Virgin Mary bust

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by niebla de fuego, Feb 16, 2014.

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    This is the Virgin Mary, designed by Atelier Fare in 2008
    and available as a free download from: http://www.wombat.zaq.ne.jp/fare/mary.html


    The kit consists of 10 A4 pages of parts, plus 2 additional
    pages of optional parts for the head (a veil that can be
    used instead of the curled hair).

    There are two pages with diagrams. No actual instructions
    are given.

    All parts are designed so that the printed side will be inside.

    Since the model is all-white, a lot of care is needed to avoid
    glue marks and dirt.

    I printed the kit on 200gsm white cardstock, and enlarged
    the original A4 sheets to fit onto A3 paper, so the final size
    of my built is abut 25% bigger than originally intended.

    I found the 200gsm cardstock was a bit too thick for some
    small and delicate parts. I suppose that if this were to be
    printed at the original A4 size, a much thinner paper should be used.

    Since there are no instructions, some study of the diagram
    and of the parts must be done. Is not an easy build, but is not
    too difficult either. I would say it is on an intermediate level.

    For me the best way to build it was to start from the tip of
    the nose and work towards the edges. This proved to be
    a very simple method that actually saves a lot of work if made otherwise.

    Tabs are very well designed, and they match so that you can
    know where they are supposed to be glued.

    The only part that I worked from the sides towards the center
    was the hair, starting with the small circular sides, and finishing
    with the long strips at the center.

    The finished kit is about 28cms height, but as I mentioned above
    I enlarged the kit.

    A very nice and relaxed build, with some interesting curved folds.
    This is the first time I build an anthropomorphic model, and it was fun!

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    Kind regards!
  2. Shipscape

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    Ruben,

    Beautifully built model. Love the way the hair flows. Thanks for the download link.

    Fred