Hi all, happy holidays and wishes for a great New Year : ) I wanted to share my (two) final works this season and what better way to ring in 2020 than sexy bunny boys lol. I had the unique opportunity to paint two of this kit at the same time (one for me, one for a client) which made for an interesting challenge! Btw, commissions are mostly booked through next year and I am not accepting new orders at this particular moment, but check out my details here and keep an eye on my Facebook page since I may open a spot or two at random. Depends how busy I am lol. Btw, the full photo set is here: Henry
Anyway, the Henry(s) were relatively easy to assemble thanks to beautiful white resin and minor seamlines. Because of this, I was able to spend more time on fun additions like removeable clothing and alternative hair pieces. The sculptor Atsumi also included materials for the pocket watches, so they were slightly modified to add a chain and connector.
Painting was straightforward, although I think this is the first time I’ve painted so much skin lol. Shirtless and bikini kits aren’t generally my preference, but it was fun shading all the minor details. The removeable clothing is a *bit* troublesome with his skin since it is so fragile, so I plan on keeping the clothing on mine for a while : )
The bases were custom-made with resin-coated balsa wood to simulate tile flooring atop an acrylic plate. I followed this tutorial with a few minor modifications and am overall pretty happy with how it turned out. It ended up being more work than I anticipated though so next time I may just buy pre-made tile lol.
Henry is about 24 cm tall fully built, and towers over most of my other kits. Painting these twice also means they took twice the time, which was a little exhausting toward the end but I’m glad I pushed through. Overall my 2019 has been incredibly productive, and I’m amazed at my pace this year. I doubled my finished kits this year thanks to a few workbench changes and just sucking it up and painting haha. When I think about it, I started collecting figures and painting kits around 2010, so it’s amazing to think I’ve stuck with this hobby for so long. With that said, I hope you all have a lovely and productive beginning to a new decade and thank you for reading this blog : )