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You Can Now Read an 80's Plamo Guide Online!You Can Now Read an 80's Plamo Guide Online!Diary

plasticizerplasticizer11 days ago
Dear Diary,

I cut back on Monster. I realized that the best energy drink the world can offer is water. Because nothing can replace the high from a good ol' glass of Dihydrogen monoxide.

But that's not what this entry is about.

Recently, I acquired an old-school kit production guidebook from Showa 59. It's kinda surreal to hold a hobby guide that's almost 40 years old. This booklet was made 4 years after the end of the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, mind you.

Compared to other guidebooks I'm hoarding despite the chagrin of my cabinet and the soft weeping from my wallet, it's not as detailed or in-depth. Tamiya took a shotgun approach to the hobby and crammed in tiny snippets of basically everything from Fine-scale military modelling to RC car building to anime figure customization. But the best part is that it's a graphic guide with lots of pictures -- including Tamiya's mostly defunct mascots Moko-chan and Rabi-kun:entry/115872!

OK, that was a lie. The best part is not the pictures or the pre-economic bubble burst mascots.

The best part is that I really didn't have to go out and spend monies on the book. Pain-peko. https://i.ibb.co/By6Tbfh/openeye.png

No lie, it's available for free viewing on Archive.org:

https://i.ibb.co/B6J09LQ/mokochannomora.jpg
LINK

Even if you're not super into model-making, and if you're into picture books like me, the 80's style illustration may just tickle your fancy for a few seconds.

All seriousness though, big ups to whoever uploaded it onto the Internet Archive. Despite it being a niche hobby in the West, I hope to see more people hop into GK and sculpting in the future.

Sincerely,
Me
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What is your choice energy drink to take when you need that extra boost to get through the day so you can make just a little mor

4%Monster
9%RedBull
0%Krating Daeng
0%Dekavita C
2%Vodka
25%Water
19%Tea
12%Coffee
12%coke
2%yasai juice
4%Sleep
5%cock
2%mountain dew
2%Dr. Pepper
2%Kombucha
2%Celsius
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SerpentyleTorc11 days ago#90091336snipHey, thanks for stopping by! There are quite a few guidebooks by Tamiya from around the same era. I'm also searching for a few, but they seem rather hard to come by.

Mewtwo2007_6711 days ago#90064828snipThanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed it.
10 days ago
Oh awesome! Thanks for the link!
I've been pondering picking up some of these so it's nice to know there's actual cool stuff in them other than just a cute cover lolol
11 days ago
OMG, we should rally together to ban dihydrogen monoxide, it's in literally every from the water we drink to rat poison...
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...in all seriousness I will check this out. Also people need to drink more dihydrogen monoxide.
11 days ago
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accidias11 days ago#90036976What a cool find! It's interesting how little some aspects of the hobby have changed (including Tamiya's packaging, what the hell...) and what tools I thought were innovations were actually commonplace back in the 80s.I was never much of a kit builder, but I did love the 4WD race cars as a kid. There's just something about those kit packagings with the model on stark-white background... I always thought that they were very cool.
11 days ago
What a cool find! It's interesting how little some aspects of the hobby have changed (including Tamiya's packaging, what the hell...) and what tools I thought were innovations were actually commonplace back in the 80s.
11 days ago
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Milady-Alluca11 days ago#90036551That guide book is pretty cute, neat share!
I hate the taste of every energy drink I've ever tried so I went with water in the poll...but I hate water too so... :')
Thanks for reading! Hope you find a beverage you can consume with gusto!
11 days ago
Milady-Alluca Obnoxiously Wordy
That guide book is pretty cute, neat share!
I hate the taste of every energy drink I've ever tried so I went with water in the poll...but I hate water too so... :')
11 days ago
Pre-owned figures in top quality and good value

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