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).
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.
Here she is, finished. Antihero from E2046, painted with Vallejo Model Color and Winsor & Newton’s acrylics. With a little addition of glitter (Visible on the water. Yes, I really sucked at photographing it). Handpainted and airbrushed.
That’s something rarely for me, but I really like how I painted her eyes. While I screwed airbrushing skin. I need to learn a lot about airbrushing.
She’s almost done and this is last WIP part. I should be able to take photos this week.
I’ve decided to airbrush most of her. Because I have to learn how to airbrush. Somehow. I still don’t like it at all (airbrushing) and I can’t make lines I want but someday I’ll learn it… Right? Probably not, but I need to keep trying. Besides the fact, handpainting skin is really boring.
Here she is, valkyrie princess from Odin’s Sphere.
Not everything went way I planned, but I’ve tried my best. Especially to do something about her face. Also I failed at making crystals for her base (not really failed, they’re just still growing), so I decided to make my own “stone” and paint it to make it look like labradorite.