First timers might be wondering where exactly to start. There have been hundreds of kits released since 1980, if not thousands. Over the years the complexity and engineering has (generally) improved as Bandai's production technologies and design methods advance.
Probably the most important thing you can do after putting together a model is give it a pose. Add some life and personality to your kit.
It's a rookie mistake, your Gundam shouldn’t stand around stiff as a robot. It should be allowed to loosen up as to look and feel more natural.
I decided to break this page down into three different sections relating to airbrushing equipment, hand and detailing painting equipment, and everything else that you'll need. Of course, you're also going to need some paint!
Before you run out to buy your first kit it's important to have a few tools on hand. Below is really the bare minimum you'll need to get a nice, clean, straight built kit. All the other fancy stuff is covered elsewhere on the Guide.
Hobby Nippers and a Hobby Knife
Hello and welcome to the Layman's Gunpla Guide!
Since OR won't let me embed veoh videos: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1585001SPSJx5t2
So the story behind this is probably better left put in the Rants & Raves section, but suffice it to say I generally HATE anime music videos. So one Christmas in 2005, I decided to sit down and create my own in a three to four day period.
I've added extra modules, most noticeably the Captcha module, to handle the influx of spam following my absence.
Also, I just realized that this theme doesn't look so great in IE. If anyone has any suggestions for a new theme please let me know!