Welcome to my tutorial/review for the Garage Kit from Tohsaka Rin as Kaleido Ruby! I will show you step by step how I made this GK.
! Warning ! This review contains some panty-shots, so it's not completely Safe For Work!
I also made my own combination of colours, so please, do not judge by thinking "OMG YOU DID THE WRONG COLORS !!ONE!!1!
Pay note that in the beginning, every first few layers of colours look very rough, but no worries, they look better soon after!
Day 1: Preparation
I used to complete first day to prepare my GK. Starting with finding the right places for all the pieces.
Followed by starting to cut away the leftover material.
I decided to glue all the big parts together, so I only had a few parts to paint. Unfortunetly, quite some green stuff was needed to fill in the gap on her coat.
Yes, a lot of resin leftovers...
And these are the parts all together! As you can see she now consists of 6 big parts. Did I also mention she is VERY big, scale 1/6. All my earlier GK's were 1/8 so this was something completely new for me!
I undercoated the parts that were going to have light colours white...
...and I undercoated the parts that would have darker colours black. It looks so shiny, because the paint is still wet. I let the undercoat dry for the night.
Day 2: Started painting the big parts
Here you can see the color of the undercoat that has dried up.
I started with her arm and gave her different shades of red on top of eachother to experiment which colour red was the right one. Note that I use about the same amount of layers on each piece, but I will not show that, because I would spam a lot of photos that way. ;)
Another shade of red for her glove.
Inside of her coat.
Started with making her socks and shoes red.
First layer of red on the coat and gloves.
Some more shades of red on her legs.
And some more red on her coat and gloves.
Trying to find the right shades of red on her gloves...
...and used the same shades on her legs...
...and on her coat.
Her legs are looking pretty good right now!
Time to start with the skintone, it makes a GK immidiatley looks a lot more alive!
After mixing for a while, I found the right colour of skintone.
Let her skin be painted!
Her face freaks me pretty much out right now, but it looks better...right? Aw man, who am I kidding? It looks like some sort of floating ghost head! D:
I started with her underwair. I wasn't planning to make Tohsaka a cast-off figure, so I just painted it, because I wanted her to be fully painted.
Because no-one would ever see her underwair, I could paint it every colour I wanted. My favorite colour is purple, so the choice was made quickly.
The right colour of skin tone on the bottom of her body.
I find it very nice that her underwair has a "hole" at the backside. This because, if you want to make her a cast-off, you can glue her tail on there.
Skin-colour is going smoothly...
And the right skin-colour on her face! ... I'm still scared.
And here it is! My perfect combination of shades of red! I tried to mimic to colours of this arm on the rest of her outfit!
I started to paint her ears and tail white. This is where I make the first step off the original colouring. Tohsaka is supposed to have black cat-ears and tail, but I really don't like that. Why? Well, you almost can't see she's a catgirl, because she has such a dark colour hair!
Painted the first layer for her hair colour.
It's the end of day 2 and this is the result!
Day 3: Completing the big parts and started with painting the details
Another layer on her hair and her ears are whiter now.
I started with painting her cape white...
...and her skirt white with some darker coloured frills.
After another layer of white, I found out I wasn't really happy with this colour, but I let it dry so I could think about what to do with it.
Another layer of fleshtone and I painted her earrings red. I couldn't find a good reference for the exact colour of her earrings, so I decided to use my brightest red so that they would stand out.
After doubting for a while, I decided to try to make her cape pink. I tried to mix the lightest pink as possible, just to see how it turned out.
I wasn't completely happy about it, but I thought it was more interesting than having it all white.
I also coloured the skirt in the same matching pink.
After the pink dried, I started to paint the details red.
I painted her eyes white...it doesn't make her less creepy... :I
First layer of red inside her mouth.
Beginning of her eyebrows.
And it's time to start the detailing! I really liked all the gold on the original colouring, so I decided to keep that.
Almost every part of her has gold details and I started to paint them very roughly (another layer was made shortly after these).
Then it was time for the second layer of gold. (Most of the pictures ended up blurry, so I this is the only one useable.)
I painted the underskirt white. I initially intended to paint it purple or black, but it standed out to much in comparison to the coat, white was a lot safer.
While the pink, white and gold were still drying, I decided to start painting her eyes. I first made a black "line" around her eyes and then added the first layer of blue.
I put the second layer of blue on her eyes and painted her tongue in het mouth.
Third layer of blue...
Fourth layer of blue...
And let's not forget the twinkle in her eye!
After thinking for a while, I thought that the light colour pink was to boring...so I decided to add another layer of brighter pink on top of the earlier pink. It seemed like a good combination.
Day 4: The last details, fixing some older paint and the making of her base
I started with painting some highlights. Here you can see some shading I did between her fingers, to let them stand out more. (Ignore the crappy paint around her fingers and the details, they still need to be fixed.)
I also thought, because Tohsaka was a pretty big GK (scale 1/6) that it would be nice to have some more details on her fingers. So I added a bright color of red (the same red as her earrings) as nailpolish! I thought it looked quite cute!
I painted another layer of white on her tail.
And...this are all the parts at the moment. Everything is painted and now it was time to fix some details and spots that weren't covered enough. I don't have many pictures from this progress, because it are minimal details and it is not very interesting to show all of these! ;)
After I was happy with the paint, I started working on the base.
Because she was very heavy, it was really necessary to make a sturdy base for her. The first thing we thought about is putting a screw up her foot and the other half in a piece of plastic or wood so that she would stand. Eventually, we found a nice piece of wood which I painted black and put her on.
And here she is! All pieces together!
Although it looks like she leans a lot, she is very sturdy. I am the most proud of her eyes, I think I really improved on the making of eyes since my last GK's.
I always paint together with a friend of mine at her working table.
The models my friend was working on.
About the half of the working table.
The next GK I'm going to paint in about half a year is: item #74343
I hope you enjoyed this article, you could also check my other articles:
Review 5: Hello Kitty to Issho! - Minase Shizuku (mfc link)
GK 3: Tohsaka Rin as Kaleido Ruby (mfc link)
Review 4 Ghost in the Shell (mfc link)
GK 2: Trunks (mfc link)
GK 1: Yoko Littner (mfc link)
Review 3: Fuuko Ibuki (mfc link)
Review 2: Mion Sonozaki (mfc link)
Review 1: Rena Ryuugu (mfc link)
Have a nice day!