login   |    register
Other Genres: Fantasy
For fantasy figures. Elves, dwarves, dragons, etc.
Anyone here have done Anime character models?
lonewolf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: December 06, 2002
KitMaker: 478 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 03:11 PM UTC
Hello!
I just like to know if anyone here at ARMORAMA has done any Japanese Anime models, specially figures. I feel that I'm the only one who does, but I won't know unless I read other people's comments.

I like painting anime figures, specially anime girls in swim suits. And when I paint one, I usually finish it within the shortest time possible because I'd like to see the figure completed!

THANK YOU!
basturk
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: July 19, 2002
KitMaker: 212 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 10:53 PM UTC
Warmest welcome to you lonewolf! I myself do Japanese Anime............ A lot!! Japanese girls, monsters, samurais etc etc.......... Started on doing models because of japanese animation figures in the first place! Beautiful show pieces but the big drawback bout them is that they re darn expensive! You would like to check out this site...... most of the kits on this site were done by my mentor who taught me all that i needed to know about modelling. http://www.garage-kits.com Hope to hear from more Anime figure fans in Armorama like you lonewolf!
penpen
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Hauts-de-Seine, France
Joined: April 11, 2002
KitMaker: 1,757 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 11:53 PM UTC
I do, I do !
I painted a figure of Akira, from street fighter.
I've got several figures from the anime Evangelion waiting on the shelves.
It's true that I've got a problem with the price of the figures... so I'm still working on less expensive figures untill I feel more confident.
lonewolf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: December 06, 2002
KitMaker: 478 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 06:22 PM UTC
Hello Anime modeling friends!

I'm glad someone else other that me does Anime models... I was beginning to think that I'm the only one who does... Another thing...Have any of you tried posting your anime model works here at ARMORAMA? I'm planning on doing so, but I fear that it's not-so military relevant., specially those anime girl that I love so much... I guess posting GUNDAM or EVANGELION, or other mech is ok, since they both refer to battles, etc, which I think is MILITARY...

And since you guys mentioned it, you're absolutely right...ANIME FIGURES ARE EXPENSIVE!! It takes quite some time to save up money for just one model...But luckily, a local toy store offers 50% off GUNDAM U.C. models...VALID UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST!

Hope that more of the guys like us show up here at ARMORAMA!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
KitMaker: 12,596 posts
Historicus Forma: 128 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 06:48 PM UTC
I've done some Gundam kits and an Evangelion kit. I did almost all of the old Revell Robotech reboxes from the 1980s and still have a couple. They came with small anime figures, IIRC. I know the Evangelion kit came with a couple of female figures.
Trisaw
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: December 24, 2002
KitMaker: 4,105 posts
Historicus Forma: 485 posts
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2003 - 05:48 AM UTC
I do too! Yes, their expensive prices are a huge drawback but the QA is nearly perfect, even for recasts! (I never find originals of these kits so the Anime market is mainly recasts). The fit is pretty excellent too.

I also have some 1/100 Gundams as well. Often times I never go below 1/8 for Anime and 1/100 for Gundams.

The main reason I model Anime and Gundam is for their height. After a while, AFVs just hog up "footprint space" by their width and length. But since a room is eight feet tall, I've plenty of space to "reach to the sky" so to speak. :-) After all, I want to SEE the models I make and only by going the 120mm/ 1/16 figure route is this possible. Anime figures go above 1/16.

Yes, sometimes having a figure that towers over all the AFVs is quite a looker all right.
shonen_red
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: February 20, 2003
KitMaker: 5,762 posts
Historicus Forma: 248 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 01:34 AM UTC
Yo! We're the same, I also do some ANIME figs. They look very nice y'know! Welcome to ARMORAMA kid!

PS. Are you lonewolf that I know?
lonewolf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: December 06, 2002
KitMaker: 478 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 03:48 AM UTC
Hello

Hello shonen red.

Don't call me kid. I've been here long before you thought such site existed. I just don't visit and post much...

Hmm...I WAS THE ONE WHO REFERRED YOU TO THIS SITE, REMEMBER?

*PS: No offense dude...Just found your language pretty..."TRYING TO BE SUPERIOR..." I don't like those kinds unless I really know and recognize that they are, man... I don't recognize them until they have proven themselves... Sorry..I'm such a hot head...
shonen_red
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: February 20, 2003
KitMaker: 5,762 posts
Historicus Forma: 248 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 04:35 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello

Hello shonen red.

Don't call me kid. I've been here long before you thought such site existed. I just don't visit and post much...

Hmm...I WAS THE ONE WHO REFERRED YOU TO THIS SITE, REMEMBER?

*PS: No offense dude...Just found your language pretty..."TRYING TO BE SUPERIOR..." I don't like those kinds unless I really know and recognize that they are, man... I don't recognize them until they have proven themselves... Sorry..I'm such a hot head...



Oh, sorry bout that. Anyway, work with your model.
Matrix88
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Belgium
Joined: August 03, 2003
KitMaker: 1 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 07:43 AM UTC
Hello
I have made some anime figures
http://www.animemodels.0catch.com/
I buy them at
http://www.e2046.com/
I aim also in their forum
S-Gundam
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 14, 2003
KitMaker: 8 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 11:43 AM UTC
Hey, I"ve done anime kits and I enjoy them. I would like to find a source for translations of the instructions(they come only in Japanese). I tried to learn some of the language, but it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I like the Gundam series(as you can tell from my handle), also like the new Mazinkaiser series that is soon to be released on DVD. I grew up on SpeedRacer, Battle of the Planets(Gatchaman), StarBlazers and others.