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.

HMM 1/72 Scale Liger Zero Panzer WIP 2

Just a quick update.

I managed to get some free time from the family/ work and I got some work done on the Liger Panzer.

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I got the mid section under construction. There is some lovely detail in the parts.

I’ve had to use a dap of glue to secure a part or 2 of the sub-assembly.

I figure once all assembled, I’ll have to disassemble the Liger to paint some of the parts, or at least do some highlights.

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As my first HMM (Highend Master Mold), I’m enjoying how basically every assembly requires a sub-assembly.

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

– from The Man Table

HMM 1/72 Scale Liger Zero Panzer WIP 1

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I recently got a new toy. It’s the Highend Master Model 1/72 Scale Liger Zero Panzer by Kotobukiya, from the TV series Zoids:

With all the kids sick in the house recently, I haven’t had much of a chance to work on this bad boy (#sadpanda).

I did manage to get about a hour and a half the other night tho and got to work on the first section (the Head of the Liger) of the kit.

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This is the first 1/72 scale kit i’ve put together and i have to say, with only constructing the head of the Liger i’m both impressed and daunted.

With the usual High Grade 1/144 scale Gundam kits i’ve been putting together, the kits although smaller, have bigger parts. Whereas the reverse is true about this kit, the kit is bigger but the parts smaller.

To give an example, in building the body there’s a couple of sub-assemblies that you build first, before connecting together to form the body.

During construction of the head, you will have to have a drop of glue handy for use on his top teeth, to keep them in place (they come in 3 parts, 2 side parts and his front 2 teeth).

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The side parts fit in a peg, his front teeth sit on a little slit. I must have dropped his front 2 teeth about a dozen times.

Bye the way, the teeth are actually quite sharp, so watch you dont get a finger caught, or there’ll be blood for the Blood God.

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The detail on the Liger’s head is great (apologises for the crappy pictures), and with a litte bit of paint would pop out even more.

There is even a detailed cockpit in the Ligers head, that the figure you get in the kit sits in.

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Again, a bit of paint, and it would really pop out.

Well that’s all for now. Be sure to check back, as I get more of the Liger built.

– from The Man Cave

I got a new toy (HMM Liger Zero Panzer)

I got a new toy today, and its bloody massive.

Its the Zoids 1/72 Scale Highend Master Model (HMM) RZ- 041 Liger Zero Panzer by Kotobukiya under lience from Takara Tomy.

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The box of this kit is massive. Honestly, it’s huge. To give an idea of how big the box is, here’s the box compared to a 2 litre jug of milk.

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It’s massive, I’m glad I didn’t have to pay the postage on this bad boy cause I was lucky enough to get mine at Dublin City Comics and Collectables.

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The contents of the box are no less impressive. Inside the box, there is 20 odd bags of sprues (bags of sprues, not single sprues) and an instruction guide.

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To be honest I’m a little intimedated about the build but I am so looking forward to it.

Incase your unfimiliar about Zoids. Zoids is a science fiction
 media franchise created by Tomy that feature giant robots (or “mecha”) called “Zoids”. A Zoid is essentially a large mechanical animal, with designs being based on animals such as Tigers, Lions, or various Dinosaurs.

Over the past 30 years there has been a nunber of animes, manga’s and relaunches of the brand in Japan, America and Europe. There has been a range of “Zoid” kits over the years from snap fits, motorized/ wind up kits…

…die cast kits, the HMM range and just last year Takara Tomy showed off their Masterpiece Shield Liger.

Personally I’m a bit sadden that “Zoids” hasn’t reached the level of popularity that Gundam’s enjoys.

Of all the model lines that have been released over the years, the Kotobukiya line (I think) is the best. The articulation, part separation, gimmicks and viauals of their kits is the biz.

Be sure to check back, every once in a while to see how the build goes.

– from The Man Cave