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Miku GK Gallery & Progress Blog

RedligerRGBlv112 kuukautta sittenDiary
Hello all,

Finally finished this kit! She took a lot longer then I expected to complete. ITEM #29895 is the kit I finished this time. I am extremely satisfied with how this kit turned out. The experimental shading style on the clothing and her interesting multicolor hair was quite fun to create. Using gloss as part of the clothing shading turned out really interesting as well.

I also enjoyed painting her eyes which were probably largest I'm done so far. I don't think Miku's eyes are the best ones I've done, but they are definitely my second best.

I took the advice of friends and built up her base to make it semi-custom. That was quite the little project since I hadn't done a lot with clay so far. However I think it turned out pretty good and adds to the overall look of the kit.

Enjoy!


Base Progress Section
View spoilerHide spoilerHer normal base is actually rather small and unstable. When I first test-fit the parts, it was really easy to tip her over. This worried me greatly. At first I was going to attach a larger base of some kind under her small base to add more stability.

Then a friend suggested that I create something custom for her. At first I was thinking about making her base into one giant music note. But this would make it a bit hard to move her and the base could still be somewhat unstable. So I decided to add the music notes onto her base which would add lots of weight on the base which ended up making her hard to tip over. Even though her hair hangs over the sides.

Step 1: Drilled pin holes, added pins, started sculpting music notes.
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Step 2: Continued sculpting music notes of various sizes. Finished sculpting all music notes.
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Step 3:Sanded down the clay so it was semi-smooth. Added sculpting putty to try and fill in a lot of the holes and indents. Sanded the sculpting putty down till it was smooth.
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Step 4:Primed the base. Painted the surface blue and black.
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Finished Base: Painted the music notes black.
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Hair Progress Section
View spoilerHide spoilerHer hair was really large and awkward to paint. Her headphones had to fit in the hair along with her twintails. So it was a bit tricky to set up. I had been slowly doing cool things with hair on previous kits so I really wanted to try something crazy since Miku has a ton of hair.

Step 1: Painted the hair in the base coat.
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Step 2: Started adding the first color over the base coat.
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Step 2 cont: Finished adding the first color to her twintails.
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Step 3: Added the second color to the front and back of her hair.
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Step3 cont: Finished adding the second color to her twintails.
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Step 4: Added highlights to the front and back of her hair.
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Step 4 cont: Finished adding highlights to her twintails.
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Her highlights could of been better, but they are decent enough to add a bit of detail to the hair.




Finished Kit Photos
Since past final kit photos have had crappy backgrounds I decided to just get rid of the backgrounds all together this time. I think it looks better this way.

Hopefully you enjoy these photos along with some of the very fine details added into this kit that you'll have to look closely to see.


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Comments, critiques, and questions are welcome!
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    RedligerRGBlv11 I paint GKs
    Maakie (1 kuukautta sitten) #22478627It was very nice to see this blog! I like how the base turned out and I love especially how the shading on her shirt looks. :) Do you plan on painting more figures in this style?

    Thanks, it turned out to be a pretty good idea :) I definitely like this style and will probably use it again, but I think it really depends on the kit and how much detail I think the kit needs to be considered done.
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    It was very nice to see this blog! I like how the base turned out and I love especially how the shading on her shirt looks. :) Do you plan on painting more figures in this style?
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    RedligerRGBlv11 I paint GKs
    Daichukiyo (2 kuukautta sitten) #22337392Me too, haha! Multicoloured hair is pretty and eye pleasing! I think you actually did a wonderful job with the shading, the colors work so well together! ^^ Also thanks, in the future when i complete my first garage kit, I'll be sure to make a blog post too! :)

    Thanks again :) I plan to do multicolored hair on more kits in the future so be sure to check back every so often. If you remember when you finish that blog be sure to send me a link, I'd like to see it.
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    Redliger (2 kuukautta sitten) #22335177Thanks! I really like multicolored hair so this kit was awesome to use it on :) I wish more pvc figures had multicolor hair. Its a shame cause I bet those giant companies could pull it off much better then I am.
    I'd love to see the kit you make in the future!


    Me too, haha! Multicoloured hair is pretty and eye pleasing! I think you actually did a wonderful job with the shading, the colors work so well together! ^^ Also thanks, in the future when i complete my first garage kit, I'll be sure to make a blog post too! :)
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    RedligerRGBlv11 I paint GKs
    vvolt (2 kuukautta sitten) #22333327WOW I love this! Especially the way the back of her and her shoe/boots have the black for the folds in the clothing, so cool aesthetically!! Good job!

    Thanks :) This kit was great to try this different method of shading. Her shoes were hard to imagine how the shading would go and how the lighting would affect them. So they took a bit of planning xD. So I'm really glad you like them. Because I glossed the grey areas on her cloths and shoes, she really looks cool when the light reflects off the glossy areas. It was hard to get a photo that really showed the gloss though so I'm not sure how clear it looks. xD
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    RedligerRGBlv11 I paint GKs
    orochimaruxsaber (2 kuukautta sitten) #22333695I love it so much!!! Seriously one of my favorite paint jobs on a kit I've ever seen :) thanks for sharing the details & I'm hoping to see more interesting paint jobs from you in the future!

    Thanks xD your making me embarrassed lol. I'm glad you really like her! Thats the plan to keep painting and getting better at this wonderful hobby :)

    I'm planning on buying some better paints and pastels in the near future, so hopefully that will help contribute to better results and more efficient painting / shading. :)
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    RedligerRGBlv11 I paint GKs
    harukaa (2 kuukautta sitten) #22333580Looks nice & I really like the colors ^^
    Great job!


    Thanks! I agree, the colors came out really well. I'm glad my blue paints come out pretty well. Some of the colors don't cover very well xD. I like like Miku's color scheme in general so I really wanted to keep it similar :)
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    RedligerRGBlv11 I paint GKs
    Daichukiyo (2 kuukautta sitten) #22333487Nice work! ^^ I love the technique that you used with her hair, I might give that a try myself when I make a GK :) Overall, she's super adorable <3

    Thanks! I really like multicolored hair so this kit was awesome to use it on :) I wish more pvc figures had multicolor hair. Its a shame cause I bet those giant companies could pull it off much better then I am.

    I'd love to see the kit you make in the future!
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    I love it so much!!! Seriously one of my favorite paint jobs on a kit I've ever seen :) thanks for sharing the details & I'm hoping to see more interesting paint jobs from you in the future!
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    Looks nice & I really like the colors ^^
    Great job!
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