I haven’t updated this place for quite a long time, but hopefully it’s going to change.
Since I started full-time job in November – my free time for kits got cut down drastically.
But. I managed to finish this Gwendolyn now and there’s hope for other kits!
She’s contest entry, for our GK group, I couldn’t post pictures earlier due to contest rules.
E2046 recast, not really awesome quality. Kit didn’t include base, I’ve made my own. Kit is both: hand-painted and airbrushed. Paints used: Vallejo Model Color acrylics, Dealer-Rowney’s Interference Colour (shimmering blue, shimmering violet), Pebeo Prisme Fantasy paints. Other materials: Glitter and some crystals normally used for nail decoration.
Crystals made using Copper(II) sulfate (I’ve grown those).
That’s the model I’ve bought at some promotion at HobbyLinkJapan. It’s 1:1 scale Little Owl from Gunze Sangyo, which is re-print of Airfix model.
This time I decided to record videos instead of taking WIP photos. Or rather it was forced, because taking photos while filming doesn’t look good and it’d take additional time to montage whole video (Special thanks to my Boyfriend for putting it together).
Anyway, since it’s WIP and I didn’t finish it yet, here’s PART ONE of the WIP.
E2046 contest’s rules finally allow me to publish entry and wip on my own site, so here it is.
That’s figure I’ve been working on for about month, and which I’ve finished over month ago.
A lot of blue is used here, because once I’ll start other kits I’m having in queue now, I won’t be able ot use it for a while, and I REALLY like blue. And black, but it’s boring when it comes to painting figures.
And in queue are: Raqel Gothic and Little Owl, which are going to be painted in brownish colours. So yes, no place for my favourite blue 😉
Right now I’m trying to finish painting commissions and I’ll be able to focus on models more. I hope.
Because E’s contest is still running (due to rules, I can’t show my entry before certain date) and I had small vacation recently, I don’t have much to show you. But, since I was asked to show pics of my cast, after I left it 3/10 rating, I’ve decided to share them with you.
Maybe I expected too much, but in my opinion it’s one of the worst kits I’ve bought at E (Pirotess was the worst. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that back then and gave quite high rating. Maybe something changed in this matter, since I bought her years ago). Or at least the worst Antihero I’ve got.
Looking at this kit and each part makes me want to put her away and never look back.
That’s probably because I was REALLY looking forward to get this kit.
I’ve paid US$ 85.31 in total for her (Price: US$ 56.02 | Shipping Price: US$ 27.29 (+ US$ 2.00)) and while I bought and pre-paid her, she was 11.69$ cheaper, because they’ve raised shipping cost later (which I had to pay, obviously).
For such price, I demand higher quality. Small parts and crystal parts makes me want to cry. On one of pics you can see part of skirt from Raqel Gothic compared to Olivia’s clear parts. They were misty, not really clear and still sanded by workshop. Small parts have large tabs making them harder to remove. I’ve tried to show how her skirt parts doesn’t fit and while trying I managed to break one skirt part (trust me, I really tried to be delicate). Also, looking at her hair… Just ugh. A lot of work ahead of me.
It’s not like I’m only bashing their casts. For example, if you’re having spare cash – you should get their Naruga X Hunter. It’s great, large kit, well casted without fitting issues. Just large tabs, which is usual for E.
Hopefully I’ll be able to show some real WIP soon.