Oct 282019
 

Now that I’m done pulling a bunch of casts, time to actually build the the damn thing. The difference is that I’m building and painting up the first 3D printed bust piece which is the bigger bust in 4 major pieces. Since the original 3D Design isn’t the best designed part, when it was printed, those mistakes in the design are also printed out so those will need to be addressed.

Jumping right in, the pictures belowed show the printed flaws that need to be sanded and/or filled. There is a lot of sanding and some light curing putty to level things off along some of the flat surfaces that didn’t get printed perfectly.

More about the build after the jump. Continue reading »

Aug 262019
 

I haven’t posted an update in a long while since I’ve been extremely lazy in the past few weeks. I’ve been suckered into playing GBGW (Gunpla Battle: Gunpla Warfare) on my damn phone. *cough*E4AKNYNR6*cough*. But that has slowed down because energy recovery at higher levels takes some time, and I’m not giving Bandai any more money than I already give them.

Back to working on the Gouf Custom project as well as adding 2 other projects to the workbench. Well, sort of. Model building can wear you down or the motivation just wanes. Or sometimes, something shiny and new comes along and takes up all your attention – not talking about the stupid gunpla mobile game. The two other project are a recent development. The first side project is a commission figure kit build of a Volks 1/7 scale Sakurai Aoi from Rail Wars. I have until the end of the year and it is a fairly straight-forward build so I did a quick test fit assembly of the major pieces and snapped some pictures. The next project is from a 3D file posted online: of 2B from Nier Automata. I scaled her down to about 1/5.5 scale and printed the 5 parts in the Form 2. Here’s the comparison with the Sakurai and 2B side by side.

After the jump, I’ll get back into the Gouf Custom starting from where I last left off. Continue reading »