Anime Figure Modeling(Post NSFW)

or a long time now I’ve admired the art created by Japanese Otaku artists in garage kits and anime figures. I’ve posted before about some life size figures, but not about the small scale community which is quite large and vibrant.

Bome is probably the most well known. I’m going to start by showcasing his work with a couple of videos.

Wonderfest  is the largest figure and model show in Japan.  I’ve wanted to go for ten years or more and it just hasn’t worked out.

http://www.nekomagic.com/?cat=1526

http://www.hobbylink.tv/wonder-festival-2015-summer-show-report

http://www.hobbylink.tv/wonder-festival-summer-2014-coverage-part-2-garage-kits

http://www.hobbylink.tv/wonder-festival-2015-winter-part-2-garage-kits

http://otakumode.com/news/54d8c36f73dc98ea508d618c/Looking-Back-at-WonFes-2015-Winter-!-Part-2-Photo-Collection-of-Cute-and-Sexy-Figures!
http://otakumode.com/news/54d8c03a52bd31e9505d6315/Looking-Back-at-WonFes-2015-Winter-!-Part-1-Photo-Collection-of-Cool-Comical-Creations!

http://wf.kaiyodo.net/

The second largest show for figures.

http://www.chara-hobby.com/

I went to Chara Hobby in 2009. Here are some pics.

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A Youtube playlist of figure sculpting and painting techniques.

Another

In Replicant Magazine there is loads of instructional material on how to make figures and the latest event information.

http://www.takeshobo.co.jp/repli/

This is a very good book to get you started.

http://www.amazon.com/Master-beginners-Production-Improvement-Committee/dp/4775306626/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452291077&sr=8-1&keywords=isbn+978-4-7753-0662-8

And another one.

http://www.amazon.com/How-build-GARAGE-vol-01-2013/dp/477531159X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452362425&sr=1-1

And some more advanced techniques.

http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-master-figure-Kingdom-model/dp/4775307398/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452362107&sr=8-1&keywords=isbn+978-4-7753-0739-7

Garage kit Japan is a forum to discuss Japanese garage kits.

http://www.gkjapan.com/content.php

A Japanese Garage kit circle.

http://homepage2.nifty.com/~zan/nekoban/index.htm

 

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