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Anime girl in bathing suit
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Posted: Monday, February 09, 2009 - 06:57 AM UTC




I haven't seen any Anime figures in this section since Modelgeek went through some changes so here we have one, don't ask me what her real title or name is as all the writing is in Japanese but i included a picture of the box cover so you can see what see may look like when finished, the second pic is of all the main parts with all the pins installed and the last 2 pics show her assembled for the photo shoot she still needs a coat of primer and than i will start the flesh tones this should be an easy kit to paint as there are only a few parts and the clean up went well.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 05:31 AM UTC


Time for an update, all the base mid tones, shadows and highlights have been airbrushed and i am pretty happy with the results just need to seal it with a flat coat, the flash seems to have washed out the shot of her back a little but the contrast in the flesh tones is the same as the front, so far there doesn't seem to be much interest it this model but i will keep posting updates until it's finished. All comments welcome.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 08:12 AM UTC
Lookin good!!! WAYYYY better than I'd do it that's for sure.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 09:17 AM UTC
Thanks Matt, I haven't used my airbrush in a while so i am pleased with my work so far, next eyes and hair and a lot of masking.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 12:54 PM UTC
Wow Robert. I didn't know you did figures. That's a really beautiful job so far. The highlights and shadows you've done make an incredible difference. As Matt said, it's way better than I could ever do.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 03:30 PM UTC
Thanks Hermon, to tell the truth i started posting here about five years ago i think and i started with figures most were painted with my airbrush my favorite tool, I stopped doing figures for a while because i got burnt out and moved to cars. Keep on the look out for updates on this kit and others coming soon as i got the bug again.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 04:18 AM UTC
Thanks for the info, i have never seen any of the Anime cartoons sounds like the title is adult stuff i think i will pass on watching them but i will continue building the kits as long as they are clean and can be displayed for everyone, if this is a problem for any of the editors i will be glad not to continue this post and it can be pulled just let me know.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 07:46 AM UTC

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Thanks for the info, i have never seen any of the Anime cartoons sounds like the title is adult stuff i think i will pass on watching them but i will continue building the kits as long as they are clean and can be displayed for everyone, if this is a problem for any of the editors i will be glad not to continue this post and it can be pulled just let me know.



anime is a style of animation. i have seen anime sci-fi and fantasy programs that are better than much of the stuff Hollywood puts out. if you have the Cartoon Network on your cable, the Adult Swim late night fare shows lots of anime, although it's not always among the best. please don't make the snap judgement that it's soft porn or all adult fare. if you are familiar with the old Speed Racer cartoons, Rocketboy, or Kimba the White Lion, those were all early anime.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 10:34 AM UTC
I thought i would do a little research on this title please teacher so i found a site that did a review on the series and it said it's good for teens and above because of the reference to sex but no nudity or violence, well that's good to hear, i grew up watching speed racer and Kimba the white lion that was a long time ago and things change, please teacher sounds like it's pretty mellow to me. My final point on this is while doing the research i found a few websites that sell a lot of Anime and Manga art and model kits and some of this stuff is for adults only and would make a few adults blush so be careful what your kids are watching.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 12:27 PM UTC
Very good point Robert and I have two young kids so thanks. And for what it's worth, even though I'm not into doing figures I think the one you're working on here is tasteful. I mean don't get me wrong, I'm not getting all mushy or soft, but this particular figure seems to showcase the beauty of the female form in an elegant and artistic way without the nudity and graphic nonsense common in todays culture. Whew!.......that's a lot of big words just to say it looks very good.

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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 11:47 AM UTC





Final update on this kit i am calling it done except for painting the buckle on her back that holds on her top and a little touch up. I am pleased with the results nothing to special i was just looking for a clean build to get back into my figure painting, as you can see i changed the color scheme as i didn't like the box color to much. All comments welcome.
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 01:06 PM UTC
Robert, man you've got some real talent. I don't do figures myself, but I like to check out the work here from time to time to pick up tips on shadowing and such to use on my airplane and auto builds. I assume you painted the bikini lines and eyes by hand? Really nice job.

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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 03:11 PM UTC
Thanks Hermon, yes i painted the bikini and eyes with a brush they could be a lot better but as i have gotten older my hand tends to shake a little or i guess what they call tremors it makes my painting more difficult and it takes me a lot longer than it did 5 years ago but i get through it.
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 11:45 AM UTC
My God ! It's me in my younger years ! Great job on the painting .
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 12:13 PM UTC

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My God ! It's me in my younger years ! Great job on the painting .



Terri, you were HOT! But your eyes kinda freak me out......a bit big.

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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 03:25 PM UTC
Thanks Terri it was a fun build to get back into figure painting.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 03:07 PM UTC
Wow, very nice...it's the shading that escapes me in my attempts, and it's the shading that makes the figure! What did you do for those light and dark highlights, just add light and dark drops of paint to the origonal color?
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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 02:26 AM UTC
Thanks Bob, i start spraying with my basic flesh mix or mid tone of white and a little burnt sienna and a drop or 2 of red to warm it up, next i spray my shadows and i use just a little more burnt sienna, last i spray my highlights mostly white and just a few drops of burnt sienna. I always mix twice what i need for each flesh tone so i can go over and correct any mistakes i made you don't want to try and match the color later it never works. You will have to experiment with your flesh mix to see what works for you i try and keep the difference between each tone subtle, i got very lucky with this kit and needed almost no corrections in the flesh color, if you want to warm the flesh up add some red if you want to cool it down add a little blue and i do mean just a little like a drop or 2, hope this helps.
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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 02:31 PM UTC

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Thanks Bob, i start spraying with my basic flesh mix or mid tone of white and a little burnt sienna and a drop or 2 of red to warm it up, next i spray my shadows and i use just a little more burnt sienna, last i spray my highlights mostly white and just a few drops of burnt sienna. I always mix twice what i need for each flesh tone so i can go over and correct any mistakes i made you don't want to try and match the color later it never works. You will have to experiment with your flesh mix to see what works for you i try and keep the difference between each tone subtle, i got very lucky with this kit and needed almost no corrections in the flesh color, if you want to warm the flesh up add some red if you want to cool it down add a little blue and i do mean just a little like a drop or 2, hope this helps.


Sounds good, but what's the amount of "main color" your adding the drops to?...a whole jar{1/3 oz}...half...? I'm looking for a ratio reference.
I think I'd have an easier time correctly painting a figure than getting my wife to condone my purchase of one{...why does she have to be wearing a bikini?!}.
I do have a DML 1/6 german grendier that I'd like to do someday...came with a batch of built and unbuilt kits I bought long ago...got two "worlds losers" charactures- napolian and one other{I forget}. Someday I'll try and tackle them..........
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 01:33 AM UTC
Sorry Bob i forget that not everyone thinks like i do let me try this again. If you were to paint that 1/16 scale German figure from head to toe in a flesh color i would pour out enough white paint to fill a 1/8 ounce airbrush cup once than i would start adding my burnt siena about 3 drops to start with for a base mid tone that should give you a good starting point more if you want a deep tan add more less for a pale flesh tone, add your red paint after you get the shade you are looking for start with very little like maybe half a drop or what you would use on a small paint brush, go very slow with the red a little goes a long way. I test my flesh color on a piece of clean white paper next to what i am painting, tip don't mix your paint in the airbrush unless you are shore you got the mix correct on the first try. I hope this helps Bob, with me a this point mixing paint is almost automatic i don't even think about it any more that's why it's hard for me to explain it. Good luck.
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 12:05 PM UTC
Hey, I understand completely...let's see, how to explain "breathing"...hahaha.
I've been known to take full jars for custom mixes and for the big stuff{model trucks} I've boxed two jars when both were mixed, so both were even.
I completely agree that trying to remix a batch "later" usually ends up being a shade off...better too much than too little{paint is cheap even in this economy}.
Thanks for the explanation....I'll have to try a figure one of these days.
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 - 07:27 AM UTC
Just wanted to say exquisite work on the Miss Kazami.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 12:01 AM UTC
Thanks it was a good figure to paint i really liked the pose.