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Building Nozomi Garage KitBuilding Nozomi Garage Kit

bmyserenitybmyserenity2 years agoMisc
Hello and Happy New Year -(๑☆‿ ☆#)ᕗ

A couple of months ago, I bought my first garage kit hoping I would be able to build it. I never wanted a GK because I'm not confident enough with my skills ヽ(  ̄д ̄;)ノ However, this one caught my eye since it's one of my favorite card in the game ^^

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I finally had time to build it and I wanted to share how I did with you guys :)

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I started by splitting the parts and cleaning them with a mold release agent remover. I was able to do it outside since it was like 15ºC at that time in Canada Σ(・口・)

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I then removed excess gate residues with side-cutters...

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And with an X-Acto knife.

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I finished with the sand paper.

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I also removed parting lines with sand paper.

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There, all nice and clean ^^

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All done, I could now start painting the parts.

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I started using some paint brush but it was too big, so I used tooth picks.

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I'll admit, it's not as simple as it seems ( ≧Д≦)

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I realised that I messed up with this part, I used the wrong blue and I didn't have the shade of blue for that part щ(ಥДಥщ)

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I tried fixing it with some paint I had at home... Well... I guess it could be worse T.T

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I think I did pretty well with the face (fortunately it came with eye stickers (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و )

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I had some difficulties with the hands... The white paint just wouldn't make a nice finish, I tried fixing it but I couldn't -_- Oh well, I did my best.

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I sprayed the parts that I painted with paint sealer spray

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I could finally start the assembly

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That ass though ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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I got so frustrated with that part (the clear one around her hips), I almost gave up, it just wouldn't stick together T.T

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Coming along nicely...

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I had my dad help me with the base, took a while but we finally got it right ೕ(˃̵ᴗ˂̵ ๑)

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Here it is, freshly done!

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Final result ( ^∇^)

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I guess I could have done better, but I'm pretty satisfied with myself. It was my first GK and it was very exciting :3

I hope you enjoyed, thank you for reading o(〃^▽^〃)o
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Maakie (2 years ago) #6038291Thank you~! I'm planning on writing a blog about it in a while, so you can keep an eye out on profile/Maakie/... ! ^w^

Nice, I'll keep an eye on it then ^_^
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bmyserenity (2 years ago) #5990010You're right, prepping is surprisingly long \(°o°)/ good luck with your gk, I'm sure the final result will be fantastic (*.*)b

Thank you~! I'm planning on writing a blog about it in a while, so you can keep an eye out on profile/Maakie/... ! ^w^
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Maakie (2 years ago) #5967181Yeah.... o.o The last time I had 4 days off in a row I worked on ITEM #12274 I did all her prepping and undercoating and just started on painting her crazy big dress/coat. I have about 4-5 days off at the beginning of february and hope to finish her then! >.<

You're right, prepping is surprisingly long \(°o°)/ good luck with your gk, I'm sure the final result will be fantastic (*.*)b
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bmyserenity (2 years ago) #5919601Thank you :) I know what you mean, I had to wait winter break to do mine, otherwise I don't have time either -_-

Yeah.... o.o The last time I had 4 days off in a row I worked on ITEM #12274 I did all her prepping and undercoating and just started on painting her crazy big dress/coat. I have about 4-5 days off at the beginning of february and hope to finish her then! >.<
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Maakie (2 years ago) #5871835Very nice for your first kit! I'm super-motivated to continue working on mine, but no time! D:

Thank you :) I know what you mean, I had to wait winter break to do mine, otherwise I don't have time either -_-
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SageGuy (2 years ago) #5848983Yea, it's not just the cost of the garage kit either, I would also need all the materials and tools necessary for such a project. But if I were to make one, I think I'd like nozomi's dancing stars on me costume.

That's a good choice :P and yeah it's a bit pricey at first unfortunately :/
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Very nice for your first kit! I'm super-motivated to continue working on mine, but no time! D:
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bmyserenity (2 years ago) #5847075Totally understand what you're saying! The price is quite high but if you love the character and the figure, it's worth it :) It's alright if it's just once in a while ^^

Yea, it's not just the cost of the garage kit either, I would also need all the materials and tools necessary for such a project. But if I were to make one, I think I'd like nozomi's dancing stars on me costume.
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Mew-Lidia9 (2 years ago) #5824093Great job for your first garage kit! :D

Thanks :)
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SageGuy (2 years ago) #5800244The cost is a bit off putting when it's not much cheaper than some figures. Well it's something to think about.

Totally understand what you're saying! The price is quite high but if you love the character and the figure, it's worth it :) It's alright if it's just once in a while ^^
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