This kit is a breath of fresh air among the sea of buxomy scantily-dressed heroins! The subject is very every-day and the girl is quite simply dressed, and remains very cute. Petit teenage girl is waiting outside of a restaurant for perhaps her boyfriend or girlfriends for a fun afternoon downtown, ooo how sweet. And the whole scene has a european feel to it. After coming back from Italy recently, I can’t help but think that I’ve seen this scene not long ago there…
Though a very unique kit, there are still things to improve, especially the problems are quite glaring.
Here is the original girl. She looks all nice sitting at this angle, but
(1) her huge crescent hair hook on the left side of her face is going to completely block her face when viewed from her left side. In fact she looks pretty weird even when viewed straight in the face.
(2) After working a while on her upper body, it seems a shame to hide her chest, especially when they were so nicely sculpted. So I decided instead to change her hair style so that neither her back or front would be completely obscured, while remaining long haired. I normally like short-haired grils better, but I think long works better in this kit.. can’t explain it very well. Thus the ponytail was born.
(3) Her bag strap doesn’t make sense physically, her dress has this frilled area around her chest, but the strap goes over it as if the frills are solide blocks (which they are in the kit, but not in reality).
(4) The restaurant’s “open” sign was attached to the girl’s hand via a thread in the sample. However the thread was attached to the sign in a really weird way via two pins hammered onto the top of the sign. I think the normal way would be drilling holes and thread thru them.
| Seam lines: 4/5 Pinholes: 2/5 Casting: 3/5 Fit: 2/5 Part Break: 4/5 Help
There aren’t mich very troublesome seam lines in this kit except the ones on the stool, whose removal requires resculpting of the wood grains and grooves. However there are some huge pinholes everywhere, yikes! I also give the fit a low ranking because there are some pretty visible gaps left behind between the junctions of most parts, such as the upper body and the dress, legs and dress, head and upper body, etc. In fact it’s very hard to putty up the gap between the neck and body, which I presume is why you see it in the original build up.
|Mini construction feature 🙂