Arcadia. Since AtTiny is sensitive to heat, it is not soldered directly, use a dedicated socket. (Socket) Also, the wiring of this project are not many, I did not use a circuit board, I …

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 13 (AtTiny-85)

Around this time, I was just doing electrical work. In the previous article, I wrote that to control the LED using with the Arduino and another new device. This is it. This small tip is named AtTiny85, and this is also a programmable micro…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 12 (Installation of LED)

it is the time to shink about electrical work. First, I covered LED with aluminum pipe and put glue gun to the both ends. this is going to be LED unit for fiber optic. Some is still single, but I put some LED together like below. With red …

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 11 (Rear mast-tip light)

Today's work is almost same as the last time. It illuminate the tip of the rear mast. This part also in the same manner as the main wing, and assembled by bonding a part to the tip of the wing. Although the work is the same as the main win…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 10 (Wing-tip light)

Today, turn on the wing-tip light. I will make a small light spot at the tip of the wing. Basically, this is the same way as the work that went before at small wings attached to the top of the bow. I thought it was easier to make it lit fo…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 9 (Pulsar Cannon Turrets)

Today I will write about the a little work about the Pulsar Cannon. In the kit, three cannon are formed in one piece.Insert the Cannon from the back side of the body, and assembly. But, it is not seen in the characteristics of Reiji Matsum…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 8 (Display Base)

I started to make a display based. Since the Arcadia of the kit is small, it's difficult to install the power supply in.Therefore, the installed power to the display base, and then be routed to Arcadia. The kit comes with display base, but…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia 7 ( Luminescence of window of the hull)

Today we will write about the Luminescence of window of the hull. Four square windows that lined beside the the hull. Actually, I am not clear if this is the window or not. In instructions, this place only have been instructed to paint yel…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia 6 ( The rear deck room : lantern)

When I saw this kit, I really would like to illuminate the lantern on top of the rear deck. But, this kit is smaller than I thought, It became difficult work. So small... Because it is impossible to put the LED in it, I made a small light …

Hasegawa 1/1500 Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia 5 ( The back wall of the rear deck room)

Today, it is about the back wall of the rear deck. In this kit, because the back wall is made in one piece, it is not able to illuminate a window in this state. So, I was hollowing out the part of the window. Because I wanted to use a skul…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia 4 ( The illumination of the main engine)

The following is the illuminations of the engine. Fortunately, there are enough space in the engine unit.So, I would be easily the illumination of work. The first thing to go about is the engine nozzle part.I have split the one-piece parts…

Hasegawa 1/1500 Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia 3 ( The illumination of the bow part)

I tried to illuminate another part at the bow. There is very small tree lines need to paint the color of yellow at the bow. I am not sure but in the movie, I think the liens was blighter than the other surface, and I am thinking the liens …

Hasegawa 1/1500 Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia 2 ( The illumination of the bow part)

Since the temporary assembly has been completed, I started the work. I use the optical fiber, in order to illumination this kit. Although we will be able to buy the optical fiber in the craft shops and online store, I used the objects for …

Hasegawa 1/1500 Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia 1 ( temporary assembly)

The new project is bigan. As always, I started from temporary assembly. The first impression of the kit when I opend the box was,,, There are too many gaps. Because I'm familiar with Gundam a lot, I thought that there is little parts in th…

My next project

I am going to start next project. Next my project is,,,not creature figure, not Gunpra. The new project is a Space Pirate Battle Ship name is Arcadia. The kit is from Hasagawa. I would like to get this kit for while, but it was soo hard to…

Halcyon 1/1 AlienQueen Chestburster 7 (Finish!)

Today, I will post the complete photo of Chestburster.When I finised basic paint work, I took some pictures before I do weathering. Because, this is my first creature figure work and I was not sure I could finish some effects well. So, I w…

Halcyon 1/1 AlienQueen Chestburster 6 (Weathering)

After I had finished the base, I started weathering. Chestburster was clear coated and waited for be weathered. !!!!!Warning!!!!! I said I did weathering, but is is not ordinary weathering for Mecha. I add some biological effects like sali…

Halcyon 1/1 AlienQueen Chestburster 5 (Base)

Once, I stop the article of chestburster, I will write about the base. I went to look for a good material to use for the base at hardware store. And, I found a good material. The cat is my assistant. She is helping me all the time. It is a…

Halcyon 1/1 AlienQueen Chestburster 4 (Paint 2)

I found that blood vessel was too clear to see even if I repeated a skin color several times. Therefore, by overlapping the blue color using airbrush from the top of the vessel to blur around. I have painted the arms and legs to like the p…

Halcyon 1/1 AlienQueen Chestburster 3 (Paint 1)

Today I will write an article for the entire painting. After I finished surface treatment, I started base painting. I used a color of Red-Orange for base paint. Painted all over the kit using airbrush Except the head dome. The other parts …

Halcyon 1/1 AlienQueen Chestburster 2 (Painting of the head)

I started painting from the Head part first. Some kits has clear part for head dome, but this soft vinyl kit does not. So, I would like to have a expression that unlike with other part. I tried to use Hammered paint from Rust-Oleum. I just…

Halcyon 1/1 AlienQueen Chestburster 1 ( preparation for painting)

I start another my project, and this is the first Figure project in my blog. It is Figure, but it isn't bishojo figure, it is a creature from my favorite movie series "Alien". I have got the kit from my co-worker more than 10 years ago, bu…

Bandai MG RB-79 Mobile Pod Ball Ver.Ka ( Part 8 Complete! )

Bandai Master Grade RB-79 Mobile Pod Ball Ver.Ka is completed. I would like to share some pictures, and I hope you like it. This time I did not do major modifier, just cut and remove some Exterior panels. I've painted with the image of mec…

Bandai MG RB-79 Mobile Pod Ball Ver.Ka ( Part 7 base )

After I finish all work for Ball, I started finish the display base. It is not an elaborate work, just using Action Base from Bandai with a little paint work. 1st, I put a rod in to the main thruster. This will be a stand arm. The main thr…

Bandai MG RB-79 Mobile Pod Ball Ver.Ka ( Part 6 Weathering2 )

I finised 1st stage of the weathering, and going to add some more weathering. I add splattered oil dirt on he entire kit. I put the thinned paint(brown, or ark yellow) in toothbrush, and blowing the paint by rubbing the tooth brush in fron…

Bandai MG RB-79 Mobile Pod Ball Ver.Ka 5 (Weathering 1 )

After the kit was coated with clear spray, I can start weathering. I did the weathering using oil paint as usual. First, I added water, rust and oil stains with black oil paint. I added same effect as cockpit hatch on side camera housing. …

Bandai MG RB-79 Mobile Pod Ball Ver.Ka 4 ( Exterior panel paint and assembly )

Today, I am going to write about exterior panel. I was starting weathering from Cockpit Hatch. The parts was painted with flat white using spray paint first, then paint dark (wine?) red using air brush. I did wet sanding using very fine pa…

Bandai MG RB-79 Mobile Pod Ball Ver.Ka 3 ( Paint(1) and frame assembly)

After all parts was glued, I started painting. The Master Grade kit is divided into many parts, so I do not need mask most of the place. Just paint. I would like to get strong paint coating, so I use Tamiya Spray Paint for color of white a…

Bandai MG RB-79 Mobile Pod Ball Ver.Ka 2 ( a little modifications)

After temporarily assembled, I did a little modifications to body shell parts. I would like to make this Ball like Star Wars mecha. I cut some body panel to expose inner frame. The area marked with red .pencil was detached from a body pane…

Bandai MG RB-79 Mobile Pod Ball Ver.Ka 1 (Temporarily assembled)

I am starting new production article. I finised this kit some years ago, but I took a lot of pics and I would like to share it. next item is RB-79 Ball from Bandai Master Grade. as always, I did Temporarily assemble first to check where I …

Bandai MG MS-07B Gouf (Old Ver.) 7 complete

Bandai Master Grade MS-07B Gouf is completed. I would like to share some pictures. front view rear. I have changed the shape of the head. I have expanded the width of the mouth, also, it has been extended. So now, mouth will overlays on to…

Bandai MG MS-07B Gouf (Old Ver.) 6

Based paint is finished, and put decals, then following is weathering. First, in order to protect the base paint ans decals from weathering, I sprayed clear coat. Once the clear coat is dried, I will start the weathering. I used oil paint …

Bandai MG MS-07B Gouf (Old Ver.) 5

My work came to painting process. Before painting, by spraying the surfacer in overall, to check whether the surface is being processed properly. If found any problems, sanding again, and repeat to the painted the surfacer. If there is no …

Bandai MG MS-07B Gouf (Old Ver.) 4

Today is the body of remodeling. Although I think this kit is very good kit, but to me,, Shoulder width is a little wider and I feel chest also too thick when I compared with my image, (it might just for me,,,) So, I decided make chest a l…

Bandai MG MS-07B Gouf (Old Ver.) 3

Today, I will describe the mono eye. First, I was thinking where to install the battery. I use a 3V battery for medical this time. This is very small, and can be used to illuminate the LED because it is 3V battery If you look at the instru…

Bandai MG MS-07B Gouf (Old Ver.) 2

I start to work Bandai MG Gouf from basic treatment of Energy tube and Heat Rod. Because, I need to sand about 60 small piece for energy tube and 50 for heat rod. If I l will eave it at the end, I may not be able to finish it. I think it …

Bandai MG MS-07B Gouf (Old Ver.)

I would like to introduce another my work that's finished few years ago. This is my 1st Gunpla after I came back to this hobby. I purchesed this MG Gouf for long time ago, may be 15 years? But I did not have time and chance to finish it. F…

Tragedy in Jaburo 36 : Finish !!

Finally "Tragedy in Jaburo" diorama work has been completed. I was up a few pictures, so please enjoy. My brother in Japan has added some effect to my picture above. Below is a photo of various angles. The overall picture. Since this kit I…