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...

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...

30 Dec 2017

What the heck is a "Ver. Ka," anyway? You might have seen the label on some model kits which look like slight variants of pre-existing designs. "Why are the shoulders of this Gundam different from the original design? Why is the chest broader? Why does it look so cool?...

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