The first in this K.Piero series. I couldn’t get her until the recent re-release. She didn’t look as good as her sisters Natsumi’ and Nanami’, but her frontal shot which isn’t shown in the build up is pretty amazing 🙂 However the navel is a little too high, and that kind of lowers the score for me. I also don’t like the fact that she has two arm rings, wish I could destroy one. But given the pose, it’ll probably be difficult, oh well…
|Kit Review Seam lines: 4/5 Pinholes: 3/5 Casting: 5/5 Fit: 5/5 Part Break: 5/5 Help
This is a pretty good beginner’s kit. Few pieces and don’t need much filling, except at the waist.
|BuildingI was trying out new skintones, but didn’t get one I wanted, the final mixture came out too light. While most anime girls are whiter than mine, I still don’t like stark white girls… they don’t look real and not healthy… yeah anime girls are not real I know 🙂 Finally I lightly mist her with the shadow color and it turned out quite well. Didn’t know I could do that…
The clothes, little there is, are hand painted along the edges and airbrushed in the bigzzer spans of areas. The build up has alphabets on it, but I couldn’t get the right decals and I thought alphabets are kinda silly. I’m thinking of adding some colorful patterns someday, but plain orange with shading will do for now. Probably until I can buy white catridges for my Alps printer so that I can print white-backed decals. For now, she looks as good as her two other sisters putting them side by side, and that’s good enough for me 🙂
When I finish Naomi’ and have enough time, I’m gonna put all these 1/5 kits in a diorama… something like Gilligan’s (tropical) Island I guess ^_^;
[update 12/00] I finally added excessive random symbols on her bikini, she looks much better with them. The previous skin tone I painted (see the More Images page) wasn’t that great, too much contrast. So I misted a dark skin tone I mixed recently and misted it all over her. This reduces the contrast and turn her into a lightly tanned girl, it’s much better!