A little while ago i've set out to create simple yet tasty ramen which could be cooked in (almost) any western (especially german) kitchen. As some unsuccessfull experiments showed this wasn't too easy.
I've also burdened me with some constraints - it should require as little "active chef time" as possible. There are some things you can't change, amongst them that a good broth needs time to simmer. The second was that i've tried to use as few "exotic" ingredients as possible.
The result, which can be seen to our left, is neither great nor bad - but its a good start, not too pricey as well as not too complex.
My long awaited Snow Miku arrived today, brought by Enekoneko (thanks for proxy-ing for me ;A;!!). She was released back at WonFes Winter this year. Being a GSC Online Shop Exclusive, you had to pay a proxy to get her. At last, GSC's own shop accepts international orders now as well.
The second part of my August loot. Here comes No. 9 of the Touhou Nendoroid line. GSC doesn't have any new ones announced so for now my collection is complete! They almost take up the space on one shelf by themselves.. I can fit another three but any more and I have to get creative. But it seems like this is not going to happen anytime soon.
Gallery behind the cut!
This is my first prize figure ever. Apparently, they're put up as prizes on Ufo catchers in Japan and are thus not as high quality as the more expensive PVC statues. However, they are really cheap! Yuki's promotional pictures looked very promising, so I decided to add her to my August purchases. Enjoy the photo gallery!
There's not much to post right now, we are really busy studying for exams (yes, AGAIN!) and when we're done for the day we don't have much energy left. While our hobbies are on the back burner, I figured I could finally post the WIP pictures of Chen. I announced it when I posted Chen's gallery and then somehow forgot.
Whenever I finish a GK I reget not having taken pictures but when I'm working on one, my hands are usually dirty and wet from resin, paint, putty or glue. I also get so absorbed in the work that I just don't want to bother. But there's so much to say when you've actually worked on a kit. Details you cannot spot when you decide to buy it on a website. So for the most part I have no WIPs at all but Chen got at least a few.
Saigyouji Yuyuko! My pictures don't do her justice. For once, I won't complain about the lack of accessories of a Touhou Nendoroid, because Yuyuko comes with a lot of extras. But I know the next one (Cirno) will be somewhat of a letdown again. Can't help it, I want them all nevertheless ^^;
When I pick a kit for myself to build and paint, you can be sure that I REALLY want to have it on my shelf. And although I know nothing of the character Agnes (from Shukufuku no Campanella), I love her elaborate design. Volks has created a Campanella GK series and they're all very pretty. It's tempting but I'll probably refrain from getting them all. With about 5 kits I can finish per year, I have to pick them carefully. It's not like I don't want to build more, but winter makes it hard to sand and paint without catching all the poisonous fumes and dusts. And building GKs is very time-consuming.
This time around I tried to use laquer-based paint and I have to say I'm impressed how smooth the paintjob becomes. Which means my comprehensive GK guide will have yet another section on paint. orz I'll never finish this guide... There's so much more to learn and I'm faced with new challenges with each new kit.
What arrived today is Good Smile Company's Senjougahara Hitagi. She was released this year in January and was on sale at AmiAmi over a month ago. So after 40 days in transit, she's finally here. I bet everyone who follows a bunch of figure blogs is tired of pictures of her already. But I don't get figures often, so here's a bunch of pictures of Hitagi.
My latest figure acquisition is Kotobukiya's 1/8 scale Makise Kurisu from Steins; Gate which arrived this morning. I do feel a bit guilty for not having followed the series this season but it's on my plan to watch list for later. I took a little more time for doing the photos and it wouldn't be quite as bad if I wasn't too lazy to iron the background \o/ (I'll do that next time).
How can people wait to take a photo of their monthly loot? Whenever a packet arrives I want to rip it open right away.
Here's some half-assed pictures of unpacking Youmu (still trying to figure out how to handle the camera and all). I was in hurry that day which didn't help and I'm not very patient with blogging now (exam and paper deadline in a week! I've tried to push everything behind that date that could be delayed so workload is not gonna stop anytime soon). We actually have been trying out a lot of new things lately but we were mostly too lazy do document everything. Hopefully we can do that later sometime.