Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deathscythe EW: Session 3

Knowing that I'll be dealing with some small parts, I got started on the arms.  But before doing that, I partially disassembled the head to add additional details in.  It was an attempt to mostly match the same detailings and appearance seen in the finished model in the photograph on the back of the manual.  It was a bit tricky trying to do this as a couple of pieces were extremely small, even for my small fingers.  But carefully I added the details in and put the head back together.  I think it looks okay, for now.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Deathscythe EW: Session 2

For the second session, I want to make sure that I finish the main body so that I can continue to the other parts that will require assembling.  A few pieces also needed some detailing so I took some extra time in order to ink the panel lines and edges.  However, as I look over the markers that I have, I find that some of the colors do not match nor do I have any color for this particular series.  Some series come with its own unique custom set of colors.  Two sets I have were for Gundam Seed, while the current one I am working on is for Gundam Wing.  I do not know how I will deal with the parts that were cut and trimmed off.  Maybe I'll go down to the hobby store again to look for some color to use just to cover it up.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Deathscythe EW: Session 1

Patience often has its virtue.  But sometimes waiting can work against you.  With the current economy as it is right now, everything is in a stinking mess.  One particular mess is the dollar/yen exchange rate.  For a very long time, the exchange rate for the yen has been over 100:1.  In other words, it used to cost over 100 yen to convert to a single dollar.  This is no longer the case.  Past entries will reveal that I have several items which originated from Japan, ordered and imported directly so that I may get my hands on them.  Because of the terrible rate for the dollar and yen, getting anything from Japan became much more expensive than normal.