• Cosplay

    Operation Barbatos: Form 4

    Only four days left as of this writing until the big day – I thought we’d have a few days before the Expo to cool off and chill out, but it looks like the deadline is breathing down our necks once again. The upside is that we’re very close to actually being finished – he can wear half the suit…

  • Life

    Operation Barbatos: Form 3

    Nearly done building – it really starts to come together and look like an actual suit when the legs enter the picture. A good amount of parts have also already been plasti-dipped and primed, which means we just have to work on fitment and painting as the next major steps.

  • Life

    Operation Barbatos: Form 2

    Back-to-back building days so far; I don’t think we’ve ever just chugged through an armor as consistently as we are now. I’ve noticed that I’m slowly burning out though – I was most productive that first day with the helmet – now I’ll barely make half a shoulder before deciding it’s the next day’s business to finish up.

  • Life

    Operation Barbatos: Form 1

    Fourth Gundam armor straight, here we go. We’ve kept it strictly Universal Century up until now – from the OG RX-78-2 to the Unicorn and skipping back in the timeline a bit to the Nu. But because there are no brakes on the Iron Blooded Orphans hype train, we’re gonna take a slight divergence and go with the Post-Calamity War’s…

  • Cars

    Aoshima Top Secret S15 Silvia

    My next automobile model kit – this time I decided to go full race-car, no holding back. After my test mule GT-R R32, I considered my options carefully for my first real car that I planned to build for display. I wanted a kit that was just as cheap, since I was spoiled by that bargain-bin pricing on the GT-R,…