About itisagunpla!

I just realised I have not really introduced myself. People called me “Fong” and I started my love of building scaled models back in 1995 with Master Grade 1/100 Zaku 2 and Gundam Mk2.

After 22 years of hiatus, I restarted my gunpla hobby back in 2017 and it wasn’t until May 2020 when I started to share my work on Facebook and blogging my projects.

I have 3 golden rules “No Fuss, Kit Bash, and Pre-shade

No-fuss; I just don’t have the patience and space, that said I am not into scribing, pla-plates, water-slides decals (only when I need to bring in the “A” game!), photo-etching (when it is straight forward) etc.

Kit-Bash; I like to make something uniquely mine. With the “No-Fuss” rule, the kit-bash is usually swapping different weapons or limbs and lots of super-glue!

Pre-shape; I am not a clean and weathered builder but more of a in-between, hence I use pre-shade to help bring out shadows and edges to give the finished kit slightly more depth. I like to featured my kit as “used & tested“!

That said, thank you for visiting and please scroll down or look to your left for my completed projects! and if you do like to support my future works and this blog please donate using the “Tip Jar” if you can.

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BANDAI 1/144 HGUC FD-03 GUSTAV KARL UNICORN VER. [TITIANS CUSTOM]

Bandai 1/144 HGUC FD-03 Gustav Karl Unicorn Ver.
I wasn’t originally a big fan of the Gustav Karl design especially in the Unicorn series where it was shown been piloted by some lazy and inexperience test pilot and naturally defeated easily by RGM-96X Jesta. But in Hathaway Flash, the Gustav Karl was shown to be a much more aggressive and “Hunter” like mobile Suit, hence I thought painting it in Titian Blue is more relevant.  Click on the image above to find out more.

Bandai HG 1/144 Gundam 00 Command Qan[T]

Bandai 1/144 Gundam 00 Command Qan[T]

Bandai HG 1/144 Gundam 00 Command Qan[T] is a relatively new kit for with new 2021 runners for the Battlogue  custom parts, that said the Qan[T] runners are still from the original 2010 moulds. My customisation includes bazooka from F91, Fuel tanks from a 30mm weapon pack, swords and beam saber from Exia.

I have also painted the shield in Ukraine Flag colour scheme with an image of Statue of Liberty, which is my way of supporting the Ukrainians and hoping for the war to end and their return to freedom!

Bandai 1/144 HG Me02R-F01 Messer Type-F01

Bandai 1/144 HG Me02R-F01 Messer Type-F01

The Me02R-F01 Messer Type-F01 is a mobile suit that is featured in the move “Hathaway Flash”. This mobile suit is used by Hathaway Noa’s Mafty group and it is specialised in guerrilla warfare.

I was moved by the loss and suffering of the Ukrainians when Russia decided to invade Ukraine. In order to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainians I have painted the Messer livery in Ukrainian flag colour.

Please click on the banner above or the link here to read about this project.

Bandai HG 1/144 XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe

Bandai 1/144 HG XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe

The Deathscythe’s primary weapon was its beam scythe. The power and reach of the scythe enabled it to destroy most single (and sometimes multiple) mobile suits in one sweep. The Deathscythe also carries a Buster Shield on its left arm. Other weapons are head-mounted vulcan guns and collar-mounted machine cannons. The invisibility and the speed of its attacks strike fear in all enemies as an “Angel of Death”. To find out more please clip on the link here or the banner above.

BARBATOS LUPUS REX

Lovely build by a talented Builder!

First commission of the year is completed! The client requested the FM Barbatos Lupus Rex with color choices similar to the metal build and sharpened claws to match. I rarely use metallic paint, so capturing a more gloss look for the inner frame was fun to try out. Additionally, extending the claws was an interesting challenge where I sanded down some spare runners to form the pointy claws reminiscent of the show. The result was truly menacing!

Building the FM kit did remind me of how good we have it with the MG Barbatos though. Since the FM kits reuse a lot of the inner frame parts, the armor doesn’t fit very tightly on the frame and in some cases causes big seamlines. Since the giant mace is impossible for the kit to hold up without the extra stand, I tried to tighten up the joints a bit to help…

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Bandai HG 1/144 G40 Gundam (Industrial Design Ver.)

Bandai HG 1/144 G40 Gundam (Industrial Design Ver.)

Bandai HG 1/144 G40 Gundam is a redesign or re-imagination of the Grand-daddy RX-78-2 Gundam by industrial designer Ken Okuyama and director Kou Matsuo for the 40th anniversaries of Gundam in 2019 and 2020 and was released in Dec 2019! But my G40 is inspired by Casval ‘s Gundam which was featured in PSP game ‘Gundam Battle Royale’ which adeptly named and piloted by Char Aznable where he has reverted back to his real name Casval Rem Deikun hence the model of his RX-78 has a suffix ‘C.A.’ Please check out my latest project by clicking on the banner above or the link here.

Bandai HG 1/144 MSN-06S Sinanju

It has been awhile since I posted and I believe it is about back in early Aug 2021. Yes, this Sinanju project has taken a lot longer than I hope due to a change in life event and other priorities over the last few months. But I have funally able to catch a break during the Christmas season to sart up the air-brush and finish up this impressive kit. Please click on the banner above for details.

I have ben buying my kits from Ching and Friends; it is a Facebook Group where Ching provide regualr updates of kits he has pre-ordered from Asia or you can give him a wishlist which her will try his best to source them out. Check him out!

Bandai 1/144 HG ZGMF-1017M2 GINN Type High-Maneuver 2

Bandai 1/144 HG ZGMF-1017M2 GINN Type High-Maneuver 2

The High Grade ZGMF-1017M2 GINN High Maneuver Type 2 is a Bandai 1/144 scale kit released in mid-Jul 2005. It is developed from its predecessor the ZGMF-1017M GINN High Maneuver Type, due to its been produced in small number, Ace pilots were prioritized when assigning the GINN High Maneuver Type 2. But my kit is customised for my submission into SIDE6-Calling All Aces competition hence I have put in an extra effort to make it look like a proper Ace mobile suit. To find out more please click on the photo banner above or the link here.

Bandai 1/144 HG RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type [Iron Cavalry Squadron] [Iron Patriot Custom]

Bandai 1/144 HG RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type [Iron Cavalry Squadron] [Iron Patriot Custom]

This RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type [Iron Cavalry Squadron] [Iron Patriot Custom] is heavily inspired by Marvel Iron Patriot hence the play of name from “Iron Cavalry” to “Iron Patriot” Custom. I have also taken inspiration from the RX-77AQ Guncannon Aqua from Thunderbolt series where the Aqua Guncannon was fitted with missiles pods to the backpack instead of cannons. This is my submission to Gundam Builder Master Championship 2021 Beginner Category held in Indonesia on 8th August 2021. Check them out and support me as well! To learn more about this built please click on the photo banner above or the link here.

Bandai 1/144 HG GM3 Beam Master (RGM-109 Heavy-Gun Custom)

Bandai 1/144 HG GM3 Beam Master [Yukki's Mobile Suit]

This is my second RGM-86RBM GM 3 Beam Master kit. The first was customised to look like a GM3 “Kia” and the second is customised to look like RGM 109 Heavy-Gun from F91. To find out more please click on the photo banner above or the link here.