Mars (@winzfactor) - Founder

Howdy all, my name is Marrisa (Mars). I come from Solo, Indonesia, and have been building scale models since the age of 8. My first kit was a Revell 1/570 scale RMS Titanic which I completely screwed up. I didn't know painting was needed, and my family could not afford the tools needed for scale modelling.

Growing up, I remember feeling frustrated that I was limited by the tools and budget I got. My first entry to a scale modelling competition was a complete disaster, and I nearly gave up on the hobby altogether.

After making ships, airliners, and tanks, I finally settled on making exclusively Gundam kits since 2008. The reason for this is simply the fact that I can go crazy with color schemes and other ideas! (Can't exactly make a hot pink P-51D Mustang without getting confused looks from everyone...). The fact that Gundam kits are snap built with little filling and prep means that I have more time to plan for color schemes, diorama, and other add-ons.

My goal is to empower other female scale modellers, and to supply good quality niche/hard to find tools and kits in Australia at a reasonable price. I'm very active on my instagram (@winzfactor), answering questions from my followers, posting weird memes, and providing guidance for first time modellers. If you have any questions please reach out to me, whether on Instagram or at winzfactor@canberrahobbycentre.com