Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nonscale Catgirl - Original Character

Hi everyone. I managed to finish my 2nd kit this year so I'm making some pretty good progress :D I've been regularly updating my Facebook page instead of on here (Plum Workshop) so if you haven't checked it out yet please give it a look. I try to update every now and then although I'll be taking a short break from building to focus on another small project soon. I also noticed that this blog doesn't seem to be hotlinking photos's strange because it's only a set group of photos that's acting this way. I'll try to fix it soon!

Anyway I'll keep this post brief. This little catgirl was created by the sculptor Grimrock. I came across this kit by sheer luck; I couldn't sleep one weekday night and decided to browse Mandarake. I ended up finding her for a very good deal (I think it was either 2000 or 3000 yen) and snatched her up really quickly as an impulse buy. I've always like the look of this kit but didn't want to justify buying a recast so I'm glad she popped up. See more below for build info and pics v

Monday, February 13, 2017

Nonscale Zuzu (Mega-chan) - Megatrea Shop Mascot

Happy 2017 everyone! This year my goal is to finish at least three (YES THREE!) garage kits. This figure is named Mega-chan  and she as well as her friend (familiar? who knows) Tenchou are mascots from Megatrea Shop, a popular store in Japan with close ties to the figure company Megahouse. I  bought this kit off of Mandarake years ago (maybe 2011ish?) because she was adorable but didn't have inspiration to paint her until recently.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Nonscale Fairy - Original Character

Hi everyone! :) Long time no post. Today I’d like to share my 12th finished work.

This little Fairy is by Meikyuu no Koe. Unfortunately this kit is extremely rare and I don’t even know if this circle sculpts anymore (most of her kits were made 2011-2012) so my copy is a recast. However, I hope that my paintjob shows how beautiful her sculpt is – this is truly one of my favorite kits in my collection and it took me a long time to build up the courage to paint her.

When I think of fairies I usually think of pale, pastel creatures and that’s how I was initially planning to paint this little gal. However, I always like to challenge myself when building kits and paint something that looks completely different from other artists’ work. I decided to settle on a fairy that represents a sunset.

If you haven't done so already please take a look at my Facebook page! I update it more regularly than here, this blog has become more of a place to keep a catalog of my finished works. Plum Workshop