Time to get a few kits done before the year ends. Most of those that I will be posting over the next days are kits that have been lying around half-finished since August. Look forward to more 🙂
I believe this must be the most complex kit I've worked on yet. These two girls are really heavy chunks of resin given the scale (1/6). They're only held together by a pin where their arms are interlocked (not glued) and I'm glad that it's sufficient. I've taken many pictures from it's progress so when I have time, I hope I can finish the GK building guide I'm working on.
There were many troubles with this kit and I've wrote the longest negative feedback at E2064. But now the kit's done and all I can do is try better next time. I like the colors very much though, so enjoy the pictures!
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.