Last time on, Busou Shinki and Friends >>10415508Fumika has arrived! With the main team now completed what team of AGA girls do you want to see next? How do you like the way Fumika turned out? Most importantly... where the fuck is Rin?Read the guide:>https://docs.google.com/document/d/17kIQkTbSQOIVahREFmycWhobDnftvuSPTOcz7aSMOnA/pubOfficial Skintone & Compatibility guides:>imgur.com/a/AQ4aRUpcoming Releases & Restocks:--->Megami device:• Busou Shinki TYPE EVIL STRARF [May]• AUV Susanowo (reissue) [Jun]• Mutsumi Koashi (Gou-ki) [Jul]• SOL Raptor (reissue) [Aug]• Busou Shinki Type Angel Arnval (Repaint Color Version) [Sep]• Shitara Kaneshiya Ver. Karva Chauth / Carbachoto (Reissue) [Oct]• AUV Susanowo Regalia [Oct]>Frame Arms Girl:• Kongu [May]• Qpmini Stylet [May]• Magatsuki Houten [Jun]• Hresvelgr=Albas [Jun]• Gourai-Kai with Exosuit Gourai (WHY?)[Jul]• Qpmini Inocentia [Aug]• Hresvelgr Bikini Armor Ver. (Reissue) [Sep]>30 Minute Sisters:• Option Body Parts Type A03 (Color C) [May]• SIS-Ac19b Ciana=Amalthia (Vivace Form) [May]• Option Body Parts Type S04 (Color C) [Jun]• SIS-Ac65n Powerari=Palyton (Grave Form) [p-p-p-P-BANDAI]• Optional Face Parts Set 6 (Color C) [Jul]• Optional Face Parts Set 6 (Color B) [Jul]• SIS-M00 Illshana (Color C) [Aug]• Water Transfer Decals Vol.2 [Aug]• Option Parts Set 8 (Scout Costume Color C) [Aug]• Option Parts Set 9 (Commander Costume Color C) [Sep]• Option Parts Set 10 (Reaper Armor) [Sep]• Option Hair Style Parts Vol.8 (4 Types) [Sep]
>>10428862>Op part 2 ‐----->Humikane Shimada ART WORKS:• Arsia Another Color with FGM148 Type Anti-tank Missile [May]>DarkAdvent• Krakendress Lania DX ver.1.2 [Aug]>Act mode:• Symphogear GX Maria Cadenzavna Eve [May]• Symphogear GX Kirika Akatsuki [Jun]• Symphogear GX Shirabe Tsukuyomi [Jul]>Hyper Body:• Artery Gear: Fusion Lark Neo [Nov]>V.F.G. Macross:• F VF-25F Messiah Ranka Lee Macross 40th Anniversary ver. [June]>Sousai Shoujou Teien:• Takanashi Koyomi Swimsuit [Jun]• After School Madoka's Yokubari Summer Vacation Set [Jun]• Takanashi Koyomi Swimsuit (Dreaming Style Black Swan) [Jul]• Bukiko Kotobuki [Wakaba Girl's High School Winter Outfit] [Sep]>Arcanadea:• Velretta (Reissue) [May]• Yukumo (Jun)>Guilty Princess:• GP-06 Maidroid Kuon [Jun]>Godz Order:• GO-02 Godwing Celestial Knight Megumi Asmodeus>Snail Shell:• ASSASSIN>Ms General:• Three Kingdoms Zhuge Liang [Mar]• Raider of Shadow Rabbit [Feb]>The Hunter's Poem:• HP-005 Yukihime [Jun]
>>10428862>Op part 3 ------ In development (now in development!)>30 Minute SistersIdolmaster Shiny Colors colab costume x2Idolmaster Shiny Colors hair parts setIdolmaster Shiny Colors completion parts set>Megami DeviceEva Unit 1Ebikawa designed pairAmaterasuEmperor Srine Susanowo RegaliaBlade's "C"Paladin pairTank pairFace parts m.s.g. for Asra/A.U.V.Nine-Tails and Tamamo-no-Mae life recordChaos and Pretty Queen of Hearts and GrandmaAsra Archer KizunaAsra Ninja KanameArnval dengeki hobby color ver.Mystery dark elf Edelweiss?>Frame Arms GirlKatsuguchi, Wilber-Nine, Shingen, Durga II, Qpmini Inocentia>Cross Frame GirlGoldymarg & Stealth Gao II parts set, GaoFaiGar>ArcanadeaLumitea Black, Elena, Sofieira, mystery silhouetteLet me know if there are any major kits I'm missing, preferably only from these lines. I don't intend to keep track of the chineese kits since they are a pain in the ass to find consistent release dates, and kits are announced and canceled constantly.
>>10428862This adult look is amazing. I wish more plastic girls had this feel.
Anon from last thread who was asking which version of Susanowo to get. I went with the blue AUV Susanowo Soen version, and she just showed up today. I was wondering why she was selling for so much cheaper on Amazon than any of the usual places - turns out her box has been pretty badly smashed. I've already checked the contents, though, and it looks like everything is there, the actual plastic parts are undamaged, and it's all still perfectly sealed, from what I can tell - from the shape of the hole in the box, it looks like someone put a heavier box on top of her, and the corner came through the lid.Anyway, just taking a look over her parts, and she looks like she's going to be a fun build - those clear flame bits look great, and her face plates are adorable in-hand. Might not get around to actually building her until next week, though.
>>10429137She is 16 anon. Sugumi is 19, and Yomi is 24. I don't think we have had any other of the older girls. It would be nice to get a Mari, Neo, or Kagomi.
Did not particularly like this build. There were a lot of pieces did not snap well together and quite a few plastics had some discoloration. I was going to coat and fix some seams, but I really don't feel like working on this anymore.As for the missing flight pack/wings, I had always imagine doing some kind of Kentregina pose, but the legs don't have much articulation
>>10429358That's exactly why I had to cut big chunks out of the knees. The extra little bit helps greatly. Shame your experience was so bad, mine went quite smoothly aside from the bs tiny clear parts in her tail.
>>10429385I'll look into shaving the legs if I ever revisit it again. I still have the two lances to snap together.But the 2 Nuke Matrix kits and the Genesis in my backlog will basically be the deciding factor if I continue buying chinese kits
WHEN is Nodoka getting her MD?
>>10429677It would be cool if she had the basic suit and generic gear.
What skills, material, and equipment/tools do I need to make clothing for my girls?I cannot seem to find any or if I do they're always sold out.
>>10429677someone really watch it? doesn't seem very popular.
>>10429677>annoying creatureOnly if half her facepates have nosebleeds.>>10429716If your sculpting clothes milliput, plaplate, and some sanding/cutting tools. For cloth ones ask a doll thread.
>>10429739It has fun character interactions. It would have been infinitely better as an adaptation though. I hate that mobile developers are so afraid of their stories being accessible... like, come on, at least adapt up to Yotsuyu's scary evil eyes...
>>10429744I'm open to both ideas, but I think cloth might be easier for posing, but I lack the needed skills and maybe equipment. Probably give sculpting a shot, since I have the tools on hand
Anyone here have any of the Symphogear Act Modes? How is their quality? I've only recently gotten into the series & I've got an itch to get something from it but have heard mixed things.
>>10429756Sculping just requires thought about how to affect posing as little as possible, and if joints can be implemented in a way that doesn't break the sculpt. Looking at figma is a great way to determine this I find, there are lots of girls with heavy armor that has layered joints that still look great in almost any pose you get them in. Touka is a fantastic example, she has a dense, multi layer dress and still has some of the best articulation for a figure her size.>>10429789They got hit with the bad qc from around the time Yomi came out. None are as bad, but the paint is rough, and the joints are lacking. Don't expect anything as great as Hibiki's figma, wich is an excellent figure, but they aren't bad for what they are. My Chris has crooked gun barrels that drive me fucking nuts...Mapel is the best Act Mode. Strong recommendations here, she is super fun.
>>10429789I have the main three. So far, they're pretty basic.Hibiki is limited in poseability due to her skirt and the torso not really being movable. So no high kicks unless you mod the skirt by cutting it off and reattaching via cloth. Scarf is too heavy and needs supportChris, depending on your copy I guess, can't hold her big guns. Her smaller guns are loose on the grip as well. She only comes with holding hands and relaxed hands. No fists, sadly.Tsubasa might be the best because she's highly poseable, tho a bit finicky cuz of her proportions. Personally my favorite, but her face looks a bit weird and not long enough. The first version handles her face better. Same story with the hands from Chris.Not sure about Maria, but I'm hear she is an overall improvement from the trio
>>10429799>>10429800Sucks, I like Hibiki but she's definitely not my favorite so the figma doesn't do much for me. I'd probably go for Tsubasa & Maria of the ones out so far, but would love a Carol down the line since she's my favorite character so far (watched up to the end of GX).>Maria seems to be an overall improvementShe's one of the ones I was debating so that's good to hear. Tho her accessories feel lacking.In general I would absolutely prefer model kits but that doesn't seem likely to happen anytime soon.
>>10429802stupid sexy lamb
>>10429808Yeah, it's absolutely shitty they packed her big fuck off cannon inal a goodsmile exclusive pack with KiriShira's weapons as well
>>10429827I just saw that. What fucking idiots.
>>10429835What the actual fuck! I was wondering why they where so lacking in the weapons department, I didn't even see this get announced! FUCK
>>10429358huh, didn't realize there was a kit so close to kentregina design. tempted
So, we miss out on Maria's torn off freedom wing cannon, Kirika's Deathscythe hell scythe, and Shirabe's mazinger saws. Why...
>>10429137I feel like the next innovation for Mecha Musume kits are going to be more mature looking girls. Something along the lines of those Korean MMOs would work. They can still be cute, but it would fit the more complex armor and curvier bodies that the market seems to be adopting. The only thing that gets close is that one light bringer kit, but the covered face is a clear technical limitation. Garage kits have already perfected the style, now we just need joints.
>>10429894The only brightside is that they'll definitely get reissues.
Is there a more permanent way to fix this joint? I tried super glue and while it does work temporarily it ends up breaking in the same way since this joint is under a lot of pressure. I’m also worried about degrading the plastic the more I use this glue on it.
>>10429995Drill it and pin it.
To the anon who recommended a 1/12 diecast model. Size is pretty fine, I just think it's a tad bit too thick for their asses.Literally sitting on hopes and dreams right now. In reality it should be fine in a stable shelf.Probably will just stick with the rapid rider.
>>10429677Maybe in 5 years.
I recently bought both option kits for 30MS for the 30MM connectorVery interestingly, the Rishetta options came with a Color B Rishetta thighAnd the Tiasha options came with a Color A Tiasha thighI don't know if it's state in Japanese on the packet, but none of the english vendors mention this quirk
>>10431266Fuck I'm going to increase the puffiness in mine
>>10431266that's pretty neattime to stockpile for future customs
Finally designed some custom hair parts after years, printed in resin and painted. Now I just gotta change the eyes on the face plates.
>>10431266It's literally on the packet
If anyone here bought and build one - how good are Suyata plastic girls models, especially compared to Kotobukyia ones, Nuke Matrix or ATK Girls series? I noticed that one of my local shops will soon have few and I'm interested in Angela and Swallow ones. Unless they are very poor quality, that's it.
>>10431766Sorry anon, I can't read
>>10431858The quality is quite low compared to other lines, Angela and Swallow being the high points right now. The other two (Arya and Artemis) are outright bad for very diferent reasons. Look out for wildly varying tolerances, stress marks, tons of flash and mold flaws, inconsistently textured plastic and strange assembly decisions. Angela's face is better than Swallow's, but her wings are an absolute crumbley mess.
>>10429789Hibiki's was rough, but I've found every one after her has generally been an improvement on the last.Maria's Act-Mode currently the best, outside of her fat thighs occasionally colliding the lower part of the torso and the ankles and left shoulders being restricted by her general design.
>>10431949Noted. I'll probably pick up Maria for now and if I like her get Tsubasa. Then I'll just wait for Carol or any of the Autoscorers.
How different must a kit be before you'll consider buying it?For instance is the Asra Tamamo kit enough of a difference vs the normal Asra Archer that you'd get it.
>>10432042Tamamo has a cool gasmask and big boobs so that's enough
>>10431949I wish Kotobukyia would make plamo Symphogears. And Maria is easily my favourite gear (ex aequo with Chris).>>10431942Wow, it's really that bad? Now I'm not sure if getting them is good idea after all...
>>10432042As someone who has a regular Archer and a Tamamo, she's pretty different. Tamamo is based on the Aoi variant (with skintone limbs and nude feet) and comes with a shitload of extras.Honestly I just need to like the look of a kit to want/buy it. Probably won't do simple recolors unless it's a special edition that can't be found anywhere else, but anything more extensive is fair game.
>>10432042I just get pretty much everything.>>10432049One other quirk is that Swallow has a differently proportioned head than the others, it's very strange. If you really have to have one go for Swallow. I don't mean to say she is terrible, just that she needs some care in assembly and that she is quite jank in some spots.
>>10431949Maria isn't substantially different from the others aside from slightly better build quality. She even has some of the same paint fuck ups the other girls have, though not to the same extreme. As is right now, Chris is probably the best girl overall, but Tsubasa has the best articulation thanks to some nice give in the joints letting her get a smidge more than normal. These would have been sooo much better off as Cross Frame girls...
>>10432188Even the slightest improvement build quality makes a big difference for a lot of people. That and the fact that her face sculpts looks way more like the character compared to the OG3's releases is also a substantial improvement in my eyes. Paint fuckups are gonna vary from copy to copy, so as long as it's generally better than Hibiki I'm fine with it.That said, I expect Kirika and Shirabe to be steps back due to the skirts, unless they changed them to be soft plastic, but I highly doubt that.
>>10431949I do like that her skirt is actually jointed unlike Hibiki's, had she had at least a ball joint it wold have helped her out a ton. Though Maria's skirt has a bit problem with falling apart...
Why is Susanowo so fucking cool?Kinda want to give her some wings of light... anybody know where I can get some decent transparent pet clear files?
>>10432371Another Epic Win for coome gen.
>>10432043>>10432069Alright, you convinced me. I just ordered both nine tails and tamamo. Only asked since I already had the aoi kits
How are the Arcanadea kits? I kinda wanna get the fox girl.
>>10432410They have ugly knees. Other than that they are good.
>>10432419>They have ugly kneesHow ugly?
>>10432431What am I looking at here? It’s clearly the bunny girl mold.
>>1043243111 March 4 (2022-3-11)[Application for accelerated examination](73) [Patentee][Identification number] 000135748[Name] Bandai Co., Ltd. (74) [Agent][Identification number] 110003281[Name] Otsuka International Patent Office(72) [Inventor][Name] Atsushi Yamagami(72) [Inventor][Name] Yusuke Morooka [Examiner] Akihiko Miyamoto(56) [Reference] [Reference] JP 2017-079913 (JP, A) [Reference] JP 2007-050064 (JP, A) [Reference] JP 2016-032508 (JP, A) (58) [ Research field] (Int.Cl., DB name) A63H 1/00 37/00【wrap up】wrap upclose[PROBLEMS] To provide a toy part and a doll toy capable of maintaining a beautiful appearance by preventing seams from appearing on the surface. SOLUTION: Toy parts for a buildable doll toy, comprising: a first part; a second part rotatably connected to the first part; and the first part and the second part. and a third part that at least partially accommodates the parts of the third part, the third part having a first cavity therein and integrally molded on the surface without seams, a connecting portion between the first part and the second part when the first part and the second part are connected and housed in the first cavity of the third part; including a cover member that covers the [Selection drawing] Fig. 1AA103r107 r.1BdrawingMagnify and RotateFigure 1Aright·leftclose>its just the twinsWaste my fucking time...
>>10432486It's clearly the twins from the diagram
>>10432437At least this bad.
Going through old pics, found this...So sad...
>>10430993why is blue tiasha so seggs
>>10432511At least it's not as bad as Bandai's
Why can't I find this anywhere? Only the version with the long hair. I found a youtube review so it was actually produced but no store listings.
>>10432621Oh no I just bought this
>>10432511It doesn't look bad to me.
>>10432638No news about 2.0 yet
Damn, I sent a proxy request for the new susanowo the day of, they didn't get to it until today but it's sold out already.
>>10432638>>10432674Yeah long hair is the original (and snail shell's first figure iirc), the short hair is currently only a prototype. There are two swimsuit variants with with short hair though, one blonde with blue eyes and an albino with red eyes.
Which one is the problem with 30MS' Taisha again? I know the loli bunnies have problems with their small frames or something like that.
>>10432723I'm kind of done with DTAs at this point. I cant see myself paying 50-100$ for a tiny preassembled figure when Chitocerium and MD's X-series both have considerably larger and better looking smol girls. NFT junk really is the last straw for me. The only niche not covered by either is the hybrid SD-Thicc style that Parfom was doing for a while, I really want one of the Chinese companies to try that instead of the 50th MD clone with a mythological character's name slapped on.
>>10432723M-Mao Chao, is that you?
>>10432518Sad? Isn't that still an upcoming kit?
>>10433324Canceled because goodsmile didn't like the competition for their Sophia's.
Ahh... Newtype just restocked nine tails but I already ordered it from Amazon JP, same price but I just gotta wait now.
>>10432706>the short hair is currently only a promo pic*fixed
Hope more news about these 2 comes soon
>>10432742Articulation reveals gaps in the torso.
>>10432674>>10432706>>10433735how come there are youtube reviews of her from 2020 then?Does this mean she never actually made it to market?
>>10434644Those guys were wrong, the short haired version in your picture is the original release from 2019. Then the Long Haired version came out later as a wider release, then the Swimsuit 1.5 version.Source: I own all of themThis >>10433735 is a promotional image for a supposed new version of the original
>>10434710Where can I get the short hair version now? Also how do I keep up to date on releases so I don't miss the potential re-release?
I love how easily Titus parts fit on Tiasha
Can the bullet knight weapons fit comfortably within a detolf shelf?
Will gundam marker and paints eat through 30MS sisters plastic or will it only eat through ABS plastic? i cant find in the instructions if they are made of ABS or PT plastics, i assume at least the flesh parts are but wouldnt want to risk applying markers to something i shouldnt.
>>10435037If you're unsure, test it out on the runner. I think you should be a-okay though.
>>10435053Will do that, thanks.
>>10435037>>10435053One thing to note, joints are the parts most susceptible to solvent damage. Parts fitting tightly causes microfractures in the plastic that solvents can get into. In general try to keep the paint away from pegs, holes, sockets, etc. Also if you're panel-lining be careful not to let wet paint pool up or collect in crevasses or other areas.
>>10434714Follow SnailShell on their Official twitter account:https://twitter.com/wozhike>>10434913>T.T.Nice
>>10434913holy shit where can I get a hg/mg titus in this day and age
>>10429385mind sharing the process to improve the knees??I just finished this kit and It look amazing but the articulation is limitating
>>10435361OP, This what I did.The other anon might have had a cleaner cut.
>>10429261I might get her, you bought it directly from amazon or a seller?
When would you buy 2 of the same kit? I may have placed an order for an identical kit because I didn't trust Amazon's packaging but both arrived fine>>10435461NTA, but honestly get it wherever is cheapest. Non fulfilled Amazon's packaging was as good as KotoUS's packaging
>>10435498Aight. I bought it since ive been mulling on this being my first md for a few days now. That 100 usd price tag is hard to swallow.
>>10435506I can't tell you if it's worth the MSRP or not since I still haven't had the confidence to build my first MD kit yet. Only joined mecha musumes since the last two threads.But I am an expert at buying plastic. I think I've bought from every reputable store besides Gundam planet, cause the prices are just wtf there.Newtype is one of the best place to get kits (but some things are priced weirdly), then probably USAGS and mecha warehouse if they finally got their shit together. I still prefer KotoUS or TZS if they have some promotion. Avoid BBTS, they might carry older kits but they're literally 25-50% more expensive, but they have flat rate shipping. Galactic Toys doesn't include enough padding, my MG impulse had some damaged runners, but prices are around Newtype.The only issue with Newtype is that you have to check daily and in specific categories to see when their stock cycles. For example nine tails was restocked but it's not listed on their restocked tab.My personal order to check is Newtype > USAGS > Mecha > Amazon > Koto/TZSI'd post my closet backlog but it's pretty scary.
>>10435535>I still haven't had the confidence to build my first MD kit yetWait is it that scary?Im a genuine snap shitter and never dealt with Koto plastic before so that's not reassuring for me.Thanks for the insight on retailers. I did used to buy from gundam planet before when they had better prices and they package shit well.
>>10435638???If you can build an HG you can do any mecha girl kit. Only exceptions are resin kits or making custom parts.
Finished this girl up recently. Love her faceplates expressions.Found out on dalong that there's 2 versions of her, regular XF-3 and plus which I got and the only thing new are some normal unarmored hair parts.Just missing one single lower head part for a whole other head too.
>>10435653Thanks, that's good to know than. I'll get to it once I get a new set of nippers in.
>>10435638It's not difficult, I just want perfection. The thing is, I like to get a kit I don't particularly care about to snap first before proceeding with my nicer ones I'd like to display.I think I went through 3 HG and 1 RG before I snapped, lined, coated an MG to display.
>>10435341It's the HG, I bought it like 6 years ago. Bandai honestly needs to re-release it. Try hitting your local hobby stores.
>>10435660>It's not difficult, I just want perfectionOh okay so it's autism, I feel the same way honestly which is why I abandoned model building in the last decade and decided to just snapshit now due to that tism.Im so out of date that I havent even built a RG.
>>10435315Goddamn I can't wait for her to ship - she'll be my first Snail Shell gal.Question to you guys: Robot lizard head or cutesy anime chick head?
>>10435682This is a kit? I thought this was a figma
>>10435423If it helps, I also repositioned the ball joint the white armor piece is on.
>>10435682I like both>10435686...
>>10435682Half and half?
>>10435692You wanna help this anon >>10435361I was the original poster from the top of the thread.I see what you did, you trimmed the purple. I trimmed the gray part because the kit I got couldn't fully snap it together and no amount of cement could hold it. I think I over did it on my trim, but nothing I can do at this point now.As for the ball joint, I was half tempted to snip it off, but I managed to trim enough to get an almost full knee bend.
>>10435686Not a kit - she's a full, pre-assembled figure. The other head is an optional accessory, along with her weapons. and alternate (tail-less) crotch/hip segment, so you can choose between her being a robo-lizard or a human (since the length of that neck and size of the head make it impossible for the former to be a human in a costume).
>>10435716needs that out of stock cape
Snail Shell kit when? T.T
>>10435682Robot Lizard hands down. Put the anime head on another figure.
>>10435716>>10435682I wasn't aware akita neru and yowane haku had a child
>>10435656Sty-ko is the cutest of the FAGs even after all this time, something about her always looked nice.
>>10435854Styko's dork energy
>>10435738their first toy was kit
>>10435638Koto plastic is a bit harder and more brittle than Bandai plastic, so your hobby blades may get dull a bit quicker, and Koto doesn't give a shit if you stab yourself on a sharp pointy bit.Other than that you're just putting pieces together like any gunpla.
>>10436005I wouldn't say brittle, bandai's plastics are exceptionally soft, the solidity of kotobukiya's plastic makes for some very premium feeling kits, especially as of late.
>>10435535Stop being a pussy and snap her together.
>>10436005It's not more brittle but harder and thus more stiff, which in turn makes strain more problematic in case of snap parts as they hold together solely by pressure.
>>10436005Thank you, I may as well buy a new nipper since I dont want to half ass a 100 dollar kit.Im looking at files, anyone got a review of the dispae files vs gunprimer?I know about how easily it clogs in dispae but may as well get your opinion on the two since dispae is 1/6th to 1/3rd of the fucking cost. I wont deny that im beginner bitch level but tools are self explanatory after a few use so im sure id get used to it quickly.
>>10436174I only have gunprimer items but I believe the general consensus is that there's no real difference so go with dispae.But do pick up gun primer's balancer. At the very least the white one is a must have
>>10436189>but I believe the general consensus is that there's no real difference so go with dispae.Thanks, is the balancer that big a difference? Ill pick it up probably next month.
>>10436193They're pretty cheap and they buff out most things so if you're a basic snapper it will make your plastics look better.Definitely a must have for general kit building. It's more so amazing on Gundams and armor parts. I don't think I've used it as much on flesh tone parts
>>10436201NTA I just snapshit with a 1-2k sanding sponge.I can see some use with that glossy balancer thing, but the file seems whatever since I can clean nubs fine with my current setup, is it just an efficiency thing?
>>10436201Fuck it, I may as well get the gunprimer file too. I remember that time is limited and that the souen has a shitton of parts so i dont want to waste that time cleaning dispae files after every part.Whats the difference between white and grey balancer btw?
>>10436209>efficiency thingYes, I personally use a mix of both sponges and file.>>10436211Make sure it's 2.0 version. The 1.0 and 1.5 are just shitty rebranded Chinese files.White is buffing and shineGrey is fine sandpaperGray is skippable but I bought some to try it out, if do get these, do not use on flesh tones the dust is gray and may get stuck between the gaps leaving for a thin gray line in your flesh
>>10436215>Make sure it's 2.0 version. The 1.0 and 1.5 are just shitty rebranded Chinese files.How do I know if it is the 2.0?And yeah im not touching the flesh/bodysuit parts since balancers looks like it glosses shit up.Any other tools you would rec for a beginner like me barring what we discussed?
>>10436216Buy from any reputable Gundam or hobby store, or direct from gunprimer. Should be 2.0.Other items is probably a parts separator, and a brush, make up or hobby doesn't matter.If you want to spice it up a little more, flat coat and cement and a paint mix container.
>>10436215I'm only seeing the 1.5 on Gunprimer's own website.
>>10436241Either they rebranded it or someone from the gunpla thread was mistaken about a 2.0 existing. As long as it's not the 1.0 one it should be fine. There's an easily searched reddit thread with this discussion when I went to fact check another anon on gunprimer vs dispae.
So, general question here. I notice that most Megami Devices have alternate belly plates - one flesh toned, and one that usually matches the rest of their 'body suit' to make it a complete leotard. Most pictures tend to display them with the flesh toned plate in armored-up mode, and the clothed one when they're out of their gear. My question here is: just how easy is it to interchange the plates - or are you intended to just pick one and stick with it once she's assembled? I can't help but think constantly taking apart and reassembling your Megami Device's torso and hips to trade out plates is very gentle on the individual pegs that hold her together...
>>10435341they recently reissued a bunch of gundam age shit within the last year or so
>>10436365You'd generally just pick the one. Swapping out parts like that can get messy.
>>10436365They're the top layer of the entire assembly, and if you remove the legs you can generally remove the hip parts without having to take them apart.With the hip parts out of the way, it's just a matter of popping one plate off and the other one on.
>>10436365>>10436378So just buy two kits
>>10436378>>10436365The kits that have them are easily swappable by just pushing a nail or spudger under the area around the lower drum joint. That said, it isn't really done anymore, the Asra, og Bullet Knights, and wism have them but that's about it.
>>10436525If you remove the rocker pegs that keep the ass in place you can avoid splitting the waist open during swaps. Also useful when seam welding.
>>10436609You don't even need to remove them, the ass-embly on Tamamo is a pain in the dick to take apart with those attached skirt pieces so I just keep it all together and slide it off.
>>10436021Bandai old MGs and some cheap HGs are far from soft, especially that dark grey/black that gouges extremely easy and is impossible to remove the white stress marks
>>10436659Anon, 2001 bandai frame gray plastic is still far softer than some of the plastics koto uses in their kits to this day. Again, that is NOT a bad thing, koto's hard plastic is just as nice feeling as bandai's soft plastic, if not better in a bunch of cases.
>finds expensive as hell resin kit for retail price>it's molding is a fucking disasterMan...
Best fully "nude" MD belly? Block 2 is taking too long.
>>10436918muscuto, wooper, or UnderConstructionhttp://muscuto.com/https://wooperseisakujo.booth.pm/https://ucshop.booth.pm/
>>10436737Not the inner frame stuff, if you've worked with those hard, brittle plastics from bandai you'd know it
>>10435315>>10435682>>10435716any good bare bodies I can put the spare humanoid head on easily?
>>10437119Considering she isn't out yet and we have no idea what kind of attachment point her neck uses (could be different from the standard fare, given the neck also has to allow the multi-jointed lizard head and neck to attach to it), it's too early to say. Better wait until people have her in-hand first.
buns. Anybody have an idea when swim Ritsu might release? Around holiday time maybe? I'm going to need one of each version of her
Made some crocsY'all can grab em here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6046047Prints ok on an FDM machine
Release Yefuna already
>>10437525Im gonna kling her klang
>>10437194Aaaaa I want Emma to be released already, she is so cute.
guys i think the robot girls are hot
>>10437703Do not lewd plastic daughterus
>>10437703You should lewd your plastic daughteru.
>>10437525gotta see the forward ab crunchbeen wishing for anything that looks like advancement in ab techshame they had to compromise the ass tech though
>>10437069You need to give me an example, I've built bandai kits since the og hg 1/144. I have no idea what your talking about.>>10437715It's a full android, it has no need for ass tech.
>>10437737ass tech is always needed
>>10437703>>10437713>>10437715>>10437770Coomers have brain damage and seriously need to fuck off from here.
>>10437781>>10437781is this some kind of ironic post? most of these figurines are wearing skimpy clothing despite being in armorwho is the target audience if not coomers?
>>10437784>I just need to talk about how big my penis is getting guys, one helluva epic Coomer moment
>>10437781>>1043778cope seethe and mald as you watch me keep coomin
>>10437800Uh oh Coomer brosWe got ourselves one helluva badass here :o
What's the best coomer kit?
>>10437807Whatever gives you one helluva chunkerer kek
My first MD kit came in today after asking about it the other day. The box felt flimsy but i was sure impressed by how fuckhuge it is.>>10429261Guess amazon gave you the fucked up one as a joke.
>>10437835Post WIPs anon
>>10437844Wont be able to until i get my new nippers and files in, which may or may not be a while.For now I just have to look at that insanely huge box.
KO bodies turned out pretty good. I even ordered 2 more.
>>10437892nice, how much did cost and how's availability?
Ivre had barely any luck finding research material and turorials except for 2 videos, so I'll ask here.Does anyone use clay for hair/clothing? what brand and what thing should I remeber, and does anyone paint/draw on eyes? Im looking for the proper tools for drawing eyes and I doubt my airbrush will be useful.
>>10437902https://gundamit.com/c/d-house_0509If you've never built a KO kit be warned that there is more work involved than the official stuff.
>>10437906Epoxy putty dries and can be painted or sanded but can be difficult to use. Wax clay like NSP hard or Monster clay lets you carve finer details but doesn't dry and needs to be casted.
>>10436609I don't seam weld yet because I would need to paint my kits.For now I'm just learning how to assemble them with cheap nippers and hobby knife.
i wanted a susanowo body but i didnt want the full kit so i bought the bootleg body kit and some resin faceplates and hair. the quality of the body kit is quite nice. no flashing or terrible seams and the joints hold up well. only problem like many other bootleg kits are the overly tight peg holes that you'll have to make bigger. the plastic is also super hard so your fingers will hurt. this kit wouldve been much nicer if it came with hands and faceplates and hair, but it is what it is.
Siana-Amarcia is out. As expected she's just a Luluce remold. This includes the not so great torso and weird wrist joints.Gonna skip. Looking forward to Ilshana.
>>10438054>Gonna skipSame here, I'm waiting for the im@s one.
>>10438054Aren't all the wrist joints the same except Neverlia?
>>10437271those are fantastic
>>10438232Yes and Luluce has the same limbs as Rishetta
>>10438232Correct. Despite coming out earlier Neverlia uses the newer wrists. Ilshana will use them and a new torso as well. Dunno about the im@s girls tho.
prepare your wallets. https://twitter.com/nameko_numeri/status/1662255539248590848
>>10438054Man, I love Amarcia's design but why is she dark
>>10437957? You don't need to paint to seam weld. In fact, there are many cases (like skin parts) where you DON'T paint at all once you fo the weld.>>10438054>as expected You say that as if we weren't 100% sure from the get go?The wrists aren't weird, they are just at an angle, the idea is that it would keep the wrists from saging under the weight of weapons, but weapons that heavy don't really exist in the 30mm ecosystem.
Looks like Sentinel is going to start helping out with the aga figma. Bodes well for the girls with larger gears, but not for the prices...
>>10438254looks grotesquely disproportional need to see both leg attached to properly judge though
>>10438254>prepare your wallets.Prepare it for what? All the money I'm going to have to spend to hire a guy to find the dipshit that made that godawful thing and beat him with a pool cue until he gets detached retinas?
>>10438306Agreed. Definitely quite grotesque, not a lot of thought was put into how the curvature of the legs flow into the body.It looks like someone stapled legs designed by a hentai artist onto a body designed by a shounen artist. Also, the shape of the ass looks especially strange since the exadurated ass cheeks on the thighs result in some major quad ass.
>>10438306simulated with computer technology
>>10438281hope that improve the quality too
>>10438351After Rin. And Neo. And Mari. And Kagome. And Shirley. And Serina.
>>10438365She didn't skip squat day.
>>10438365please don't ruin my wife like that
>>10438355Rei was good. Fumika is excellent. Yomi was a garbage fire, but the remake was also excellent.
>>10438365Not a fan
>>10438365Same kinda energy.
>>10438395Looks better here for some reason.
>>10438400>throws up in mouth
>>10438254At least pair those with wider hip piece and shapely tummy so it'll flow better. Looks out of proportions as is.
>>10438348There goes dinner.
>>10438452Yeah, they ate it
>>10438400GOD BLESS THE U-S-AAAAAA
>>10437626Where the hell is she. ShowZ says she was supposed to come out in April, they don't even have a price set yet.>I'm really tempted to get one of the volks centaurs while I wait
>>10438443will you actually get 4 in one box?
>>10438246The im@s girls looked like they used older wrists but I'm not 100% sure
>>10437849Anon, I don't know if you were the anon asking about the Raser and clear parts or that was another anon in the other thread. But here's a quick and dirty clean up I'm doing since I managed to find cheap containers to store all my 30MM extras.
>>10438496I like you. Your funny.
>>10438496Most likely they will be one per box and cheaper (ish), still, getting all four will be the most expensive single Cheeto-serum purchase yet
>>10438054She's Luluce but with extras like Alka Carti and Far Farina are to Rishetta and Tiasha
>>10438491Must be your first chineese kit, they never adhere to the release dates they set. Jp release window is June, so expect her to start showing up around late June-July. Elizabeth showed up to jp retailers in the chineese colors before she showed up in chineese web stores, then the jp color version showed up around the same time as the chineese shops put their normal version up. 21 and 59 had the same fuckery going on where the version you got was practically random for the first month they where out, some retailers got one color only, some got both, and what you got was what you got. Thankfully I got my red versions...
>>10438602I was asking about the raser this thread but I didnt ask about clear parts.How is it on clear in your opinion?
>>10438365>it goes right to your thighs and then you blow up
Why is she so expensive?
>>10438692wait for the updated re-release
>>10438673It's better than sand paper, you will notice file markings in some angles of light, but overall it removes it pretty well.
>>10438400Anyone remember a time where people were mocked and ridiculed for looking like disgusting blobs? And how shaming them actually motivated them into at least trying to put in the effort to lose weight and maintain a healthy body shape? Or how people would at least acknowledge that they had a weight problem instead of being assured that it's 'normal' and 'perfectly acceptable' to be a fat land whale?I miss those days.
>>10438727Only a problem in the west
>>10438673Here's something bigger I just found. Like I said it's only noticeable in some angles
>>10438254Those thighs are...there and all, but anyone experienced enough knows what kind of painting techniques/paint were used on susanowo's suit to create that glossy effect?
>>10438790A hefty amount of Coom might help kek
>>10438717anon fucked up, snail shell will reissue their first kit of wolf-girl (as finished figure I presume) but they didn't say anything about armored one
>>10438791Lol. Not the answer I was expecting but I laughed thinking about the process. Another question though. Has anyone ever ordered internationally from Irosika? And if you did, was it through a proxy or directly?
>>10438738Did you use just their eraser and recovery cloth? I see they also sell some spray to make surfaces more shiny.
>>10438266>there are many cases (like skin parts) where you DON'T paint at allspeak for yourself
another hyperbody thing
>>10438443Girl on the left's shovel doesn't look very good for digging
>>10438882I have the recovery cloth as well, it's pointless and does little. The spray I've never tried since the general consensus is to make things matte and not shiny/glossy.The part was cleaned only with the file and my shirt. Sometimes I use the balancer on edges that aren't visible.
I got a Raptias pretty cheap at a local shop. She's a little dirty and some parts are discolored, though. Only the alternate feet and a few nub spots, really.Can you retrobrite rubbery plastic (like on the feet or hands)? Has anyone tried it?
>>10439003The heavenly beasts all have a complex series of seams on the torso, compare >>10435423 to pic related. Why bother painting when it looks good without.
>>10439165oh ok, I'm asking because my method is just to cut prt from runner with shitty nippers and use hobby knife but it leaves plastic stress point and shiny surface where I cut off the plastic
>>10439171Depends on the kit, for 30MS and MM I find I get equal results snipping as close as I can to the part with godhands. Everything else I like to leave a small amount left to file down. I typically only use the hobby knife to clear excess plastic from after filing, if not you might overfile the part.>>10439169Ah! My horrible build... I'll fix it one day, maybe
>check mail for Ciana purchase notice>nothing>check HLJ warehouse>nothing>check Ciana's stock status>backordered>HLJ fucked up my preorderAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>10439315you didn't order it fast enough
>>10439317I've ordered things still in open preorder status close to release and still got them, ordered things in order stop status and still got them because someone cancels or they secure more stock, been buying from them for 5 years this is the first time this happens.
>>10439336have you ever ordered bandai kits before? almost every bandai kit preorder on hlj is actually a backorder, only recently have they started doing "order stop" for specific bandai kits releases (like the tokai teio and fm aerial). if you don't order the same day (or for 30ms, it seems more like the same hour) it goes up you're too late. read the product description, it says pic related on every bandai release
>>10439347Well fuck, guess i'll have to stalk local dealers or BBTS.
>>10439353>BBTSisn't that a scalper site?
>>10439347The 30MS teio doesn't seem to be popular stateside. FM aerial on the other hand was a blood bath, I saw it go in stock, place my order then it went out of stock.>>10439366scalper prices for older kits, pre-orders are generally MSRP or 5-10$ more
>>10439366Definitely, 40 dollars a pop. That's twice i would have paid buying from HLJ.
>>10439395it's the yen value saving you money
>>10439400Isn't bbts a scam site?
>>10439411It's legit, I've ordered a figure from them before, although only when they're on sale.>https://www.buyfags.moe/Full_guide#Purchasing_from_the_USGenerally speaking they're a very very last resort, but I'm still not paying an extra 50$ for a kit released in 2021. It doesn't hurt to browse their sales every now and then.
>>10439411No, theyve been around longer than most of /toy/. Their prices range from msrp to "really nigga?"
>>10439441Yikes, the bbts loyalists have shown up.
>10439447Yikes, Athena hasn't killed himself yet.>>10439411There's nothing wrong with BBTS - it's literally just one tranny who has a personal vendetta against them and actively combs every single thread on the board for the first mention of them to jump in and start flinging shit. BBTS' prices aren't all that different from most other sites, they just roll the shipping fee into the displayed price instead of just showing you the retail price and slamming you with the shipping after you've already committed to the order the way places like Amiami or HLJ do. My only complaint with them is that they take a bit longer to actually get their stuff in, but that's because they're a middleman - I've never had them give me any shit over cancelling things or had them randomly cancel something out of the blue the way I've had with Amiami, so you know you'll always get your stuff eventually.
>>10428862what is this one?
>>10439523Holy Fucking Shit BBTS shills have infiltrated busou shinki forums. How badly the mighty have fallen to American scam sites due to their ignoramus loyalty for that sweet pile of loot system.
>>10439533It's an alice gear figma.
>>10439523>instead of just showing you the retail price and slamming you with the shipping after you've already committed to the order the way places like Amiami or HLJ doJapanese stores do that cause the customer needs to pay for various import fees. It's not a one size fits all.>I've never had them give me any shit over cancelling things or had them randomly cancel something out of the blue the way I've had with AmiamiClearly you haven't bought anything from Amico for a while. They give zero shits for cancellations post covid.The only thing wrong with BBTS is what this anon said >>10439441But like any reasonable shopper, just buy where the product is cheapest. There is no loyalty when you're the consumer
>The only thing wrong with BBTSOnly thing? There's a whole list of wrong with bbts and it's cock sucking psychopaths praising to high heaven over their heckin pile of loot system.
>>10439588I don't even use the Pile of Loot system, Athena. But that doesn't matter - you've already told us that your actual issue has nothing to do with that. You're pissed that Americans have a middleman that allows us to bypass the shipping and import fees you have to pay because you live in a third-world shit hole.But please, go ahead and keep acting like your opinion matters.
>>10439612>Americans have a middleman service>Takes two years for anything to arrive at double the priceBig Bad Scalper Scam Site
What have i unleashed upon this thread?
>>10439667>What have i unleashed upon this thread?Someone with mental instability irl.
>>10439667>What have i unleashed upon this thread?Someone who's been plaguing this board for a long time now and who the mods refuse to permaban for some reason. The only real solution is to remind him that his dick won't grow back, then promptly ignore him.
>>10435686Its a snail shell figure. There are more companies making prebuilt "1/12" figures these days. Figma is ded.
>>10439771>Giving a shit about companiesGross, a normie
>>10439771>figma is dead>posts multiple highly sought after figma>also posts figma relevant to this threadWhat did he mean by this?
>>10439788Anon, 1/12 Coomer tards have brain damage.
and we're back to this topic...
you must really like whatever that's from to buy a $150 figma
>>10439588yeah but I don't think you're mad enough about it. But also, >>there's a whole list wrong[list redacted]
>>10440022get a job
Have to make new versions or heavily resculpt some of her parts since they have such tremendous mold flaws. The rings that go around her lower thigh are particularly bad since they where misaligned by over 2mm. Lots of bubbles and messed up edges, the only parts that are more or less fine are the skin tone parts.
>>10440025you can attempt to redirect all you want, $150 figma. that's really all I need to say
how come they don't send any extra joints with the sousai kits? It seems ridiculous. I guess you can order more, but only if you're in japan?
>>10438798>snail shell will reissue their first kit of wolf-girl (as finished figure I presume)no, it's a 2.0
>>10440031But anon, what figma is 150$? Fumika is the most expensive, and she is about 115$. Even then fumika is one of the best figma ever made, and thus absolutely worth the price.
>>10439347why the fuck is 30ms so hard to get?
>>10440126It's a low cost to entry with a high end product ceiling. And things with low barrier and high ceiling tend to have crazy demand
where can I go to see pictures of people's custom Sousai Shojo Teien girls, etc.? Can anybody share some good twitters or forums where people post pics? Anybody on here have anything to share, whether it's painted Sousais or custom/kitbashed ones? I'm still assembling my team but I'm planning on diving in
Will this redhead get a kit? I really like her design.
>>10440216yep she's coming, see:>>10437194emma
>>10440220Oh shit, didn't know she and the loli proto were the same characters. Now I really want her.
>>10440126They're less than half of the cost of a megami device get and super easy to customize with 30mm parts and to a lesser extent HG gundams
>>10440126They're actually easy to get compared to MD because they get reissued so frequently when you think about it. I remember waiting like years for ASRA reissues
>>10440211Just follow Japanese builders they retweet and like each other
>>10441096Got any recommended?
>>10440025Anon this isn't about being poor, it's about being being smart with your money. Everyone here can buy $50 bread, but why should they?
>10439790>and buying kits of provocative mecha girls doesn't make you coomer.What did he mean by this?
>>10441219>im just one heolluva pog champing badass, a real rock ad roll time to be had like the epic kinosur I know to bego back to coomer gen, this is a blue board for children's toys
>10441222Shouldn't I say that to you?
>>10441222and you go back to hell cringe catchphrase anon. seriously go back. you're just as bad
>>10441230shouldnt you realize these threads on this board for children's toys are safe for work and contain no nudity of such? are you fucking brain damaged? too much coom in that brain of yours?
>>10441234Is this coom to you? Get a life sea monkey and stop shitting up the other generals.
>>10441237wow you posted a children's toy, coomers really do be nutting themselves over this like the fucking retarded western men they are, no wonder their schools are full of lgbt weirdos grooming their children to become sexual degenerates
>>10441204Just search 創彩少女庭園 in twitter and pick from build you like
>>10437906used on a garage kit statue but could be a starting point for research i guesspaint/drawing eyeshttps://youtu.be/I_ZtWhlkSU0?t=778
>>10438054I hope we get decals of her eyes+brows
>>10441444Tfw that's the one aspect of brown that put me off. That's why I'm excited for the upcoming brown lolita
>>10441565Surely koto doesn't make panties this nice ootb
>>10437906Heya, dollfag here. For painting eyes, I really like using this brush from volks:https://dollfie.ec.volks.co.jp/item/4986297602119.htmlFor the blush, I'm this pastel: https://dollfie.ec.volks.co.jp/item/4518992349671.htmlThe line work is done using a mix of watercolour (Winston newton) and acrylic (Liquitex/Jo Sonja). I find it easier to do the initial sketch in watercolours and then use a fine tip cotton bud to clean up the lines.The layers are sealed with MSC Smooth Clear Matt. MSC UV cut flat is fine too, just don't use gloss coat.
The completed look with some muscuto hair parts. I'm pretty happy that I didn't completely messed up the eye positioning this round, my last few attempts have been quite wonky.Good luck with your project anon!
>Neverlia just entered HLJ Private WarehouseAnons there's still hope for Ciana.
Wow she's big, I was expecting the size of nine tails. Wasn't expecting her this early, I'll probably put them both together some time next month. Since I started a new project.
>>10441682>>10441705Jesus, how do you even keep your hand steady enough to be able to do these? I've been drawing for years so I can draw larger smooth lines just fine, but doing tiny detail stuff on uneven surfaces looks impossible. These look great btw
>>10441354It's from @nicetakuan on Twitter
What's the best place to order hobbybase joints in the states? I need quite a few sets for some resin kits
Is Hyper Body model kit or action figure?Kinda want babu
New PREMIUM thread>>10442026>>10442026>>10442026
>>10442027Action figure going by the blue one with unfortunate shoulders
>>10442027NOooooooooooWHY FUCKING FIGMA NOOOOOOOOO
>>10442202>every pre-assembled figure is a figma
>>10442282Japasese word for figure, etc
>>10442456It's not you fucking retard
>>10442483I guess that joke is too old now