WTF Taito Figure

Sometimes we come across mindbogglingly poor design choices. I got this used Shirai Kuroko figure for $6.38. They apparently thought skinny little Kuroko needed a huge base, 2 retaining pins…

Continue Reading WTF Taito Figure

Rome 2000 – Pantheon

The largest un-reinforced concrete dome on Earth. I made a few visits at different times of day, there always seemed to be something going on. this is the rear side…

Continue Reading Rome 2000 – Pantheon

Rome 2000 – Aula Ottagona

This was part of the therms of Diocletian. It housed miscellaneous sculptures including two famous bronzes from the therms of Constantine.

Continue Reading Rome 2000 – Aula Ottagona

Rome 2000 – Musea Vaticana

This place is enormous, I completely skipped any parts - such as the Sistine chapel - where I had to wait in line, and still spent almost a whole day…

Continue Reading Rome 2000 – Musea Vaticana

Rome 2000 – Museo Nazionale

The museum was founded in 1889 with the aim of collecting together all the pre-Roman antiquities of Latium, southern Etruria and Umbria belonging to the Etruscan and Faliscan civilizations. lots…

Continue Reading Rome 2000 – Museo Nazionale

Rome 2000 – Musei Capitolini

In 1471, Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of important ancient bronzes to the people of Rome and located them on the Capitoline Hill. Since then, the museums' collection has…

Continue Reading Rome 2000 – Musei Capitolini

C18 Lazuli repaint (semi-tutorial)

I nabbed a C18 figure, it’s really tiny (12cm/4.5″) and pretty cute in her RR uniform. The figure breaks down in 3 pieces (legs, skirt, upper body) so it fits…

Continue Reading C18 Lazuli repaint (semi-tutorial)

Bloemenstoet 2017

Since our sports infrastructure is closed for renovation, I had the idea to use that as the theme for this year’s flower festival float. They put up a big crane……

Continue Reading Bloemenstoet 2017

Kronan exhibit

Kronan, also called Stora Kronan, was a Swedish warship that served as the flagship of the Swedish Navy in the Baltic Sea in the 1670s. After four years of service,…

Continue Reading Kronan exhibit