Deciphering Youjo Senki – part 2: numerals

The Youjo Senki universe has at least 2 numeral systems, one "Roman" system where 10 is represented by "X" (though their "X" is different from the X in their alphabet)…

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Deciphering Youjo Senki – part 1: text

I love the attention to detail that went into this 12 episode series, where they invented a full alphabet with capitals and minuscules, in calligraphic, print and cursive form and…

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Another C18 repaint

DragonBall figures are plentiful and cheap, it’s really quite unfair that a 30 year old franchise still gets new merchandise today while some of my favorite series never even got…

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Holo (Wolf and Spice) repaint

I knowingly bought a bootleg because I didn’t like the paint scheme of the figure, and didn’t want to pay $412 for one I was going to paint over completely.…

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Kino Makoto repaint

This figure of my second favorite senshi was liberally covered in spilled glue. I got the glue off eventually,  but some paint was damaged in the process. My green paint…

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Black Rock Shooter repaint

This has to be a bootleg because I bought it for 23$ but it was fairly convincing: Black Rock Shooter animation version. I wanted this for the stunning engineering, cool…

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Rome 2000 – at night

I was there for a conference, so the first couple of days I only saw Rome at dusk and during the night. I should have brought a tripod. Nightfall on…

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Making a plywood stock (tutorial)

Someone asked me to describe my process for the plywood stocks I made for airsoft rifles. I’m not in any sense an expert on this, so I thought it best…

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