Been rather free at work for the past 3 days. Thought I’d stop making display boxes and started gathering some materials for my God Knows scene recreation.
Hmm. Looks like I’m doing ok for now. Gathered almost all the materials I need. From now on is the hard part I guess.
Brown stage – Check!
White Background – Check!
Spectators – Check!
Curtains – Still need to cut and sew them to resemble the wavy curtains. Now THIS is gonna be a challenge. Lol! I’ve never sew anything since curriculum class ages ago back in school.
Other 2 band members – Although not perfect, I guess I’ll be using either Asahina and Tsuruya for the drums and another for bass. And I just thought of something, I need a spare guitar for the remaining bassist. -.-” Shit!
Drums – I saw a miniature drum kit at a flea market stall last week but it sure was expensive! Gonna drop by this coming weekend with a figure to see if the size fits. Have a feeling the drum kit might be a little too big. But crossing fingers! If not, I have nooOOoOo idea where else will I come across another drum kit.
Yellow Banner across the background – As soon as I get me some yellow papers. Lol!
One thing I don’t like is the stage being a little too big. But I kind of got everything glued together now. Stupid noobie mistake. Ruzzle-Fuzzle-Kuzzle! Gonna need some nasty sawing. *Cranks the chainsaw. BbreeeeEEeEEeeeeeeeeEEEehhhhh*
Oops.. Forgot to mention the reason behind the title. I was just thinking how much better the “crowd” would have looked if they were black in color. Will probably color one out to try.
I’ve always had access acrylic pieces and a sawing machine which we use to produce one of our goods. And I’ve been thinking how cool it would be if I had a nice looking display kit for my models. Since leaving them hidden in my closet kind of defeats the purpose I bought them. Then seeing that there was a few discarded acrylics lying around at the factory and today was an off-day at work (can someone say FFFRRRRRRREEEEEDDDDDDDOOOOOMMMMM!!!??? Lol!) I finally got my lazy arse off the chair and my eyes off the computer. Went to the factory and did my very own display box.
Funny thing is, first piece I cut and damn! Already a mistake. Lol! Had the bottom base of the box cut too short. Hence the white color piece lying across the base of the display box. To “lift” the cover so that the top will align with the the box. Else the cover will just drop inside. Lol! -.-”
Unfortunately,Shana and Miku will both be going back into the closet for now. That’s cause I have an idea in my head for recreating this. Lol! Let’s hope the result will come out all right. First thing to do then would be a background print.
“Suh Beh Teh God Knows…” – Haruhi
Continuing off from here. We went to the movies as promised.
For original unedited photos, please feel free to look around below. A friend was requesting for it. And a special shout out to Kid-J and his partner who was helping me with my photo shots and holding Kagami still on my head. Lol!
And also with this, I would like to mention of how I “might” be MIA for a while. As I have way too much animes piling up and really want to watch them.
Also how figures seems to have taken up most of my online & offline time instead of animes. Lol! So I’ll stop blogging for a few days, finish 1 or 2 anime titles before I come back. Till then, Happy Blogging!
Some friends asked me to join them for Transformers tomorrow night. And I said yes. So that’s that. Then being inspired by kodomut, I wondered if I could do any good outdoor shots. Well, actually it’s not that I couldn’t, it’s just whether if I could bring myself to do it. Seeing how I might possibly be stared at and probably even “Hissed”. But hey, only one way to find out! So opened my display section (a better word for my closet :p) and looked through whichever wai-fus I have. Lol! It’s kinda an easy picking when I only got 5. Kagami Miku it is.
More info: figma
Watch out mecha fans. Another life sized mecha is going to hit Japan soon. This time it will be Tetsujin28 from the anime Tetsujin 28-Go. An anime (or the life-sized mecha for that matter) which I have yet had the opportunity to watch.
More info and Original Post at www.cartoonleap.com.
And to complete off the rest of the loot from last week. I present to you, Mikuru-chan!
And Oops! Mikuru loses balance just as I clicked on the shoot button again and guess what! Panty shot. -_-”
The clothing piece around Mikuru’s waist was pretty inconvenient. They could probably gone with a 2 piece body (chest, waist to pelvic) like the other figures rather than using the current 3 peice of chest, waist, hip to pelvic. It’s because that the waist kept slipping up into the chest area and that reveals the revol-joint. That got really irritating at one point.
She is even harder to stand than Haruhi! Lol! I believe it’s due to her heavy head with the hair. So I can’t really think of a solution for that. -_-”
Woot! Woot! It’s the weekend and what does that mean?! It’s time to unwrap my loot.
Hmm. Seems to be some glue residue on one of the hands. Thankfully I was able to rub it off gently. Bad QC perhaps? Anyhow, It’s 8am now and I’m still half asleep. So less talk and lets get straight to the photos. Initially wanted to do a guitar pair with Haruhi. But changed my mind when I felt the need for something fresh.
On a sidenote, I finally know how to take better close-up photos with my shitty Fs7. By switching to “Sport” mode, the shutter speed increases and it works well with the flash timing. So from now on I’m pretty much gonna be using “Sport” mode for every picture. Lol! Just in case you wonder, I can’t set shutter speed manually.
Hmm.. This is a pretty bad case of compulsive buying. Was initially looking for either a Nono (Diebuster) , Nagi (Kannagi) , Saber (Fate/Stay Night) or even Tohsaka Rin (also Fate/Stay Night) figure. Instead, I ended up with figures from the one anime which I promised myself I wouldn’t indulge in. Not 1, Not 2, But 3! 3 figures which has officially KO-ed my expense portion of my salary for the rest of the month. Lol! Before you start shouting Blasphemy, I should inform you that I work as a factory layman and has a very low salary.
Out of fear of buying yet another figure this coming weekend. I decided to only open Haruhi and keep Yuki and Mikuru aside. Planning to open them on Saturday night so I can resist the temptation on Sunday when I drop by ToyWiz again. Lol!
Am actually looking for a nice Figma now. Lol! Arggghhhh….
More info: Revoltech Fraulein
Ok.. I don’t know if any of you guys seen this. But they have built a life sized Gundam at Odaiba, Japan. Lol! For Real!
Please visit the blog link below to original post and check out the photos. o_0! Way cool!
Thought I should sort them out in advance in case the library does get big. That way I won’t have to clean up a whole pile of blog page mess in the future. :p
Nagi from Kannagi
No.042 – Patlabor AV-98 Ingram Movie Version
Snowing in August
Project God Knows
- Trying to recreate the screen of the music video.
Current Progress -
Update 1: Acquired display box and idea
Update 2: Acquired some materials
Update 3: Drums baby Drums!
Update 4: Curtains check!
Was going around a flea market and found some really good deals on animes. Even though I watched both titles before, I bought these anyway since the deal was so good and I really felt like adding them to my collection. So I got DieBuster and Boys Be for Rm5 each. Really Dirt Cheap!
Noticed the Patlabor yet? :p Yeap.. Also got myself a Revoltech figure.
Revoltech No.42 – Patlabor AV-98 Ingram Movie Version to be exact. :p Rm75@Amcorp mall
As much as it pains me to say this to my first Revoltech collectible, I actually expected much more. There was good detailing, but it was the finishing which disappointed me. Some edges were obviously missed when applying paint. Although minor, it would feel like it was scratched to the rough eye. Unfortunately for you readers, I am too lazy to take a picture of it now that I have tidy up my computer table so you will have to wait until the next time I take out my camera before you can see the missed parts.
Although boasting of good articulation, I still find the body positions awkward. no matter how I tried to rotate the body parts. I still couldn’t get it to stand straight up. The feet was closest it can get and still it felt like the figure was trying to show off it’s “manliness”. How did I remedy it? Lol.. I just pose it in a way which would require both legs to be wide apart.
But at the end of the day, I believe you get what you pay for in the figurine hobby. So if I wanted something better, I’d better expect to pay premium. Otherwise, be content! Got to remember to think this through the next time before I confirm on a figure. :p
More info: Revoltech Wiki
Correction: If you noticed that one hand is longer than the next, that’s because the I didn’t fully insert the hand at the joint. Lol! Noob alert!