The Gunpla Weathering: Creating Realistic Battle Damage

After assembling, painting, putting on decals and applying the topcoat to your Gunpla, there is still another step you can do to further improve the overall look and realism of your kit. This process is called Gunpla weathering, or battle damage. Especially if your mobile suit is designed for battle, it just doesn’t make sense for it to always be in pristine condition! Don’t be afraid that you’ll ruin your kit; not only will this process make your model look like it has been in a serious fight, but it will also make it look amazingly cool! Follow this Gunpla weathering tutorial, and in just a few steps you will be creating an awesome battle damaged Gundam kit.

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Japanese Claw Machine: 7 Tips & Tricks to Bag Your Prize

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If you’re a fan of anime figurines, don’t miss the chance to make your way through the many arcades dotting the Japanese landscape to try your hand at scoring a limited edition collectible with the popular Japanese claw machine! They are so common here that a sub-culture of claw addicts have emerged who know the secrets of mastering the game to get the coveted prize. To the untrained novice, the Japanese claw machine can be oh-so elusive, but don’t worry—we’ve got your back with these essential tips and tricks!

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The Gunpla Top Coat Guide: Giving your Gunpla a Fantastic Finish

The Gunpla Top Coat Guide: Giving your Gunpla a Fantastic Finish

What is top coating? After assembling, painting and detailing your Gunpla model, you can use top coating to help protect it. Top coating is a method wherein you use a clear colored paint to seal in and protect whatever surface you are applying it on, and it is actually used in car manufacturing to help give cars a glossy finish. Therefore, you can imagine that a Gundam top coat is much more than a protective measure; when properly applied to your Gunpla, it also brings an extra aesthetic touch in either gloss, matte or even in-between.

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