Model of the Month!
November 2002 - Starcraft Zerg Hydralisk. This is a kit from Academy, released only in Korea and Europe. It has been very hard to find in Canada. It is fully licensed by Blizzard. It is 1/30 scale, and bigger than the Terran Marine. It is a good representation of the subject, and is simple to build. The jaws move, and the arms, body and carapace are poseable. It's got a nicely organic look, with gooey bits. On the downside, the model is a styrene central structure, with a vinyl-like outer surface. Just touching the thing can make the paint flake off. I should probably have used an oil-based primer, and oil-based paints, as they're a little more flexible when dry. On the other hand, I'm not playing with it... so.
And - the promised Protoss Zealot is reported to be in a Customs Warehouse
in Toronto right now - I just have to wait. Update Nov 9th: No
Zealot. It turns out to be a
big lie an honest
mistake Someday, I hope. And a Terran Medic is also promised.
|Rarh! I'm a Monsta!||Scary!||Look out! A Monster!|
With the Protoss on hold, I did some work on BanDai Giant Robots. This is from the show Patlabor. In the gritty, urban Japanese-animated future, where giant robots (called "Labors") are common construction vehicles, what would the police use to stop such a thing? Why, a giant police robot, of course! This is the Ingram Mk 2. It is quite a large scale model (about 9 inches high), and the shoulder lights flash! He has police accessories, such as a nightstick and revolver. And the extendo-arm to get the revolver out of his "ankle" holster.
And, from the Gundam Universe - Shining Gundam from ... well, I'm not sure which series. Anyhow, it represents the latest technology in molding plastic kits, as one sprue had parts with 3 different colours in it. It is an "action figure" as well - it's sturdy enough to be posed and played with.