• Gunpla,  High Grade

    HG Gundam AGE-1 Spallow (Hotsuma Custom)

      So, uh, this isn’t my kit, nor my custom idea. The same client who’s commissioned my work on the┬áVirtual-On Temjin kits in the past requested this one as a quick repaint/mod build. The AGE-1 Spallow always had a very ninja/shinobi motif going for it, what with the emphasis on covert speed and its armor design. The client’s request to…

  • Cosplay

    Operation Meteor: Part 5

      As the deadline for ‘con gets closer, we find ourselves crunching hard to get the details for this suit out. Construction is now nearly complete; we can start sealing and painting certain parts, but it’ll take a lot more prep than usual since we plan to hold this armor to a higher standard and actually enter a competition with…

  • Cosplay

    Operation Meteor: Part 4

      The suit is finally living up to its namesake – Wing has wings! But of course, this build isn’t done giving us issues – the wings may be up, but they don’t like being down. In retrospect now, it’s a really good thing we decided to get a head start on this year’s suit – we’ve had to rebuild…

  • Cosplay

    Operation Meteor: Part 1

      Summer’s rolling in, which of course means Anime Expo is too. It feels like we barely got a break from building cosplay armor since we had a little commission project this last winter, but the regularly scheduled show still rolls on as we get to our next Gundam armor – this time from the After Colony era. We considered…

  • Gunpla,  High Grade

    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…