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Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart - Black Heart (Spare Tail)

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Hey this is one of my first oof these, do i have to print out the eyes or paint them on? because it didnt come with stickers and i cant find anywhere to print them online.
1 year ago
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Sekhmet (2 years ago) #4023996I see, as this is my first GK, I wasn't aware of the material being so inherently different. I guess I just expected more and was disappointed. Having those pieces break right out of the box was very upsetting, especially since I waited a year for her. So the product to use is epoxy glue? Does that work for PVC as well?

I can totally understand. A kit with tiny parts like this can be scary, especially because they're not intended to be user-friendly, so to speak.

I think Superglue is okay for the smaller parts of a PVC, since it's a bit lighter, but is a larger or more protruding part falls off (like, say, an entire arm or a large, blowing set of hair, like ITEM #3674) I'd use Epoxy and stick with Superglue on the smaller parts or parts that don't have a lot of weight on them. Epoxy is really wonderful on large pieces, especially when you have wires connecting them like GKs tend to.
2 years ago
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Cyril (2 years ago) #4004322Forgive the late reply, but to respond to this, even if you get this figure pre-painted, it is still a Garage Kit. She is made of resin, not PVC and how she is made and put together is vastly, vastly different. Resin has pros and cons along with it. For example, it holds paint better and it doesn't lean, so you can have some pretty crazy positions and weight distributions without the support as long as you build it properly. It tends to be smoother when you sand it, making for a lack of seamlines, which can be common on even the most well-made PVCs (usually on the hair).
To those unused to it, I can definitely see resin being fragile, but really once you start working with them they're really not unless you drop them from full height. Which will happen. Over and over again.
I definitely wouldn't put her as "cheaply made" just because she's a kit and you're not really used to the material. I think the problem with the more widely-produced pre-painted kits is precisely what you mentioned: they are not really intended to be put together in a way an average person can work with, they're fragile and intended to be glued before you transport them. If she came in more than one or two pieces for shipping's sake, that's really the problem more than the material.
(Actually, I own a non-recast of this kit and it's about as far from cheaply made as can possibly be, kit-wise. It's fantastic. ITEM #197821 meanwhile, is cheaply made and easily the worst thing I've ever worked with.)
And as I offered below, Epoxy tends to be what you want to use on kits for lasting stability, just in case something happens to it in the future.


I see, as this is my first GK, I wasn't aware of the material being so inherently different. I guess I just expected more and was disappointed. Having those pieces break right out of the box was very upsetting, especially since I waited a year for her. So the product to use is epoxy glue? Does that work for PVC as well?
2 years ago
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Sekhmet (2 years ago) #3439143Exactly the same thing that happened to me. Her hair piece fell off and her wing came off too so I had to glue them back on. She feels rather cheap and flimsy as well.

Forgive the late reply, but to respond to this, even if you get this figure pre-painted, it is still a Garage Kit. She is made of resin, not PVC and how she is made and put together is vastly, vastly different. Resin has pros and cons along with it. For example, it holds paint better and it doesn't lean, so you can have some pretty crazy positions and weight distributions without the support as long as you build it properly. It tends to be smoother when you sand it, making for a lack of seamlines, which can be common on even the most well-made PVCs (usually on the hair).

To those unused to it, I can definitely see resin being fragile, but really once you start working with them they're really not unless you drop them from full height. Which will happen. Over and over again.

I definitely wouldn't put her as "cheaply made" just because she's a kit and you're not really used to the material. I think the problem with the more widely-produced pre-painted kits is precisely what you mentioned: they are not really intended to be put together in a way an average person can work with, they're fragile and intended to be glued before you transport them. If she came in more than one or two pieces for shipping's sake, that's really the problem more than the material.
(Actually, I own a non-recast of this kit and it's about as far from cheaply made as can possibly be, kit-wise. It's fantastic. ITEM #197821 meanwhile, is cheaply made and easily the worst thing I've ever worked with.)

And as I offered below, Epoxy tends to be what you want to use on kits for lasting stability, just in case something happens to it in the future.
2 years ago
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StrawberryCafe (2 years ago) #3276841I received mines yesterday from that certain site, and just assembled it now. I'm disappointed at how flimsy and light the overall piece is. Two of my parts broke: her left antenna and her left wing. In the case of the wing, her left one didn't go in smoothly like her right one did, and with even a tiny bit of pressure, *snap*. I superglued both parts to their respective areas, but seeing how thin the connecting areas are, I'm afraid it'll fall apart eventually.
In any case, I paired her up with ITEM #166975 and they go very well together. She definitely seems to be a 1/7 scale equivalent so I'm at least thankful for that.


Exactly the same thing that happened to me. Her hair piece fell off and her wing came off too so I had to glue them back on. She feels rather cheap and flimsy as well. I am very disappointed. She is a great figure and the paint job is ok but.........I feel this particular version of her from this site is worth maybe $60 at most. Looking forward to the other two of her now, specifically ITEM #167111 even though that does not seem to be the favorite one.
2 years ago
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StrawberryCafe (2 years ago) #3276841I'm disappointed at how flimsy and light the overall piece is. Two of my parts broke: her left antenna and her left wing. In the case of the wing, her left one didn't go in smoothly like her right one did, and with even a tiny bit of pressure, *snap*. I superglued both parts to their respective areas, but seeing how thin the connecting areas are, I'm afraid it'll fall apart eventually.


That's how resin kits with tiny parts tend to be. You probably should use Epoxy instead of Superglue next time, though.
2 years ago
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I received mines yesterday from that certain site, and just assembled it now. I'm disappointed at how flimsy and light the overall piece is. Two of my parts broke: her left antenna and her left wing. In the case of the wing, her left one didn't go in smoothly like her right one did, and with even a tiny bit of pressure, *snap*. I superglued both parts to their respective areas, but seeing how thin the connecting areas are, I'm afraid it'll fall apart eventually.

In any case, I paired her up with ITEM #166975 and they go very well together. She definitely seems to be a 1/7 scale equivalent so I'm at least thankful for that.
2 years ago
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Kazkari (2 years ago) #3272934Decided to upload some pictures of the "other" version. Shes not bad in person but I did break of the thing on the (our) right hand side of her head while putting on her hair, haven't fully managed to glue it on properly... He paint job is quite decent.

Aw that's unfortunate, I hope you manage to make it like new again..
2 years ago
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Just assembled mine from the specific site.

There are parts that are switched (at least in my case) in the manual, those similar parts like the back wing of the feet or the wings of the stone gray processor.

If a part doesn't easily or perfectly fit in, don't force it and try switching them in. Worked for me easily and helps avoid getting lose thread or damaged parts.
2 years ago
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Decided to upload some pictures of the "other" version. Shes not bad in person but I did break of the thing on the (our) right hand side of her head while putting on her hair, haven't fully managed to glue it on properly... He paint job is quite decent.
2 years ago
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