Here you'll find information that I've accumulated over the years. Purchased item reviews, and How-To articles translated from Asian hobby magazines are only the beginning!

SukuSuku Scratch Translations

About three years ago, I started receiving my monthly subscription to Dengeki Hobby - and that first issue had a 'How-To' section on casting, called SukuSuku Scratch. I had been casting for a year or so, but the article was still interesting - and from the pictures alone, I was able to pick up some tips that helped improve my mold making and casting techniques. This was only the start - I was still interested what the article said about the techniques illustrated, so I had the article and several others translated. Here they are for your viewing pleasure - when I get some time, I hope to get the formatting done for the other articles. Enjoy!

  • Volume 07
  • Volume 08
  • Volume 09
  • Volume 10
  • Volume 16
  • Volume 17
  • Volume 18

Yellow Submarine Ball Joints

So, I was sitting at my desk a few months ago, searching for random stuff over at Hobby Link Japan, when I notice what appear to be acrylic, or some sort of clear plastic, ball joints. The short description claimed they held position better than many other joint systems, so I decided to order some, and give them a test drive... More Info


Elite Force Action Figure Stand

Well, a question was posed a while ago about display stands - you know the ones, the cool ones you always see the mecha posing on at Expos and such, that are basically a bunch of ball and socket joints strung together to make a poseable arm, to support the mecha from. No one really knows where they get them from... More Info