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Kommentarer Catgirl Garage Kit - Walkthrough and Finished Pics

  • Muntoe3 år siden#21384595Sometimes if a kit's eye is a little too flat it does look kind of weird. In the end it comes down to what you feel look best, it's your creation! I look forward to seeing your finished works ^^

    Ehh, my most recent one ITEM #12274 didn't turn out the way I wanted, so I'm doubting if I should blog about it or not...

    But my next one ITEM #26495 is going pretty good so far! The only thing I'm struggling with is painting and assembling the see-through parts.
    3 år siden
    Muntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・
    Maakie3 år siden#21356952WATERLINE. OMG. THAT'S THE WORD. Now I can calm down a bit on my rambling and trying to explain it. xD
    Yeah, I would guess it was a piece of skin and should be colored in skin-color, but with my specific kit I was painting at that point it just didn't look right. With my next kit I will paint it skin-color again to see if that looks better. Just one of those things that doesn't stand out much in a 2D artwork (sometimes not seen at all), but grabs a lot of attention on a 3D figure.
    Sometimes if a kit's eye is a little too flat it does look kind of weird. In the end it comes down to what you feel look best, it's your creation! I look forward to seeing your finished works ^^
    3 år siden
    Muntoe3 år siden#21274390Thank you ^^
    Maakie: Yes, I did paint the inside part of the eye with a darker skintone before I painted the rest of the eyeball. I feel like this helps a lot of figures achieve that transition into 3D if the eye part is sculpted and painted naturally. I knew exactly what you were talking about and I think the proper term is waterline? The waterline goes into each corner of the eye as well as the tear ducts lol.


    WATERLINE. OMG. THAT'S THE WORD. Now I can calm down a bit on my rambling and trying to explain it. xD

    Yeah, I would guess it was a piece of skin and should be colored in skin-color, but with my specific kit I was painting at that point it just didn't look right. With my next kit I will paint it skin-color again to see if that looks better. Just one of those things that doesn't stand out much in a 2D artwork (sometimes not seen at all), but grabs a lot of attention on a 3D figure.
    3 år siden
    Muntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・
    Rajke3 år siden#21225554You got some impressive skills. The eyebrows are looking great and you placed a lot of details in the face. I also like the base. It suits her so well.Maakie3 år siden#21226361Ooh, I really like what you did with giving your own look to this kit! :D Thank you ^^

    Maakie: Yes, I did paint the inside part of the eye with a darker skintone before I painted the rest of the eyeball. I feel like this helps a lot of figures achieve that transition into 3D if the eye part is sculpted and painted naturally. I knew exactly what you were talking about and I think the proper term is waterline? The waterline goes into each corner of the eye as well as the tear ducts lol.
    3 år siden
    Ooh, I really like what you did with giving your own look to this kit! :D

    Also, what I found interesting in the close-ups of the eyes is that it looks like you painted the 'inside'-sideparts of the eyes in skin color (I'm really sorry, but I have actually no clue what this part of the human body is called at all lol). When I was recently working on a new kit, she also had a lot of 'side eye' on the inside. I painted it white first, looked at it, and then thought 'nah, this is supposed to be skin, I should paint it skin-color!'. And after painting it skin color I looked and thought 'this doesn't look right' and painted it white again. :') But with this kit, the skin color you used there looks good! I guess it actually IS skin, but it just translated weirdly from the 2D anime look to 3D figure.

    Just because I really can't think of the name and you will otherwise think I'm crazy, I'm talking about this, lol:

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ubkhe_KGsIAODoVtix1npcQgxyvXyvb52QyeD5-PUvtI6BCiFqXciMUBeyG2ngUgW1gLzT6IEvEmLzgprSQ-9HLtCx3UeRmxbhC4iJpRIXJMPvfl4Iooyt6mUGwPN8wEoVKSKu9FE7R3b4sM9xnEE6hBNH53p-XETY1jfwZn1JDN-JaElQMktHP9KPycFhNzzG2URIej2MDYY8ylgHODMcGCNeP_j7iGCA2zrrQvtRl2_lYpGNTATZI5zuj_wew1gE2m4DnrNwUxJcE503HiDGB_zAg2XaVbPyW2u9U9Yp5QdidtssFm0JF8w8npxn5VcZKOJHNmvyhFLUJtUTuVrfSx_l6jKQBgVrWAXDK8rZ8tMNOi000fZjqJ_mBZVWZuCimzksldW4_6aCd-5VVzJfhbuJ2VTe98DHLfys7ObJKb7JRrXDuY51ILFuuzPiEYbGwzKj4El58nEMesx-_VyOFaZFP80ti-iLPC_RnWwt3v4zdtkx3yWN9j_mgMR0HhCr3fMwrULXi3GJonWaK6gByNCVquX-I01r7bqMwouTOTeHXs6A1zqgvPUbSRrqEFbB8JPGhgsSBXUn8hUZ3CvfrOSBXJ6oSEGH9sK6SeBBLOWvdHCavA=s500-no?.jpg
    3 år siden
    Rajke Ca Fanatic
    You got some impressive skills. The eyebrows are looking great and you placed a lot of details in the face. I also like the base. It suits her so well.
    3 år siden
    ponnie ~Donyatsu Huntress~
    Muntoe3 år siden#21160538Thanks ponnie :) I really don't have any trouble with my airbrush pressure, rarely mess up my primer, and already use clear paints so lacquers just seem like the next natural step. I love acrylics but sadly they tend to chip too easily for me. >_< All I really need at this point is a dedicated fume hood and/or venting system.
    Don't forget the nitrile gloves and a proper safety mask!
    Lacquer thinners and solvents are highly aggressive, ruin your hands and nails within minutes of exposure.
    And without a good mask you might get seriously intoxicated by fumes, not to mention a chemical burn to your nose.

    This stuff is serious, so be cautious!

    But damn, these lacquer paints are so solid and sturdy you wouldn't want to paint with water acrylics ever again :3
    3 år siden
    All hail the eyebrow meister!
    3 år siden
    Muntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・
    Aimathyst3 år siden#21118061Beautiful work! She looks so dainty and delicate but the details you added to her really make her pop!solluxcaptor3 år siden#21136273I really like what you did with her base, you went such a different direction with this than the original but it works well! I suppose that's the beauty of garage kits, you can be creative with it :D
    I love the way you painted a gradient into her hair and the eyes are lovely. I'll admit I wasn't the biggest fan of the brows when I first saw them because I'm fond of the small ones on the original, but it does fit her supermodel look, you really created your own character in this kit.
    shiroiusagi3 år siden#21140579She is so pretty! I agree with you, the bigger eyebrows looks better on her than the thin ones^^
    I love the base you made too :)
    Thanks you guys! I do like the small brows on this kit as well - I am a big fan of those tiny stubby brows, not sure what it's formally called lol but this one had her own vision <3

    WhiteXillia003 år siden#21130936Lovely work! Looking at both yours and the painted prototype, I'd have to say that I really like what you did with her eyebrows. It really fills her face up a bit more. I also really like that you went with an all black dress. I feel like it makes her skin stand out more, and looks a bit more elegant.Thank you ^^ It took me quite a while to decide what color I wanted to paint her dress...it was either this one or a hot pink dress with tanned skin.

    ponnie3 år siden#21142825Those eyebrows are amazing!
    Great work as usual ^__^
    As for clear paint techniques.. I used to thin it was something beyond me but really it takes three basics to use this effectively and start mastering your skill:
    - airbrush pressure control
    - lacquer paints
    - patience to remove all paint in case you screw up and start over
    Lacquers are essential because unlike water paints they can be thinned very much without ruining paint adhesion. And they can be applied to bare resin. Preserves detail and saves a lot of time if you screw up a primer surface. This means you have to re-prime as well which us a lot of hassle and time.
    It's no healthy business, though. But the result is simply incredible!
    Thanks ponnie :) I really don't have any trouble with my airbrush pressure, rarely mess up my primer, and already use clear paints so lacquers just seem like the next natural step. I love acrylics but sadly they tend to chip too easily for me. >_< All I really need at this point is a dedicated fume hood and/or venting system.
    3 år siden
    ponnie ~Donyatsu Huntress~
    Those eyebrows are amazing!
    Great work as usual ^__^

    As for clear paint techniques.. I used to thin it was something beyond me but really it takes three basics to use this effectively and start mastering your skill:
    - airbrush pressure control
    - lacquer paints
    - patience to remove all paint in case you screw up and start over

    Lacquers are essential because unlike water paints they can be thinned very much without ruining paint adhesion. And they can be applied to bare resin. Preserves detail and saves a lot of time if you screw up a primer surface. This means you have to re-prime as well which us a lot of hassle and time.

    It's no healthy business, though. But the result is simply incredible!
    3 år siden
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