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 ^^;
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.
It's been a while since my last GK gallery post but the weather is improving and I can finally work outside which makes it all more enjoyable. So mayble I'll actually get something done. This time it looks like I'm running out of kits, there's one kit waiting to be finished and a few preordered (no idea when they're going to be released). I've waited for Chen about a year too, E2046 has a wide range of kits but that also means you have to wait quite long for a kit which is not so popular.
Chen is an easy kit with few parts but mind you, building GKs is a lot of work nonetheless so I've spend a full week building her.
A more detailed WIP post will follow tomorrow although I don't have as many photos as I'd like to have. I just happen to be too lazy when messing with tools and paint to wash my hands and fetch the camera.
So today here's Chen's gallery for you to enjoy Nyan~
Okay so I bought this straw hat last summer for a few Euros. I've always wanted one but it looks kind of plain....
Although the ones who collect PVCs are constantly enraged by the release of a few kits per year which are *really* outstanding and kit only (no PVC version), it makes a kit builder proud to own those. This one is such a kit, a very light and still dynamic pose and also a very impressive one despite the scale (because of the sword and the extraordinary base).
My third kit (okay, technically the fourth) and I feel I still have lots to learn. She's a very fragile one, when assembled and it is one of those things I still have no idea how to do it better: how to glue on those crystals or small ribbons you can't pin and make it STABLE. My painting has improved with a more bold approach to highlights and shadows (I used the awesome prototype pictures of Sakura Zensen as reference), an attempt to manipulating different gloss levels for different parts (with which I'm very pleased) and my first time being confronted with clear parts.
I got new tools this time around too (so still not there to having everything for building kits). new wire, a clear plexiglas base that won't distract from the figure (you can't see it because of the "clouds" but it's pretty) and beautiful colored inks which work wonderful on clears. Thus, I am still furiously writing on the article for a full garage kit building tutorial but it lacks pictures and well, I'm not done yet. Time to tackle another kit! I bet there are still many mistakes to make and to avoid.