Hasegawa Falke Antigravity Armored Raider Pkf.85 1/20
Mar14

Hasegawa Falke Antigravity Armored Raider Pkf.85 1/20

Falke Antigravity Armored Raider Pkf.85 Maschinen Krieger Hasegawa – Nr. 64001 – 1/20 Getting started on my first Maschinen Krieger (see previous review, MK44 Ammoknights) I was both curious and eager to find out if all of these Hasegawa Ma.K. kits are of such high standard or if I was just lucky randomly picking the MK44 Ammoknights as my first to build so I cracked open this box and started to go through the sprues and...

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Hasegawa Ma.K. MK44 Ammoknights 1/20
Mar12

Hasegawa Ma.K. MK44 Ammoknights 1/20

MK44 Ammoknights Maschinen Krieger Hasegawa – Series MK07 64007 – 1:20 I’m late to the game with regards to Maschinen Krieger and the somewhat strange lore behind it but I have bought a handful of kits that I will review the coming days. Haven’t built one before I picked what I thought was a simpler kit to begin with to do a quick OOB build but I was very wrong it being a “simple” kit?! I was eager to start the...

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DSPIAE ST-A Single Blade Nipper 2.0
Mar11

DSPIAE ST-A Single Blade Nipper 2.0

This is all the hype in the modelling world at the moment – in fact such a hype that these nifty pair of cutters are very hard to get hold of regardless of where you are in the world! I’m also an electronics hobbyist and have tinkered with making all sorts of electronic things since I was a young lad so I’ve always had more than a couple of electronics side cutters. These were also the tools I’ve been using...

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F.A.Q. Dioramas – by Rubén González
Feb24

F.A.Q. Dioramas – by Rubén González

If the previous two book reviews were precise and detailed, but limited to a few models, this is the phone catalogue of dioramas! I mean 559 pages of step by step instructions of each vignette and diorama more impressive than the last, and each subtitle focuses on one detail, arranged into different chapters so you can easily find the reference work you want. This book took several hours just to flick through the first time and I had...

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Master’s collection series vol. 1 – Per Olav Lund
Feb24

Master’s collection series vol. 1 – Per Olav Lund

This book isn’t as much step by step as the previous book on vignettes. It’s more of a compilation of some of the best work Per Olav Lund has made throughout the last two decades – each with an explaining text and some demonstrations on how to make some of the effects. Each page is a stunning piece of art and you’re amazed at what Per Olav manages to create with his bare hands, but he’s sharing some of...

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Vignettes – a how to guide by Joaquin Garcia Gázquez
Feb24

Vignettes – a how to guide by Joaquin Garcia Gázquez

This book was the first book I bought about vignettes and dioramas and it was initially only released in Spanish, but it’s now available in English too and it’s a fantastic book for both the absolute beginner – but also for the seasoned modeller. It goes through the “mathematical formulas” of angles – which I didn’t think of at all when I built my first vignette, although I was lucky with the...

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