I like how T's System always releases GKs in 1/6 scale so they're usually really big. This Penguin girl however is only around 13 cm in height so she looks pretty good beside smaller scale figures. This kit was a pleasure to work with and that's why I finished her so fast. I also got to use Mr. Crystal Colors for the first time and I'm really impressed about the slight pearl shine that were applied on her jacket and the penguin (but these effects are hard to photograph).
No it's not the PVC from ALTER I actually always cry a little inside when a GK I've painted is released as a PVC figure. But this time it was because I couldn't afford the exclusive (and elusive) PVC so I decided to paint the GK version. Now she's being rereleased but oh well. I think mine didn't turn out that bad either
I like Snow Mikus color scheme so much that I wanted to own a scaled figure of her. Even though Miku has thousands of figures and multiple Snow versions as Nendoroids, there's no decent scaled figure. She was quite a challenge to paint, I've never used that much metallic color on a figure before and I've learned a lot in the process.
I entered the E2046 GK Contest 2012 with her since I finished her roughly around the time.
Apparently there are two releases from Kotobukiya, one is a painted resin kit and one is the PVC version. I am not quite sure how to classify this one here because I painted it myself. However, it's safe to say that it's a recast from E2046 (from the painted resin kit, probably). She's still preorderable but I haven't seen her actually being released for the last two years or so. I bought her from an user who got one from her earlier batches. This kit caused me a lot of headache because her skirt parts just didn't want to fit together at all, among other things like thousands of micro-bubbles on her coat. I was also forced to remodel her glasses because I lost those that came with it. It doesn't make a big difference though, the included ones were also just printed on plastic (and not laser etched metal). Despite all the difficulties, I think she came out nice (especially her base fits her so well!). More pictures under the cut! =w=
This is one of the kits I've always wanted (even before picking up painting GKs as a hobby). The sculptor Abira is really talented and has produced a bunch of Toradora (among others) figures that I all love to have. So more are bound to follow if I can ever get my hands on some kits of his!
Taiga here was painted using Mr. Hobby Colors and I especially like how her dress turned out. The many layers of frills have a little purple shading on them. I'm happy that it seems like I'm rally improving. Usually I stick to round acrylic transparent bases but this time I sort of copied the background colors of the original artwork that belongs to this kit.
I rarely preorder a figure these days but this was one I could not miss~.
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!