But anyway, here's some interesting/random stuff.
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It's kinda funny that me and my two housemates each completes a Kotobukiya kit at roughly the same time, and each with it's own unique building approach.
The Gaea from Armored Core Nexus (left) is done by my new housemate that has just moved in recently. It's mostly a straight build, but he added silvers and using the zippo lighter liquid technique to wipe any excess.
The Hogire from Armored Core IV (right) is done by my housemate that have been around for a while and also one of the creators of Figumo Warfare. It's also a straight build, but he added some panel lines and then added a lot of gold using gold gundam markers.
The Shiranui Niigata from Muv Luv Alternative Total Eclipse (center) is done by me, using the usual "sand 'em all" technique and putting silver behind every clear part. I also added some silver and grey to add details.
And speaking about Shiranui, here's something that I find pretty surprising:
Look at that split!
Not a very good angle, but you can clearly see that the sole of the feet is flat on the ground.
This came as a huge surprise, since the previous Kotobukiya Muv Luv kit, Takemikazuchi had a very bad balance (due to how the feet-to-shin connector was designed) that even posing a slightly wide-legged stance would made it fell down (which I think is the cause that the rest of the Kotobukiya Muv Luv line gets a stand as a first-release bonus). I'm glad to see that Kotobukiya has managed to learn it's mistake and made a better product. With that said, I'm looking forward for the next Kotobukiya Muv Luv kit (come on, release the Berkut/Raptor/Typhoon already!! XD).
If you've read the previous comic post before this, you would've known that SIC Kiwami Tamashii Agito has arrived. I really liked it. Despite the size, the detail is amazing, and the details aren't mirrored (left bracelet has different details than the right bracelet, etc), making it feels like the designers actually worked double the efforts rather than mirroring the designs on the computers or such!
I'm interested to get more products from this line, it's nicely detailed while also being cheap (except the bikes, but Agito is an exception since he's one of my favorite Kamen Riders). But I also heard that a lot of SIC KT before Agito had limited articulations because their shoulder pads doesn't have hinged joints (Agito had 'em). So I'll probably seek reviews before getting any. Although if they release SIC KT Kuuga then I'll get it along with his bike without second thoughts :p.