• 1/72 Gunship (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)

    Built sometime in 2013 or 2014 and painted in 2015. This might be my last Ghibli kit in awhile, the rest all have 1/20 figures and I need to learn how to paint those. Mr. Surfacer 1000, TS-68 Wooden Deck Tan, X-10 Gun Metal Completed on: March 2016

  • 1/20 Robot Soldier (Laputa: Castle in the Sky)

    This kit was actually finished in 2013, but I took a break from the hobby so the pictures didn’t get taken until 2 years later. The plan is to turn the robot into a diorama with old plant growth. Mr. Surfacer 1000, TS-1 Red Brown, X-10 Gun Metal Completed on: September 2015

  • 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; …