HGUC Gundam F91

I was equal parts excited and intimidated by the HGUC F91 when I picked it up for my HG All Gundam Project. It’s a fairly modern HG, so I can trust it to be relatively builder-friendly with all the articulation and accessory goodies that modern HGs offer, but at the same time it’s also known that the F91 is supposed to be much smaller than conventional mobile suits. This translates to a smaller model overall, where standard 1/144-sized suits were already palm-sized. I knew this meant I was probably heading into a very meticulous and detail-oriented build, but knowing that it would take some legwork to make this kit look nice out of the box is part of the reason I enjoy building these suits.

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Aoshima/Tamiya Nissan Fairlady Z 350z Nismo

I’m kind of surprised at myself for not having built a Z33 or Z34 up until now – specifically the Z33, as it very much feels like an import poster car for the 21st century. It’s not an uncommon sight around here, and even when people not very interested in cars see them they immediately know it’s an iconic sports car, in a different way than knowing a Ferrari or Lamborghini is a sports car when you spot one.

I had taken a look at a die-cast 350z from Jada’s lineup, but none of their cars are ever in true 1/24 scale, so I got rid of it; this plastic kit may not have the Veilside kit that the Jada car did, but I’d rather have proper scaling than cool body kits.

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