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How to Tighten Loose Joints on a Toy or Model Kit

Hello, and welcome! So today, I have a question to ask you: How many times has this happened to you? — You are putting your model or figure into a cool pose and then BOOM. A limb pops off, or it starts to droop? Or even falls off? Now, these problems can be caused by various issues. It could be that the joint is just too small for the socket it is going into. Or the part of the figure is jus...

Touching up: Moderoid Gurren Lagann

Hello all! I hope you enjoyed my previous look at the Moderoid Gurren Lagann from Good Smile Company. If you haven’t seen that post, please feel free to take a look then pop back here.  After building the model kit, there were some issues here and there with it. I’m not saying it is a bad kit – far from it. But I do feel a bit of work on it will definitely improve it. So, without...

Moderoid Gurren Lagann: Review/Showcase

Hello everyone! Moderoid Gurren Lagann is finished! So let’s get to it! General Appearance Before I start, I’d like to point out I did not put any of the stickers on this kit, as minimal as they are. There is a reason for that. But for now, let’s take a look at this model. The moderoid does a real good job at capturing Gurren Lagann’s likeness, even in a chibi form. The detail is pretty good, too ...

Moderoid Gurren Lagann: Unboxing

Hello all! Times are pretty crazy right now, but never fear, for Gurren Lagann is here! Gurren Lagann is one of my personal favorite anime of all time and a series that Good Smile has really dived into as of late. (A Yoko Nendoroid re-release, please!) So, this particular figure is a model kit from Good Smile Company’s Moderoid line. And I’ve been inquisitive about this line, so without further ad...

Tamiya Weathering Stick (Mud and Snow)

Hello all! I hope things are going well for you in your part of the world. Today, I bring you a how-to on Tamiya’s weathering stick. First of all, what are these? Well, as the name implies, they are weathering sticks designed to give your model or figure a more visible and realistic weathered effect. The two weathering sticks I’ll be using are the snow and mud versions. Additionally, to help show ...

How to Soften Ball and Socket Joints

Hello everyone! So, I had a bit of a problem. Opening my figma Gridman, he wasn’t connected at the waist. I tried pushing the ball joint into the socket, but it would just pop right out. So what to do? Well, here is a short guide about softening up socket joints on figures. What is a Ball and Socket Joint? A ball and socket joint is basically two parts: you have the ball joint which allows for mos...

MP-48 Transformers Masterpiece Lio Convoy – Review/Showcase

Hello all! As promised, here is the showcase/ kind of review for MP 48 Lio Convoy! So first, let’s take a look at the Maximal leaders Beast Mode! Beast Mode We’ll start off with a comparison against the original Flash Lio Convoy from Beast Wars II, which uses the same mold as the original Lio Convoy figure. Now let’s see what he can do! First, we have this assault mode, which is ...

MP-48 Transformers Masterpiece Lio Convoy – Unboxing

Today I’ll be taking a look at MP-48 Transformers Masterpiece Lio Convoy from the anime Beast Wars II.  This is my first post for HobbyLink Japan. So let’s get started. Lio Convoy serves as the heroic Maximal leader, fighting against Galvatron and his evil Predacons. And here we have, as part of the 35th anniversary of the Transformer franchise, the fearless Maximal leader, repres...