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Start to Finish - Noctis Lucis Caelum

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It took almost a year, but I finally finished my custom Noctis! I wanted to give up SO MANY TIMES, but ultimately plodded on. Why? Because I'm a cheapskate and I didn't want to waste all the time and money I put into this guy.

Now that he's done, my custom list is currently clear! Gosh... wonder when inspiration (and the budget to play) will strike next?

Hair: ITEM #236239
Faces: ITEM #464636
Body: ITEM #464581
Legs: ITEM #287706
Shoes: LOL Surprise (no, I mean that's what they're called)

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MattKaySeven (3 months ago) #57981070

Thank you so much! <3 Plucking off that first pigtail was scary! But afterward I thought, "It's broken. There's no going back. I can do anything I want now!" It was a great feeling!

Sylvanian Families furniture is perfect for Nendoroids. Though it all looks like cute cottage furniture. There are a lot of nice dollhouse kits these days, too - but those take work! D8
3 months ago
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BlueRaven (4 months ago) #57339034

He's already got his first big accessory - a full blown Regalia! I've been carting around some barbie cars from McDonalds for a thousand years, and they're the perfect size for two Nendoroids to sit in. I painted it glossy black! (Tempting to make a chocobo sticker for the back, lol.) I want to try to make Carbuncle and some other things like that, but we'll see how those turn out.

If I made another chocobro, I'd want Prompto most of all. Matsuri's faceplates would work well for him, but my Vincent is currently using them. The KoF faceplates would work well for Gladio. (If I were to paint my fundoshi co-de, I could have his Rugged Attire... but the arms don't pose, and that's no fun.)
4 months ago
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lesser-robot-cat (4 months ago) #57269579Wahh, thank you! <3 Patience was the key word - I could only add a few spikes at a time, then leave it alone while it cured, or I'd accidentally smush them while adding more. But it was so worth it to have this little guy!
I use yellow-grey milliput for the sculpted parts, sometimes with a few drops of water mixed in to make it more squishy while it was soft. Depending on how well it stuck to the surface, sometimes I just put a blob in place and waited to carve it with an x-acto knife after it had cured a few hours. When all the spikes were done, I went over rough patches and un-pretty curves with 200-grit sandpaper.
Halfway through, I covered the thing in a layer of Tamiya grey base - mostly to see how it looked as one piece. It scraped off easily, so I didn't bother spraying more when it was time to paint. (Plus, the sandpaper left the surfaces just rough enough to take paint.) I used Model Master acrylic with flat finish to do his hair and clothing. Flat is very important - gloss makes them look like model cars, lol. (I used gloss in the past, and I ended up redoing them with flat.) Six drops of black, one drop of white is an almost perfect match for GSC's black. I haven't sealed him yet, because I still want to make a few minor tweaks to his clothing.
I hope someday Square Enix will team up with GSC, too. SE's figures are beautiful and majestic, but that's not the same as cute. SE's, um. Kind of bad at cute. Official Cloud or Vincent Nendoroids would be so much fun!


You're welcome. :) True, "patience" is an important word for Noctis considering it took them 10 years to develop the game. Anyway, he's beyond cute. I'm glad he's not all alone.

Thank you for sharing the process you went through to create the little guy and the materials that were used. His glove is so cute too. Nice! I hope to see him once he's sealed. Are you planning on giving him accessories? Which Final Fantasy nendoroid/chocobro would you want to work on next?

I agree. Yeah, I'd be golden if they made Cloud and Vincent as well. I really hope they create Final Fantasy nendoroids since the Kingdom Hearts nendoroids have been created/released.
4 months ago
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BlueRaven (4 months ago) #57238860Wow! Excellent work on little Noctis (with Iris). I'm sure sculpting his hair took time and patience, but it paid off. GSC hasn't created any Final Fantasy nendoroids, but I hope they do in the future. Out of curiosity, what kind of paint and modeling material did you use? Thank you for sharing your work. :)

Wahh, thank you! <3 Patience was the key word - I could only add a few spikes at a time, then leave it alone while it cured, or I'd accidentally smush them while adding more. But it was so worth it to have this little guy!

I use yellow-grey milliput for the sculpted parts, sometimes with a few drops of water mixed in to make it more squishy while it was soft. Depending on how well it stuck to the surface, sometimes I just put a blob in place and waited to carve it with an x-acto knife after it had cured a few hours. When all the spikes were done, I went over rough patches and un-pretty curves with 200-grit sandpaper.

Halfway through, I covered the thing in a layer of Tamiya grey base - mostly to see how it looked as one piece. It scraped off easily, so I didn't bother spraying more when it was time to paint. (Plus, the sandpaper left the surfaces just rough enough to take paint.) I used Model Master acrylic with flat finish to do his hair and clothing. Flat is very important - gloss makes them look like model cars, lol. (I used gloss in the past, and I ended up redoing them with flat.) Six drops of black, one drop of white is an almost perfect match for GSC's black. I haven't sealed him yet, because I still want to make a few minor tweaks to his clothing.

I hope someday Square Enix will team up with GSC, too. SE's figures are beautiful and majestic, but that's not the same as cute. SE's, um. Kind of bad at cute. Official Cloud or Vincent Nendoroids would be so much fun!
4 months ago
2pt
Wow! Excellent work on little Noctis (with Iris). I'm sure sculpting his hair took time and patience, but it paid off. GSC hasn't created any Final Fantasy nendoroids, but I hope they do in the future. Out of curiosity, what kind of paint and modeling material did you use? Thank you for sharing your work. :)
4 months ago
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