Space Adventure Cobra Figure

Space Adventure Cobra Figure

I’ve been lucky to visit Japan a few times now. Every time I’ve spend at least few days scouring Akihabara for awesome souvenirs. In particular I’ve been trying to find a figure of Cobra, from the anime Space Adventure Cobra.

During my last visit, I finally found one!

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Tamiya Side Cutters vs Gundam Planet Nippers

Tamiya Side Cutters vs Gundam Planet Nippers

My old no-brand nippers are starting to get a bit dull. I’ve looked online for a good replacement but there’s not that many reviews of nippers in English. I thought of ordering a few and making a review post on this blog, but I unfortunately never got around to it. Reddit user signint posted comparison of Tamiya Sharp Pointed Side Cutters and Gundam Planet Single-Edged Blade Nippers. Signint gave me the permission to use his comparison pictures for this blog post.

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King Tiger in 1:72 scale by Revell

King Tiger in 1:72 scale by Revell

This King Tiger is one of the earliest scale models that I did. Somewhere in 2011 I think. It was before I had an airbrush to use, so I painted it all with a brush. Painted it multiple times actually, as I remember having to brush all paint off with some strong dish cleaning liquid and starting over. I painted it finally with Vallejo acrylic colors. I did some washes with burned umber oil color and then sealed it all in Matte varnish which I got from a local art supplies store.

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