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Atypical cool weather hits close to the equator

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

Cool weather isn’t unusual in itself. But when it occurs in a city which averages 28°C to 31°C in January then it becomes a problem hobby-wise. Temperatures have plummeted 10°C to a low of 21°C in Kuala Lumpur and to an even lower 16°C in highland area…

Nendoroid Belle (Beauty and the Beast) – Unboxing and Review

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

It’s still lazy days as the new year slowly crawls into its second week. Hobby/art projects lay ignored as the inertia build up over the holiday period refuses to release its hold on me. This languid pace is deceptive though as I know it won’t be long …

Starting the new year with a look back at 2017 (… and a sneak peek at my new hobby tool)

Posted on January 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

At the start of every year, it has become the norm for me to take a step back and look at what I had done hobby-wise over the past year. And to be honest, it was a bit underwhelming to see that I had only managed to complete ten figurines/scale model k…

Tamiya 1/35 scale T-55A Medium Tank [Completed]

Posted on December 30th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With the new year only hours away, I’ve just barely made a self-imposed deadline to post my final completed scale model project for 2017. So the Tamiya 1/35 scale T-55A medium tank has the honour of rounding up my year of miniature and scale model kit …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Tank Tracks and Wheels]

Posted on December 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It looks like I’m on track (… groan, pun intended) to finish my first Tamiya AFV project before the year is over. This second to last step before the T-55A tank is finally completed involved attaching the track and wheels onto the lower hull. A key d…

A Blast from the Past: My Very First Model Kit

Posted on December 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

More than three decades ago, I worked on my first model kit. I never finished it. After all these years I can still vividly recall the frustrations I faced as a kid in his early teens trying to put together a model kit without proper knowledge about th…

Game of Thrones Bronn [Completed] aka 54 mm Nocturna Models Heroes & Legends, The Crusader

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

This brief back-and-forth between Bronn and Jaime Lannister in Season Six of Game of Thrones sums up what I had envisioned colour scheme wise for this miniature project. [Dialogue Begins] Bronn: Now that is a sorry attempted siege. Someone needs to …

Game of Thrones Bronn [Completed] aka 54 mm Nocturna Models Heroes & Legends, The Crusader

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

This brief back-and-forth between Bronn and Jaime Lannister in Season Six of Game of Thrones sums up what I had envisioned colour scheme wise for this miniature project. [Dialogue Begins] Bronn: Now that is a sorry attempted siege. Someone needs to t…

Anime Review: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (Uchū Senkan Yamato Ni-ichi-kyū-kyū / 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199) … and two potentially huge projects in the making

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

At the age of seven I was the proud owner of my first double sided pencil case, magnetic covers and all. On its cover graced a magnificent grey and red starship called the Yamato. Back then I had no idea that this cool looking space-faring battleship w…

Anime Review: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (Uchū Senkan Yamato Ni-ichi-kyū-kyū / 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199) … and two potentially huge projects in the making

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

At the age of seven I was the proud owner of my first double sided pencil case, magnetic covers and all. On its cover graced a magnificent grey and red starship called the Yamato. Back then I had no idea that this cool looking space-faring battleship w…

Anime Review: Your Lie In April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso / 四月は君の嘘)

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Funny how things turn out sometimes. I wasn’t planning to watch this anime let alone review it. It all began with a search for Japanese high school uniforms with a pastel colour scheme. Google Images turned up nothing so I decided to scour through my o…

Anime Review: Your Lie In April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso / 四月は君の嘘)

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Funny how things turn out sometimes. I wasn’t planning to watch this anime let alone review it. It all began with a search for Japanese high school uniforms with a pastel colour scheme. Google Images turned up nothing so I decided to scour through my o…

Star Wars AT-ST – Bandai 1/48 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Dubbed the chicken walker, the Imperial AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Walker is my third favourite Star Wars vehicle after the AT-AT (All Terrain Armoured Transport) Walker and TIE Fighter. So I guess my list is top-heavy with either Galactic Emp…

Star Wars AT-ST – Bandai 1/48 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Dubbed the chicken walker, the Imperial AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Walker is my third favourite Star Wars vehicle after the AT-AT (All Terrain Armoured Transport) Walker and TIE Fighter. So I guess my list is top-heavy with either Galactic Emp…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Tank Commander]

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Painting black isn’t easy. Prior to painting the T-55A tank commander’s uniform, I haven’t had any significant practice painting black apart from an Ork Warboss’s loincloth. That was painted a long time ago i.e. three years ago to be exact. Since then,…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Tank Commander]

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Painting black isn’t easy. Prior to painting the T-55A tank commander’s uniform, I haven’t had any significant practice painting black apart from an Ork Warboss’s loincloth. That was painted a long time ago i.e. three years ago to be exact. Since then,…

400th Post Special: More Music to paint and draw to; My favourite live albums

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Music is irrevocably intertwined into my art projects as they play in the background during my lengthy painting sessions. It seems only yesterday that I wrote my 300th post and now I’m already hitting the 400 mark. So bear with me as I do yet another v…

400th Post Special: More Music to paint and draw to; My favourite live albums

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Music is irrevocably intertwined into my art projects as they play in the background during my lengthy painting sessions. It seems only yesterday that I wrote my 300th post and now I’m already hitting the 400 mark. So bear with me as I do yet another v…

Suicide Squad Katana [WIP – Skin Tone Revisited] aka 70 mm Nocturna Models Soum 13 Moons

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

It’s funny how the slightest issue with a paint job can put a screeching halt to progress in a miniature project. On my last skin tone update for Katana I had briefly mentioned about the chalkiness of her skin tone. Little did I know then it would bug …

Suicide Squad Katana [WIP – Skin Tone Revisited] aka 70 mm Nocturna Models Soum 13 Moons

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

It’s funny how the slightest issue with a paint job can put a screeching halt to progress in a miniature project. On my last skin tone update for Katana I had briefly mentioned about the chalkiness of her skin tone. Little did I know then it would bug …

Star Wars Snowspeeder – Bandai 1/48 Scale Plastic Model Kit [Completed]

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A sense of awe and wonderment is etched into my childhood memories of time spent poring over images of the Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) crew at work. These behind-the-scenes model makers were, dare I say it, chief contributors to the success of the Star Wars franchise. For sure the efforts of ILM’s cameraman, optical technicians, etc. are all necessary components of a whole. But at its core,

Star Wars Snowspeeder – Bandai 1/48 Scale Plastic Model Kit [Completed]

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A sense of awe and wonderment is etched into my childhood memories of time spent poring over images of the Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) crew at work. These behind-the-scenes model makers were, dare I say it, chief contributors to the success of the Star Wars franchise. For sure the efforts of ILM’s cameraman, optical technicians, etc. are all necessary components of a whole. But at its core,

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Streaks of Grime, Early Onset of Rust, Diesel Stains and a Realistic Log]

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So it begins. Weathering proper for the T-55A medium tank. And it’ll be a while before I get the hang of things. Before this, my miniature figurines never needed much if any weathering while the W40K stuff  was more forgiving since they don’t conform …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Streaks of Grime, Early Onset of Rust, Diesel Stains and a Realistic Log]

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So it begins. Weathering proper for the T-55A medium tank. And it’ll be a while before I get the hang of things. Before this, my miniature figurines never needed much if any weathering while the W40K stuff  was more forgiving since they don’t conform …

First Look: Brick Works 1/20 Scale Resin Miniatures

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Despite being a fan of Brick Works resin miniatures/figurines for the longest time, I never could get hold of any to work on …. until now. What impresses me most about these Japanese produced figure model kits is the level of detail inherent in what …