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05 years agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Uhhhh if you don't want someone to paint her and you don't want to try building her yourself then I have no idea what you should do with her. Perhaps try selling her on a garage kit related forum or here on Tsuki?
05 years agoCupcakez89Cupcakez89 The quiet one
hi can someone help me out? I just received a garage kit from Mandarake...unfortunately I didn't want one, I thought I was buying this ((mfc link)) not this...((mfc link)) >_< I can't paint to save my life, but I don't have $100+ to have someone paint her...i'm not sure what to do with her...
05 years agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Indeed, for tan skintones I usually use a generic fleshtone and then add drops of brown, orange, red, etc. until I get what I want xD
05 years agogundamjehutykaigundamjehutykai
CatherineHello! Im working on a recast of Kitsune Ne-San from E2046 and I want to give her a healthy tanny look, just like URD on Oh! My Goddess. I already painted the flesh tone but it looks kind of plain...(I didnt do shading yet).

Any tips on mixing tanny fleshtone? ^^

Thanks!


Pretty tough. I guess you can try doing the opposite of what I do for my skintone and start off with a very light tone and then slowly add layers of darker skintone until you get the desired look. Basically, going from light to dark tone. It will probably make shading harder though...

Most dark-ish flesh colour acrylics would probably make for a good final colour.
05 years agoCatherineCatherine
Hello! Im working on a recast of Kitsune Ne-San from E2046 and I want to give her a healthy tanny look, just like URD on Oh! My Goddess. I already painted the flesh tone but it looks kind of plain...(I didnt do shading yet).

Any tips on mixing tanny fleshtone? ^^

Thanks!
05 years agogundamjehutykaigundamjehutykai
MuntoeA good place to try is Mandarake if you don't want to use a proxy service, since they occasionally carry some rare kits on there. Otherwise, your best bet is using a proxy service to purchase kits from Yahoo!Japan. There are also ways to buy kits from retailers like Volks, but I'm not really sure how the process works.

You can also buy recasts of kits from retailers such as E2046 and Hobby Fan. However, keep in mind that many consider these kits 'bootlegs' since you are not receiving the original cast that the sculptor created.


Volks is... tricky. Even though a large portion of my GK come from them... They sell some of their kits through their online store, notably the Try-GK line of kits. You are able to make an account with them and they accept international credit cards as payment but many of their items will only be shipped to a japanese address. There are forwarding services like tenso.com which can help you with that though. There are occasional exceptions which are made available through their international page. I think Bayonetta was available for a limited time.

Other items may only be made available through special events like wonder festival or volks own Hobby round events. For those, you will need to contact a proxy like tokyohunter who will go to the event and pick one up for you, for a price.

And yes, there is a certain stigma associated with buying recasts. It usually operates on a "don't ask, don't tell" basis though. So long as you don't promote the buying of recasts outside of the seller forums, people won't pry as to whether or not it's a recast.
05 years agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
AmyInWonderlandwhere can I buy garage kits?A good place to try is Mandarake if you don't want to use a proxy service, since they occasionally carry some rare kits on there. Otherwise, your best bet is using a proxy service to purchase kits from Yahoo!Japan. There are also ways to buy kits from retailers like Volks, but I'm not really sure how the process works.

You can also buy recasts of kits from retailers such as E2046 and Hobby Fan. However, keep in mind that many consider these kits 'bootlegs' since you are not receiving the original cast that the sculptor created.
05 years agoAmyInWonderlandAmyInWonderland
where can I buy garage kits?
05 years agovhaystevhayste
Recently finished:

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05 years agovhaystevhayste
Raira Ria Soreru from the H-Game Shiden ~Enkan no Kizuna (Almost finished)
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05 years agovhaystevhayste
100,000 yen?! Man, that is expensive!
05 years agogundamjehutykaigundamjehutykai
Got my purchases from Chara hobby as well as my 1 kit from wonder festival. Man this is expensive...
05 years agogundamjehutykaigundamjehutykai
You can putty the hair after priming as most putty will allow you to paint over them without primer, but it's not really advisable. It's better to prime it with the parts but what's done is done.

That should remove most of the gap but it may still be noticeable when you look up close. If you want to paint the gap over after you've put the 3 parts together more... permanently, I would say "Don't do it!" You can still paint on it using a handbrush but airbrushing is pretty much out unless you want to paint the face as well or struggle a lot with trying to mask the face with tape.

In other news, This month has proven to be very expensive for me. I have 4 kits on their way to me and the total cost is just over 100,000 yen!
05 years ago (5 years ago)MuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Wait, you've already started painting your figure? If there was a gap you need to putty, you probably should have puttied it before you even primed your kit. Nevertheless, if you have some sort of putty like Aves Apoxie Sculpt, milliput, etc., put some vaseline on one side (like the back part of the hair), and then put the putty on the front part of the hairline. When you squish these two together some putty might ooze out, so scrape away the excess putty and then wait until it dries. Basically what the vaseline does is it prevents putty from sticking to one side of the figure so you can ensure an even gap fix, and then you can pull the figure apart once the putty is dry. Be sure to wash or wipe the vaseline off though. Since it seems from your post you've already started painting, I would be very, very careful when you do this since there's no guarantee what it might do to the paintjob. I hope that makes sense...xD
05 years agoCatherineCatherine
Hello! Im working on my second and third kit here ^^ I have a question, the head of my kit comes in 3 pieces, (front and back part of hair and then face) I know theres a way to putty together the hair after painting the face (the union on the hair is very noticeable), I saw a tutorial somewhere on the web but cant remember, any advice on this? :(
05 years agogundamjehutykaigundamjehutykai
CashIs the Badger Model 100 LG airbrush any good?

Well, I haven't heard anything bad about badger, but all airbrushes work on the same principles anyway so there's not much to distinguish between them for beginners. After a while, you start to notice other stuff, but if you're just starting out, a badger should be fine. My first airbrush was a sparmax. Lasted a good few years!
05 years agoCashCash
Is the Badger Model 100 LG airbrush any good?
05 years agoDimitryDimitry
IIAOne place to get her from is here
About E2046 I already know. I hoped to try to buy this kit in the original. But... If there will be no such possibility, its purchase on E2046, I do not disdain recasts.

And on it I would paint stockings in black:3
05 years agoIIAIIA
Well, there you have it, from someone with more knowledge about GK:s. I'm a relative newb when it comes to GK:s

And I'm kinda wishing I had someone to paint these. But yeah, dunno how that would go as I live here in the ass end of the world
05 years ago (5 years ago)MuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
IIAOne place to get her from is hereEhhhhhh that's only if you're into recasts ._. Plus she only comes in one color.

What I would do is buy the original on Y!J or if you MUST buy the recast from E2046 or Hobbyfan, and then get commission someone to paint it for you. That way you can specify the color scheme and get the figure done in whichever colors you want. Personally I think the hot pink on that Elsa is dreadful, so I'd paint her a light blue or another color scheme xD

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