Plamo Tool Review : TGIF Painting Jig (Round-Large)

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Doing a different kind of review this time around…

I think I’ve been talking about building gunplas alot that a point I feel I do want to try something different for once. Reflecting on all the time that I’ve spent building some of the plamo and gunplas kits I figured that is as well as important for me to talk about the tools that I’ve been using to build some of the kits that I’ve reviewed and currently working on.

So this week I thought of doing a tool review, and what better way to start this segment upon talking about a tool that has been helping me alot in this past couple of weeks, it was something that was in a way, long overdue.

and what am I talking about?

Well, that would be this awesome thing.

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The TGIF Painting Jig

The TGIF Painting Jig.

But before we start, a little back story on how I come across this Painting Jig.

A few months back I was contacted by a Representative from Omocha Japan website if I’m interested in testing out a very special Painting Jig that they have in store. Which is quite a nice coincidence, since I was looking around for something to assist me with some of the painting tasks that I have planned for some of the kits here. So I figured, why the heck not?

The truth of the matter is, I have really struggled with painting and panel lining the head units some of the Gunplas that I’ve built and was aswell looking for something to really help me to further fine-tune my painting of the gunplas visor units. So when I see how much this TGIF Painting Jig is able to really help me with the painting tasks, I was admittedly was excited to really test this out and see how much it would really be able to help me with some the things that I have in mind.

and sure enough, it was a godsend when I received it.

But before we get there, I do want to first list down the kits that I’ve used the painting Jig on so you have some rough idea on how much testing is done on this Painting Jig.

  • Megami Device Collabro B1 1/1 Type Jaeger: Edelweiss
  • HG 1/144 AMX-104 R-Jarja (HGUC)
  • HG 1/144 ZGMF-1000 Zaku Warrior (HG SEED No.18)
  • HG 1/144 RMS-117 Galbaldy β (HGUC)

And currently in progress

  • RG 1/144 XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam (RG)

Why is this important you may ask?

Well, its because I wanted to prove that I have done some proper testing and since this is my first time doing this I really wanted to make sure that I was really through with the testing and the review for this particular Hobby Tool.

So now let us talk about my findings. Because honestly, when I first got it, it was something that I was unfamiliar with. Truth to be told since I’m am just starting to get myself into painting kits, so I’m not really that well versed with some of the hobby tools for painting that is available out there. So you can say this is really my first time using something specific to be used for painting kits like this.

However, even with that said, it wasn’t something that I was struggling to figure out how to use it. Seriously it is something that I know most of you here as well will know how to use it by just taking the time to fiddle with it.

Because basically all you need to do here is just slide in your paint clips and you are set to work on the parts. That’s all you really need to do here, and what’s more, you can as well just turn it around to work on the other sections of the same part without having to take the clip off from the TGIF Painting Jig.

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My very first test run with the TGIF Painting Jig

Easy right? However, that is not all the TGIF Painting Jig has.

Because I as well noticed that the TGIF Painting Jig as well was equipped with 2 small magnets installed in its main body, which is quite useful if you are doing paintwork on any of the metal cup plates that you are using. The magnets did a pretty good job holding on the plates and as well while working on some of the kits I do find that having the painting plates so close to the section that you are working on does make painting the said parts to be a lot easier.

Another thing that I really like about this painting Jig is the fact that the TGIF Painting Jig is an item that made to order. In which I do admit, is something that I find to be quite surprising. Since looking at it, at the sheer quality of the build of this TGIF Painting Jig, you may be mistaken into thinking that this is something that was mass-produced by a machine.

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The finished product

However as I take a closer look at the TGIF Painting Jig you can see some inconsistencies in the workmanship here and there, which is to be a very clear telltale signs that clearly indicate to me that this isn’t something that wasn’t mass-produced by a machine, but instead, it was something that was made carefully by a human hand.

Honestly, I do find the wood workmanship on this to be quite impressive. Because it was so good that I struggle to believe at first that this is something that was made by a man’s (or a women’s) hand.

Which is why I can understand why it was priced as such. Priced at whopping RM 152.49 (USD $ 37.10/ EUR € 33.03) this is something that I would admit is sold at quite a premium price for most builders here. But looking at how useful it has been, aswell looking at the sheer quality of this TGIF Painting Jig and to think that this is a handmade item that is made in Japan, I really find it hard to not want to recommend this to the masses.

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I don’t think I would be able to manage painting a part this clean without the TGIF Painting jig helping me with em.
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One of the painting works that I was proud with is made possible by the TGIF Painting Jig.

Overall, this is a pretty useful tool to have if you are looking for something to really help to take your painting to a whole other level altogether. Reflecting back at how much this Painting Jig has helped me with most of the painting tasks that I put it through does make me feel like this TGIF Painting Jig to be one of the most useful tools that I now have in my disposal. Which is does make me want to take my painting skills a step further 

With me painting the small RG and MG pilots… while using the TGIF Painting Jig to assist me with the task.

With that ends my first Plamo Tool review segment for the TGIF Painting Jig. What do you think of this tool review that I’m doing? I admit this is my first time doing something like this, and frankly, it is nice to be doing something different for once. But I do want to hear from you all on what do you think of this review?

I am really looking forward to doing more tool review, and hopefully, there is more we can do more of this in the future! Oh if you are interested to get the awesome TGIF Painting jig, you can head to:-

https://omochajapan.com/collections/tools

To get the awesome TGIF Painting Jig! But that is not the only thing that they have sold on their awesome website. They as well do sell Gunplas, although I do notice that they mostly have all the rarest and newest P-Bandai kits listed on the site. But as I take a closer look at some of the prices of the kits I do find em’ to be quite all right and to top things off they as well ship internationally too!

So if you are in the market to find some P-Bandai kits do head over to

https://omochajapan.com/

to satisfy your P-Bandai cravings!

Anyways, we will be back again this week more Let’s Talk Gunpla Segment on the coming Wednesday and we will be back as well with the review of the RG 1/144 XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam (RG) at the end of this week! So, do look forward to that!

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