Aeka Jurai 阿重霞

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Introduction

Scale
1/4
Sculptor
?
Maker
烈風 / Reppuu

Completed
8/28/01

Parts
14
Retail
9800yen

Aeka is the shy and insane princess of Jurai from Tenchi Muyo. Not a big fan of the show, but his kit’s expression is priceless so I picked her up. I think the suit she’s in isn’t a swimsuit but more of a Jurai undersuit of some sort, which Aeka wore in an OVA (?). Pretty interesting design – somehow I think the kit is better without her back “flap” 😉

This is the 3rd Aeka kit by Reppuu, and there are two versions of this kit, the ‘A’ version has her head turning sideways, and this is the B version, which I like much better. This is a vinyl kit. I can’t believe those recasters recasted this kit into resin, the misalignment must be crazy.

Kit Review Seam lines: 5/5 Pinholes: 3/5 Casting: 5/5 Fit: 4/5 Part Break: 3/5 Help

Since this is a vinyl kit there’s no seam lines. However it has surprisingly large amount of pinholes! I didn’t think it is possible, but her legs and body was full of them buggers and took a while to fill them all. There are also a few bad part breaks in the middle of her main hair piece and those two long “tails”. Never liked those awkward breaks in vinyl. The kit is cast in colored pieces that matches each region, I think that’s a really bad idea, and created more work for me.
BuildingThe main difficulty in building this kit is securing those long tails. All the part breaks occurs in stress points, so I used epoxy putty to build up volume so that I could pin the parts together. The two tails are supported by two long aluminum wires inside each so that they don’t get out of shape. I also filled each leg with Mountain in Minutes. Haven’t used those for ages and created a fine mess :)Painting is pretty straightforward, the white parts were shaded and given blue pearl, the purple parts are done with maziora color magenta/gold. Her hair is blue highlighted with cobalt blue, given a coat of violet pearl. Stray hair is done with fishing lines this time

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