August 2023 Issue
Released on Friday, June 23, 2023
Regular Price: 1,210 JPY (tax included)
[Cover Feature] Models Question Box 2023
The cover feature of this issue is the Q&A project Models Question Box 2023, which returns after a 10-year hiatus.
Based on survey postcards from readers, opinions submitted to Hobby Japan Web and social media, we have set up 99 questions related to models. Professional modelers Kentaro-san, Fumiteshi-san, and the Hobby Japan team, along with various manufacturer representatives, provide answers to all the questions.
We have compiled a wide range of questions, including how plastic models are made, information about paints and materials, techniques for creating visually striking models, and the model-making environment.
Take your time to read and enjoy!
[The Witch from Mercury] HG Gundvolva
From Mobile Suit Gundam THE WITCH FROM MERCURY, we present a kit review example of the HG Gunvolva.
The kit review is conducted by professional modeler Kinosuke. Taking a slightly different approach from the usual reviews, the focus is on completing and displaying multiple units with minimal effort while achieving maximum impact. The example demonstrates ambitious techniques that enhance the completion while showcasing the parts colors.
Construction of HG 1/144 Gundvolva / Kinosuke
[Gunpla] HG Gundam Deathscythe Hell
From New Mobile Report Gundam Wing, we introduce an example of the Premium Bandai exclusive kit, HG Gundam Deathscythe Hell.
The example is crafted by professional modeler Nozomu Nakai, who improves precision through processing and sharpening of various parts, particularly highlighting eye-catching details to intensify the God of Death essence in the completed model.
Construction of HG 1/144 Gundam Deathscythe Hell / Nozomu Nakai
[Example] HIGH-SPEC GARAGE KIT Zarathustra Apterbringer
From Five Star Stories, we showcase an example of the HIGH-SPEC GARAGE KIT Zarathustra Apterbringer. This super kit, which earned the reputation of Zarathustra is a masterpiece from Mamoru Nagano, the creator of Five Star Stories, is constructed by professional modeler Nobuyuki Sakurai, known for his work on various MH and GTM kits.
The presented model differs from Volks' painting sample, so take your time to carefully observe the breathtaking Zarathustra with an impressive height of 36.1 cm and length of 83.1 cm.
Construction of HIGH-SPEC GARAGE KIT 1/72 Zarathustra Apterbringer / Nobuyuki Sakurai
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