Download my MASSIVE How To Build Gunpla Guide!

November 16th, 2014 1 comment

Six months in the making. One hundred and thirty five pages of tools, supplies, tips, suggestions, and techniques. It’ll take you from clipping pieces off sprues, through surface preparation and painting to decal application and washes and there’s even a section on photographing your completed model.

Click on the picture below to get to the download page.

Bandai 1/100 VF-25S Messiah Valkyrie Complete!

July 9th, 2014 No comments

After completing the Core Fighter I repaired the Wing Gundam shadow box project that had been pretty well wrecked in an earthquake we had a few months back. After that I dusted off a project that had been on hold for about 18 months. I had it all ready to paint but when it came time to give it a white shaded paint job, I lost interest. So I grabbed another one of the 6 decal sets I had created for this neat little kit and made Ozma Lee’s gray VF-25S.

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To see the short Work In Progress report, follow the picture link below:

Core Fighter Complete!

May 18th, 2014 No comments

It has been 6 months since I finished a model… but this one’s in the books! It has an Air Force camouflage pattern but Navy weathering. The major decals are my own design and all the little data stencils come from the kit. To make it more detailed I replaced the kit’s seat with a 1/32 scale resin ejection seat from an F/A-18C Hornet and resin wheels from two different scale F-4 Phantoms.

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Big Robinson’s Raiders WIP Update

May 17th, 2014 No comments

I’ve completed the Core Fighter! I’ve updated the WIP with the rest of the In-Progress report for the Core Fighter. Follow the picture link to see how I finished the Core Fighter:

Chino Airshow 2014

May 11th, 2014 No comments

Follow the picture link below to the best pictures I took at this year’s Chino Airshow:

Robinson’s Raiders Project WIP

February 25th, 2014 No comments

This is one of the largets projects I’ve ever put together and will be a 2-Part Diorama Featuring 2 heavily-modified Master Grade G-Fighters, 1 U.C. Hardgraph Core Fighter and several Hardgraph figures. I started work on it over a year ago but it’s been shelved once and I keep bouncing around to different parts of the project so no single part of it is complete yet. Still, it seemed like I was really overdue to post an update on my site so I decided to sum up the work so far.

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Wing Gundam Completed

November 16th, 2013 No comments

I built this Wing Gundam for the 2013 Southern California Gundam Model Contest

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November 10th, 2013 No comments

I prepared this PowerPoint and presented it yesterday at the 2013 Southern California Gundam Model Competition. By popular demand, I’ve converted it to PDF and uploaded it to my site so that you can download it.

Funaka’s Guide to Planning Color Schemes

Now go plan some awesome color schemes! See you at next year’s SCGMC!

Super VF-1D Makes FineScale Modeler’s Online Reader Gallery!

September 23rd, 2013 No comments

So months ago back in Spring of 2013 I sent a bunch of photos of my Minmay Guard Valkyrie into Finescale Modeler magazine hoping to get some mecha modeling into their historical/military-dominated readership. Months passed and I had kind of forgotten about it and then out of the blue I got an email about a month ago letting me know they were going to use my picture and asking for a little more information. I didn’t get a picture in the actual magazine, but I made the online gallery so it’s a start!

Link to FineScale Magazine Gallery

Link to my full VF-1D Gallery

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iDOLM@STER F-22 Work In Progress Report

September 7th, 2013 No comments

I detailed a fair amount of this in a post below but I have added some more progress and done a better job of writing an article and not just a block of random text followed by a picture dump.

I’m supposed to get this kit finished for OrangeCon in less than a month but if I can’t switch off the AMS it’s never gonna happen…