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BAZ



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Re: Shigeru Komatsuzaki - Japanese Model Kit Box Artist Reply with quote

baskervils wrote:
If anyone else is interested, I've discovered the name of one of the most famous Japanese model kit box artists - Shigeru Komatsuzaki. Apparently, there are quite a few books available from this fellow.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%B0%8F%E6%9D%BE%E5%B4%8E%E8%8C%82/s/qid=1236236893/ref=sr_pg_1?ie=UTF8&rs=&keywords=%E5%B0%8F%E6%9D%BE%E5%B4%8E%E8%8C%82&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3A%E5%B0%8F%E6%9D%BE%E5%B4%8E%E8%8C%82&page=1/

YUP, that's my guy!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Disappointed Slightly Reply with quote

I got a few of the kits in the mail! The Imai Gatchaman and Mighty Jack model kits are exactly the same! The box art is, to say the least, deceptive. They are relatively crappy kits. the Zero Tester one (bottom) is by Bandai and is very cool, though.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you gonna build 'em, Baskervils? I'd love to see them finished!

So it's the Imai ones that are crappy? I've got a few Imai Macross and they are great kits.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: and some more bases Reply with quote

baskervils wrote:



The kit above is a newer one (moon base) from the Gerry Anderson UFO series

Space 1999 moon base kit from the U.S. I like this one!


That U.F.O. base is very cool.
Only seen a few episodes of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese Secret Base Model Kits from the 60s, 70s, 80s Reply with quote

baskervils wrote:
Hi Gang!

It's been a while since I've posted, but I wanted to say hello. I've got a new obsession, which is almost as expensive as Androids.

I've been collecting secret base model kits from the 60s - 80s. Usually, they come with a crummy plastic base which always seems to be an island. Some islands have buildings and spring loaded ships that come out of doors or rocket launchers. One of the weirdest is a robot theme park from a series called Daioja.

Is anyone else into these? If you've never seen them, they are lots of fun and I included some photos. I pulled the pics from a fab site called japansuperfantasticmodel.com.

Thanks, Rob
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Stunning box art!
Be great on a T-shirt?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This beautiful thread makes me want to start scratchbuilding bizarre Japanese secret island bases lol!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Space:1999 kit. when it's built and painted, it's really cool. I had one as a kid, and glued pen caps and stuff to it to make it look like a future city.

Really cool thing to get into there, with these type of model kits.
I always love to find out what other stuff people who collect Cyborg are into.

For most of the 1990's and early 2000's I had an epic collection of toy playsets of all shapes from the 70s-80s - at one point, I had so much it got out of control. Sold it all over the last 9 years... but it was a good trade in the end. I was able to get a car, travel around the planet a bit, put out 3 records, buy a bunch of gear, Cyborgs, etc.

I still have a huge weakness for nice bases and headquarters like these...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thebigr wrote:
I love the Space:1999 kit. when it's built and painted, it's really cool. I had one as a kid, and glued pen caps and stuff to it to make it look like a future city.

Really cool thing to get into there, with these type of model kits.
I always love to find out what other stuff people who collect Cyborg are into.

For most of the 1990's and early 2000's I had an epic collection of toy playsets of all shapes from the 70s-80s - at one point, I had so much it got out of control. Sold it all over the last 9 years... but it was a good trade in the end. I was able to get a car, travel around the planet a bit, put out 3 records, buy a bunch of gear, Cyborgs, etc.

I still have a huge weakness for nice bases and headquarters like these...


Put out 3 records?
You're in a band?
After the box art in this thread and another i got thinking.
Has any toy company ever went back to a toy line or figure and redone it so that it matches the box art more?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put out 3 records last year.

In the garden.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantasticplastic wrote:
thebigr wrote:
I love the Space:1999 kit. when it's built and painted, it's really cool. I had one as a kid, and glued pen caps and stuff to it to make it look like a future city.

Really cool thing to get into there, with these type of model kits.
I always love to find out what other stuff people who collect Cyborg are into.

For most of the 1990's and early 2000's I had an epic collection of toy playsets of all shapes from the 70s-80s - at one point, I had so much it got out of control. Sold it all over the last 9 years... but it was a good trade in the end. I was able to get a car, travel around the planet a bit, put out 3 records, buy a bunch of gear, Cyborgs, etc.

I still have a huge weakness for nice bases and headquarters like these...


Put out 3 records?
You're in a band?

yes, I'll PM you some links if you would like. I'm not into whoring my shit out or posting tons of "look at me!" type shit though, and i thank god this place free of that. But I will hook up a link when our latest drops. This place is for Cyborgs and transparent and cool dudes/dudettes/whatever and visible innards, not my bs.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah thank goodness this place isn't like that.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes PM me some links and i'll check out your music.
Anyone got any photos of these cool secret island base kits out of the box?
What movable bits and features do these have?
How big are they?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hypnotator wrote:
Yeah thank goodness this place isn't like that.



Wow how APHEX TWIN is that lol!
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