Winner of BEST CHARACTER
FIGURE MODEL at Otakon 2004 !!!
This is a Thai recast of a 1/8 scale Shinji Ikari figure. I'm not
sure who the original was released by. This is the first human figure I
have airbrushed. Needless to say the flesh tones had a learning curve.
I made one change to the kit before assembly. The four minus mold details
on the shoulders where almost nonexistent on the original kit. So I drilled
them out and replaced them with Kotobukiya minus molds.
A lot of new painting techniques where used on this kit. I airbrushed
the skin tones with 3 different shades of flesh. I used Alclad Chrome lacquer
for the heart monitor on the center of the chest. And I used a single strand
brush to paint the hair and deliberately leave ultra fine brush strokes
in the pattern actual hair would lay across the head. The tight fitting
'plug suit' I envision as a spandex type of material, so I gave it a light
semi gloss coat to leave a bit of sheen on it.
The paints used where almost exclusively Mr. Color, with the exception
of the Alclad Chrome and Apple Barrel for the hair and eyes.
The base is a wooden base painted black and capped off with diamond
deck sheet styrene that I used aluminum metalizer on to simulated aluminum
deck plating. The NERV decal came from the LM EVA-01 kit and the 'Shinji
Ikari' decal was custom printed on my printer. Both were applied with decals
solution and top coated with Future to level off the edges of the decals.