As figures are somehow fun and so is tinkering. So how about combining those two? "Garage Modelkits" offer you the (IMO) nicest way of doing so. What you'll get is a resin casted model in parts, you've gotta file it, grind it, polish it, paint it and glue it together. It takes up shitloads of your time, so be careful not to let that new hobby eat too much of your time - if you decide to try it / stick with it.
Anyways, we've (as in Eefi and NebuK :P) tried our first garage kit, Mina, from the Densha Otoko opening:
As we've run into many problems, gear and methode wise, we thought we'd publish a small "buildlog" or "modelkit diary". Mind you, this is by no means a guide or tutorial as we've only tried to find our way into the Resin Kit World :P. Still if you're preparing to do your first kit this post may give you some kind of idea what you're diving into.
Let me start this Post with a familiar sentence:
Cakes, everyone LOVES Cakes.
"Uuuhm, sure, okay" - but hey, everyone does! So we made a few Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Gateau?) Mini-Cakes. For the ones who don't know, this is a German cake, actually, the most german of all Cakes. Coming from a mountain-region in the south-west it has whipped cream, some more whipped cream on some whipped cream with some whipped cream, cherries, some more whipped cream, a few cherries on top aaaand ... MORE whipped cream.
It's the year of the Tiger 😀
While everyone's busy with V-Day and all: Happy Chinese New Year! 🙂
Gong xi fa cai!
We've made two Porings and two Poporings already and this is a wonderful plushie for beginners. Having seen Ragnarok cosplayers run around with Porings at a convention, I was determined to buy one too until they told me the ones they were carrying were self-made. I wanted one myself at first but all Porings I've made so far have been given away and this one also had a home before it was made. If you want one as well, drop me a comment (or a mail) xD. I love making those and they come in green, dark blue, light blue or orange if pink doesn't suit you ~
From left to right: Pouring, Marin, Drops, Poporing, Poring
You'll find a lot of Poring plush tutorials on the net and I already forgot which inspired me. This is how it works best for me:
You may have some dark or darker places in your Flat/Room/House/Whatever - or - as i do - a complete souterrain flat. Now you may have tried having some indoor plants in there - just to make the rooms nicer. It just didn't work, so you put 'em into trash and never tried again.
Well, maybe i just exaggerated a bit, it isn't that worse most of the time. Still its kinda difficult growing and hatching nice plants virtually anywhere. As i like some green around me and *am* living in a dark souterrain flat i've put some reading and discussion with biologists into this and i think i've got it how to make that work by now.
First off you need to choose the right plants. Not anything is suited for this kind of enviroment, but some nice ones are spathiphyllum, ficus (benjamini), yuca, phoenix (dactylifera), calathea, dracaena, various ivys, but there are many many more. Just check your local library for nice books on that topic - believe me, books are way better than interweb for this :).
Of those examples i have the following ones around: