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Nagisa Hazuki Custom Nendoroid: Body PaintingNagisa Hazuki Custom Nendoroid: Body PaintingDiary

YamikaYamika5 anno/i fa
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I've begun work painting my Nagisa Hazuki custom now that all of the parts have been assembled. For reference, these are the parts I built him from:

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/pics/figure/56447.jpg Kyon Nendoroid (body w/arms and legs)
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/pics/figure/55711.jpg Hercule Barton Nendoroid (faces)
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/pics/figure/153779.jpg Hibiki Kuze Nendoroid (hair)

Hibiki is still en route from Japan, but I figure I'd get a jump on painting his body. Kyon's pants were thankfully the exact right color already, so the thing to work on was painting his jacket.

It's essentially a palette swap, and with pretty straightforward colors at that, so a trip to the store to get some Vallejo Model Color paints was all it took to get started.

Workspace:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/11/17/1145644.jpeg

Painting this small of a model was, honestly, a pain. I repainted his sweater a million times until I finally went back to the store to get some microbrushes. Tedious stuff, painting Nendoroids!

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I'm going to be taking some very fine sandpaper to the rough looking bits before brushing on the matte varnish. Usually you should let the paint dry for at least a couple of days before varnishing, so it's got some time to settle a little.


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Arms! These were the easiest part to paint!

So this part is done for now (except the blue pocket accent--gonna let the black dry real well first though), and I'm anticipating that painting the hair will be the most tedious bit, since I'm going to want it to be perfect before locking it in with the varnish. Nagisa is definitely coming together though--I'm looking forward to seeing what the finished product looks like!
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pulupulu5 anno/i fa#2466139Ah i c, you have been using those masking (artist) tape from local area I am guessing? I heard those aren't ideal, I suppose we know for sure now.
I had to order my masking tape from tamiya... wish I got a local store to buy it from. www.tamiyausa.c...


Yeah, that was smart. I just used normal masking tape which was hard to apply correctly to curved surfaces and did not make a nice edge when peeled off. Probably won't use it again!
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Yamika5 anno/i fa#2465623I did, that's why there was a rough edge. When I peeled off the masking tape it kind of pulled off part of a layer of paint with it (even though it was dry, it was kind of latexy) so it was uneven :/

Ah i c, you have been using those masking (artist) tape from local area I am guessing? I heard those aren't ideal, I suppose we know for sure now.

I had to order my masking tape from tamiya... wish I got a local store to buy it from. www.tamiyausa.c...
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pulupulu5 anno/i fa#2465599You didn't use any masking tape?

I did, that's why there was a rough edge. When I peeled off the masking tape it kind of pulled off part of a layer of paint with it (even though it was dry, it was kind of latexy) so it was uneven :/
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You didn't use any masking tape?
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bambipie5 anno/i fa#2464951Make sure to use a really fine grit and to seal the black coat first before sanding so it will be less likely to come off :)

Yeah, I have ultra fine sandpaper for models. I just had to take the rough edge off and it went pretty smoothly :3 I think I'm ready to seal it in a couple days
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grymdylan weeaboo kingpin
LOOKIN FORWARD TO SEEING THIS DONE
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Make sure to use a really fine grit and to seal the black coat first before sanding so it will be less likely to come off :)
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Awesome :) Can't wait to see him finished!
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Thanks everyone for your support!! :3

Squareofme5 anno/i fa#2463716Aaaah that's way too adorable, can't wait to see the complete Nagisa! Are you planning on doing any of the other boys or will that decision wait til this cutie's finished?

I haven't planned on any of the others, but if I were to do another Free! character it will likely be Rei :3 ReixNagisa4lyfe hahaha

AkibaMelon5 anno/i fa#2463891Wow, that's a post we don't get to see too often on MFC. Very interesting! Thanks for that ^_^
I hope you keep us updated on your progress! I'd love to see the final Nagisa <3


I'm surprised by that too, given the fact that there's a whole club dedicated to splitting Nendos for this purpose!! I hope more people will share their custom adventures too :3 *blinks repeatedly at the other frequent posters in the LSN! club*

Shaerileth5 anno/i fa#2464225Nicely done~! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ I never thought of using sandpaper. Do you think when you get to that part you can show us a little bit of what you did/used?
Is the varnish from the same company? All we have is model masters here and I've been using a testor's spray on sealer but I can't find it anymore. :< Something that didn't need outside would be great too else I'll have to wait for spring, lol~


The varnish is from the same company. It's the "Vallejo Matt Varnish." It's a brush-on, so it won't "snow" due to the cold and you can use it indoors. I got the tip from Warhammer forums, but I've never tried it myself--I'll let you know how it goes!

bambipie5 anno/i fa#2464337if you want to paint a light color over something dark; yellow over brown. I would suggest priming the whole thing white, then using a ton of really thin coats to get a smooth look and vibrant colors. It takes a while but the end result is worth it.
Really cool tho, cant wait to see the end product!


Yeah, I really should have done that (I have white primer) but I was impatient as per usual. I'll prime the hair white for sure since it is black currently. I think if I just sand down the edges from where I masking taped off the borders, it will look all right :3 Thanks for the tip!
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if you want to paint a light color over something dark; yellow over brown. I would suggest priming the whole thing white, then using a ton of really thin coats to get a smooth look and vibrant colors. It takes a while but the end result is worth it.
Really cool tho, cant wait to see the end product!
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