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Garage Kit - Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Hoshino YumemiGarage Kit - Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Hoshino YumemiTutorial

MaakieMaakie1 month ago
Hello! Today I will share my progress on creating the garage kit ITEM #59886 , which shows Hoshino Yumemi ENTRY #4973 from Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ ENTRY #993 made by circle Flat Sox ENTRY #10236 . This figure was just like my previous kit a really old bootleg garage kit I still had stored, back from the time when I did not know the difference between real and recasts. I'm using it to practice my airbrush techniques some more before I tackle my more expensive real kits I have bought since then. This kit was made in 2019 during the same time as Lelouch ITEM #12293 and Yuki ITEM #92386 , so you will see similar errors here (which I have improved on since then). Let's get to the blog! :)

Preparation work

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Although it looks like quite a simple kit at first glance, it comes with a high amount of pieces and a big checklist!

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There are also multiple decals included that can be added on her uniform afterwards and a big plastic 'ribbon' that she holds in her hair.

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The ribbon mentions 'maintenance mode'. I'm not known with the source material, so I decided to look a bit into the character. Apparently she is a gynoid and always has those ribbons in her hair. So I assume to text on it right now indicates that she is relaxing in her chair while in maintenance mode. It's in general quite unique to find a garage kit in a seated pose!

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This recast also came with a huge amount of tabs that had to be cleaned off.

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I really like the seat!

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Her face sculpt is a bit 'eh', but to be honest, looking into the other work of this circle, they seem to in general have this quality of face sculpt. I do hope they practiced and improved their future kits!

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This is going to be quite a different one compared to my last kit, this one is HUGE! Her fit is also very nice.

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I unfortunately broke off one of her fingers during the sanding process, but managed to fix it with almost no crack to be seen anymore.

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Yumemi comes with a big light bulb that she holds in her arms. I was surprised to see that it was fully casted in see-through yellow resin here, not leaving the option anymore to have it transparant see-through like the original kit has.

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Cleaning this kit was an bigger task than with many of my other kits, as I had filed away so much material and this kit desperately needed cleaning now!

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All the parts drying~ To be safe I always wait around a week before continuing after I washed everything.

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After the undercoating~

Starting with painting!

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The first time I planned to go airbrushing with her, it didn't go according to plan...

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So I decided to go through color sorting for the parts I was going to paint by hand later~ Color sorting small pieces is for some reason really satisfying to me.

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The next weekend, the actual airbrushing could start! I decided for a deep purple (now still quite light because it needed more layers), as I didn't have a matching dark blue at that moment and didn't feel confident enough to mix airbrush paints yet. Luckily the dark purple I also found very matching for her color palette and it's 'coincidentally' also my favorite color!

We're gonna need a montage...montage! Next up was layer after layer of airbrushing, it's a lot more time consuming than it seems at first.

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As I'm still quite new to airbrushing, any leftover paints I had, I used to exercise patterns and effects with~

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As I was painting the purple and black parts during the same time as my Lelouch Garage Kit BLOG #45773 , I had similar issues with the paint cracking and decided to solve this by fixing it by hand later. (The paint cracking issues were probably related to temperature differences.)

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Strangely enough, all the purple paint had way less cracking issues than the black paint, maybe has to do something with the pigment?

Painting and assembly

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I used the same skin tone for Yumemi as I used for Lelouch and it needed a lot of layers for good coverage.

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I also had some issues with my white paints not thinning well, but a lot of re-mixing could temporarily solve it.

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The coverage of the white was pretty nice and I didn't need as many layers as other colors.

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Her blue hair however, needed a loooot of layers!

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The purple parts were now getting along nicely with the last things being fixed with handpaint.

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The seat ended up having the most cracking issues, although luckily most of it was hidden at the back. I think the issue was specifically with something in the black paints in combination with it being so cold outside, that it was not working well together. It's something I will watch out for with next GK's.

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Other colors were going a lot smoother luckily.

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I added the color in the hair very thin at first to test around a bit with shading. I really like this effect!

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Although the final color is just going to be full blue with some darker blue shading.

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These are the kind of phases where a lot of difference can be seen IRL and it will barely looking any different on photos.

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I also had some issues here with parts not pinned correctly and thus not correctly drying, fixed for future kits, but here still visible as it's an older Work In Progress I am sharing.

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Trying to get some more shading in the grooves of the sculpt.

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Overview of the current state.

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My GK workplace!

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It was time to bust out the metallic paint!

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So shiny! The more crude parts will be fixed later.

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As this is a 'retro' anime character, I wanted to also give some more old-timey cheek blushes. On the second picture they have been smoothed out more and some additional cheek shading was added.

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I also added some more shading near the knees and the top of her legs.

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I mixed a darker blue shade to use on the shoes and detailing for the panties.

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I also used a watered down version of it for shading in the hair.

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The lines on her shirt were very nerve-wrecking to paint and I re-did and fixed lines many times.

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I also added some white in her blushes.

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Adding some silver and gold detailing.

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And now for black detailing~

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A lot of it got it's first layer and needs some more fixing.

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With so much pieces (almost) finished painting I could start on the assembly process!

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I also thought it was time to bust out the 'weird' parts. It was time to grab the plastic pieces with the printed text 'maintenance mode', which you have to shape into a ribbon to put on Yumemi.

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Some parts needed very precise cutting to be able to attach to the resin parts.

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This kit also came with multiple water slide decals. This was my first time every trying these out and I'm glad it was with an older GK compared to the more expensive GK's and model kits with decals I have in my backlog.

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This was the only decal I accidentally partially damaged.

Only recently I read some tutorials about how to use items such as micro set, which makes a lot of the 'transparent edges' you see on here invisible. I hope to acquire it so I can try it out for future projects. I didn't find any local sellers yet and it seems like I am not allowed to import it from other countries due to flammability...

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The face was slowly looking better, but I wasn't really pleased with the result yet.

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Putting together the light bulb. I think this is a really cute accessory!

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Some more fixes on the face and trying to add that 'retro' shimmer.

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Putting together seat and the body.

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Attaching the hair, while still making small improvements to the face.

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Gluing the ribbon into shape. There were no instructions on how to make this part, so I just assumed you had to bust out the glue for this.

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Everything is slowly coming together.

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Getting more satisfied about how the face is looking~

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I'm pretty satisfied with how the shading in the hair turned out, now to just make a few little changes to the face here and there...

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Assembly of the ribbon was going better than expected!

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Hairpin and head are together now!

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Body and head progress.

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Some more parts are drying. It seems like the kit is so small when you see it like this!

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I was still surprised this was holding on so well! I was fully expecting it breaking down every once in a while!

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The assembly is slowly reaching the end!

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A few more paint and assembly fixes, but almost done!

The end result

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In the end, I was content with what I made and happy about what I learned, but I see many improvement points. In general I was happy to have had a better result than my previous GK attempt (see BLOG #45839 ) and while working on the final touches of this GK, I started on my next one ITEM #12269 , which was already turning out a lot better!

If I would redo this kit one day, I would want to make a lot of changes to her face and improve a lot of the smaller details and line work. I also would change multiple colors as I noticed during the shooting in the light box a lot of colors blend away (especially at her eyes). I also made a lot of similar mistakes to Lelouch and Yuki, which are mentioned more in detail in their own blogs.

Workspace overview

I thought it was also fun to share the overall look of my mobile workspace. It was a desk on wheels that can easily be moved to any room you want. In 2019 I was still living in the Netherlands and I would mainly work on my kits in the combined storage/cosplay/sports equipment-room. Now in Finland I have to pick up this hobby again, but as we have an indoor terrace, I think that is going to be my new spot!

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As you can see I was working on 3 kits at the same time, as everything came with drying time and I like to continue on painting once I'm in the 'zone'.

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My mixing and thinning setup.

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Mixing bottles and the brushes I currently use.

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My small box with most of my basic items: Cardboard to pin the pieces in, brushes, thinner, mixing bottles and my small collection of paint (which soon after this picture already grew bigger).

And to finish it!

If you want to see other recent kits I have made (and my road in progress), you can check out their blogs here:
- My 10th kit (2019): White Album - Morikawa Yuki - Wonder Showcase (025) (Takkyuu Mokei) BLOG #45839
- My 9th kit (2019): Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Lelouch Lamperouge (Heavy Gauge): BLOG #45773
- My 8th kit (2019): Original Character - Prom - 1/7 (Ireba Dou): BLOG #43149
- My 7th kit (2018): Kamichu! - Hitotsubashi Yurie - 1/6 - Summer WF 2007 (Seikoro Caramel): BLOG #41010
- Newly fixed! My 6th kit (2017): Rozen Maiden - Suigintou - 1/6 (T's System): BLOG #35160


And if you like my blog and would like to receive e-mail updates when I have a new one, you can subscribe to my blog on MFC! --> profile/Maakie/...

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See you next time at what probably will be a loot blog!
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leonasenshi1 month ago#81474540Go to your local hardware store and get some bulk galvanized wire, I usually buy the 18 gauge size and also use the same size drill bit so I can install them in the resin, that's cheap for what it is and it lasts for years

Oh! I didn't expect that kind of wire to be strong enough! Thanks, I'll look for it!
1 month ago
Maakie1 month ago#81431794Hi! Thanks for the tip! I actually bought one of those tools for drilling small holes with a rotary motion (I have no clue what they are called in English) recently and am currently looking into what to pin them with, I read some people just find nails with the same/similar size and cut them up. I guess that is the easiest?

Go to your local hardware store and get some bulk galvanized wire, I usually buy the 18 gauge size and also use the same size drill bit so I can install them in the resin, that's cheap for what it is and it lasts for years
1 month ago
leonasenshi1 month ago#81383078Pro tip: Pin your pieces so that they can be more stable when assembling your kit, also so you attache the alligator clips to those pins instead of having them hold the piece and ruining that tiny area that they're holding on to, kinda defeats the purpose of using them.

Hi! Thanks for the tip! I actually bought one of those tools for drilling small holes with a rotary motion (I have no clue what they are called in English) recently and am currently looking into what to pin them with, I read some people just find nails with the same/similar size and cut them up. I guess that is the easiest?
1 month ago
Pro tip: Pin your pieces so that they can be more stable when assembling your kit, also so you attache the alligator clips to those pins instead of having them hold the piece and ruining that tiny area that they're holding on to, kinda defeats the purpose of using them.
1 month ago
galablue1 month ago#81317634Love seeing your GK posts! To be honest, I think where this GK failed you wasn't anything you did, but just the original sculpt of the face. Her expression that's sculpted (with the tiny mouth) doesn't do any favors because she has such a bewildered look on her face. I can't wait for the next post :D

Some sculpts are...hard to save. Although with this picture the example picture is already a lot better than what I did LOL. However, I do have an example of a professionally painted kit with a 'meh' headsculpt, resulting in making her look like a deer in the headlights even though that painter absolutely knew what they were doing.

Next one is up hopefully next week! :)
1 month ago
Love seeing your GK posts! To be honest, I think where this GK failed you wasn't anything you did, but just the original sculpt of the face. Her expression that's sculpted (with the tiny mouth) doesn't do any favors because she has such a bewildered look on her face. I can't wait for the next post :D
1 month ago
victorviper1 month ago#81283065Always interesting to see these GK posts. It also reminds me that I bought Planetarian on Steam quite a while back, but I haven't got around to playing/reading it yet.

I find it interesting to have two comments about the game, because I actually thought it was more niche! I have a hard time committing to long-run VN's nowadays, so I never even thought about checking it out, although I've had this kit for years.

Toshki1 month ago#81283305First, give Planetarian a read! It's been a while for me but I remember it was a very nice story :)
I can defs see improvement on this one so congrats :3 you're doing great! (Sorry I kept putting off replying to your comment to me a while ago... I'll try tonight, messages just seem so daunting nowadays ><) I wonder why the paint keeps cracking :/
I'm assuming those bottles are Vallejo? Those are what I used when I started too... Is it really humid where you are? I've tried airbrushing while it was raining one night and it did not end well ^^;;;
For the decals, if you can get Mr Hobby locally they have a decal solution too! That one is pretty good. Vallejo also do one but I've not tried it before...
Keep it up :3


Hehe, no problem. I'm already typing away on the blog of the next one, which is also already a big step better (except for some fitting problems).

I think it really had to do with it being cold outside + it had recently rained when I airbrushed and then I took them inside, where it was a lot warmer, while the paint had not fully dried yet. (It would have taken ages for the paint to dry in that weather if I kept them outside.)

Most of the bottles in my current batch are Warcolours, but I think you are asking about what bottles I used for airbrushing? The airbrushing was done with a mix of different Russian brands (gifted to me by a Russian GK painter), they are meant to be especially used in airbrush and she has good results with them...

Thanks for the tip! I checked out the stock of the biggest national hobby shop...but..hrm, they have a lot of Mr. Hobby, but don't seem to stock anything related to decals. They do have a lot of warpainting equipment and I managed to find these from Vallejo:

https://www.hobbypoint.fi/files/pienoismallimaalit/vallejo_2017/aux_products/vallejo_decal_medium.jpg

https://www.hobbypoint.fi/files/pienoismallimaalit/vallejo_2017/aux_products/vallejo_decal_fix.jpg

You might know something more about these alternatives because you mention using/knowing Vallejo?

Thank you! I'll be sure to return soon with the next blog~

Taralen1 month ago#81283508I really like the ribbons on the kit--pretty unique. Where in the world did you buy this recast though? It looks so sketch lol
I noticed you said you wait a week before painting. . . That's not really necessary. I suggest investing in an ultrasonic cleaner. I have two--a big one and a small one. Find one that can easily fit most GK parts. If you build big kits, you will need a big cleaner, but they will eliminate the grease within 10 minutes and you will be ready to go in no time. I am working on a custom figure right now that was SUPER greasy for some reason and I just threw the parts in the cleaner and BAM grease gone.
I looked through this post and several others you've made, and I'm sure it was mentioned prior but your coats are really thick. I have only used acrylics twice upon large applications, and I know how finnicky they can be (especially if you're a cheap ass like me who uses craft acrylics lmfao) but I would say to use much thinner coats so your paintjob is smoother.
I will say you did a good job matching the colors with the sample photo.


LOL, I got it from the most famous (and most encouraged) GK shop, you know the one. I made the mistake as a newbie to save up and do a big bulk order there and am still painting the leftovers years later. I now only got two more left...

An ultrasonic cleaner seems...wow! Very big luxurious purchase for kits! Never even thought about getting one! That would have to be a separate research to find the right one (especially because I have some big kits in my backlog), but I'm writing it down to look into! :D

Yeah, I have been diluting a bit more and also have been switching around brands a lot. My next one I will post about still has pretty thick coating (just to warn you), after that I think I am improving, but feel free to continue drop feedback of course. :D This specific kit is also a bit meh, because I airbrushed a lot of things and then had to redo the painting by hand for a lot of parts. Thanks again for pointing this out to me!

Thanks! :) Hope you'll enjoy my future works even more. ;)
1 month ago
Taralen Elf Hoarder
I really like the ribbons on the kit--pretty unique. Where in the world did you buy this recast though? It looks so sketch lol

I noticed you said you wait a week before painting. . . That's not really necessary. I suggest investing in an ultrasonic cleaner. I have two--a big one and a small one. Find one that can easily fit most GK parts. If you build big kits, you will need a big cleaner, but they will eliminate the grease within 10 minutes and you will be ready to go in no time. I am working on a custom figure right now that was SUPER greasy for some reason and I just threw the parts in the cleaner and BAM grease gone.

I looked through this post and several others you've made, and I'm sure it was mentioned prior but your coats are really thick. I have only used acrylics twice upon large applications, and I know how finnicky they can be (especially if you're a cheap ass like me who uses craft acrylics lmfao) but I would say to use much thinner coats so your paintjob is smoother.

I will say you did a good job matching the colors with the sample photo.
1 month ago
First, give Planetarian a read! It's been a while for me but I remember it was a very nice story :)

I can defs see improvement on this one so congrats :3 you're doing great! (Sorry I kept putting off replying to your comment to me a while ago... I'll try tonight, messages just seem so daunting nowadays ><) I wonder why the paint keeps cracking :/
I'm assuming those bottles are Vallejo? Those are what I used when I started too... Is it really humid where you are? I've tried airbrushing while it was raining one night and it did not end well ^^;;;

For the decals, if you can get Mr Hobby locally they have a decal solution too! That one is pretty good. Vallejo also do one but I've not tried it before...

Keep it up :3
1 month ago
Always interesting to see these GK posts. It also reminds me that I bought Planetarian on Steam quite a while back, but I haven't got around to playing/reading it yet.
1 month ago
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