Tengu Modelers 2019

The 8th annual Tengu Modelers exhibit was held today at Yoronotaki Research Center in West Ikebukuro.

A 1-day only event, the theme of this year’s exhibit’s was music-related models and was headlined by a custom-made 1:20 scale kit bashed VF-1S (Hikaru type) from Do You Remember Love by none other than Max Factory founder Max Watanabe himself.

Max Watanabe himself was present and we had a chat with him about Max Factory’s 1:20 scale Valkyrie line… but that’s a story for a future podcast!

In the meantime here’s a small gallery of pics, including an amazing custom diorama of the cover of Hiroko Moriguchi’s recent best selling Gundam cover album, Eureka 7, Fooly Cooly and even Death Stranding.

DH Builders Circle

DH Builders Circle – a group of hobby modelers – held a their Halloween meet up on October 19 this year. Surprisingly, one of the stand out entries at the event, and one which had a fairly constant crowd of admirers, was a collection of custom Koenig Monster destroids.

Here’s a gallery of a few of them. Enjoy!

SPEAKERPODCAST EP.132 – Absolute Explosion!

The SpeakerPODcast Crew is on the scene at this year’s All-Japan Model and Hobby Show to see the unveiling of the latest Valkyrie design and hear all the latest updates regarding next year’s Macross Delta Movie Absolute Live!!!!! (hence all the background noise, sorry ^^;)

Renato also joins us to talk about the recent BASARA EXPLOSION 2019 concert before we derail completely into a discussion about the recent Go Nagai And Isao Takahata exhibits.

Which was better? What IS the Mazinvalkyrie? And why won’t Karice put Uta Macross down long enough to finish the cast?