I Got Some New Toys… HG Gypsy Avenger DX Set and Some Paint

Boi … It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve had a fair few real life issues to deal with but not to worry I have new toys, RPG’s, and stuff to ramble and talk nonsense about.

I’ve a bit of a 2 for 1 deal for today’s post. The first new toy to ramble about is….

My new toy is the High Grade Gypsy Avenger DX Set from Bandai based upon the Jaeger of the same name from the film ‘Pacific Rim 2’. 

Incase you guys are interested I was able to pick up my Jypsy Avenger from the folks over at Dublin City Comics and Collectables.

There are two different kits available from Bandai for Gypsy Avenger, with the DX Set being the more expensive of the two (as it comes with a stand and a LED light).


If your fimiliar with Bandai’s Gundam model kits than you’ll know what to expect from Gyspy Avenger out of the box.


Inside the box you’ll find a number  of plastic runners, a display stand, the LED unit, and the instruction guide.

Straight out of the box Gyspy Avenger is nice and detailed. I’m especially liking the level of detail in the chest and stomach area.

The LED that comes with the DX Set inserts thru the back panel of the kit, and adds a cool reactor power effect.

If your a fan of mecha designs or of the film series, it’s a pretty nice kit with some nice extra’s. I thought I would take my kit one step further…

And now for your bonus part….

A while ago I heard about Greenstuff World Colour Shifting Paint, and thought ild get myself a pot or 2 to try out.


I picked up the Celestial Azure colour as it best matches the Box Art.

To use Greenstuff Worlds Colour Shifting Paint, it’s recommend that you first ‘Prime’ your model with a Black Primer, and then apply a gloss vanish to the parts to be painted.

For best results, ild recommend using an airbrush, but they can also be applied using a brush. As I don’t own an Airbrush, I painted my kit by brush… Just remember to do 2 thin coats.

I’m not actually messing about the 2 thin coats bit. If brushed on too thick, the Colour Shift Paint will pool and be milky (at least that’s my experience).

With just a quick dry brush to the Jaeger’s ‘inner frame’ and with nearly half the frame painted, Jypsy Avenger is looking good. Here’s a closer look at the chest an shoulder.

I gave the display stand that came with the kit a repaint while I was at it, and all in all I think I did a decent job of it.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave

I Ain’t Dead, Just Taking a Break


A quick PSA for any that might be interested.

Just incase some have been wondering, I ain’t dead, I’ve just been taking a break.
Due to a wide range of issues from health to personal life, I’ve been quiet a lot lately (with all the stuff going on one after another I could write a Country and Western song), but the show must go on, if only for my own sanity.

I’ve a few things lined up and another few things in the works, so be sure to check back soon, if only to see what goodies I’ve gotten my hands on.

Dublin Comic Con Anime Edition

At the weekend marks a first. Dublin (Ireland), first Anime inspired ‘Comic Con’ (Now I know there are other Anime Conventions in Ireland and I am in no means trying to diminish them, but this is the first Comic Con I can flither about at).

Now unfortunately I can’t go and geek myself out for the weekend, due to the usual suspects (work and family), Booo!!!

But…. I have managed to nab 10 minutes to speak to the one and only D.C. Douglas…

Some maybe fimiliar with the name, D.C. Douglas has provided the voice talent for characters such as Legion from Mass Effect 2 & 3, the voice of Albert Wesker from Resident Evil, as well as working on Star Wars The Old Republic for computer games to name a few.

He has provided his voice for numerious other animated projects as well 

Cyborg 009: Call of Justice – Professor Steven Archimedes

Durarara!!x2 – Additional voices

Erased – Kitamura[22]

Fighting Spirit – Genji Kamogawa

Hajime no Ippo – Champion Road (special) – Makunouchi Ippo

Hunter x Hunter – Shoot McMahon

Kyo kara Maoh! – Shori Shibuya

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – Jasley Donomikols

Naruto: Shippuden – Gari[23]

One Piece – X Drake[24] (Funimation dub)

His film credits include Black Ops with Lance Henriksen, Universal Remote: The Movie with Charles Q. Murphy, the cult surprise Sharknado 2, and Helen Alone with Daniel Baldwin; Hallmark Channel TV movie Final Approach with Dean Cain; and the Lindsay Lohan “comeback” film Labor Pains on the ABC Family channel.
 His Television credits include The Bold and the Beautiful, 24, Star Trek: Enterprise, NYPD Blue, ER, Charmed, Without a Trace among others. He most recently appeared in CBS’s NCIS, Criminal Minds, ABC’s Castle, Comedy Central’s Workaholics and Fox’s Raising Hope.

I have a few questions i’ld like to ask him, but what about yourselves? 

If you have a Question you would like me to ask D.C. Douglas leave a comment below. I can’t guarantee that I’ll ask him, but I’ll try.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– From The Man Cave

My 30 Day World Scifi Version #7


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Question #7: What’s your world biggest secret?

Answer:

The closer one gets to the visible source of power, the further away one gets…

My 30 Day World #7


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Question #7: What’s your worlds biggest secret?

Answer:

The city has always been the city. The city has always been here. Its founding, lost to the passage of time. No record survives as to its founding or as to why it had to remain shrouded in mystery and secrecy…
… But someone remembers and all that glitters is not gold.

My 30 Day World Scifi Version #7


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Question #7: How common are adventuers and Heros in your world?

Answer:

There’s always someone looking for a crew. Some job need doing. If you don’t ask too many questions, and get the job done, there’s always a pay day waiting… And I am to misbehave.
– Captain  M. Reynolds 

My 30 Day World #7

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Question #7: How common are adventuers and Heros in your world?

Answer:

‘They’re like rats Godfrey. Like rats. First you have one, next thing you know, your ankle deep in them.’ said the barmaid to her husband. ‘Yeah well, as least these rats have coin to spend’ said her downtrodden husband as he filled a tankard for one of her rats.

My 30 Day World #6


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Question #6: How prevelant is magic in your world? Where does it come from?

Answer:

‘So certain are you? Have you not heeded a word I have said? I am one with the Weave, a powerful ally it makes me. Life makes it, makes it grow. The Weaves power surrounds us, connects us. Do you not feel it? Between yourselves and the land, the land and the water?’ Said the ancient Hag…

My 30 Day World Scifi Version #6

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Question #6: how prevaliant is Magic? Where does it come from?

Answer:

‘I’ve sailed from one side of the Arm to the other. I’ve seen some crazy, wonderful stuff in my time. Stuff that’d make you fill your breeches. Stuff that’d make you believe in the divine. Stuff that’d play with your sanity.’

– Exert from ‘A Sailors Life’, credited to Joesph Yuno, First Mate of the Blue Azure Trader Vessel.

My 30 Day World #5


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Question #5: What event in your world altered its history?

Answer: 

The Unveiling.

After exiting in myths, dreams and childhood dreams for millennia, Mithrandir, El Dorado, The White City revealed itself to the world.

By order of the Council, Envoys were sent to every Kingdom in the South, East and West with a message and offers of trade and commerce.