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CUSTOM: Kaworu Merman ver.CUSTOM: Kaworu Merman ver.Misc

MoroMoro7 years ago
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Hello all! In the spirit of Evangelion's usual ridiculous merchandising, I'm here to show off my latest custom creation. Check out the "Stuff I Made" tag if you're interested in more of my original and custom work.

Now before you think I'm completely nuts, know that I was not the first to think of Evangelion merpeople.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/moronokimi/15405206/48493/48493_original.jpg

Seeing as those existed I felt it was only right to rectify it with a merman. The only thing holding me back from making a mer-Shinji is the lack of a shirtless Shinji to work off of.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/moronokimi/15405206/48708/48708_original.jpg http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/moronokimi/15405206/49090/49090_original.jpg

Since I used a gashopon as a base, it made things a bit easier, because Kaworu's torso and legs were already separate pieces from each other. I simply had to sculpt a slot in the fishy lower half for the torso to lock into, and presto!
Because I did that, he can actually switch back and forth between normal and merman with careful removal of the torso piece. For now, though, he's displayed with Shinji. (The Eric to his Ariel? Oh god, this is how terrible crossover fanfictions happen.)
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/moronokimi/15405206/49635/49635_original.jpg http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/moronokimi/15405206/49674/49674_original.jpg
I kept the tail relatively simple, since I was basing him off the Asuka and Rei mermaids. Since I didn't have sculpting material that could make a nice translucent effect like the prize figures have, I instead made his tail a little more intricate and added silver accents like on his Rebuild plugsuit. Naturally, the tail shape was inspired by an angelfish. It's a little hard to tell in the pictures, but the tail is actually slightly sparkly, and the fins are painted black.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/moronokimi/15405206/49268/49268_original.jpg
The base was sculpted from scratch with a "stone look" material that I thought suited him. I tried to copy the design of the base on the Asuka and Rei mermaids.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/moronokimi/15405206/50144/50144_original.jpg
This was a fairly small project that I worked on while I was waiting for coats of paint to dry on some of my other projects, and I'm pleased with the results. Gashopon seem very suited to this kind of thing since they can be easily disassembled.
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Moro5 years ago#2608080Haha better late than never, I don't mind comments on really old posts. I'm glad you like him! :D I think he turned out really nice for how small he is.
If you can provide the figure base (this particular Kaworu gashapon is kind of a pain to find, it turns out) I'd be happy to take a commission for your own :>


I once took a Saint Seiya gashapon and put a little tail on it from an Ariel polly pocket. It looked a bit ridiculous. :D I love the color scheme you chose though. The black looks great.
5 years ago
StephieHerbert5 years ago#2608074I know that I'm like super late here.. but I LOVE this sooo much!
I have always a thing for mermaids and this is so awesome!!! I'd totally buy it. There are not enough merguys in the world.

Haha better late than never, I don't mind comments on really old posts. I'm glad you like him! :D I think he turned out really nice for how small he is.
If you can provide the figure base (this particular Kaworu gashapon is kind of a pain to find, it turns out) I'd be happy to take a commission for your own :>
5 years ago
I know that I'm like super late here.. but I LOVE this sooo much!

I have always a thing for mermaids and this is so awesome!!! I'd totally buy it. There are not enough merguys in the world.
5 years ago
Wow! That is awesome! :) Nice sculpt on his tail!
7 years ago
Kuuga7 years ago#1231859nice job.
I think you can make Shinji merman ver. too XD


I've considered making a mer-torso for the Shinji in these pictures, but I just thought it would look so ridiculous with a button up collared shirt and a fishy lower half...
7 years ago
nice job.
I think you can make Shinji merman ver. too XD
7 years ago
Shinji: "Im okay with this."

This is a friggin great post. lol Mer Kaworu. lol
Now when I watch Eva I'll be more scarred than usual. ^^
7 years ago
Wow, great! <3 Best Kaworu figure ever. :)
7 years ago
That's pretty nice, you did a good job! :3
7 years ago
Wow, you have some pretty cool skills!
7 years ago