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HOBBY JAPAN 
English Publications

New release!

"Ten Essential Techniques To Achieve

Absolute Mastery of Gunpla"

On sale now! (2022/03/16)

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OUR BOOKS

Gunpla Super Technique - Easy Finishes for Weekend Modelers
HG Models Special

The second in the famous "Gunpla Super Technique" series features "HG Gunpla Models!"

This volume focuses on HG models, which are cheaper and easier to test your skills on. This book offers various techniques, from standard modeling to famous professional modelers' crafting techniques with new articles. It even covers the illustration-style painting method, which is a hot topic on social media. Level up your weekend modeling life with this guidebook. Why don't you learn new techniques and make yourself a fantastic new Gunpla?

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Gunpla Easy Custom Guide for Beginners to Intermediate

Get professional results on a budget, faster!

This book explains the Gunpla building techniques promoted by Rider Joe, a modeler active in Monthly Hobby Japan. His comprehensive methods offer cost-effective approaches that do not use expensive tools and will save you time. His techniques are easy enough for beginners to try. However, the finished kits look as if they were created with more advanced techniques.

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NOMOKEN 3 COMPLETE GUIDE TO GUNPLA BUILDING

The long-awaited sequel to Nomoken extra edition!

A perfect manual for Gunpla modelers who want to reach the next level! Whether you're just aiming for a straight build or you want to turn a Gunpla into your own piece of art, this book is for you.
Professional modeler Ken-ichi Nomoto explains painting techniques that make use of brushes, markers and airbrushing, as well as kit modifications from simple detailing to more complex techniques such as joint modding and changing the proportions.

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Gundam Forward: “Relaying the forefront of Gundam”

Over than five years after the first broadcast of the series, Mobile Suit Gundam: IRON-BLOODED Orphans doesn't stop growing! We will look back on the past while thoroughly reviewing and assembling the latest Gunpla, the HG Gundam Hajiroboshi, from the spin-off Urdr-Hunt. We bring you amazing custom models by our top modelers, as well as tools and materials that come in handy when building your Gunpla!

Highly recommended read for Gunpla modelers and anime fans who love the series!

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GUNDAM FORWARD - MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS

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HJ Mechanics: a hobby magazine for mech lovers!

This book delves deep into mechs, focusing on models and toys for an older audience.
The charm of robots and other mechs is explored from various angles with custom builds by skilled modelers, reviews of hobby items and product recommendations, official concept materials, machine descriptions, developer interviews and more.

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HJ MECHANICS - HISTORY OF GUNPLA TECHNIQUES

GUNPLA SUPER TECHNIQUE -EASY FINISHES FOR WEEKEND MODELERS

The ultimate guide to building cool Gunpla over the weekend!

The popular tutorial series on easy finishes published in Monthly Hobby Japan has been turned into a book, together with new how-tos and custom models!
Detailed step-by-step guides will teach you easy techniques to finish your model making use of the mold color. You'll be able to build cool Gunpla even if you only have time on the weekend!

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The first official English Gunpla modeling manual!

This book covers the full process of building Gunpla, from the very basics to more advanced techniques to make your model look cooler.

Whether you are a beginner about to build your first kit or you are looking to take your technique one step further, you will find plenty of useful tips and step-by-step tutorials to suit your needs.

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Ten Essential Techniques To Achieve Absolute Mastery of Gunpla

A 10-step easy-to-follow guide to everything about Gunpla modeling, using the “ENTRY GRADE 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam!”

This book guides you through practical Gunpla construction techniques introduction in a ten-step how-to format using the “ENTRY GRADE 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam,” the first Gunpla of the next generation, which is easy for anyone to assemble.

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