Vita Nanoha from "Magical girl Lyrical Nanoha"

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  1. eatcrow2

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    http://mizuirogakuen.hp.infoseek.co....vita/vita.html(Edit Album Intro Page)

    For something different, I decided I wanted to see what one of these figures looked like if built, and then repainted in acrylics. One of those weird ideas you get when working on something else that has no relation to this..;-)

    What the figure is suppose to look like if done from the printout.
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    Picture off the web that I'll use as a rough painting guide, because I like the look..;-)
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    So starting from the bottom up.. here are the boots unpainted.
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    painted..
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  2. rockpaperscissor

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    Looks pretty good, Peter. Are you applying a gloss coat after painting, or using gloss acrylics? The face should be challenging. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Regards,
    Don
  3. eatcrow2

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    Thanks Don... Well it is different..;-) I'm using mostly "Liquitex" acrylics that I've had lying about for ages straight from the bottle.. I've got an oil flesh color that I'll use for the skin.. It's just an "off the top of my nugget" experiment, and I'm kinda winging it.
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    You have picked an excellent subject for this test. So far, I am impressed with the effect. I agree with Don that some parts will be quite challenging.
  5. Lex

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    --I like the realistic looks of it!! And I'm sure the result will be great. Nice idea on the paint.
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    Most excellent paint job, Peter!
    What an eye popping improvement!8)

    After already witnessing your building skills, I think she will be a real beauty!
    I'll definitely be keeping an eye on your progress and I am looking forward to every step!

    Russell
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    I'm watching...I'm liking...DAMN!...I'm DROOLING!

    I've been doing this for years...where ya guys been? lol
  8. eatcrow2

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    She's got legs...

    She's got legs, and knows how to use them!!! (now I'll be having the ZZ Top song going through my head the rest of the day)..;-)

    Vita says to tell you all thank you for the comments...

    Well I finished the legs.. Painted with flesh colored oil paint, with white painted undergarments, with scratch built blue thread ties on the side to hold them together..

    I should probably try out for that "Fashion Designer" TV show...;-)

    unpainted legs..
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    Painted legs in the boots for a test fit..
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    Looking wonderful! Wouldnt have thought to repaint in acrylics to bring out the bright brilliant colors more
  10. eatcrow2

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    bottom of dress

    Thank you Leopardess... Sort of nice doing something without any expectations of what it will look like..

    Have painted and added the bottom part of her outfit. Crimson...Red... Blue/Grey aryclics (this thing is bright).. I punched out a bunch of small circles.. stuck them on a piece of tape, and painted them silver. When dry they were added to the dress for more of a 3-D look..

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    upper torso

    Added the upper torso, plus gave an overall spray of "flat" to tone down the glossyness of the figure.. If I do another one like this, I think I would do it with muted colors. A lot easier for me to control the tones I want with "Future" as I build.

    torso unpainted..
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    painted and added to the rest of the figure..
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    That Looks Great!

    100% improvement on the original printout.

    I understand some European paper/card modelers paint their paper models as well and the results certainly look impressive.:twisted:

    Terry
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    Looks great, Peter! The acrylics really bring it to life!

    You're going to have to find some glass to put over this beauty, to keep the dust off of her. Any plans for a cover?

    Russell
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    I'm sure a clear gloss coat would help, great work!

    --I just wonder if the clothes are supposed to be glossy after all.
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    Makes it look silky to me :) very nice work on this! I wonder how I managed to miss it before. Glad I found it now!
    Chris
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    Wow, very vibrant! Looks great, Peter!

    Chris
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    Thank you Russell and everyone else for the comments.. If I finish this, I will more than likely end up giving it away. Started this as more of a "what if" project, just to see what kind of results I would get from painting over the printed piece.
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    Graf Eisen

    Vita's power weapon.....

    Was not the easiest thing to build because of the number of pieces, and the way they're put together. For strength I built the whole thing around a core using a bamboo skewer. When dry, painted with acrylics. Red with a touch of gold added, and a mixture of 1/2 grey.. 1/2 silver for the rest.

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    Graf Eisen

    Vita's power weapon.....

    Was not the easiest thing to build because of the number of pieces, and the way they're put together. For strength I built the whole thing around a core using a bamboo skewer. When dry, painted with acrylics. Red with a touch of gold added, and a mixture of 1/2 grey.. 1/2 silver for the rest.

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