This is my favorite Leafa sculpt so far because she looks so small and adorable. I was very pleased with the casting quality so I could build her in a flash. The clear resin remained clear and I had a lot of fun painting her wings. Well, and then I fucked up painting her skin, it was my second time trying clear skin and now she looks kinda sunburnt. Imo it looks more extreme in the photos than in real life so I’m going to leave her that way.
I thought about buying the PVC version multiple times and in the end I never did. But I liked the frame idea so much that I caved in and brought the gk version two years back. I’m still not a 100% sold on this figure but I prefer her over the more muted original colors.
I know I’ve never posted a gallery of v1 but rurah, the modeler of this adorable figure has sent me the first prototype which I built and painted. Now after some adjustments on her design, here’s the second and final version of Nendoroid Mai! It took me a long time since building 3D printed models means the complete surface has to be sanded. You might still be able to see the characteristic layer structure here and there if you pay really close attention but in general, it shouldn’t disturb the view. Here’s her gallery!
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 love Abira’s Toradora kits and this Taiga kit here has been on my wishlist for a long time. She was released as a PVC but I didn’t like the paintjob so I had to hunt her garage kit version down and do it myself. She comes with another pair of thin twin-tails but the parts don’t fit so I’m keeping her with the hair buns until I have the nerve to improve the parts (i.e. never). She was modeled after an artwork and I’m still searching for the matching Ami.