At the end of the gunpla boom, Hobby Japan and Nitto teamed up to release a direct-to-video short film based on Kow Yokoyama’s model kit and photonovel series, S.F.3.d.
Like all good giant robot shows, Mobile Suit Gundam had a proper toy sponsor. Unfortunately, the brightly colored metallic toys were utterly at odds with the show’s more realistic tone. Before Bandai’s gunpla, there was Clover’s toys.
Welcome to the second part of our KVLTWORX painting tutorial. The first part covered using lacquer paints and in this installment, we’ll be using oil and enamel paints for weathering.
The first part of a how-to series on painting with lacquer paints in a weathered, Maschinen Krieger style.
From the pages of SF Magazine circa 1985, a short interview with legendary illustrator and model maker Kow Yokoyama (Maschinen Krieger, Venus Wars).
The spirit of the ’80s garage kit boom lives on today via companies like Max Factory, Kotobukiya, and Wave.
As the story goes, the idea behind the Super Dollfie came when Volks’ head sculptor created a large, realistic, ball-jointed doll as a present for his wife. The wife of Volks’ founder subsequently saw the doll and was enchanted, wishing for the ability to offer something like that to customers.
A first-hand report (with plenty of photos!) about the Ma.K Tamagawa Meeting, an annual gathering of Maschinen Krieger fans and modelers.
What was a diehard Gundam modeler in 1986 to do if they weren’t satisfied by Bandai’s kits based on the all-new Zeta Gundam? This doujin by Studio Mk-0 offered detailed how-to guides for improving your gunpla
Distributed exclusively to the model kit shops and retailers, the Hyper Dorvack Document helped sell Dorvack model kits using the design sensibilities of Makoto Kobayashi.