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THE FIRST OFFICIAL GUNPLA MODELING GUIDEBOOK!

NOMOKEN extra edition

HANDBOOK OF "GUNPLA" MODELING

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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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GUNPLA BUILDING IN ONE BOOK!

It has been 40 years since the release of the first plastic model of the Mobile Suit Gundam series.
Now Gunpla are available in a variety of sizes and complexities that make them accessible to anyone, from children to adults, from hardcore fans to newcomers.
Beginners may find it difficult to work on something elaborate at first, but learning the techniques will help you find your way. With its detailed tutorials, this book is perfect for those who are just starting out!
At the same time, it also introduces more advanced techniques and plenty of tips that are worth taking a look at even if you already have experience with Gunpla.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ken-ichi Nomoto

The author Ken-ichi Nomoto is a veteran plastic model builder known for his detailed tutorials serialized in Monthly Hobby Japan magazine and also published as books.
His manuals are bestsellers in Japan and have been reprinted many times over the years.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From basic to advanced techniques to assemble and finish your Gunpla!

1)  LET’S BUILD A KIT!


The basics of Gunpla, from cutting out parts to applying stickers.

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2) HOW TO FINISH A STRAIGHT BUILD

 Introduction of simple techniques to make your model look much better.

3) ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: FINISHING

Techniques to improve the look, such as gloss adjustment and weathering.

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4) ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: MODDING

Modding to step up your technique and improve the precision of parts

5) FINISHING WITH FULL PAINTING

Master painting with spray cans and airbrushing

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ASSEMBLING VINTAGE GUNPLA

How to build vintage kits, difficult to handle but with their own charm

TROUBLESHOOTING

How to fix all kinds of issues, from broken parts to building mistakes and more

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GUNPLA CUSTOM BUILDS

Throughout the book you will also be able to see many beautiful custom builds by the author. As they make use of the techniques introduced in the chapters, you can use them as a reference for your own Gunpla!