Two kits that I picked up off Y!J auctions arrived Saturday morning. I had just finished re-priming the Kanu kit so having these two kits arrive is just perfect timing. Pulling them out, I get to cutting flash and pinning. The first kit is Asuka Langley from Evangelion cosplaying as Yoko Ritona from Gurren Lagann sculpted by Cherry Blossom. She’s a smaller kit, Cherry Blossom advertises her as 1/7, but seems closer to 1/8 in my eyes. The guide holes placed there by the sculptors greatly help and speed the process of pinning. Here are pictures of the process:
Once the holes have been drilled, I use 1/16 inch metal rods as the pin. With the pins in place, I just push the two parts together and this section is done.
Pinning is the first thing I do with resin kits. I get a clear idea about what the kit should look like when completed and from here, I can plan out the next steps and areas I need to address for building the kit. And notice the size of Mr G3 Keroro, about the same height as Asuka.
Next up is a 1/6 scale Villeta Nu from Code Geass. The kit is sculpted by the circle Ab=Flug (link NSFW), and is a group that does a good number of nude kits. From the site, I saw that there were two versions of the kit, one with her in a sweater, and one nude. I thought that the kit would come with both the sweater and nude versions, but alas, the kit I have is only nude. It did come with a bikini top and bottom to cover her naughty bits. That said, this kit has detailed naughty bits….
But before we get there, I want to show the removal of some of the flash tabs. The flash tabs were fairly large, so removing them with a set of nippers or cutters wasn’t going to work. And cutters on such large pieces tend to stress the rather brittle resin and pieces of the kit that are not just the flash tend to break off as well. So for the flash removal, I used hobby saws and my hobby knife to carefully remove the flash.
And after pinning, we have Mr G3 Keroro oddly mesmerized…