This is Model Art Magazine’s Mechanics – Major Robots in Golden Age. As with the regular Model Art Magazine this is printed in Japanese with some English subtitles.
This special issue covers “Mechanic Models” with an emphasis on models from the 80’s. The subjects of this issue are covered with the use of built up models that are shown in full color photographs.
So what is a Mechanic Model? From going through this issue I would describe it as your Transformer, Gundam and Mech type model. Some of the models built are a RX-78 Gundam, Aura Battler Dunbine, ATM-09-RSC Scopedog Red Shoulder Special and VF-1J Valkyrie. With each of these is a build article that gives tips and tricks to the builder.
There is one model that is reviewed that almost everyone should recognize in this issue. This is the Fine Molds 1’48th scale X-Wing Fighter. This has got to be one of the nicest kits of the X-wing that is on the market.
I can say that I have had an interest in these types of models due to the fact that there are some similar techniques that are used in weathering aircraft and armor.