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Summer Loot+Custom Nendo Progress!Summer Loot+Custom Nendo Progress!

JellygemJellygem3 months agoReview
After being away for the summer, I was greeted by some packages upon my return!

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I figured I'd make a blog to show what I got and also for the small amount of custom work I did in the past two days, that'll be at the end!

First off is a package that technically came in May but oh well!

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Nendoroid Sucy and Mustang from AmiAmi~ They're both so cute and perfect, no complaints here! I love Mustang's fire effects and his flowing coat looks so cool! Meanwhile Sucy's oversized sleeves and creepy expressions capture her character perfectly. Both of them came with rather nice GSC exclusives (a lighter and an extra mushroom respectively) but oh well ;o;

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"No fighting!!"

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...And here's the next box, this one from July- I got Lotte to finish off the Little Witch Academia trio as well as a set of Golden Kamuy rubber straps (ENTRY #154959) and FMA rubber clips (ENTRY #140546)! I didn't take any pictures of the Golden Kamuy straps but they are super adorable! Golden Kamuy has kind of taken over my life so I'm struggling to not buy all the merch available... These straps were a must have though as I love rubber straps, they're definitely my favorite type of goods to display.

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Lotte is my favorite character in LWA (I've even cosplayed as her!), so I may be a bit biased in saying her nendoroid is the cutest~ Her glasses look a little weird from some angles but in general she's great! Displaying all three girls together shows off each of their personalities so well. I haven't preordered Diana since I think she looks a little off for some reason, so this likely completes my LWA collection c:

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The FMA clips were a find from the highly dangerous AmiAmi sale section, it was only 980円 for the whole set! Maybe these didn't sell too well...? I have no idea why because they're really cute! I love that this set contains Greedling and Envy since they're my favorites! Right now I have them clipped to this storage bin but it's fun to clip them to random stuff!

And that's actually it for figures, I have tried to slow down my collecting quite a bit. Here's the non-figure stuff I got:

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Some fanmade acrylic charms, entirely Golden Kamuy! The bottom row of charms are all of the same character, Koito, who I absolutely adore ;v; Koito didn't appear in the first season of the Golden Kamuy anime that aired earlier this year, and thus doesn't have any official merch yet- so I've decided to collect lots of fan merch instead! The first three charms are from Taxikun, one of my favorite merch artists and also the person who drew my icon (which is also Koito)(lol). I lost the name of the second artist but the animal ears/tail are adorable. The last charm is by Rauviel and it's Koito drawn in Animal Crossing style, which is great because I also love Animal Crossing! It has glitter in it too!

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I also got this Banana Fish star-shaped button from coffeeship! I read the Banana Fish manga a few months ago and really enjoyed it. So far the anime has been pretty good but I prefer the manga as a whole, I read the whole thing in just a few days which I hardly ever do. I'm definitely looking forward to the upcoming nendoroids and scale figures (nendos or scales... which one to buy??)

I managed to fit it on my corkboard:
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The board is divided into my Gankutsuou shrine, Hunter x Hunter, witches, and then a random area that's mostly JoJo's ^^; I'm probably going to get another smaller corkboard just to display the Golden Kamuy straps from earlier since this one is full ^^;

Anyways, I also got one other Banana Fish item, ITEM #88418. Although MFC says it was released in 1994 it just had a rerelease to coincide with the anime; the aftermarket price for the original was pretty high so I'm sure long-time fans must've really appreciated it! Being a fan of the manga art I really wanted to pick it up, I'm quite happy with it. It was my first time ordering from amazon.jp and luckily it arrived just fine.

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The illustrations inside are pretty simple, mostly black and white, with a decent amount of negative space. Here's a few pages:
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It makes a nice addition to my tiny artbook "collection"!

The last items I got are from a convention I went to with my friend earlier in the summer!

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The print and buttons are of Joseph and Caesar from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, unfortunately I didn't get the artist's name :c The Toya (Cardcaptor Sakura) keychain was from a gachapon machine, I'm still watching CCS but I definitely like Toya so I was glad to get him! The remaining charms are Sugimoto from Golden Kamuy and the cast of Dungeon Meshi, the artist is watery-days! They were happy to talk about Golden Kamuy with me and gave me the Shiraishi stickers for free :D (That particular face is a running gag throughout the manga, it's often used to censor things when the main characters get naked xD)

The commission on the left was a cheap and quick sketch, I asked for The Count from Gankutsuou and five minutes later they gave me this amazing drawing! I love how tired he looks lmao. The artist remarked that they hadn't heard of the character before but said he's really beautiful and seemed interested in watching the anime, so that was pretty funny! The Koito commission on the right was a gift from my friend, she secretly commissioned an artist while I was distracted ^.^;; More Koito for the Koito shrine!!

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Lastly, here's the start of a custom nendoroid I want to make. If you guessed that the character is Koito, you're right... Pictures are in the spoiler below :p

View spoilerHide spoilerthe first step of my plan was to order some custom faceplates from the Nendoroid Face Maker website. Luckily they added a darker skin tone option right around when I wanted to order them.

While Koito can be charming...
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he also has a silly side, coupled with lots of silly facial expressions like these:
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which I took as more of an inspiration when designing the faces ^.^; Mostly because the custom faceplates have a less defined nose so I feel like they're more suited to whacky expressions than regular ones.
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Unfortunately I couldn't replicate his unique eyebrows and eye lines with the face maker so I had to still modify the faces somewhat. I used Eren from Attack on Titan's hair as the base simply because it's what I had on hand, I pretty much had to reshape the whole front piece.
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After some Exacto knife action:
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Sculpting time:
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After drying:
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Painting time:
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Test fit:
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And after sealing it with matte spray:
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I'm just using Nozomu Itoshiki's body for now since it's what I have on hand that vaguely fits Koito (Golden Kamuy is set in the Meiji era and this outfit is more Taisho era I think but shh....) but I plan on getting a nendoroid doll body and buying/sewing him a proper military uniform eventually lol. He looks a bit better in person than in the pictures I think, the camera is not very kind to imperfections >.< Oh well, he's a WIP!


Thanks for reading!
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heroizumi (2 months ago) #41487866I just searched for this post again to say omfg please let us see any updates on your custom nendo ;___;
I watched the first episode of s2 of Golden Kamuy and ahhhhhhh
I'm so excited to see more of your custom boy!!!
I'm contemplating making a custom Tanigaki ;___; <3
(edited, I thought it was Edogai but looked again and it's someone else, but god damn do I love this series and I can't wait to meet you your boy too ahhh)


Ahh thank you I definitely feel more encouraged to keep working on him now lol!! Hopefully I can make some progress soon :D And omg if you do make a Tanigaki I'd love to see, he's such a good boy <3

I'm glad you're loving the series so far, Hopefully you'll like Koito too, he should show up soon! Edogai is so good too lol I'd love to make him eventually <3
2 months ago
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I just searched for this post again to say omfg please let us see any updates on your custom nendo ;___;
I watched the first episode of s2 of Golden Kamuy and ahhhhhhh
I'm so excited to see more of your custom boy!!!
I'm contemplating making a custom Tanigaki ;___; <3

(edited, I thought it was Edogai but looked again and it's someone else, but god damn do I love this series and I can't wait to meet you your boy too ahhh)
2 months ago
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Hentai_Son (3 months ago) #39049754Thank you so much! I always forget about amazon.jp

No problem! :D
3 months ago
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Hentai_Son Cool Guy(tm)
Jellygem (3 months ago) #39012359I preordered it from amazon.jp, the price is a bit higher now but it seems like they still have stock:www.amazon.co.j...

Thank you so much! I always forget about amazon.jp
3 months ago
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kishitani (3 months ago) #39029491Nice loot!!! I love the Golden Kamuy charms and the art book!! Good luck with your custom nendoroid!!

Thank you! The charms and artbook are some of my favorite things too :D and ty I definitely need some luck xD
3 months ago
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Nice loot!!! I love the Golden Kamuy charms and the art book!! Good luck with your custom nendoroid!!
3 months ago
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Hentai_Son (3 months ago) #39012189Where did you get Angel Eyes? I've been looking at it for a while now and it's super pretty I just can't find it anywhere I trust qwq

I preordered it from amazon.jp, the price is a bit higher now but it seems like they still have stock:www.amazon.co.j...
3 months ago
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Hentai_Son Cool Guy(tm)
Where did you get Angel Eyes? I've been looking at it for a while now and it's super pretty I just can't find it anywhere I trust qwq
3 months ago
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damedanbo (3 months ago) #39010705Nice haul! I also love Golden Kamuy; I'm kicking myself over not ordering Asirpa's nendoroid in time. Wish we could see some more figures from that series too... Your custom looks great so far!
Thank you! :D And yay another GK fan! I hope you can find her on release, i'm honestly surprised her preorders sold out :o and same, wonfes didn't give us anything but I'll definitely keep hoping for more figures too :D

ZoidsFanatic2 (3 months ago) #39010711I... I had no clue there was a Custom Nendoroid website... well, I’ll see you all in a few years!
Anyhow, very nice custom you’re working on! That’s the one bad thing I keep running into with customs is just not getting the right body. But if the face is there then I can’t complain!

Lol be careful, the face maker is super addictive for sure! I definitely have a few more orders to make... And thank you! I agree, it's a lot easier to just have the characters play dress up instead of getting the most accurate thing, ITEM #512120 actually has a pretty good base for what I need but of course that nendoroid is expensive now T.T
3 months ago
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I... I had no clue there was a Custom Nendoroid website... well, I’ll see you all in a few years!

Anyhow, very nice custom you’re working on! That’s the one bad thing I keep running into with customs is just not getting the right body. But if the face is there then I can’t complain!
3 months ago
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