Alice Margatroid 1/6 (T’s System)

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The kit that got me into building GKs, it’s such a cute one 🙂 (especially with her dolls Shanghai and Hourai). T’s System has a lovely Touhou GK line and they’re still releasing more. Most of the painting is done with the airbrush, details were hand-brushed (I love doing details!).

She’s on display for quite a while now, I forgot when I actually finished her but she had been the reason for much frustration and headache. Every part of her decided to break off spontaneously until I had enough and pinned everything I could! One should still be careful with the dolls but other than that I think she shouldn’t be prone to falling apart anymore.

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Kawaii gifts, n-th round: Bath-Towel

“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy writes

Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta;  use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to- hand-combat;

Or so it goes on…

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

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