31 Jan 2020

 (UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic--NCGMC will begin next year!)

Oh boy. Us Cutting Mat Boiz have really done it this time. 

Come join The Cutting Mat Podcast and ModelWorx for the first year of NCGMC at Oak City Comic Con, April...

9 Apr 2018

Weird though it may be, this is a pretty simple technique to accomplish realistic-looking chipping and weathering effects on scale models. It works by putting a barrier between the top coat of paint and an undercoat color (which can be grey, black, metallic, or rust de...

30 Mar 2018

The design of the RMS-154 Barzam Refined combined the best parts of the Barzam and the Gundam MKII. And now we can build one in model kit form thanks to the CuteCube conversion-kit for the RG MKII! But in conversion-kit world, not everything is as it seems....

In order...

21 Mar 2018

This is a build I put together for a local group, the Hangar 18 Gunpla Community. I started the build in early January in parallel with a second kit that had been on my shelf for a long time, the 1/144 RG conversion kit for the Barzam Refined, which you can see in the...

6 Jan 2018

NOTE: There's an update below that invalidates the nice smooth coating. That's not the only property of a primer!

Those of you who read my earlier articles may have noticed that I was a huge fan of DupliColor automotive primers. I was impressed by their durability and t...

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