. Now that I've got a bit of time, I'm going to start working through my backlog of photoshoots. First, something that anyone has frequented CBox has probably heard me talk about: my Frame Musume project. Here's some pictures of me and the girls putting together a RAcaseal, a very Shinki-like kit from Kotobukiya; it happens to be modeled by Apsy, same as the MMS base bodies. Thanks to ZeroEdge for finding it; you can see his own use of it as a base body for customs over in his excellent thread.
The RAcaseal Redria kit actually lets you build two subtly different sizes; I built the smaller of the two, which stands somewhere between an MMS3rd Tall and MMS3rd Small. All of which are shorter than 'Rythæ and other MMS1sts.
While RAcaseals don't have the unique hips Shinki do, they do have a combination ball joint and pivot, giving them a good amount of flexibility, as 'Rythæ demonstrates below.
They have a small flap on a hinge that makes up the outer hip that gives them a pretty good leg bend. Also, they have ball-jointed thighs. Not hips (though those are ball-jointed too), but ball-jointed thigh swivels.
Now, while this isn't how I'm planning to implement the Frame Musume base, I decided to have some fun after I found out that RAcaseals and Frame Arms share some peg sizes.
The size is almost perfect; if I could link the two at the limbs, the whole thing would still be relatively flexible, thanks to the double joints of the Frame Architect.
From the side.
Just need a flag to plant on top of the crate.
Since Konami has deprived us of bikers, I decided to go ahead and make my own. Here's some test shots with the raw materials:
When I was transforming the Wilber Nine back into robot mode, his hands (taken from a spare Architect) were positioned like such, and thus was Meowber Nine born in my mind. The final form is going to have cat ears and may be quadrupedal if I can figure out how.