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2018.04.06

Introducing Frame Music Girl Hatsune Miku!

  Hello everyone! Today I have a new model kit I’m very excited to share with you: Frame Music Girl Hatsune Miku! (Available now for pre-order!) This plastic model kit of the popular vocaloid is a collaboration between Kotobukiya’s original series, Frame Arms Girl and Crypton Future Media’s Hatsune Miku! Thanks to the support of Crypton Future Media and Hobby Japan, we were able to bring Miku to life in the familiar style of our Frame Arms Girl creators, Fumikane Shimada and Takayuki Yanase. This was Fumikane Shimada’s original concept art. We made sure to keep the Hatsune Miku’s features recognizable while also giving her the signature characteristics of a […]

2018.03.23

Weathering your White Tiger Frame Arms Model Kit

Hey everyone! Mr. Arigato here with an update from the Frame Arms Official Blog. Did you see our blog on Shadow Tiger? We’ve had a lot of fans asking us about how we made the paint masters for White Tiger and Shadow Tiger look so good. Well, the answer is weathering! We don’t usually weather our models for the photos of the finished product, but we wanted to do justice to the awesome design by Yoji Shinkawa. In order to guide you through the process, we’ve recruited the help of Endo-san from Robo Samurai, who created the paint master for White Tiger. Enjoy!   —————————————————————————————————————————   Hello, nice to meet […]

2018.03.15

Product Introduction: Governor Zoanthropus-Löwe and Scarecrow

Good Afternoon! Mr. Arigato here with a Hexa Gear update from YUKI. Today I’m going to share a short and sweet introduction of two of our newest Hexa Gear model kits. First up is Governor Zoanthropus-Löwe. Check out these test shots. We don’t have the painted sample yet, so I’ve edited the picture on the right to show what the final version will look like. Pre-Painted Parts List Head: The faceguards on the sides of the visor, facial hair Chest Armor: The white parts Torso: The man-made muscles on the abdomen, the white accents The Mini Flying Base is great for setting up dynamic action poses.   Next up is […]

2018.03.13

Let’s Build a Frame Arms Girl! A Beginner’s Guide to Kotobukiya’s Plastic Model Kits

Hello everyone! Mr. Arigato here with an update from the Puramo Labo, Kotobukiya’s blog for any and all things related to plastic model kits. With the release of the Frame Arms Girl anime series last year, a lot of people are learning about and getting interested in plastic model kits for the first time. Maybe you’ve seen our previous blogs introducing plastic models and customizations and thought to yourself “How do I make that? Where do I even start?? What is a runner???” Well, today I’m going to go over the ABCs of assembling plastic model kits for beginners. Plastic models may look intimidating with all the customization options and […]

2018.03.09

Custom Model Introduction: Volt Dagger

Hello everyone! Mr. Arigato here with an update from a new member of the planning team, Futsuo: Hi everyone! Today I’d like to introduce a custom model I made playing around with some of Kotobukiya’s Hexa Gear. Model Name: Volt Dagger Volt Dagger is made from the salvaged parts of a Voltrex that was nearly destroyed in battle. The Voltrex’s Zoatechs capabilities could no longer be used, so its Governor converted it into a high-speed vehicle. (Imaginary Background Story)   Let’s see it from a different angle! (Right Side) (Straight On) (From a Diagonal)   I kept this custom unit rather small in order to match the size of the […]

2018.03.05

Update from Wonder Festival: Sculpt for AGNIRAGE on Display!

Mr. Arigato here with another update from YUKI:   Hey everyone, it’s YUKI from planning. Since I wasn’t able to update the blog during January, I’ve got a lot of new info to share today. One year after the silhouette reveal, the long-awaited sculpt for AGNIRAGE is finally complete!     Some parts of the frame are the same ones used for Voltrex.     As you can see, this model has fangs which is rare in the Hexa Gear series. Each part of the mouth can be opened.     Out of all of the completed plastic model sculpts at this time, Agnirage is the largest. It was displayed […]

2018.03.02

[New Product Announcement] Black Tortoise joins as the latest Frame Arm!

Hey everyone! This is Agent Leu reporting in on an update from Gensui! Wonder Festival is today (2/18)! For those of you who can’t make it, you can check out our event site via link below! https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/page-138198/ There are tons of FA releases for 2018, but I’d like to show you products with pre-orders starting this week.     The latest Frame Arms, large scaled heavy armored Black Tortoise –Genbu– This new Frame Arms was designed by the world famous designer, Youji Shinkawa (KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Co., Ltd.). Prototype sculpted by Katsuhiko Hori, who has been modeling the mechanical designs by Shinkawa for many years. Following Baihu, Hori is able to […]

2018.03.02

Frame Arms Girl & Rapid Raider Set (HRESVELGR Ver.)

Good morning everyone! Mr. Arigato here with an update from YUKI in planning. Today we’re going to talk about a new item that was released at Wonder Festival in February: Frame Arms Girl & Rapid Raider Set (HRESVELGR Ver.).     This is a set that combines the M.S.G Gigantic Arms 06 Rapid Raider and the Unarmed form of the Frame Arms Girl Hresvelgr. The color scheme for the Rapid Raider was one of the final candidates for the original version. We ended up going with a black and white color scheme instead because it matches a wider range of characters and models. However, due to the popularity of the […]

2018.02.22

Asra Customization Samples Introduction!

  Hey Megami Device Masters! Thank you everyone who purchased the Asra Archer which was released this week! She’s absolutely adorable and awesome so please build her with love! Moving on, I’d like to introduce a few customized samples today. This will be a light article, so please read it as if you’re reading a hobby magazine or something lol.   We have two different models both created with the 6th released Megami Device, Asra Archer.   Built and customized by Kotobukiya’s designer, Kobayashi, we’re showing a dark skinned Asra with white armor. This was displayed at the Kotobukiya Festival in December 2017, so some of you may have seen […]

2018.02.22

Frame Arms model kit Shadow Tiger

  Hey everyone! Agent Leu checking in to bring you an updated blog entry from Gensui on our latest Frame Arms model kit, Shadow Tiger! Today we’re going to get a closer look at the product sample. This is a color variation of White Tiger. You can check out the blog entry for White Tiger via link below: https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/fa-blog/fa-blog-125610/ Here’s the package, so keep an eye out when you visit stores that carry plastic model kits! The illustration isn’t just a color variant of White Tiger. If you look closely, you’ll notice that Shadow Tiger is equipped with additional armor parts on its arms and legs! The box is slightly […]

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