Alita: Modeling advice.

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by solomani, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. solomani

    solomani New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Looking for modeling advice and Google led me here.

    I have had this model for many years but its been damaged/scratched from constantly being bumped and falling over. Any suggestions on a way to display it safely?

    http://www.thaimokit.com/photo/ResinModel/Battle-Angel-Alita_S1.jpg

    Mine does not have a base, where can I get an appropriate one from? And maybe a correctly sized plastic case.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Zathros

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    Google "Nano Vivarium". These would work great. A good quality upside glass bottle might work, but usually the bottoms aren't done well.

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  3. solomani

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    That's a great idea, thanks. What about basing it on a wooden base, where can I get those from and is there a howto on how to base it without wrecking it?
  4. Zathros

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    That's just some basic wood working skills. Come up with an idea and find a friend who can cut it out. You won't need much if you keep it simple. A foam base would work too, and you could cut it to shape. They sell blocks of that stuff at craft stores. :)
  5. solomani

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    I live in HK so craft stores not so common here but will take a look. Best way to sturdily attach the model? Is it just screws?

    Thanks for your help.
  6. Zathros

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    I would use a two part glue, not epoxy, that way, you could easily remove it with a sharp blade. If you could get Zip Dry, either in a store or by ordering it, it works best and is not a two part.

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  7. solomani

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    Zathros, found it on Amazon which is convenient for me to get. Thanks a lot for your help. Will post a picture when done (thought may be a few weeks yet).
  8. Zathros

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    I am glad to have been of help. This product is Non-Toxic, and contains no Lignen, which means it will not yellow on paper over time. It always remains clear, so don't worry if you use a lot. Now, don't go away, make sure you hang around, O.K.? :)
  9. solomani

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    Will do my best!
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    Here she is:
    http://www.electric-rain.net/photo.JPG

    You can see the model has damage to the neck and right leg plus some paint scouring. The stand + terrarium should keep it from more damage until I can find someone more skilled in resin repair then me.

    Thanks again!

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  11. Zathros

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    Nice looking model. I could see why you would wish to protect her. I embedded the picture for you. You can do so by pressing the little yellow box and pasting the address of the picture into it. :)
  12. solomani

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    Great. Thank you!