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Finished Garage Kit - Hatsune Miku (Jizou ver.)Finished Garage Kit - Hatsune Miku (Jizou ver.)Diary

MuntoeMuntoe1 год назад
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Hi friends, once again I’m dropping in to show off my latest work before I attempt to pick up more stuff after WF lol. I realized that I forgot to upload my previous work Kyunoko but now it’s too late so whatever. More pictures of this Miku are available on my website Plum Workshop or my Facebook page (lower quality ver.). I am also considering selling this piece so please contact me if you are interested, thanks!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2019/07/17/2258305.jpegThis is the fabulous and strange Miku Hatsune (Jizou ver.) from the circle Kind of Magic, sculpted and sold in 2014-2015. I acquired her as part of a bulk auction with a bunch of other small chibi Miku kits but for whatever reason this one stuck out to me. Probably because I’m weird too? Idk. Anyway, I lovingly nicknamed her “Buddha Miku” but she has an intriguing inspiration. This version of Miku is based off a prominent Japanese Bodhisattva named Jizou, known as a guardian of the earth and a protector of lost souls, the unborn, children and travelers.

This kit is very small (only 4.3 cm or 1.75” fully built) and doesn’t look complete on her own. Thus, after some convincing from friends I decided to build her a mini altar complete with LED lighting. I also sewed a small cushion and purchased some miniature altar offerings. Fully built, the diorama is about 4” L x 4” W x 6” H. In other words, everything here is custom made except for the raw materials, kit, and miniatures.

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Miku undergoing hair repair

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Figure building in various stages

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Face paint before sealer + final details

Miku was a straightforward build although there were some minor nuisances. When I received this kit, she had a fair number of air bubbles including large bubbles that erupted at the tips of her hair. I ended up resculpting the hair tips with Tamiya Smooth Type Epoxy. Other than that she was easy and followed my usual pattern of enamel + lacquer paint. I did have the opportunity to add a pearl tint to her hair thanks to some new lacquer from SMS paints :) For some reason, she also comes with shorter pigtails so I left them unglued so they can be switched out easily.

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The base was the first time I attempted woodworking other than a REALLY old attempt for Len’s base back in 2013. It was certainly an experience but I don’t know if I’ll attempt anything else like this anytime soon since the whole process was pretty time consuming. Building popsicle stick furniture and smaller boxes is much easier LOL. Detailed photos are available on my FB page but I’ve summarized a few key photos below:

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Every piece of wood was pre-measured according to my design and cut out with a fine-toothed saw

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2019/07/17/2258315.jpegPieces were initially stained but I switched this during assembly with white spray paint
After final assembly, black cardstock was added to the floor for contrast. I also added a hinge to the top so it can be displayed with or without a cover.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2019/07/17/2258316.jpegLEDs were rigged in with a secret compartment in the bottom of the box
I have also never used LED lights before so it was a fun experience. If you are interested in custom lighting, I’ve detailed my experiences and created a tutorial over at my Facebook page or my website. LEDs are a really easy thing to add to a figure to make it pop.The lights I installed are also crazy bright and basically light up an entire room which can be a little spooky if you look at Miku at night…

Thank you for reading and may Buddha Miku bless you with easy prep and smooth paint jobs.

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Muntoe7 месяцев назад#75630000thanks ^^ The skirt is flat, and iirc it just has the sculptor's etched signature in the bottom. It's been a while since I looked haha!
And yes, I did end up getting Gil...the figure is gorgeous but it's going to take me a while to get around to him with all the other projects I have planned for 2020. It will probably be a 2021 or longer build lol


Hehe it was a weird question I know. xD But it just makes me curious as there were no pictures of it. Her having a flat bottom is the best considering the stability of this tiny piece!

That's cool! I'm looking forward to your work on that as well! And I hope to get to blogging myself soon again too as I have multiple finished kits I did not share anything about yet. :)
7 месяцев назад
Muntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・
Maakie7 месяцев назад#75607388This figure is 100% adorable! And I love what you did with the base. :)
Now this is an strange question, but does she have feet or (kneeled) legs? Or is the skirt just one big flat piece?
Also seems like you ended up getting ITEM #864001 ? Looking forward to building it? :)
thanks ^^ The skirt is flat, and iirc it just has the sculptor's etched signature in the bottom. It's been a while since I looked haha!

And yes, I did end up getting Gil...the figure is gorgeous but it's going to take me a while to get around to him with all the other projects I have planned for 2020. It will probably be a 2021 or longer build lol
7 месяцев назад
This figure is 100% adorable! And I love what you did with the base. :)

Now this is an strange question, but does she have feet or (kneeled) legs? Or is the skirt just one big flat piece?

Also seems like you ended up getting ITEM #864001 ? Looking forward to building it? :)
7 месяцев назад
Rajke Ca Fanatic
Incredible details and paint job for such a small figure.
1 год назад
Muntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・
Act1 год назад#63889248Ahhh tiny kits make me so happy. Love the display!Tofukins1 год назад#63889256Ah she's so precious!! Now that's definitely a shrine :PThanks so much you guys <3

Shaolan-kun1 год назад#63936614Very cute and well done! Though I'm not sure I like the shine on her hair (no offense, just a personal taste).
Thanks for sharing anyway.
Namu amida butsu.
Thank you! It definitely is different from the typical look and tbh I wanted an excuse to try out my pearls lol. I do have a few other Mikus so probably won't go the glossy route for those...

Akira1 год назад#63889515Ahh, I love that Gil!! Im not that huge into fate either, but Gil is one of my weaknessesIt's so good. I also ordered the Myethos figure but this one is far superior imo lol. Grizzry stuff is so expensive on the aftermarket though so I may wait until it's sold once or twice before going for it
1 год назад
Very cute and well done! Though I'm not sure I like the shine on her hair (no offense, just a personal taste).
Thanks for sharing anyway.

Namu amida butsu.
1 год назад
Muntoe1 год назад#63889190
Thank you! Yes, I have a few in mind but nothing has been an absolute must-have so far except MAYBE Gilgamesh (ITEM #864001) if I can get my hands on him...Grizzly Panda kits aren't really my style since I'm not a huge FGO fan but he is just..oof. I wanna paint those abs. There's still a little over a week left though until WF so plenty of time for my poor wallet to be surprised :p


Ahh, I love that Gil!! Im not that huge into fate either, but Gil is one of my weaknesses
1 год назад
Ah she's so precious!! Now that's definitely a shrine :P
1 год назад
Ahhh tiny kits make me so happy. Love the display!
1 год назад
Muntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・
migur1 год назад#63889037so tiny and pretty, i don't got how you painted it so precise at such tiny garage kitThank you :) I use all my patience and many small brushes hahaha
bloodyblue1 год назад#63889089she's so precious, omg. you did an amazing job, thank you for sharing and for tutorials!Snape1 год назад#63889114omg... so cute... now i want my own mikuddha...Thank you for your kind words ^^ She is strange but I love her.
Akira1 год назад#63889109This is adorable!;;
Thanks for showing your works as usual, looking forward for your next project! ♡
Btw do you have your eyes on any kit in particular this upcoming wf? d:
Thank you! Yes, I have a few in mind but nothing has been an absolute must-have so far except MAYBE Gilgamesh (ITEM #864001) if I can get my hands on him...Grizzly Panda kits aren't really my style since I'm not a huge FGO fan but he is just..oof. I wanna paint those abs. There's still a little over a week left though until WF so plenty of time for my poor wallet to be surprised :p
1 год назад
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