Prior thread:>>8658291 News:ASRA Tamamonomae announced!DA Krakendress finally released!BK Lancer reprint announcedFAG Magatsuki Kikka announcedMD 2.0 upper torsos in preorders for Black/Skintone C/Skintone DUpcoming releases:>Jan: MD WISM Snipe/Grapple re-release, SS Madoka Yuki [winter], SS Madoka Yuki [berry color], SS Cafe Table, BK Executioner, Hand scale Miku, DTA GitS Motoko & Tachikoma, DTA Rei & Unit 01>Feb: FAG Snow Miku, MD Bottoms set, BK Exorcist, DTA Persona Aigis, DTA Asuka & unit 02, CC Tanio Alb/Atr>Mar: AGA MD Sitara Ganesha, Standalone Ganesha Armor, DTA Valka, Gattai AtlangerIn Development>FAG: Kagatsuchi , Kongou, Hand Scale Architect, Durga I, Magatsuki Tachibana>MD: Amaterasu, Susanoo, 2 new designs by Ebikawa, Eva 01>AGA MD: Sugumi, Koashi Mutsumi >DA: Undeadress>Sousai Shoujo Garden:, Ritsuka Saeki [summer], Travel set , Umbrella set >ArcaNadea: Lumitea, unknown>LBCS: Jibanyan Kozakura TsugumiWhere to buy second hand Shinkis:>Mandarake, Rakuten - search 武装神姫 and don't trust listing images.>Yahoo Japan Auctions, Suruga-ya - Tenso or proxies for non-japanese residences>Taobao - Proxy/International Shipping.>Check the BST threadsOfficial Skintone & Compatibility guides:>imgur.com/a/AQ4aRBuild your FAGs right:>gunpla.buyfags.moeReleases spreadsheet:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13P3M5e7RVIexJtr5je8wPy7EEfI1UEjWUn88iQBPykc/edit?usp=sharingPixiv, Tinami, Twitter, etc. tags:>武装神姫 [Busou Shinki]>フレームアームズ・ガール or FAガール [Frame Arms Girl]>メガミデバイス [Megami Device]>デスクトップアーミー [Desktop Army]>創彩少女庭園 [Sousai Shoujo Garden]>アルカナディア [ArcaNadea]Come chat!:>discord.gg/PhffwC8Guide:>https://docs.google.com/document/d/17kIQkTbSQOIVahREFmycWhobDnftvuSPTOcz7aSMOnA/pub
>>8675499>big fucking tits and thighsfinally
>>8675502Year of the big titty monsters
>>8675503Wait, that's a real option part??
Don't forget to preorder her, mikon
>>8675509Yes, she also has armpit parts
>>8675509Yes, bikini ater comes with two pairs of breasts with a flat spot for laying down on
I want these two to get MD newtech builds.
I can't buy her if you don't release her Koto, hurry up.
Where can someone aquire these thigh "upgrades" >https://mobile.twitter.com/DZG31/media
>>8675645That's a garage kit, the official parts are already up for ordering.https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10722005https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10715201
>>8675656I know it's a garage kit, Im wondering if anyone knew where to find it.
>>8675510Begone, foul temptress, I already have your pink version. That is enough.
>>8675719Nine-tales and tamamo is a pair that you need.
>>8675726No, I straight up didn't like Nine Tails. Tamamo is really only tempting for the face plates and titties; I have the boobers and the faces aren't enough on their own.
>>8675645>>8675707The guy of the tweet you linked made them, and iirc the guy is not selling them yet
>>8675731Oh wow. What didn't you like about her? Nine-chan is pretty much universally accepted as the line's best, so someone outright not liking her is interesting.
>>8675857>The red and purple with pink hair don't do it for meChoosing one or the other and a closer complement would've worked better.>Horizontal boob strap is dumbIt's not even a tube top and the other options aren't a ton better.>Armor is a confusing mess of angles in many configurationsThe base Asra girls really benefited from only having a bit of chonk; this set cocks all of that up. I skipped Raptor for the same reason.>The "so edgy, BLADES BLADES BLADES elite assassin" feel they tried to give her doesn't seem to sync with her clothing and some of the face plates are giving me whiplashSeriously, choose. I might've been able to get past all of the other stuff if the colors weren't off. It seems to me that Tamamo and Nine Tails have their pallets swapped.
Brothers, I think Mandarake is being stupid right now but why am I being charged JPY5,000 for shipping various FA Girl loose parts totalling only 1.5K... I hope this is an isolated incident and/or a glitch/error on their end...
>>8675958Isn't that the minimum for DHL and you pay for lots of empty space in the shipping unit or whatever they call it?
>>8675883>>The "so edgy, BLADES BLADES BLADES elite assassin" feel they tried to give her doesn't seem to sync with her clothing and some of the face plates are giving me whiplashThis is the same issue that I have with basically every Nidy design. The guy has great taste in T&A but he's also one of those guys that thinks tacking on a bunch of shit=cool.
>>8676006That doesn't sound like the same issue at all and I'm not sure I agree. Regardless, in this particular case I have to wonder how deep Nidy's hand actually went; did they throw they guy in a room full of MSG to design these new kits, did Koto help, or did our overlords just slap a bunch of shit on themselves, hire someone else to make faces and call it a day?
>>8676041>did they throw they guy in a room full of MSG to design these new kitsI imagine this is how it went. Basically something like "Come up with something using this shit we're already making." Nidy's designs tend to be cleaner on average when he does them from scratch (original Ninja/Archer, Iris, etc.) instead of modifying existing designs.
Been looking everywhere to scratch that model kit it h and it seems like, at least on amiami, most places are sold out of kits or pre orders close super fast. Like is this a cover thing where everyone picked up model building because they're in doors or is this a scalper thing?In my searches I found a line I haven't seen spoken about around here, nor can I really find much info about them in general. Atk girls? Or e-model? Either way spider-tits caught my eye. Has anyone heard of them or have experience with them? Are they decent?Amiami has some cheep pre-owned shinki's right now but a. They're pre-owned and b. I don't think they will satisfy this itch I have like a good kit.Anyone working on something fun?
>>8676070A.T.K. Girls is the name of the line, while E Model (Eastern Model) is the manufacturer. I have a few kits from this line but haven't had the chance to build them yet, but from what I hear these kits are good quality and go together nicely. There's reviews on youtube that'll give you an idea of what they're like.Heads up about spider-bitch there: if you can get the second version. The base kit is the same as the original AFAIK, but the faces on the new one are much better looking. Look for the "Ver. 2.0" on the box like the one in your pic.
>>8676083Yeah, I could look up a review, but I like to hear what you guys say; what people say in anonymity.But also, thanks dude I appreciate you.
>>8676070I own all of them. They are not beginner friendly kits. Pic related has you build the same finicky parts eight times, and the whole kit has minor molding defects throughout. Every a.t.k. girl has this problem to some degree, black tortoise mabe the least of all. (It's actually one of my favorite kits ever) All said, if you know your way around basic hobby tools you'd be fine, and once they are built they are super fun to handle though the softer plastic they use (white especially) gets bent very easily.
>>8676070I bought a preowned kit from amiami before. It arrived looking almost brand new, everything is still sealed in plastic and completely untouched. This is just my personal experience though.
>>8675958What country are you in? Right now DHL is much more expensive for certain countries. Especially those that aren't the US, China, and certain European countries. You might also be pretty far from your local distribution center which can often tack on a good 1k JPY because fuck us for wanting lovely Japanese goodies.>>8675990Nope. It depends on package weight, how far it has to travel to the destination country, and how far away your address is from the distribution center in that country.I often have DHL shipments that are in the 3400-3800 range for shipments including a kit or two and some accessories/doujinshi. Bigger things like master grade boxes will eek a bit closer to 4k. However, I also live in the US and am VERY close to the nearest distribution center.
>>8676070Never be afraid to buy pre-owned stuff from Amiami/Mandarake, etc. The pre-owned label on otaku merch basically means "yeah, it's probably actually in perfect condition, but if it isn't we'll mark down any obvious flaws on the product page". As for A.T.K Girls themselves, they're fantastic kits. Their faceplates are lacking, but that's largely their only universal issue. They're getting better with each release bit by bit though. If you like the design then get it. You won't be disappointed in your new plastic waifu.
>>8675499Business in front, party in the back Edition.
>>8676255The bulk of Mandarake's secondhand stuff is "damaged box" condition because they have crimped corners or subtle price label scars that get them rejected by OCD collectors.
>>8675499Are these model kits or action figures? How big are they?
>>8676297Depends what you're on about. If you're referring to the OP image, they're Frame Arms Girls, which are non-scale model kit ladies based off the 1/100 Frame Arms line of model kits. They're about 6 inches or so, give or take a bit of height.
>>8676297Shinkis - action figuresFAGs, MDs, ATK Girls, VF Girls - model kits
>>8675857Different guy, I'm not much of a fan of Nine Tail's silhouette and the base suit. Ninja Samurai Mode and Susanoo are more appealing to me. Tamamo is borderline because it's slightly different and tan with great faceplates but still has similar problems.
>>8676384she is cheaper than the pink failure, and she is a great match to nine tails ninja. she is what completes the nine tails ninja, just wait and see the cross overs of the armor between the 2
Been collecting various import figures for awhile, figma, figuarts, revoltech, etc. but i've been growing bored with them and tired of the increases in prices with less accessories. i've been eying the kits posted here for awhile and grabbed this one off amiami for around 4.8k there. this will be my first kit girl ever and my first model kit since i put together what i think was probably beginner grade gunpla in the late 90s early 2000s.any one have this one? as a beginner anything i should know? Thanks in advance for your help
>>8676424The Volks girls can be annoying to put together, very tight fit on some parts that will need some sanding/filing. I know the legs on my Iris have a tendency to come apart as well, not sure if that's the same for Victoria there as well. Generally I'd advise you grab a cheap and cheerful gundam to get your bearings on before you jump into your girl.
>>8675656What do these do other than being skin colored?Are they made of sturdier plastic or have better engineering?
>>8676676There is also in white color and upcoming black and skintone C & D.They have better anatomy proportions and comes with the shoulder joint reinforced made in POM and ABS, for all the anons that broke that joint, mostly the C&P ones
>>8676720But that's the purest form of love.
>>8676720Nigga they making you a new skanky for free.
Why does HLJ never restock Witch? It can’t be that I miss her every time. Magical Girl comes into stock constantly. How can anyone tell if it’s because Koto overproduced and they’re shelf warmers or the opposite, that they’re so in demand Koto keeps putting out Magikkos? I know people didn’t really like C&Ps designs but Witch seems popular on Twitter and both of them are bare limbs fodder.
>>8676966I think she really is that popular over Magical Girl
>>8676815What would life be like if you could actually breed Shinks?
>>8677064Full of plastic whorelets.
>>8677069I was asking how it would be different.
>>8677073More full. So many you'd drown in plastic.
>>8676349In my search through images I've saved to see if I have an HD version of this (I don't) I found another height comparison.
I might need two
It also looks like the new Wolf will introduce eye tech
>>8677224new as in the swimsuit one?
>>8677224It should be cross-eyed.
>>8677064I'm going to replace Shinki's with FA Girls then reply... it would be a very stressful life Brother...>You will have to be careful when walking or you might step on them accidentally.>Special laws will be enacted giving them human rights since they're technically sentient beings even though they're artificial.>Our way of life will be drastically altered to accommodate FA Girls.>Population decrease due to Men and Women no longer procreating because FA Girls are the perfect companions.Those are the immediate ones I can think of right now Brother... I sure there are more unforeseen consequences if FA Girls suddenly become real-life...
>>8677224>>8677232That's exactly what I would do Brother...
>>8677234I really hope they will re-release the short hair style (with no ears).
>>8677234Shame. I liked the way zoid wolf did it. Was simple.
>>8676429Thanks for the info anon
Put some decals on my Dragondress, now she's finally complete
>>8677690Awesome, I hope they rerelease it so I can get one.
>>8677064Closest thing to heaven on earth.
>>8676424Not gonna lie, it's kind of upsetting that your first experience with a plastic little lady kit will be a Fiore. Fiore are notoriously mediocre to the core. Cool designs, shoddy engineering for numerous reasons. It's not a problem if you're familiar with model kits in general and don't mind putting in the extra work to make them proper, but there's still more aggravation with them than you'd get from the other typical lines. Which is a shame since they've had a few designs recently that were pretty cool but dragged down by, well, being Fiore kits.>>8676966Magical Girl is the one always getting continuous production runs because the community overwhelmingly cannibalizes the kit for customs (she has one of the best bodies to strip down and build a custom from the ground up). It's not really a matter of which of the two people like more aesthetically. People kind of just started buying her up for customs, so Koto keeps on spitting them out like wildfire. I'm sure we'll see that slow down when all the body M.S.G option sets finally release and we're able to use those to strip down any girl we want for customs.
>>8678161Plastic looks like dollar store toy quality
So they are small enough to fit inside my pockets
>>8678049Hmmm got a kit that you'd recommend for a beginner?i already bought it but i don't mind putting it aside to get some more beginner friendly kits to cut my teeth on.
>>8678193Gourai Kai MKII is good for rookies, for even more minimalist approach there's always Innocentia.
>>8676732It’s hella old, it uses MMS stands for balance.
>>8678193You can also buy a really cheap and easy HG gundam or Modeling Support Goods kits, which can also be used for FAGs and MDs
>>8678049Viola and Rose both are average as far as quality goes, they require less work than a.t.k. girls for sure, they are like early migami device where the joints where so tight it they would shred from posing but filing the joints and shortening pegs rectify the whole problem.Viola and primula are a dumpster fire. Nothing on those two work right...>>8678193Megami device, go for archer or ninja. They have just the right complexity where they are very satisfying to build and the end result is a fun figure to handle.Frame arms girl, Gourai 2.0/kai or stylet 2.0. Both kits require almost no work outside the assembly process and both are rock solid. All said... ball chan is a turd of a model kit.
>>8678161I like her sculpt but can't help noticing a lack of torso articulation
>>8678412>Viola and Rose both are average as far as quality goes>Viola and primula are a dumpster fireI'm getting mixed signals here.
>>8678539The more work you are willing to put into cleaning them up, sanding them smooth, and seamwelding, the more acceptable they are.
>>8678539What are you getting mixed signals about... the newer ones are better than the old ones? Thats all there is to it.
>>8678590Still doesn't help primula pose while standing, or help viola stand at all.
>>8676175>>8676255>>8676215Thanks again guys.Also I have no issue buying pre-owned kits, I've done it with a number of Desktop Waifus, but shinki's and the ilk is pushing it for me. If I recall my gourai was pre-owned as well and she too came as an untouched kit.
I bought the Fiore thinking that if nothing else I'd have a head with 8 faces for a headless body I have. Given the response I've gotten this is probably going to be a something I fuck up as a beginner and that's ok I was ready for that to be the case so if I have to sacrifice this body to learn some things then so be it.I think I want to get one of the MD archers. Looking at some things that's the first one that jumped out at me and seems to be recommended.
>>8678959Archer is great. Cool armor, versatile gear, cute faceplates and big tiddies.
>>8678718Is Viola average or a dumpster fire?
>>8679030The ATK girls are amazing in design, but the plastic that they use is very brittle or too soft. Takes so much love to built, and it is something different.
Skytube's ABS plastic in the Dark Advent kits feels a little different from Koto's formula. Is it the surface finish?Also Koto's latest kits seem to have some newer blends of polystyrene in the runners. Ayaka's 'A' Runner (for her hair) has a slightly more durable and flexible feel than Old Koto PS.
>>8678173did you paint the face at all? looks good, very cute
Never learned about making it easier to take apart kits by minimizing pegs or clipping holes until after two FAGs but guess it's better late than never.
>>8678959I have three Archers. You won't go wrong and the Aoi variant is usually cheap.
>airbrush nozzle broke immediatelyFuck this shit I just wanted to paint my mecha dolls
>>8679187What did you do to it?
>>8679189I changed to 0.5 mm and was screwing it in. The paint wouldn't spray with a needle inserted so I checked the manual. It said "screw the nozzle in better", so I did, and it broke in half. Unlucky with chinkshit this time.
>>8679196Don't go full ham on tiny things, dingus.
>>8676676They literally change the shape. The upper torso sets change the positioning of the oppai, the neck, and shoulders. It's supposed to be more accurate and "cute" now according to Koto (they're right). The waist set gives them the new booty tech (better looking butt) and better hip articulation.>>8678193Any version of Asra Ninja/Archer is good. They've got a decent amount of plastic, but nothing too crazy. The SOL sisters are the same as well. Pretty much all of the MD kits represent the line well, but these particular ones are pretty straight forward without having too much insanity for a first girl (like Asra Nine-Tails) and they -generally- don't have any noticeable issues as of their reprintings.
>want to paint>literally freezing outside
>>8678173Props for detailing that small. Looks amazing.>>8679125Looks like he painted the face? It does come with one that’s got the eyes pre-applied, and another blank face that includes a few eye decals. Here’s my unpainted Gourai from the Mechatro WeGo kit.
>>8679108Koto has been trying some things with their plastic recently, aye. Though, it could be for numerous reasons.>>8679130She's thinking the same thing you are, anon. They all do.
>>8678173Since we're posting about fitting in pockets
>>8679227Then paint inside.
>>8679271Lungs got painted instead.
>>8679030Violas build is crap, the molding for her armor is downright defective, she is almost completely unable to stand, and dispite being a close combat type, doesn't include closed fists for some reason. Her hip armor never stays on and almost can't if shes in a pose. I wouldn't recomend her to anyone that doesn't have above average modeling skills.>>8679076There isnt an a.t.k. girl named Viola. Viola is a Fiore. Pic taken after fighting to get her to stand for five minutes...
>>8679030I just realized i called Iris Viola... Jesus...
>>8679228damn, yeah, he pulled it off the madlad
Violas skirt armor make beter wing binders than skirts, and they don't fall off constantly like this either. I wish she had an actual ankle tilt, her feet are on a swivel for some reason...
>>8679575>dispite being a close combat type, doesn't include closed fists for some reasonTactical bitch slaps ahead!
Some leather belt and plastic pouch for yous skankies.
>>8679674Leather, you say?
So that's how Krakendress attaches itself.
>>8679688>>8679692i'm in love anons
>>8679688>>8679740Speaking of Dark Advent and customs, this user found a novel way to make a flexible and barely transparent top for Krakendress. I'm not sure how well it would hold up to panel lining, but it's very tempting nonetheless.https://twitter.com/HSTT_yr/status/1339921607007977474
>>8679688>>8679692Does one have to sell their soul to the devil to be this good?
>>8679744Not sure why but I really like this new face that this modeller made.>>8679903I don't know about that. Maybe you just have to be really horny.
>>8679664Makeing the snap-fit pegs on a model kit shorter to make disassembling the kit easier. In case of a mistake or to test fit for painting.
>>8679912>Maybe you just have to be really horny.It's a strong motivation.
>>8679749I don't into moon-runes, whats the clear putty they pressed the chest piece into and what material is the "cloth", then how do they remove the cloth without damaging it/ the mold?
>>8680113The putty is Oyumaru, also sometimes called Instant Mold. It's a reusable modeling putty that gets soft when warm, so it can't be used with anything that generates heat like resin. The cloth material is wood glue, with a bit of white acrylic paint mixed in.It sounds like he had to destroy the mold to remove it, because the glue piece isn't very durable and can't be pulled out of the mold without risking it tearing. There's probably a better way to do it, but the end result is cool so who cares.
>>8680141>because the glue piece isn't very durable and can't be pulled out of the mold without risking it tearingSounds like mold release would've been appropriate to use, or maybe even a silicon mold that's more flexible.Either way, tiddies
>>8680141Nice! Thanks dude.
>>8679648>>8679674Which figures' legs are these?The second one looks like Baselard.
>>8679648>First oneLeft is MD Aika and right is MD Kaede.>Second oneYeah. That's Baselard.
>>8680529Meant for >>8680239
>Two Krakendress DX sets just shippedOh boy I cannot wait.
>>8680713>>8680716Thats ki da hotAre all Rufus kits like that or is it a special edition or some shit?
>>8680851Rufus was only ever released as the special edition in that box.
>>8680713>taimanin boxed scene
>>8680713Gosh, I can't believe I paid so much for two copies of Rufus believing they are scarce and yet here I can see a Brother looking at a stack of them and at a reasonable price as well... I'm trying my best not to be upset so I'm gonna think of happy thoughts...
so realistically, when will we be able to pre-order sugumi?
>>8681002Probably from now to may, shitara's normal gear jumped in front of her. That said, knowing koto, Mutsumi will probably jump in front too, then Aika and Ayaka will get their another gears first too. Then Mutsum's another gear will get anounced as Sugumi's preorder goes up.
Noob question: Just received the MSG top set today and the shoulder joints comes in 2 type of plastic POM and ABS. What's the difference between them? I think POM is stronger than ABS right? But it also says paint doesn't stay as well on POM. Is that correct? Would it stay on POM if I use more layers of primer?
>>8681253POM is far tougher than ABS, and is unpaintable by normal means. However, it absorbs plastic dye very easily.
Has anyone else who has gotten krakendress rania had issues with several of the white parts cracking or even splitting?
>>8681273No issue with mine, Quality of Krakendress is simply amazing,Built of the white parts were so easy, maybe it is because it is summer here in Melbourne, and the plastic is warm.
I guess I am just bored at the moment but I made a nice hat... a GREAT HAT for Materia... I now test print in 3D and see if it will fit...
>>8681331Of course if test print fit nicely I release STL so other Brothers can print their own nice hat...
>>8679924You either clip the pegs to a diagonal, make them shorter, or nip the peg slots once so that there's no more tight friction holding everything together. Just enough that it won't fall apart unless you drop it from a height. Some people prefer to see what the kit looks like complete before removing seamlines or painting.
>>8681456Whoops meant for >>8679664
>>8681313>maybe it is because it is summer here in Melbourneok i'm kind of jealous because my balls are freezing here in the states
>>8681273Yes, its a known issue, it cracks from hanging. This is comon with pearl colored plastic especially when its used in joints and structural parts like krakendress.The ball joints for the tentacles are cracking, aren't they?
>>8681313You need to thoroughly inspect yours. The sockets on the ball joints that hold the tentacles flexes too much when assembling, commonly resulting in stress fractures that aren't particularly obvious at first glance. Unless you took action to prevent that of course. The arm that connects the hood to the spine also has several break points to be aware of, but a break on these parts would be easier to fix than the socket issue.
>>8681668All three sockets, on both pieces, and the peghole for the armatures holding the tentacles. And the hinged socket that plugs the whole helmet assembly to the backpack. And the hinged socket that's in the front of the helmet piece. And the pieces on the side of the helmet into which the gold plastic sword holders peg into. And then all three ballsockets that are on the ABS spine piece of the backpack, the POM one is at least holding up there.I've been trying to reinforce the cracked sections with a slurry of plastic cement into which I dissolved pieces of the runner, but it's almost like every time I come back, I find something else that's cracked. This really sucks, because the base figure is solid, and the design of the armor is gorgeous, and I put a decent bit of effort into painting a bunch of details in.
I'm dumb and can't decode the skin colors for the M.S.G. torso and pelvis packs, is there a list floating around on what tones match which megami device kits?
>>8681980the girls in the promotion pictures are the ones that'll match the skin tones, per listing
Brothers, it is done... Frame Arms Girl Materia Compatible Baseball Cap... is for 3D printer and kinda require a bit of post process and cleanup if you want best result...Get the file here:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4714045Note: Hat is made for FA Girl Materia but should fit a select few FA Girl like bare head Gourai and Stylet
>>8682168I thought the Materia Sisters favoured bladed weapons....
>>8682453They like anything that feels good.
>>8681980There’s white, black, A, B, C, D.A is for ASRA, it’s the colour with the most yellow castB and C are hard to tell apart sometimes in pictures but B is for Bullet Knights and looks very pink toned while C is like milk-bottle white, for Snipe/Scout.D is Koto’s orange tan.
>>8682523So>A: ASRAs (all except Tamamo), C&P, WISM Assault>B: Original BKs>C: WISM Snipe, Scout, Hell Blaze Lancer, SOL Hornet>D: WISM Grapple, Tamamo-no-Mae, Helll Blaze Launcher, Roadrunner, SOL Strike RaptorI need to unbox Edel to check her closest match. Right now you can only get bare limbs in tone A but Tamamo will be coming soon.
>>8682536Edelweiss is b. She has the same pink skin launcher/lancer uses.
>>8682719It's why her promotion pictures make her look so damn pink
>>8682168It looks like they have pots on their heads.
>>8682719Thanks actually, I was too lazy to unbox. I was afraid she’d be some unique tone since she’s a ‘special’ MD/Shinki so it’s nice knowing we can MSG her
Announcement at 12pm!!
>>8682876Not an announcement, just a twitter giveaway campaign
>wonfes cancellednow what bros
>>8683098Koto has stream reveals on their YT channel
Looks like Bandai's trying again at the anime-girl-model gamehttps://hobby.dengeki.com/news/1157239/
>>8683284Well, it looks... interesting. At least better than a lot of their old garbage-tier stuff. They actually did improve a wee bit recently with those China-exclusive girls from that game crossover or whatever it was, so this one might be better than the stuff they put out before too. We can only fucking hope because I want them to finally get around to making some damned proper Gundam girls.
>>8683301>making some damned proper Gundam girlsThat's probably difficult. From twitter staff chats there seems to be a dedicated CAD team for those gundam girls figures. No matter how good the sample looks it will turn into shit because the team is doing their own thing. No miracle is going to happen if the team is not going to change their attitude.
>>8683284>Finally adding multiple faceplatesThey're learning. Slowly, but they're learning.
>>8683327I badly wish the star in hat would come already pre-painted Brother... or it will look not so good out of the box...
>>8683327Did you miss tha last Fumina?
>>8683388I think everybody just kind of forgets about that one because of how utterly basic the kit was. It was basically just a "normal" girl with no accessories. Highly forgettable. That said the kit was pretty fine for what it was.>>8683364Agreed. These sorts of tiny details with rounded edges are an absolute fucking nightmare to paint by hand. If they don't want to do pre-painted parts then at least give us some part separation to make painting it easier. Bandai just wants us to suffer.
>>8683364Ah, but you see, color separation would require putting more time and resources into the kit, which in turn would require a price point higher than $30. And there's no market for that.Nope.No market for high quality musume kits whatsoever.
>>8681896I figured, when i put mine together i had already heard about the hood armature breaking in multiple spots, so i heavily reduced all of the pegs to the point of having almost no risistance.I did not on the other hand, think of sanding out the ball joint cups until cracks started to form all over them. Fortunately, the sword holders on the hood where so loose on mine to begin with i dont think that will be an issue, to knock on wood...On a note thats mostly my fault, while putting the wireing through the chest squid for the leds i did, i droped it the chest plate breaking one of the chest squids main tentacles. It was kind of a pain in the ass to fix...
>>8683284Hope it isnt as much a dumpster fire as asuna was. God that thing was fucking horrible...
>>8683446they're avoiding competition at that price range and trying to replicate what they did in the robot kit category; cheapest for relatively good quality
>>8683419>>8683364As someone who hates the whole "just learn how to paint" meme myself, i got to say this... if you want color accuracy, go buy a thin paint brush, some gold and metalic red paint, then... just learn how to paint...
>>8683466The you made the girls into robots, not girls.No matter how good the quality and how cheap that is, it is still a girl-robot figure, not a girl figure.
>>8683464Thats hell your walking into...
>>8683474the fuck you on about?i'm saying they want the same market position with girl figures as they have with gundam kitsbecause there'd be less competition
>>8683464The thing that kills me the most about this kit, is that had the skirts and hair been soft plastic (like the gn strips on exia) the kit would have actually been good. Well... good-ish i guess. The joints are set up really really really wierd, she has this super far back disjointed backwards ab crunch but almost none forwards, and to use it the whole torso looks like it exploded.Its like the designers had a pre made inner joint system planned for something else but decided to put it in asuna for some reason...
>>8683464She can't even use the joints she has thanks to all the shit on her getting in the way. Her hair has this asinine ball joint setup that makes the hair almost imoble and her bangs (when they dont fall off) block any meaningful head rotation.Using the white skirt means she suddenly has three ridged sheets stuck on her hips, and her red skirt looks like robot armor posed or not.
>>8683534The A-series MDs, Architect, and Baselard/Zelfikar don't have that stupid hair joint problem, or at least it isn't as severe for them.>>8683527Mixing hard and soft plastic hair parts is a recipt for discolouration disasters, even with paint. hard and soft plastics have different properties for retaining or being affected by paint. Better make it OPAQUE uniformly soft plastic and conceal POM joints where they won't show carefully.
>>8683534It's strange how inconsistent Bandai is with their girl kits. The Build Diver ones I've built recently have all been fine, but whenever they attempt to do more than that they just seem to falter.
>>8683607Ok? Why are you telling me this? What does baselard/zelfigar have to do with bandais shit hair design? This is a bandai kit, their plastic colors are "normally" dead on. The soft plastics on the 00 kits (ten year old models) are perfectly identical to the normal parts, minus some texture inconsistencies that can easily be gixed with topcoat if its even an issue. The part of the hair that gets in the way is the side bangs anyway, the issue with them could have been solved simply by adding a ball joint to the base of the hair. Instead they didn't and she can't turn her head.
>>8683675I really do think may was done by a different team, she has too much different from the others...
>>8683471Oh, no, you misunderstand. I'm not saying I can't do it by any means. I've been painting kits of varying production quality for two decades now. I just HATE pieces like this is all. Preference, really. I just like being able to take a piece and either mask it (this thing is way too small for that) or pick up the separate piece, do the job, and put it down. Though, admittedly, I realize I've gotten somewhat spoiled by kits in the past few years (mostly MGs and RGs) that separate itty bitty detail parts regularly.
>>8683527>>8683534The way they did the hip articulation on this kit is just baffling to me. Instead of slightly changing their exisiting sculpts to match the balance of aesthetics and articulation that Kotobukiya has on their kits, they decided to completely reinvent the wheel and create whatever the hell this is.
>>8683770End result. My guess is Bandai did this so they could do that transparent flesh gimmick similar to the Figurerise Labo Miku. IMO they shouldn't have even bothered if the end result would look like this.
>>8683770The hell is up with that front skirt, is it ball jointed to the side skirts? That doesn't look stable in the slightest.
>>8683447I've never come across a situation where the material itself is just this bad. Are the ball sockets, once cracked, salvageable in an way?
>>8683771Those hip joint gaps are horrible>>8683803Still waiting for mine, going to sand and grease the joints of her armor to ensure it doesn't crack
>>8684003>peach-colored puzzle piece stand>not transparent yellow puddle
>>8683860What do you use to grease the joints?
>>8684023silicone oil, look for shock oil
>>8684021Must be something she ate cause that stream is clearly coming out of her butt.
>>8683772It is and it isn't. It comes undone all the time.
>>8683803Theoretically yes, im waiting to try this until mine actually break breaks, but once both sides break off im going to drill a bunch of intersecting holes and run solid copper wire through them then remove the detent from the cups so the balls no longer flex the socket assembly. The last part is the whole reason for this mess to begin with.
>>8683860Just remember that the ball isn't the problem, its the socket. All the other connections need to be sanded down to a point they give almost no resistance to moving.
>>8684023silicone grease, I use a blend sold by WD-40
I’m embarrassed to ask this but I’m about to ship a *lot* of these kits, like maybe 10 of them plus some MSG and other stuff, in one go. If HLJ lets me ship them out as one package is there a possibility it will be too big to fit through a front door?
>>8684920Nah, I think you'll be fine. I recently shipped a box of models with roughly the same volume from Hobby Search and it was no bigger than a moving box you'd get from U-Haul or something.Good luck with that shipping price, though.
Wonder woman pics stolen from Facebook are here
>>8685335man, that looks great
>>8684920Unless you're a hobbit, it should be fine.
I'm normally an FA Girl only fan Brothers but someone decided to let go of their Shinki for a reasonable price and as the local Ninong... if you need money, you have toy I like, I buy immediately... but this would be my first Shinki so I am worried about plasticizing and other Shinki Stuff and it will be here in a few minutes... let's see how things go... Frame Arms Girl Sol hornet will probably not gonna like this...
>>8684003why are her socks so stinky?
>>8685824She's now on the move Brothers! Panzer Murmeltier is now moving in my general direction!
>>8685335Just saw her, looks really cute
>>8685335I'm thinking paint the gold parts proper gold and the rest should be fine left as is.
>>8684920>Bought the MSG Gigantic arms order cradle from HLJ and it costs the same amount of money as the kit to ship it overAnything for my girls though...
>>8685918You better get the arms and legs for it too
>>8685918That's nothing Brother... I paid more than one and a half times plus Tax for the entire Ultimate Guardian and that was back when DHL rates are still reasonable... is something we have no power over. It sucks but it is the cost of things...
>"WHAT THE HECK!?" You could have chosen any Mecha Musume to get and you chose to go after Gourai's Grandmother!?... We don't even know how to put her armour because she didn't come with a manual on top of the ever growing pile of backlogs you need to deal with!... Please tell me you're not going to start collecting Busou Shinki...Frame Arms Girl Sol Hornet visibly upset at me for some reason...
>>8677107Sozai S, MMS 2nd and old Picconeemo
>>8685942So uh... Brothers... about this Grandma Gourai... I really didn't have very high expectations about this but after I got my hands on one... I must say, I am impressed... the box may be slightly damaged and no manual or documentation is present but GOSH... she is a thing of beauty... as long as you do not mind the discoloration on the plastic. Without manual, it took me quite a while to figure out and put her together. With everything put together, there's no way she will be able to stand on her own with all that top weight added and the long gun isn't gonna help either so a stand will be necessary. I have no context on Busou Shinki lore but given that she does have WW2 Germany things going on with her, I'm gonna assume she's one of the bad guys... a very cool looking bad guy (or girl). Will I buy another Busou Shinki when given the chance?... Probably but only if it tickles my fancy and will not aggressively pursue them as vigorously as I did with FA Girls where sky is the limit because I know Busou Shinki is a deal line / franchise with no future whatsoever and using dated tech, it will only end up broken in my ham fisted hands Brothers and Sisters... TL;DR... she's a cool tank / grandma Gourai...
>>8686104And here she is with a Modern Gourai besides
>>8686106And her head fixed on a Gourai Body
>>8685857I try not to interact with shit but here’s your (You)You’d better treat this Shinki with extra care because these things are rare, if you drop her from a height or damage her with food like you usually do you’re basically pushing Shinkis to extinction. There are only so many left in the world now and that number falls every time an owner somehow makes theirs unsellable.>tfw the anime never prepared me for this timeline
>>8686125Busou skankies are built like brick houses you hae to try really hard to break one, save for the Rege whoses head peg destroys the neck piece eventually due to it being too tight a fit and the neck plastic rather brittle.
>>8686161*Drops you into fast food grease**Straps you to a drone and attempts to re-enact 9/11*Heh nothing personal
>>8686164While thats an impressive kind of stupid it wouldnt break a shinki, feet and head would go flying in diferent direction and depending on the surface it falls on the face might suffer some scratches but the boddy itself wouldnt sustain damage as its quite light.
>>8686161>>8686170Shit, i made a lot of typos.
>>8686200Maybe take a break from those paint fumes. I recently bought a shinki and her neck was cracked but it doesn’t look like it will spread. I think the previous owner might have tried to do a head swap and damaged it that way because her original head fits just fine.
gonna huff paint fumes with the materia sisters
>>8686268>but it doesn’t look like it will spreadIt will, reinforce the interior with a thin layer of super glue.
>>8686330Now that's more like it
>>8686478>solvent fumes figuratively melt your brain cells>solvent fumes literally melt their faces
I like plastic glue. It smells good.
Looks like my doofy-eared favorite is releasing soon/has released in Japan.
>>8686575Doesn't Koto release their stuff at the end of every month? Seems like it should be a few weeks from now.Also, from the thumbnail I thought she was spreading her legs.
>>8686575She hasn’t released, those tweets are about samples the public doesn’t have their hands on yet
>>8686575That's... an MD, right? Her and the priest-looking one are MDs? It seems weird to me that they're packaged with MSG parts for some reason. Are the heads FAG compatible? I might get one for that hair and to make resin casts of the titties.
>>8686673Yeah, they’re MDs. Bullet Knights Executioner (the one pictured there) and Exorcist, they’re known for being the two designs that recycle a ton of MSG parts.I’ve never bought MSG before so I quite like the idea but others understandably think they’re lazy.
>>8686673>It seems weird to me that they're packaged with MSG parts for some reason.They're just cheap alternate versions that are easily madeKind of funny because this is what Chinese knockoffs were doing, making pirate copy FAGs with pirate copy MSG stuff and touting them as new original stuff, and then Kotobukiya just starting copying what they were doing.
>>8686690>>8686699I personally like to think that I'm paying for the color matching. I don't like painting as much as others do, so offering the MSG in sets of matching colors with a girl is fine with me.
>>8686774It's literally in the op
>>8686774Wait... why is 4chan getting nuked Brother?... 4chan has survived all these years from the nurture and care of moot to the current days... I don't see 4chan going away anytime soon... have faith Brother
>>8686774>66 posters>likely a lot of double and triple IPS going to just one person making the number closer to 30>one of the smallest and slowest communities for these types of models on the internet I think you just want to shitpost so here is that (You) buddy, hope it fills that spot where your life was suppose to be.
>>8686787reforming or revoking of Section 230 is allegedly on the horizon, most think it will get removed since a lot of smaller players (Such as Parlor) won't play ball with what big tech and government demand of them.If fully revoked all sites would be responsible for what their community did which would mean all chat groups and what not would cease to exist due to the company fearing lawsuit
>>8686803Do we just go on twitter then? I don't wanna post food and depressive tweets all day
>>8686819There's a >discord link in the OP
>>8686829Kill yourself, discordshitter.Besides, anything that'd get 4chan shut down would get discord to kill any groups that had anything at all to do with 4chan. They already police private groups.
>>8686812In the early 1990s, the Internet became more widely adopted and created means for users to engage in forums and other user-generated content. While this helped to expand the use of the Internet, it also resulted in a number of legal cases putting service providers at fault for the content generated by its users. This concern was raised by legal challenges againstCompuServeandProdigy, early service providers at this time.CompuServe stated they would not attempt to regulate what users posted on their services, while Prodigy had employed a team of moderators to validate content. Both faced legal challenges related to content posted by their users. InCubby, Inc. v. CompuServe Inc., CompuServe was found not be at fault as, by its stance as allowing all content to go unmoderated, it was a distributor and thus not liable forlibelouscontent posted by users. However,Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co.found that as Prodigy had taken aneditorialrole with regard to customer content, it was a publisher and legally responsible for libel committed by customers.THIS IS FROM BEFORE 230 EXISTED
>>8686838keep reading that wiki source
anyone got that 4chanx filter for johncel
>>8686940So you plan on shitposting again Brother... because I can play your game if you wanted to...
>>8686940Filter "brother" and "..." in comment field
Another long day, huh?
>>8686976Kinda, but things will be OK Brοthϵr...
>>8686673>>8686690I have literally never seen anyone complain about the ex bullet knights coming with msg sets, and they are not unique in doing so. They have multiple new parts to integrate the msg parts in new ways along side being the test bed kits for the thigh upgrade. Why the fuck is that a problem.
>>8686803So johncel is using 36 ip addresses is what your saying.
>>8685929Of course. Main reason I got it was to make pilotable mechas
Inspired by a post in a facebook group... I decided to see how many Megami Device can a Figma Ritsu carry... on one leg...
>>8686861>But isn't that gonna break the internet as we know itwe can only hope
>>8687153Hell, some of the FAGs also have MSG weapon kits. Jinrai always has weapon packs, Gourai's own Freestyle Bazooka was a MSG weapon, Architect's GIANT HANDS are a MSG pack.
>>8686940>>8686956Don't forget he likes to use alternate letters that are almost indistinguishable from the letters in his catchphrase, though you just have to block them as he uses them.
>>8683534bandai has obvious signs of jewing rather than putting effort in quality anymore.- jewing digimon with repeated little to no quality improvements and repetitive contents- super sentai toys become blocks of meaningless and justifying its for kids- kamen rider toys going jewish collect them all route ever since decade.- at least 100usd or more for quality effort that isnt worth that much on many other releases in their p-bandai shopsit has become one of those big brands getting away with ridiculous prices for nothing much
>>8687292Not all is bad Brother... Bandai still releases expansion parts for Gunpla at relatively cheap prices... parts that are usable for custom kitbash and stuff and some of the modern HG is on par with part MG or even RG... Most of their products in the entry level are of good quality and good price so we still have that to thank Bandai for...
>>8687305Oh, I do, I'm just forewarning the other anon
>>8687292Some of their stuff is good, but they're obsessed with trying to make everything uniformly out of KPS and PET these days.>>8687333Yeah, you stop it, you're giving us ASEANs a bad name.
>>8687333Eight minutes and you have to have a response? I try not to respond to you but God damn.
In other news, I retrieved Road Runner from the post office! I got these 30MM burst effects to go with her, though I wish they'd had white (and I should have gotten more than one, damn they're cheap.) I haven't built anything from the 30MM series but I'm assuming they should be standard Bandai quality.
>>868737530MM is good value for money, they're supposedly Entry Grade in quality but they're more like HG.
>>8687375Standard Bandai Quality Brother... they are compatible with FA Girls almost readily... here's mine...
>>8687395Like I said, I only respond in kind since I know you need attention as well... Brother...You're not gonna use that filter right?...
>>8687390I'd been wanting the water base but after reading a bit about them they don't seem to be up to snuff, sort of flimsy on their own. I had somehow never heard of 30MM until a month ago!
>>8687410Honestly with how they keep expanding the line, it’s only a matter of time before we see 30MM mecha musume.
>>8687427It's Bandai though. I don't particularly like their face designs, but maybe they'll learn? If the body designs are solid like Koto's I'd give them a shot.
>>8687443I meant more mecha-esque designs actually. Like how Bandai’s Anima Gear line has started to put out more feminine looking mecha in the line now that the line is more established. Pic related.
>>8687451Fuck. I'm behind on this shit, I guess. I do like those feminine designs and they look to be arguably cheaper than Desktop Army. Thanks anon, I'm gonna try to find a preorder for these still open in the states
>>8687499try big bad scam store. its a box of ten with two sakura, one white, three lions, two triceratops and two penguins.
>>8687511Does Koto send them out completely randomized? I assumed you'd get two of each. I didn't even notice the warning in the description and I'm betting nobody else did either
>>8687526These aren’t koto. They’re Bandai. A full set of 10 gets you two of each, so maybe find someone to split it with.
>>8687532My bad.Nabbit is still my favorite small musume but I live in the states so getting just one is a hassle.
>>8687292You must be non us/japan. P-bandai hasn't been a real issue in a while, most kits are easily available on pbandai us or if you miss a kit, for an extra 30 bucks you can get it on buyee whenever.>>8687259Preach it man, shit is so ignorant, the shadow asra ninja came with msg swords, there is msg gigantic arms kits color mached to multiple frame arms girl kits, one of the most praised md kits, ninetails, is mostly an msg kit.Kotos original lines are literally designed to be compatible.>>8683607Just like i said. Bandai CAN just make the parts soft plastic but didn't. Pic related.
>>8687292Oh, and while i disagree with your notion on p-bandai, I would like to say that the number of gundam models decreasing significantly is just proof of your other points, couple years back there was an mg a month and a couple hgs constantly trickling in, now a mg comes once every 3-5 months and a new mold hg once a month maybe. Shit sucks.
>>8687532not if its a box set, its an uneven numbering
>>8687782They sell them in box sets of 10.https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=GOODS-04054918
>>8687153>I have literally never seen anyone complain about the ex bullet knights coming with msg setsI'm not complaining. Extra parts are extra parts, it just seems... I don't know. Like they don't really fit with the MDs? That other anon was right, it's a real hard Pretty Armor Bootleg feel.
>>8687451That might only be one outing, however, considering the female Animagear contains the consciousness of a human protagonist in the story, or at least act as a remote communicator of sorts. It's a bit hard to understand Animagear's "story" because one, it's in moonrunes, and two, it's for very young audiences in the first place, so this situation might not last long.
Frame Arms Girl Sol Hornet with Megami Device Sol Road Runner...
Am I seriously debating on buying a whole new kit just for the tail? Does anyone have other suggestions?
>>8687948You can buy the HG or MG Epyon... Ideally the HG since it is much cheaper Brother... Tom may need to mod the end a bit but I believe in you..
>>8687823THEY ARE DESIGNED TO USE THEMTHATS WHAT THEY ARE FORGOURAI STYLET AND BASELARD ALL USE MSG PARTS IN THEM NINETAILS AND TAMAMO USE THEMALL THREE JINRAIS USE THEMTHERE ARE MSG SETS SPECIFICALLY FOR MEGAMI DEVICE KITSTHE PRETTY ARMOR KITS ARE KNOCK OFF RIPPING OFF SOME GUYS TWITTER CUSTOMS THEY ARE FRAME ARMS KNOCK OFFS KOTO MAKES MSG PARTS FOR THEIR OTHER KITSTHATS WHAT THEY ARE FOR YOU DIPSHIT
>>8687954Did you just suggest they get a 40-55 dollar plus out of print kit instead of a 20 dolar hg, all for a fucking heat rod? Are you fucking retarded?
>>8687948If you have launcher or lancer, you can do this. I used a MSG trident spear for the tip.There's also the option of using MSG beast master sword as a tail
>>8687578>Want a nabbit DTA>The only ones in stock is a 240$ 5 pack >The mech responsible for raising the price is only 6 inches tall>The girls all have shitty haircutsIt's not fair.
>>8688010Yep. My problem exactly. >>8687994Similar to Lancer/Launcher I may find a coated wire and see if I can't craft my own scales/tip or find some beads of some kind. I just really enjoy the dragon aestetic but damn if all the kits that use the tail aren't out of print.
>>8687948Get a bunch of spare parts, drill a borehole through them, and thread them with a jacketed stiff wire?
>>8687948I've bought kits for single pieces, you can buy it for an assembly.
>>8687954T-There is now HG Epyon...
>>8687948Buy it. You'll get the tail you want and still a pretty much complete cool kit anyway.
>>8688076There is Brother... and it is very cheap. Tail part is decent but the winds isn't exactly something you can write home about.... Here I used the HG Epyon parts on Architect Brother...
>>8688123That's not a HG at all. That's literally just the No-Grade 1/144.
>>8688133Chucklefucker has no idea what he's talking about as per usual. Anon wanted a flexible tail, not a detailed toothpick from a 25 year old junk no grade. I suspect johincel is a hard masochist and just posts here cause he loves being shitted on. He legitimately cannot be this much of a massive dumbass.
>>8688156I think it's a lot simpler than that, he just wants (You)s.
As much as I like shitting on Johncel, that's not helping >>8687948 get what he needs.There IS a 1/100 HG Epyon with a segmented whip that you can use. However, that one doesn't use a wire and instead only has hinge joints between segments. If you want it to be fully posable like the one in your pic, you would have to drill a hole through each segment and then feed a wire through them.
>>8688176Admittedly... you are close to the truth brother... I do enjoy everyone's company here regardless of how others see it... I already have everything I could want at life so I'm just living for the sake of having fun and living... no amount of entertainment is too small for me. But of course all of you are brothers to me...
>>8687948>>8688178Get a HGBD Geara ghirarga since that's the one used in the pic.Fuckin incel can't even get his gundams right.
>>8688197Ah, my old friend.
>>8688178From what anon initially said he already knows what kit its from. Your suggestion isn't far from dumbass johncels, your suggesting a rare 40 dolar kit over a 20 dolar kit thats recently released. He doesn't want to buy a whole kit to make the tail, why would spending more money on the kit he doesn't want solve the issue.
>>8687948To actually help you this time instead of letting myself be distracted by the thread troll, i recomend the beastmaster msg set. If you can find it for its normal 15~ dollar price point.
>>8688156>>8688197>>8688207>>8688210Calm down Brothers... I'm just trying to help though and my suggestion is still valid and usable... I mean the one I suggested has a tail which I used in a kitbash...
>>8687948ok what is this? kinda want it
>>8688223A custom of a SOL Raptor using some Muscuto parts I think and the Ghirarga's tail.
>>8688225Thanks for the info!
Now i want a DTA/hololive collab.
>>8688236I wanted to make a custom of FBK at some point, but will definitely need to paint it.
>>8687578Keep your eye on Amiami's pre-owned stuff. They actually had the set of three up a week ago for 5100. Was going to buy it as my first DTA (Which may or may not be because of that one Nabbit post from a thread or two ago), but I dragged my feet for a few days and she was bought up by time I decided to get her. I at least a set or two there a month, so definitely worth the effort hounding Amiami for 'em.
>>8688210I actually used this one for my Innocentia's tail too
This A.T.K lady seems quite nice so far, fuck tons of parts, I feel like there's enough to build both the unarnored and armored versions of her. Good lord I hate her hair style though. That off slanted pony tail and that weird stickyuppy bit, hate it.
>>8688305She has idiot antenna.Anyways her hair looks very rough, it could use some sanding to contour it better.
>>8688319Yeah, her hair as is is straight out of the little bag it came in. Not the greatest molding on either of the heads. Wish they just had it on the runners instead, rather than have it be PVC.
>>8688240Yeah, i could probably do a decent sculpt after a couple attemps but my hand isnt steady enough to paint small details.
>>8688346Unless articulation is wanted for her braid it could be cheated into being a solid piece taken from Edelweiss. Also using Inno's kit for fox ear parts as a foundation. The troublesome part is making her long hairstyle with articulation, it would have to be done like AGA Kaede. For her tail, probably can cheat by using stiff wire from a Bullet Knight kit and using it as the core of a white fluffy tail keychain charm of the right size.
>>8688368Kaede already comes with a pair of fox ears anyway, so you wouldn't even need Inno.
>>8688197>>8688207>rare 40 dolar kitSee, I didn't know this. I'm >>8688178 and not Johncel, and in my experience Wing kits have historically been available for pretty close to MSRP. I assumed that was still the case cause I actually got a 1/100 HG Epyon for about retail on ebay last year.Also, I didn't know that the whip in >>8687948 was sourced from a much more recent kit since I haven't been following Build Divers. My first thought was to recommend something similar from a kit that I thought was still common and in expensive.We cool?
>>8688532We cool, the wing 1/100 kits typically trend higher when they haven't been printed in a while, even so retail for them is higher now after bandai did away with the yen price on the box. I was more digging at johnincel than i was you.In other news... nuke matrix put out photos of their new kit.
>>8688560I hope this doesn't slow down more school shock stuff from them, id really like to get Ruris' upgraded form.
>>8688563>>8688560This kit has a "skeleton" you can show bare or covered by clear parts.
>>8688569>Clear armor with internal mechanicsOk, now I'm sold. Any word on a release date?
>>8688569>visible internalsThat's pretty lewd.
>>8688613Wouldn't be the first time.
Thanks for the input. While it would have been faster and cheaper to get the tail/whip from Ghirarga, getting one here in the States for retail doesn't look like it's going to happen soon for me. I may settle for the Beast Master whip.
>>8688569I am interested in this
>using a hobby nipper for the first timeThis shit is nice, have to fight the urge to finish my backlog of skankies.
>>8688937I wish they'd done something else with the "top", it looks like she's just draped a kleenex over her tits
>>8689024Isn't that the whole point?
>>8688905Don't fight it. It really is satisfying though, isn't it? The feel of my Meme hands doing their thing is just beyond compare.
>>8689024That's why it's great though
>>8684297That was something I had in mind. Although I did have the concern that wouldn't drilling those holes create additional points of structural weakness overall? If I may ask, could you maybe give a picture of some kind to demonstrate what you meant specifically?
>>8689427Sounds like anon plans to pin the sockets one way and turn them into fixed pinned (riveted?) hinge joints.Also I checked Rania's runners from her instructions and her shiny white plastic armor is made of polystyrene (PS), maybe that's why it's not as durable as Sophia's entirely ABS dragon rigging.
Anyone have experience back ordering from deepdiscount? Waiting on materia white and innocentia red, new to the hobby so im still trying to find the better sites. Didnt realize these were backorders
>>8689470Not even remotely close my dude. Pinning the balls would ruin the transformation.>>8689427basically, while the two side sockets are broken off, drill two parallel holes along the bottom edge of the middle socket and push the same diameter wire with a coating of super glue through the holes. Once the middle is done i glue the outside sockets back together and repeat the process of drilling two holes along the bottom of those sockets ectHere is my shit diagram:Top view ○=○Bottom view =○=Side view sockets unuWire side view _-_Thats a really shit diagram.
>>8689427Also, remember, the sockets have a detent in them to keep the ball in. Removing that will remove all the stress on the socket in the first place.Hindsight is a bitch though.The wire should make the part stronger, it theoretically wont alow the part to crack along the bottom of the sockets anymore. Really, once the detent is removed it shouldn't break again since the stressed breaking the part is coming from inserting the ball.
Before I forget to post about it; don't bother with the knockoff decals floating around eBay. Whatever material they used is resistant to the decal softener I'm using, so it's just as though I've laid stiff plastic over the face. Pic related. They're usually very dark too because to avoid a watermark I assume they turn up the contrast before they print these out, so it's just far inferior all around. You get what you pay for.
>>8689727>Really, once the detent is removed it shouldn't break again since the stressed breaking the part is coming from inserting the ball.If you remove the detent, does the ball apply any force on the inside of the socket when you insert it? I haven't built mine yet so I can't say if this is the case, but I'd be afraid that the ball is wide enough to stress the socket by itself even without the detent.
>>8689706>>8689727Aaah, so this would require that the part itself be not just cracked, but actually broken down into four pieces, am I following correctly? For some reason I was thinking that you'd like... drill holes on the sides of the socket piece use those to have kinda staple-shaped bit of metal anchored into the holes.
So uh... the thread is now at 357 posts... no new thread Brothers?...
Incels not invited.
>>8677885>rereleaseI'd buy the nonlewd one.Dropped her right leg and poor thing shattered at the knee cap. I pray it won't break any further and the kit glue will hold.
>>8679692Fuggg does anyone know where I can get replacement parts. This is so sad. I just need another leg!
>>8680713I miss Japan bros.
>>8683527Oh... I have no mouth and I must scream anons.
>>8690444A broken leg won't keep a knight like her down, build her a cool prosthetic from M.S.G parts.