My favorite Asuna sculpt to this date. She's from the Charagumin line which means that she comes in colored resin and if you don't want to you can build her entirely without painting any parts (although then obviously she won't look as nice). I'm really pleased with how her eyes turned out and her flowing hair is so beautiful.
I've had a long-ish break from building garage kits due to the cold weather but since NebuK built me an indoor airbrush station, I'm as active as ever! My last batch of prepped kits includes Maya, one of my last commissions. She doesn't have many parts but the ones she had didn't really want to fit together so there was quite some putty work involved. Hope her commissioner likes her!
A common problem with most of the figure display case solutions out there is lighting - how do you put enough (and nice) light in your display so the figures look good but the whole place doesn't get filled by bulky bulbs, PSUs, cables and the like. We like to show a method of building cheap yet good looking lighting for custom glass displays as well as the common and popular IKEA DETOLF using inexpensive led-strips.
Also, as we (and probably many many others) like to use plain glass shelfs (as they're easy to mount and look good) to display figures there is the very common problem of dust and dirty laying down on the figures. The other thing we propose here is a nice method to build sturdy yet good looking glass cover you can simply place on the shelf over the figures (a box with two open sides: backside and bottom).
For building and setup instructions for those two cool concepts, please look inside :).
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.
Be awed by the Christmas present from roBernd we got 😀 (Thanks again! It's great, I always use it when I'm in front of the computer which means.. a lot.) It's the Sudoh-Bucks mug from ToraDora!. Unfortunately we dropped one 🙁 when it was still in it's package. Hey, roBernd, if you're on your way to make more, give us a call xD
Plushie-time again, it is!
This is one of the awaited chrismas present tutorials, a gift we've made for a good friend who happens to like everything thats cat-ish, especially - of course - if it has its origins in otaku-culture, like this:
We decided to give a Nyamo (the small catish thingy) a try and make it. As a base we used the well known Poring Plushie pattern, attached ears and tail, cut the right face and swoosh, there it was. But step for step for now...