Noir is one of the most memorable anime from last year. With its very well-defined characters and intriguing story, not to mention the amazing music and well-crafted action sequence, it was really captivating. The story began with Japanese high school student Kirika waking up not knowing who she was, and with a pocket watch and its melody hooked up with a professional assassin Mireille in Paris. The two embarked on a journey to find Kirika’s past, with the promise that Mireille will kill Kirika when this is all done. The show began as a assassination-of-the-week with some main story advances and character developments, but from the middle the main story went into full force and turned into a powerful drama.
Ok this shouldn’t be turning into my rambling about the show 🙂 I really want a Kirika figure but the ones currently available on the market are all of static poses and very uninteresting. Although the action sequences in the show were very much exaggerated, I really like some of Kirika’s graceful and cool moves (I’ve never seen anyone doing a forward flip with one hand while shooting at the opponent behind ^_^ ) so I thought I’d try to make one myself. The Volks A-Brand Ein kit has a very good shooting pose, so I thought I’d just convert her into Kirika. The project began with little ambition other than changing her hair, but like most conversions more and more ideas came up as I moved along, and the lack of experience and planning resulting in a lot of painful reworks after most of the kit was finished. I’ve really learnt a lot from this ~150 hours I spent on her ^_^;;;
I thought the double gun action was very cool and that puts her in the only episode where Kirika did that, #16. This was one of the most exaggerated action sequences with Kirika mauling down no less than 15-20 guys at point-blank range, as shown in the following diagrams:
In the end her pose, clothing and base were built from scratch, and weapons, head and legs were converted from the kit,
Special Thanks to Masa for his constant (evil) ideas and comments, and Wesker for information on guns.
| Seam lines: 4/5 Pinholes: 5/5 Casting: 5/5 Fit: n/a Part Break: n/a Help
I didn’t reallypaid much attention to the quality of the Ein kit since I reworked every part of it. Though in retrospect, everything was top-notch, and at a price that can’t be beat. Be aware however the kit is smaller than “regular” 1/8 kits.
|Making of Kirika|