• 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

    Anime Expo 2018: Days 1 & 2

    Anime Expo week is always a whirlwind of last-minute cosplay repairs and exhaustion walking the halls of the convention center with little sleep, but this year seems particularly grueling. The Wing Gundam suit is turning out to be our toughest Gundam to bring to ‘con, and it’s been an uphill battle getting it to work as intended. The last build…

  • 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 3

      Don’t be fooled – he’s wearing the armor, but it’s held together by tape right now – none of it is actually strapped and ready for paint yet. We still have quite a few kinks to work out. Wing has turned out to be the most difficult Gundam to work with in terms of its outrageous proportions – you’d…