Completed Models Launchpad

Volks 1/7 Mari Illustrious

Completed August 2016

This was my first resin figure kit. She’s built straight out of the box from the fantastic Volks Charagumin kit.

Bandai 1/144 HGUC Rick Dias

Completed June 2016

Here’s a model I snapped together almost ten years ago. I recently got back to work and finished it, but I built it with the late-2000’s style I originally envisioned.

Bandai 1/144 HGBF Hi Mock

Completed November 2015

So I knew I was going to hand-paint a kit for a tutorial. But I didn’t want to use one of my “good” models, so I bought this thing just to mess around with. I also used it for a weathering tutorial. It’s okay… I guess…

Bandai 1/20 Scopedog

Completed October 2015

Given the large scale of the Scopedog and gritty nature of the Votoms universe, I decided to showcase weathering in this build.

Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-3

Completed February 2015

I really like the little 1/72 Airfix Spitfire I that built a few years ago, so when IPMS Orange County had a monthly theme contest for Spitfire vs. Messerschmitt I looked at it as a good excuse to build the Airfix Messerschmitt. The Spitfire was built almost OOB, but I did a lot more work on the Messerschmitt.

HGUC Ramba Ral Zaku I

Completed November 2014

This is a kitbash created by combining the HGUC Zaku I Sniper and standard Zaku I kits to make Ramba Ral’s unit.

Bandai 1/100 VF-25S Ozma’s Messiah Valkyrie

Completed July 2014

A build of the simple but nicely-detailed 1/100 VF-25F, converted into a VF-25S and marked with custom decals for Ozma.

U.C. Hardgraph 1/35 Scale Core Fighter

Completed May 2014

It’s a Gunpla. It’s a dirty weathered gray jet. This is a crossover build using real aircraft modeling skills on a Gundam kit.

Master Grade 1/100 Scale Wing Gundam Shadowbox

Completed November 2013

Gundam In a Box! A build representing the Episode Title scene from the beginning of each episode of Gundam Wing.

1/48 Scale Tamiya T34/76 Mod. 1941 Cast Turret Tank

Completed January 2013

My first tank model. Mods, Eduard Photoetch, and lots of weathering.

Master Grade MS-06S Black Tri-Stars Zaku

Completed November 2012

A pretty straightforward build of the MG Zaku 2.0 for the Southern California Gundam Model competition

1/72 Hasegawa Super VF-1D Valkyrie

Completed October 2012

An expression of both massive AMS and Fanboy Valkyrie love. This build’s theme was “Doin’ it the HARD WAY”. VF-1D parts from one kit spliced to Super VF-1A parts from another kit, add Valkyrie weapons, weapons from another kit entirely, 2 different sets of photoetch parts, stock declas, aftermarket decals, custom-designed decals and two years of off-and-on building.

1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk. IIa

Completed April 2012

Even though I said I was going to build something “serious” for myself after spending a year either building for other people or for someone else’s group build, a bit of luck a the LHS and a spur-of-the-moment decision led me to “throw together” this neat little Spitfire kit.

1/48 Bandai Mega Size Char’s Zaku

Completed March 2012

I built this for Roy, the owner of Robot4Less. It’s pretty much OOB but still impressive due to its sheer size.

1/12 Bandai Unicorn Gundam

Completed March 2012

Bandai sent Bluefin Distribution a 1/12 Unicorn Gundam last year. We did some work on it last year but between some bad paint choices and some rough handling on its cross-country trips to conventions, it was looking pretty rough. So, we stripped it down and repainted the whole thing.

1/144 GM Assault Diorama

Completed November 2011

Those Gundam Guys built a massive diorama of several squads of GMs assaulting a remnant Zeon base. Here’s my 1/6 of it.

1/144 HG ANA Gundam

Completed July 2011

This was a quickie build for Anime Expo, and to commemorate my trip to Tokyo.

1/100 NG Cherudim 69

Completed November 2010

This was a stress-relief build where I took two Cherudim kits I bought on sale and made one over-equipped Super Cherudim. It’s actually too much, I think, but it was fun and I got some more practice for future kits.

MG GM Custom – Ruby Guard

Completed August 2010

The model that would not be completed… This was the first model I built since moving into my new house so my modeling time has been reduced. You can view the In-Progress page to see the many small mods I made all over the kit to try to make the best-looking GM Custom possible. I hope to finally win an IPMS contest with this model as I have gone way far out of my way to make this model as “perfect” as possible. I’ll probably still lose to a tank.

HG 00 AEU Enact 1/144 Scale

Completed October 2009

This was a simple build I did while waiting for escrow to close on our new house. I don’t even have a WIP for it since all I did was fill in some hollow areas, mod the knees and elbows for easier painting and do a new and simple color scheme. This was a nice little “stress relief” project.

Mustang vs. Citroen in 1/48th Scale

Completed August 2009

This project was started in March 2009 and meant to enter into a “31 Days” contest where we had 31 days to build a model with some kind of diorama. I missed the deadline by about 150 days… The Hasegawa Mustang gave me a lot of grief since it was not meant to be built in flight configuration. On the other hand, the Tamiya Citroen kit is a little gem which I recommend highly. Lots of new techniques for me in this build, but I’m not too thrilled with the final product.

HGUC Sazabi

Completed February 2009

I picked this kit up at Anime Expo 2008 and quickly snapped it together as stress relief from my TTTTT Hazels. Then I designed a ridiculous lot of decals for it. I was gonna OOB it, but my AMS took over and I added panel lines and a few proportion mods. I wish I had detailed my Hazels as well as I detailed this kit.

Titans Test Team Tetra Threat

Completed October 2008

I built this to enter in the Fichtenfoo Forum’s Advance of Zeta competition. It features four models, a Hazel Hummingbird, a custom-version of a Hazel Gigantic Arms Unit, a Hazel OWSLA and a Primrose Fighter. It won that contest, as well as 3rd place in the open class of BAKUC North America.

Master Grade Freedom Gundam

Completed December 2007

The first “modern” Master Grade kit I built since getting my airbrush. Custom paint job, of course. I went with the whole “Freedom” theme. Lots of masking tape and 178 star decals later…

HG 1/144 Gundam Super Astray Purple Frame

Completed May 2007

This project was a combination of a Gundam Astray Red Frame model with a set of resin B-Club option parts that was meant for the Blue Frame. This way the model gets the best of both Astrays and a paint scheme that reflects the combination. Hence the Purple Frame.

Hangar Diorama for Master Grade Gundam GP01

Completed October 2006

After over a year of various delays and a whole new GP01, my hangar diorama was finally completed.

Tamiya 1/48-Scale P-47D Thunderbolt “Razorback”

Completed June 2006

A “Commission” job. My dad asked me to build him a Thunderbolt for Father’s Day. He bought the kit and I built this World War II fighter and practiced my weathering techniques.

Master Grade RX-78 GP-01 Gundam Prototype

Completed May 2006

Years ago I built an MG GP-01. Recently I decided to make a simple hangar diorama for it. Then I bought some new decals for it from Models4U. Then ToysRUs put the kits on sale for $10 and I decided an entirely new GP-01 was needed to live up to everything I had planned for it…

HGUC Hot-Rod Zeong

Completed March 2006

Having built a couple kits using my airbrush, I wanted to do something unique… Something you could only do with an airbrush.

Tamiya 1/48-Scale F4U-1D Corsair

Completed February 2006

Ironically, my second airbrushed was NOT mecha. I went back to my airplane modeling roots…

Master Grade MS-05B Zaku I – Completed December 2005

My first airbrushed kit. Modified along the lines of Top’s Zaku I from the 08th MS Team.

  1. June 15th, 2016 at 03:53 | #1

    If you find yourself with some spare time, another option would be to head to the local gym and get a Personal Training session.

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