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  1. I must have done about 40-45 Aptitude tests so far, common in my profession for stuff like job interviews, etc. Not going to reveal the scores though. Still have to see GotG but last week on 'Disc Wars: Avengers' they had a crossover episode with the team. Was fun to see the 2 teams go at each other.
  2. The paints are good but fall under import restrictions that has the classified as HAZMAT, hence they can't shopped by anyone. Rainbow 10/R10 grid to get around it by packaging them with other items, but got found out and their overseas online shopping disappeared. Same counts for putties, metalizers, etc. My advise is to find a good local replacement, most modelers I know use locally sourced materials? And yes I could source those products and ship them, don't fancy the cops showing up, getting thrown in jail with a subsequent removal of my Permanent Residence and a 15yr re-entry ban
  3. I don't support Third Party products unless they are AM kits/detail parts.
  4. Just got my shipping notice from HLJ, kits will arrive within 24hrs. This batch is mostly kits based on Anime created by Hayao Miyazaki. 1/72 Gunship from Nausicaa 1/48 Savoia from Porco Rosso 1/48 Curtiss from Porco Rosso 1/72 Falcon from Future Boy Conan 1/700 Falco & Gigantic from Future Boy Conan 1/72 Soltic Roundfacer from Dougram Supplies.
  5. Agree with derex3592. Also hit an Arts Supply store for your brushes, I prefer to use Horse hair, red sable or Japanese calligraphy brushes. White, Red and Yellow tend to cover poorly and multiple thin coats are needed. Change the direction of the brush strokes for each layer. And if course let it fully cure not just dry between layers.
  6. I agree RG for me is a mix of MG and PG details and posability but in 1/144 and about 1/3-1/2 of the newer MG in price. Great in price, detail and saves on display space.
  7. Many companies have only limited/quantity licences, it costs money to renew licenses. Real question is how much are the third parties paying for copying someones work ie the licence holders or the people that invested time, money and effort to bring an official and licences product to us.
  8. Wait. Nothing you can do, you could try to go there and pick it up in person.
  9. Did a bit more work on the MK44 suits, still need to attach some parts. Group shot with Grosser Hund. Temps now during the day are in the 30-35 Celsius range with a 60% Humidity, not using aircon much to keep the electricity bill low. So low on motivation to get really stuck in. Some Vroom Vroom that I dusted off and are occupying the workbench now. Those kits use screws and can be as small as 1.2mm x 2.5mm. They will get an anime touch, pssst ....... And a juvenile visitor, those and some spiders can get rather large here. Got a few stray cats that also visit daily.
  10. Pics will still take a bit, I apologise. Having gone through my PW I will have a few scale and anime kits incoming next month. Anime kits included are from Space Battleship Yamato 2199, Porco Rosso, Future Boy Conan, The Fool Nobunaga and Dougram.
  11. Still on reading break, will do some work on models using clear colours and GSI Tire Black to simulate rubber parts later on. The clear colours will be used to do dashboard lights, simulate gold, heated and worn, stained metal, etc.
  12. Grrr, foiled again. Found out I got a ton of dried out colours, mostly metallics, blacks and base greys. Have to wait till money comes in on the 2nd before I can afford to go paint shopping. Still building with the colours that are workable on a few kits, will have some pics tomorrow. Birthday present for my son is 98% done but it will still be an all-nighter from 2nd to 3rd too get it ready for the party on the 3rd.
  13. I didn't enjoy his comedies that much, French/original version of Birdcage was way better. I think like many comedians he excelled in tragic or dramatic roles. RIP.
  14. I think I heard the wings are hollow from below. And those cannons .... Yuuuuck.
  15. I like Southern Cross but kits are hard do come by. Got all of the figure and power suit ones.
  16. Worked a few hours on MK44, still needs some surface details. Of course all veniers and hinges work. Rough test fitting. 2nd suit in background. With small cockpit hatch/visor open. Shown with hover slippers on/off, interior details, etc. Interior of the front half of the cockpit, remove able or can be displayed partially open. End the sexy rear-end.
  17. With rain and heavy humidity there is no paint or dealing work going on. So decided to work on the MK44 Ammoknights kit, very good quality. I just need to keep reminding me do every step in the instructions twice as there are 2 kits in the box. 4 legs, 4 arms, 2 opening cockpits, etc.
  18. I really like this anime and wish kits would exist? Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
  19. Never was fond of him, same for the Miz, Vicky, etc Very few interesting wrestlers now and I am talking Tony Atlas, etc in comparison.
  20. Ordered 2 resin figures. For the Opel Astra DTM ---> http://hlj.com/product/HYDHD03-0262/Aut P For the Ferrari 348 TS Itasha ---> http://hlj.com/product/HYDHD03-0266/Aut Bases will be simple glue down sand paper representing road surface paint on markings.
  21. 2 cooler days with some rain thanks to typhoon 11. Today and tomorrow I play model roulette and work on a few kits on a rotation basis. Also need to work on the Opel Astra as I will need to cut out the various masking seals and 2 sheets of aftermarket carbon fiber decals. Get the 1/144 SW kits ready for weathering. Also some painting and detail work on 3 V-Twin engines as I want to age the silver/ALU heat distributing paint and get the engines to be dropped into the frames tomorrow. Also work on the rear-end and gold plated details. Camera should be back next week.
  22. Powder Pastels like the tamiya weathering sets are often referred as "The poor man's Airbrush". You can get pretty much the same effects.
  23. The hardness best use what you are comfortable with. You can seal it with the same stuff used for powder pastels(future, etc).
  24. The graphite pencil trick works and has been used for nearly 50 decades. Google for SnJ Japanese shops don't stock it, iirc.
  25. HLJ still sells kosutte but can't ship it overseas and thus been removed from the English site with some other stuff. SnJ Powder, etc work well and are made overseas.
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