1/20 Ohmu LED lighted eyes (Nausicaä)

I wanted a realistic looking Ohmu with blue eyes and red LEDs bright enough to shine through the blue paint. The Bandai Nausicaa kits were all retooled from the old Tsukuda Hobby models. The Ohmu’s eyes were originally clear domes, but Bandai molded pegs under the arch. These made the LED lights a bit dimmer because …

1/48 Savoia S.21F late type (Porco Rosso)

This is the seaplane piloted by Porco in the Studio Ghibli anime Porco Rosso, after Fio has fixed it. It is supposedly based on the designs of the real life SIAI S.12/S.13 reconnaissance fighter biplane and the Macchi m.33 seaplane. I was very pleased with the level of detail Fine Molds implemented into this kit; …