oOnyaOo wrote:Congrats on your first shinki! MaoChao's a lovely choice!
The bike really suits her!
Thanks, I also think the bike suits her well.
looking forward to receiving my Altlene this week, but in the mean time, here's some of mao's shenanigans
Pic of some of my recent acquisitions:
Mao isn't new, but her shins are! as well as the adapters for her Gundam arms. Neither is the bike, just a new paintjob.
More pics here
if you're interested in how some of this is done.
I also picked up my first Gundam ever
, with no intention of using it for customization parts. It's a 1/144 High Grade Genoace Custom. I bought it purely because I like the way it looks, I've never followed Gundam anime or anything, so I know nothing about this character other than the fact that he looks cool and is pretty poseable. I picked it up at a cool little import store in seattle called "international models"
they've got all sorts of Japanese import stuff including Figmas, Tamiya models, and others, but sadly no shinkis
. I didn't really expect them to, but it would have been a pleasant surprise.
So I finally got around to painting the bike, and failed again, so I've given up on the idea of having a color matched motorcycle for Mao and just grabbed some paints I had lying around and came up with this:
It'll do until I can get a better venue for spray-painting and a lot more patience.
Mao seems to like it anyway.
I also grabbed a chunk of packing foam and made a little seat for Mao. it's pretty crude and rough right now, eventually i'll upholster it ... somehow...
Yikes this one doesn't look great...oh well, it's soft and comfy anyways.
Thanks for looking, and hope you enjoyed the photos!