Monday, May 28, 2007

Takeo - girl with a mop






Quick update on my work.


I am still stalling with my Asuka kit. Poor girl is just sitting on my desk, half painted, waiting for her turn. Don't worry, I will get to you later.
Right now I am working on Takeo kit. Its 1/6 scale with very good part brakedown. I got her from E2046 store and she was pretty good cast.
This kit have very nice sculpted legs with all the right bones and detailes, so it was a pleasure to paint her skin. For the swim suit, I decided to go with a blue color. It just suits her better, I think. I used Americana colors for swimsuit ( I just love that blue ). I have to finish her hair and her broom. Plus I have a very cool idea for her base.
Hopefully update is coming up soon.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Asuka in progress












Ok, here is the bane of my existence (for this month or so). She is almost done, but I have to repaint her chair and her hair. At least know I know what colors to use for her hair. The previous color was clashing too much with her outfit. Wish me luck.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

David Fisher DVD's

I highly recomend this DVD's to anyone who wants to do kit building. There is stuff for beginers and advanced people. Also it shows you how to build dioramas and modify your garage kits. Here is the link http://www.amazingmodeler.com/merchandise.htm

Cat girl kit - finished
















This little cutie was a distraction for me from my other kit that I am working on. I was working with Asuka from Evangelion for last month and everything was going very well, until recently. For my birthday I received David Fisher DVD's on how to work with model kits (mostly it is for monster kits, but its really easy to adjust for anime models) and I was trying out some technics on Asuka kit. I was almost done with painting whole thing, when I found out that I lost one part. I was very mad at myself. So, I had to resculpt the part, which wasn't easy. Next after painting the hair, I combined it with the body. The color of the hair is all wrong and doesn't go well with her outfit. Of course being me, I had to totally strip the paint from all the hair pieces and repaint is. Another thing was the sealer. I tried using Testores Flat sealer and first can worked very good. Those cans are very small, so I run out of it very fast. Had to buy some more, but I didn't use the same store. I don't know if it is the store but the new can was leaving shiny finish. So now my Asuka half shiny and half flat. Sad.


I had to take a brake from that kit, so this was a distraction for me.

I got this kit from http://www.e2046.com/ and the quality was very nice. I had some minore fit adjustments and very little of sanding. It was a joy to paint. Very simple kit, not too many parts that need to be masked and very nice pose.

The new begining

Finally I decided to create a blog for myself. This is a big step for me, because I usually hate writing anything that other people beside my family can read. Oh well, we all have to grow up someday. So, anyway, this is my first blog. Lets see how long I can keep this up and maybe in the future I can get my own web site.

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