Saturday, October 28, 2006

Another Big Bird but not from Cafereo

While I was spending my Saturday afternoon browing the web as usual while my wife and kid were taking a nap, I found this JU52 from Eduard. It was very well built and I like his idea to use the picture frame as a base and the sea surface looks pretty real to me. Here is the link. I think the only thing missing is a couple figures to give it a life.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Japan Sinks D-2 and more

If you visit my bayareahobby page regularly, you may notice I have updated it with a couple of new items which I received recently.

I ordered a couple big boxes of the Japan Sinks D-2. Unfortunately, none of them has the item #9. Bad luck, I think. Anyone has a spare wants to exchange just let me know. Anyway, it's just a piece of sea surface with a small part of the Deep Dea Drilling Vessel with a crane to lift the Shinkai 2000 (which is included in another box) from the Sea.

One 1/144 item I like is the UH-60J of JASDF. It's similar to the one in F-Toys Heliborne 3 but the one from F-Toys is for JMSDF. The color is different and the details are different too. More pictures can be found here. I'm not a big fan of planes or choppers but I like these very much.

The LCAC is another item I like. They are in 1/700 but they can be put into the Transport Ship LST-4001 Shimokita. With the price of yen3000 for the ship with interior details, I think it's a bargain (think about you may spend $20+ for a special version of 1/144 armor or plane). I'm also thinking to paint these LCACs in green and bought a couple M1A1 to put them in as used by US Marines.

You may wonder why I haven't mentioned the talking point of these series - the little diorama as shown on top. Because I think it's an interesting point which worths its own page so I leave it later, may be tomorrow. Stay tuned.

There are a couple news on the long waited Dragon Cando Stugs, or some interesting items from Pro-hobby and Metal Troops. BD99 has covered them in his page so I'm not going to repeat here. Check them out if you're interested.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Plamo Radiocon Show 2006

There is nothing so far from the show on the 1/144 armor area. The only thing I'm interested is the 1/144 Gun Tank in Gundam Igloo (above) and some other Gundam kits. There are a lot 1/35 or above new kits though. Too bad, I think they are too big to fit in my home. Anyway, check Runchickens or Hobby Shop Midori for more pictures. If you also like Armor Core, I think those 1/72 Armor Core figures are very cool.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Mercedes-Benz G4

Above is the Mercedes-Benz G4 from "Yokosuka Military Model Arsenal". I pretty like what they produced so far, like this Horch Flak 30. I think this Mercedes G4 is an interesting object. May be Pro-Hobby will release it too. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Lauda Model Factory

Hi all, I'm back from my full-time job. Not much news but certainly this guy's work cheer me up. If you like the Bf-109 in my last post, I found he has a site with all his works. This is the link to his 1/144 planes. Bookmark it as I think they are wonderful works. The Comet below is still for sale in Yahoo. It's not what I can afford but if you have $1000 spare money, check it out. Again, I have no connection with this seller. I'm just a fan of his works. If you look at the hand-made machine-gun in metal at the bottom, you may also wonder how he did it.

Monday, October 02, 2006

What a piece of work!

Below is a 1/144 BF109 in Yahoo Auction! in Japan. By the time I write this, it's selling at around yen60,000. Amazing. If I have that kind of skill, may be I can earn my living from it. Here is the link. I have no connection with the seller.