Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Chronicles of Riddikulus

I tell you what, I like the Chronicles of Riddick. Sure it was a flop and not very popular: doesn’t mean it’s not good. It’s big, impressive looking film. Sets, costumes, action and special effects are all well designed. It … Continue reading

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Dead or Alive

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Light Cycle: not forgotten

No sir. Still working on it, albeit quite slowly as Zelda on my 3DS is demanding my attention.

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Detective Comics

Well, I just finished the Scott Snyder run on Detective Comics (871 to 881) and am rather impressed. I hadn’t read anything by him before, so I didn’t know what to expect, and more or less read the whole thing … Continue reading

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More Nintendo 3DS

So, I’ve played it a bit more now and it has become clear why you get a little docking station for it: the battery doesn’t last all that long. It’s not a major issue, and one I am willing to … Continue reading

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Nintendo 3DS

I was getting one, then I wasn’t, then I was etc. I finally got one from the Supermarket yesterday for £108. The selection of games available wasn’t great, so instead of getting my first choices: Dead or Alive Dimensions and … Continue reading

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Dead & Buried

A couple of nights ago, I was watching Kull the Conqueror and it was pretty guff, then I noticed that one of the crappy movie channels was showing Dead & Buried. This was one of those films I had heard … Continue reading

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Light Cycle: gone all wrong

I’m sick of my light cycle model, so I am now attempting to rub it down to start again with different paints. Frustrating.

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Light Cycle: redone some

Well, today I redid the black window sections and a bit of the red too. It’s cleaned up some of the problems, but the red paint is hellish delicate, so I have gloss coated it and am going to let … Continue reading

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Light Cycle: more red (too much?)

So, I deepened the red on the light cycle. Not sure if I’ve made it too thick, but I was trying to get a shiny coating, not just a smear of paint. So, time to remove the masking tape and … Continue reading

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Light Cycle: red

First thing today was to paint the section I want to be a lighter red with white. I did start the clear red painting, but I found the chrome had taken too many knocks and scrapes, so decided to re-chrome … Continue reading

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Light Cycle: windows

So I masked the window sections for painting with my Alclad Smoke Black stuff. So I let the paint dry, then gloss coated it again for protection, then let it dry for several hours. To my horror, when I peeled … Continue reading

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Light Cycle: chrome

So I have now chromed the Light Cycle and gloss coated again, ready to start the smoke black windows tomorrow.

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Light Cycle: silver paint

So I masked off all the non-silver parts of the cycle and sprayed with Mr Color Silver with some Flat Base added to dull it down. So it looks like the first lot of masking has worked okay. So, due … Continue reading

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Some random toy photos

This gallery contains 25 photos.

Just found a bunch of old pictures, so though I could post them up:

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Light Cycle: wrong paint

Well, it seems my Alclad base paints simply couldn’t adhere to the resin of the kit. In my desperation I switched to my Mr Color black and it seemed to work. All the arsing around does seem to have had … Continue reading

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Revoltech: Iron Man

It’s not often I get a new toy, but I did today. It’s a Sci-Fi Revoltech Iron Man Mark IV.

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Light Cycle: too smooth?

It has to be that the resin was too smooth to allow priming, and with my fine grade wet and dry paper, I just smoothed it more. I’ve gone over the whole kit with one of my much less fine … Continue reading

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Light Cycle: major issues

Right, so I decided to build the Light Cycle before painting as there were some large gaps that I wanted to fill. This will make painting harder, but I should be able to mask things off efficiently enough. So, kit … Continue reading

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