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Shelves   2 comments

My current shelf setup… a combination of real robots in scale and the vintage super robots I’ve been accumulating lately, along with some vinyls and vintage Transformers.

Fight!   Leave a comment

Just messing around with some various things that have come in on a lazy Saturday morning before work… I went to wrok on a big model the other day and found that my spray-gun’s air hose was broken, so I’m spinning my wheels until the replacement hose shows up, and since I was ordering I ended up buying the Badger 200-20 single-action fine detail airbrush, which works just like the spray gun, and hopefully will open a number of new techniques to me once I get a handle on it!

Posted June 6, 2009 by Prometheum5 in Chogokin, Everything Else, Vinyl

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Some Vintage Toy Shots   Leave a comment

Just a couple shots… Popy Chogokin Space Sheriff Sharivan (red) with re-tightened ankles showing off his moves, and some Takara Magnemo fun with the reissue Jeeg I just got and the extra Baron Karza parts I got in a parts lot.

Popy Chogokin GA-05 Great Mazinger Scramble Dash Scratchbuild   Leave a comment

Popy is a now-defunct Japanese toy company who basically single-handedly started the die cast robot craze in the 70’s.  The initial Chogokin releases were around 5 inch tall action figures almost completely made from metal, with shooting fists and some accessories.  GA-05 is Great Mazinger, the successor bot to Mazinger Z, one of the grandaddies of the piloted giant robot genre.  One of the defining accessories of Great Mazinger is the Scramble Dash flight pack, which retracts into Great Maz (somehow :P) as opposed to the Jet Scrander on Mazinger Z, which was a separate dock-able module.

I received this Great Mazinger chogokin in a mixed lot of Transformers toys, so it is likely a Shogun Warriors release, from when Mattel imported a mix of Japanese super robot toys to the US.  The paint on the figure is pretty beat up, but the figure is intact and still tight, so I decided to make it my first fixer-up project, along with a number of others that are currently in the mail.  I purchased reproduction fists online, but was unable to find a Scramble Dash anywhere, so I decided to just make one.  I collected a couple of pictures from auctions online, and made the basic shapes from plasticard, with Green Stuff putty work for the wing tips and engine bodies.  After that, it was just a lot of Mr. Surfacer puttying and sanding… and in reality, I probably could have done more sanding and smoothing work.  The engine nozzles are Kotobukiya option parts.

Posted February 15, 2009 by Prometheum5 in Chogokin, Mecha, Toy Customs, Toy Restoration

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