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 got a new Gundam (Iron Blooded Orphans Option Set 2)


I got a new Gundam, Iron Blooded Orphans Option Set 2, to be exact.

This is the second accessory set to be released for Bandai’s High Grade 1/144 scale Iron Blooded Orphans Gunpla line.

I was lucky enough to get mine, as usual from the lads at…


I really like this Options Set, and I’m considering picking up a second of this one + Option Set 1.

Where as Option Set 1 catered more towards the High Grade (HG) Barbatos and Graze, this set caters more for the HG Graze Custom and Hyakuri. Although all the High Grades in the Iron Blooded Orphans line can make use of the Option Sets.

I sped thru the build process on this set, but you get a couple of sprues in the same colour which gives you..


… 2 new shoulder pads for the Graze Custom, a bazooka (that connects to the new shoulders), a booster pack (for space flight), a rocket laucher, a grenade launcher and a new Mobile Worker.

When attached, the Graze Custom looks even more kick ass…



The Hyakuri gets armed to the teeth with the Grenade Launcher + Rocket Launcher.


Whats more, there comes 2 connection pieces comes to attach the weapons to the Hyakuri. By removing 2 tabs on the Hyakuri’s backpack, the weapons can be stored away.



I love these Option Sets, not only do they offer more playability and customizing to the IBO Gundams but I love ‘collecting’ the little Mobile Workers.

If I had anything negative to say, it would only be how the Option Sets need a lick of paint but for the price they cost it’s a very small negative.

– from The Man Cave

I got a new Gundam (Iron Blooded Orphans Graze Custom to be exact)


I got a new Gundam… High Grade 1/144 scale Iron Blooded Orphans Graze Custom.

I was lucky enough to get mine at Dublin City Comics and Collectables.


I’ve really been looking forward to this kit. So much so, that I didnt take my usual unboxing pic’s and sped thru the build just so I could play with it.


Build wise the Graze Custom is almost identical to the Graze Commander type (the all green Graze) and comes with the same weapon accessories of gun and axe.


Where this kit differs is the new head, chest, back pack and shoulder parts (the white parts).

In the series (Iron Blooded Orphans) the Graze Custom, is a repaired and some what rebuilt Graze that the Gundam Barbatos destroyed in the opening episodes of the series.

The kit has all the poseability of the standard Graze, and like the previous kit (the green Graze) has its own internal skeleton and mono eye…



I have to say again how much i like this kit. Its visual look is off being field repaired and makes it really stand out from its sister suit.

The Graze Custom’s look can be further enhanced and weapons load out upgraded thru the use of the High Grade Iron Blooded Orphans Option Sets 1 & 2.

I’ll be showing off the Option set 2 soon enough, I thought it was only fair to just show the Graze Custom first.

As a side note my local Gundam Club is having a ‘Build Fighters’ battle tomorrow night and I’m bringing a kitted out Graze Custom to the party.

– from The Man Cave