martedì 23 marzo 2021

Lemon Gasui, the perfect art equipment shop

Another shop that modeller cannot miss is Lemon Gasui!

The shop is very close to Ochanomizu station (Chūō-Sōbu Line, JR East) , an area also famous for musical instrument shops.

Inside you can find everything for the fine arts (everything !!), materials for creating dioramas, structures, scenarios, etc ... the section of profiles / sheets in wood, metal and plastic is the best I have ever seen!

It's worth taking a look at it.














 

domenica 15 novembre 2020

Leonardo LG -photo report from one of my favorite Tokyo model shops!!

Here are some photos of the military model shop I visited a few days ago in Akihabara: Leonardo LG.

The shop is extraordinary, it contains all second hand (but new!!) kits: tanks, ships, planes of all scales. These also include very old and rare kits, a large assortment of upgrade kits and 1/35 and 1/72 figures. Interesting is the large part dedicated to sector publications and magazines: obviously all second-hand.


Address and link:

Leonardo LG main store

3-3-4 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo JTT Building 1st floor




Obviously the bag kit and junk kit could not be missing!
You can find complete kits without a box at ridiculous prices or the complete sprues of a turret of a Dragon kit... depends on your luck!

















 See you in the next episode!

venerdì 13 novembre 2020

Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B 1/16 scale

Some photos, before starting the assembly, of the Takom/Hasegawa kit of the Panzer I Ausf. B in 1/16 scale!












 

lunedì 2 novembre 2020

How I made a small&simple exhibition diorama!

(! work made a couple of years ago!)
The diorama includes 2 semi-abandoned sidings, one with a standard gauge (16.5) which slightly diagonally follows the rectangular base and another with narrow gauge (9 mm) raised about a couple of cm.
The retaining wall is made of foam and resin blocks.


The mixture to create the ground is made with very fine gravel and Aguaplast stucco mixed with acrylic colors Life Color dark green and dark brown.




Using the airbrush I gave the ground three-dimensionality by lightening some areas using the tamiya Red Brown and Nato Brown colors. After that, again with an airbrush, I moved on to give a base with various shades of green on the parts on which the vegetation will be positioned and creating the basis for the moss on the wall.


The last passage is dedicated to vegetation. With patience, using vinyl glue in various dilutions, the synthetic grass of various lengths and the rest of the vegetation are positioned.
The hay in the background is made with brush bristles whose base has been colored in green with an airbrush.



The bumper positioned at the end of the narrow gauge section (unfortunately I no longer have close-up photos) was made with balsa wood and painted with oil color.




The wall was airbrushed with Tamiya acrylics color. After which a dry brush was done with lighter tones with enamel, always Tamiya.



domenica 25 ottobre 2020

Tram Locomotive H0e (custom made) - finished locomotive


And now the previous model (Tram Locomotive H0e (custom made) - construction) finished!
The model was painted with Tamiya acrylics and coated with MR flat "UV Cut" clear varnish.







 
The operator inside is part of the Jellymodels range, painted with Vallejo acrylic colors.
I call it Ojisan!