Now you can click on photo and it will zoom in. Thanks to the HighSlide Javascript. How to do it? its in my "Blog Stuff" page...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

U-Boat Type XXI U-2540 (WIP #4)

last update for year 2013 :)

been on and off working on this sub and as of late mojo slowly coming back so when the mojo is high i need to hit the workbench.. so below are my progress thus far...

was torn between to put this or not but alas i opt to putting it on the sub despite it being overscale.

Next is the railing cable... and i need some help guys...
which is the most suitable for the railing cable? hopefully the photo can show the difference between the 2 wire that i have

The one on the left is a tiny wire strand from USB mouse whereas the other one is a fishing line..

- Should i prime the sub first before putting on the railing cable?
OR put the cable first before priming??

happy new year 2014 everyone and i dare not making any resolution related to Model this year :D

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Video: I Forgot My Phone...

Found this and this i have to share out..

this is very true especially on the scene she's having coffee with friends and everyone is busy on the phone...

happens to me last week during a small old-friend gathering...
everyone end-up sharing what was on display on their Facebook wall!!
and I Forgot My Phone...

and playground is not as lively anymore..
and I Forgot My Phone

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hard Rock Cafe Paris Shotglass

My latest additions...

Hard Rock Cafe Paris shot-glasses....

Thanks to a friend who visited "The City of LOVE" (Paris) last couple of weeks and i ordered these 2 glasses for my collection.. :)

thanks again and enjoy

p/s: if anyone else visiting do let me know :D


Thursday, October 31, 2013

U-Boat Type XXI U-2540 (WIP #3)

Another round of updates for my U-boat Type XXI..

The rest of the WIP can be view at this Link

The below was done during the last couple of nights with a very limited modelling time (work commitments eats my hobby time)

so on with the photos..

First the ladder for the side of the tower..
initially i was torn between leaving the ladder alone and make a new one.. after a bit of convincing by modelling colleague.. i guess its time to test the skill (although for small task actually laugh.gif )...

so using the stapler bullet + a narrow nose pliers.. i have what looks like a ladder...

so below is how it looks on the tower.. and the one above it is the original.. not yet completed and not yet superglued on the other side..

i guess this will do ok to replace the original steps of the ladder... will try to complete it tonight.

next the inside of the tower.. not detail at all.. just enough so that people wouldnt see the empty inside of the sub.. so i used my "creative license" and make something to actually block the empty view to the inside of the sub. so below is the result..

 and the work leading up to the above

Friday, October 25, 2013

A-10A Thunderbolt Part Deux - Completed- less glossy version

an update to my A-10A completed earlier.

The finish on the earlier A-10 is a bit glossy.. so i  work a lil bit on improving it and with a bit of thinned Sandy yellow and a few coat of flat coat this is what i end-up with...

hopefully its better than the previous version :o)

click HERE for the Glossy version


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Suez Seahawk FGA MK6 - Completed

Finally i'm able to post this build in here.

Its completed about the same time as my A-10 ( Click me- A-10 Thunderbolt) for the Post.

A mini WIP can be found Mini WIP post.

again this is Trumpeter 1/48 Seahawk FGA MK6 kit and a review can be viewed at Review

a superb kit but my skill is not that great.. thus the simple oob build by me.. :)
also noted that on my first attempt i try to mask all the Suez markings on the plane it failed miserably... so i end-up using the decal marking and it works like a dream.... i conform really well to the lines (with the help of Mr Setter & Mr Softer)... and it turn out really well...

The panel lines i used the Tamiya Panel Line accent color and this is my first time using that stuff... works well + i also use the Promodeller Dark wash.

Weathering is kept to the minimum as thats why a little glossy still visible on all of my build (except for my A-10 where the glossy is unbearable.. working on the fix now :)

I always loved a wing-fold aircraft.. so that is why i make it that way with this build... and especially since the wing fold is included in teh kit and i got to safe some space in my display cabinet..

So enjoy the photo and please come back for more of my "newbie" build.... coming up on my workbench
- Panda F-35
- Zhengdefu EF-111 "Spark-vark"

Monday, October 07, 2013

A-10A Thunderbolt II - Operation Desert Storm - Completed

Completed my A-10 Thunderbolt II and still a lot more to learn...

Please excuse my "shiny" aircraft since i believe i might need to tone down the glossiness in the near future.. until then i call this one DONE!!..

This is my first 1/72 scale in a long while.... so please enjoy the photo and please excuse the glossiness again...

** my eyes are hurting**

behold the "glossiness"...

some of the WIP can be viewed A-10 WIP HERE


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

U-Boat Type XXI U-2540 (WIP #2)

This is part 2 of the WIP of my Revell U-boat Type XXI..

Decided to details a little bit of the "hydroplanes" (i updated this after my research hahaha) by adding the hydraulic to control the hydroplanes and i  make it in fixed position.. the kit supplied with a toy-like mechanism that you can posed it open or close... a NO-NO for me (at least i try to avoid it if possible hehehe)...

on with the photo...

Next, the stabilizers.. (is it still called a rudder on sub? - no Mr Kuman its called stabilisers).. a little sink mark.. nothing major that a putty and a good sanding cant cure.. will work on the cure later..

thats a bout it for today...

hopefully i have more time in the coming nights to work on this sub..real-job is eating most of my free time this month..


p/s: updated the terms i used... :D

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D tv series

I've been waiting for this TV series for months and finally its here...

It is set weeks after the Battle of New York in The Avengers movie with Agent Coulson back to helm the agents.

There's a few mystery that hopefully will be reveals in the coming episodes such as (the one that i can see) the whereabouts of Agent Coulson after his "demise" in the movie .. although they insist that he's in Tahiti but a few indication states otherwise...

and "nobody touch the LOLA"!!... and a hovering Lola at the end of episode 1 is a must see...

i'll be following this series + a few more series that premieres in Fall 2013.. especially the most awaited Supernatural Season 9. Also i added to the must watch The Blacklist & Sleepy Hollow..

until later

Sunday, September 29, 2013

U-Boat Type XXI U-2540 (WIP)

My first submarine kit and i'm trying to make this as an easy build.

Kit: Revell 1/144 scale

Was in dilemma for quite sometime if i should drilled the flooding holes or not.. but finally i decided to drill out the major one as you'll see below..

only after i'm done with the drilling i realized that the work is not over... i have to create something for the inside of the holes...

And this is how it would look from the outside..

 This is not done... it looks like along way to go for me.. hopefully i didnt lost interest along the way.

Anyway.. i followed the step of another modeller (at least i try to) when he build his u-boat.. (i'll put the link here later for reference)

Will try to update this build as frequent as possible.. so please come back for more.. :D


Friday, August 16, 2013

Lite: How to make symbols with keyboard..

Just thought i add this for my personal reference and to other who might find it useful..
i for one is a big fan of the ALT + 1 ☺



Alt + 0153..... ™... trademark symbol
Alt + 0169.... ©.... copyright symbol
Alt + 0174..... ®....registered trademark symbol
Alt + 0176 ...°......degre­e symbol
Alt + 0177 ...±­-minus sign
Alt + 0182 ...¶.....paragraph mark
Alt + 0190 ...¾....fractio­n, three-fourths
Alt + 0215 ....×.....multi­plication sign
Alt + 0162...¢....the cent sign
Alt + 0161.....¡..... .upside down exclamation point
Alt + 0191.....¿..... ­upside down question mark
Alt + 1...........smiley face
Alt + 2 ......☻.....bla­ck smiley face
Alt + 15.....☼­n
Alt + 12......♀.....f emale sign
Alt + 11.....♂......m­ale sign
Alt + 6.......♠.....s­pade
Alt + 5.......♣...... ­Club
Alt + 3............. ­Heart
Alt + 4.......♦...... ­Diamond
Alt + 13......♪.....e­ighth note
Alt + 14......♫...... ­beamed eighth note
Alt + 8721.... ∑.... N-ary summation (auto sum)
Alt + 251.....√.....s­quare root check mark
Alt + 8236.....∞..... ­infinity
Alt + 24.......↑..... ­up arrow
Alt + 25......↓...... ­down arrow
Alt + 26.....→.....ri­ght arrow
Alt + 27......←.....l­eft arrow
Alt + 18.....↕......u­p/down arrow
Alt + 29......↔... left right arrow

Please share it might help others...

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Star Trek The Next Generation Blueprints:

To boldly go...

Over the week, i've been busy 5S'ing my modelling room and my workbench so i had the opportunity to open some of my old Star Trek related stuff....

and i found this Star Trek: The Next Generation USS Enterprise NCC-1701D Blueprints by Rick Sternbach that i bought some 16 years ago. That was when i was really hooked on everything technical about Star Trek (i think i still do)

The front "binder"

it has some 14 sheets of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701D technical drawing, but somehow it was covered in those black fungus thing that almost ruined the drawing. So i decided that maybe its time for me to recover this drawing.

Was looking around for a way for me to laminate the whole 14 technical drawing (which i thing was as big as 2ft x 6ft). So anyone know anyway this can be done? via lamination or any other way to preserved the drawing.

Drawing #2
above is how big the technical drawing is...

it would be a waste if this cannot be preserved.

anyone with any idea can give it a shout in my comments below..
and the link to the book in amazon...BLUEPRINTS-STAR-GENERATION-NCC-1701-D-Generation @ Amazon

Friday, June 28, 2013

Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok Shotglass

The last working day of the month of June, and i'm definitely ready for the new month.. :D

This the Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok shotglass & cityscape shotglass...

a friends get this as a souvenir for me mid June when we went there for a company trip.

A pair of very nice addition to my collection, now from Thailand i only need to source for Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya shotglasses... anyone going there very soon? :D

Next will be Hard Rock Cafe Munchen & Hard Rock Cafe Malacca Grand Opening shotglass..

Have a good weekend all..

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hard Rock Cafe Bali & Hark Rock Hotel Bali Shotglass

Back in April 2013, my brother take a mountain hiking tip to Lombok Indonesia.. and on the way back he had a R&R at Bali.. and get me the following shot-glasses from Hard Rock Cafe Bali and Hard Rock Hotel Bali

a nice addition to my Hard Rock Cafe shotglass collection...

stay tune for my next update for Hard Rock Cafe Munchen mug and Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok set of glass... ahh and 1 special glass from the Grand Opening of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka.. stay tune...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Trumpeter Seahawk FGA MK6 - decal (WIP 2)

its been a while..

Follow-up on my WIP 1 on this Trumpeter Seahawk FGA MK6

moving on with the build and finally manage to complete the decal process... and i end-up have to remove my earlier painting of the Invasion Stripes due to the dimension is out of specs... and i end-up using the decal for the stripes on the wings...

Before paint stripped
After using the decal and some panel wash.. better is it?

I really wish i did that much sooner (using the decal on the wings) since it just fit nicely to the wings and sure save me from the hassle of masking it .. anyway its done and i'm really glad.

So after the decal i move on doing a panel wash with Promodeller Dark... and the effect is really nice.. and this is the first time that i use Promodeller Dark wash on the whole aircraft.

The result as as follows...

Next.. will need to clear coat and touch-up with some weathering...

Hopefully my next post this Trumpeter Seahawk FGA MK6 is done and ready for the event in June 15, 2013...

until later..
 for now i'm off to my Department Dinner @ The Manhattan Fish Market....

Friday, May 03, 2013

the 100 Greatest Metallica songs of all time... by Guitar World

from Guitar World
As an avid fan of Metallica, i would jump ahead and go through the list...
and i have to agree with their choices of the 1st song from Ride The Lightning album (which i personally think is my favourite Metallica albums)

So head over Guitar World site and take a look at their pick of the 100 Greatest Metallica Songs of All Time!!!...

Follow the link below..100-greatest-songs-by-metallica - Guitar World

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pacific Rim - Wonder Con Footage (while we wait..)

saw this over at youtube.... a footage from Wonder Con.. a footage of an upcoming movie Pacific Rim..

While we wait for Pacific Rim.. enjoy the footage and after a so-so Ironman 3 movie (although it is very funny).. i think Pacific Rim is a worthy movie to look forward to... and mark you calendar for July 12, 2013!! my earlier post of the Pacific Rim Trailer click HERE

enjoy the footage  :o) or a trailer.. :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hard Rock Cafe Osaka shotglass - normal & cityshots

Ahhh 2 more additions to my collection of Hard Rock cafe shotglass and this time around from the Land of the Rising Sun... Japan.

A colleague attended his sister graduation ceremony and then go around visiting Osaka Universal Studios... and get this Hard rock cafe Osaka Universal Studio shotglass. Apparently i believe Osaka have 2 Hard Rock Cafe but by the look of it the one in Universal Studios is the most popular of the two.

I think i have a duplicates of the Orange Circle glass nevermind... maybe i can trade with a friend in the future.

i sense a few more Hard Rock Cafe shotglass coming since a friend been to Germany last couple of weeks and my brother just came back from Bali...

more updates on the Hard Rock Cafe shotglass in the coming days...

stay tune.. :o)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Trumpeter 1/48 Seahawk FGA MK6 - WIP (1)

Its been a while since i last post any of my scale models in my blog. Not that i've stop building, but rather been busy to actually put any progress here.

Now i have 2 consecutive build on the bench and both are due in June 2013, so here is the first lot of the 2. the Trumpeter 1/48 Seahawk FGA MK6 aircraft.

The Box art
The build is straight forward just with an occasional issue i always have with the seam-lines on the side of the fuselage. A little putty and sanding clean it up pretty nicely.

I'll be doing this in a Sues Campaign 1956 scheme for the 810 Sqn on board the HMS Albion.

Primed and ready for the pain booth and i'll will build this with its wing folded. To save some space in my display cabinet :)

The kit supplied the Suez stripes for the Seahawk as a decal but i'm being a modeler that i am like to make thing hard for myself... so i decided to mask the stripes and airbrush them one by one..

See below..for more..

Monday, April 15, 2013

I'm Jack Harper, I am Home... Oblivion movie review

"..year 2077.."
"... I am Jack Harper, I am home...."

the above phrase ends the 2 hours and 5 minutes of the movie Oblivion, and i enjoyed every 7500 seconds of the movie to the fullest (except for a few second where the Censorship "slip" a few R-rated scene of it, so dont bring your little ones to this movie else you're going to get some long explanation to do hehehe).

(Before i begin, this is my personal review of the movie.. others might have a different opinion )

Oblivion has to be the best movie i watched this year, never have expected it to be so engaging since a lot of people actually looking forward to the likes of Tony Stark in IronMan 3 (slate to be released in April 27, 2013) but not this movie.

I wasnt exactly have Oblivion in my to-watch-list movie, since my list already occupied by Elysium, Iron man 3, Pacific Rims but somehow yesterday got the urge to watch it.. so spent RM14 for the ticket... theater #3, Seat E10 (my fav seat).

The trailer!!

Oblivion is a post-apocalyptic movie and it got some cliche reference to the rest of the "end of the world" movie previously, but this one adds a little twist somewhere in the story. Not going to spoil the fun to you guys.. just watch it.. :o) and

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Elysium movie Trailer - coming August 9th, 2013

Here we go again....

People.. mark your calendar Elysium is coming August 9th, 2013!!! with Matt Damon & Jodie Foster as part of the stars in it... and from the awesome director of District 9 (go watch/rent District 9 if you havent watch it yet)

for sci-fi fans this is a movie not to be missed (including the Pacific Rims & Iron Man 3) :o)

anyway,, enjoy the trailer and again remember to mark your Planner/calendar in your smartphones, PC reminder etc..

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