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G-taste - Shoko Okazato

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So, I'm away from home....again. Seems for most of this year and the last, I have spent more time away from home because of work than I have been at home. I went prepared this time. I've had this figure sitting in the stash for probably about 15 years or so, one of those dodgy Thai recast jobs.

 

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The usual fair, broken parts, poor fit and detail so on and so forth. The kit has a few irksome details; the nipples that look like the poor girl is freezing and about to take someone's eye out if they get to close, so they are going to go. Same deal with the chin, weirdly pointy, although after a google search, seems to be the style for this series. So that is going to get changed too. Not a huge fan of the hair style, going to PROBABLY change it. The straps for the heels are going to take more time to clean up and fix than to remove them, so I'm going to sand them flat and replace them with wire.

 

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Putty session and body mod. (sorry for the crappy photo, working late)

 

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Chin surgery:

 

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That's about it for now.

 

 

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The watch is this lump of off centred featureless resin, best description I can think of for it.

 

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As I don't have any of my punches with me, I used the end of my mechanical drafting pencil to trace a "roughly" 3.5mm circle onto some styrene scrap. Cut it out, filed and sanded to shape and have glued it in place, after sanding the kit part off.

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The U shape is to replace the moulded on band clasp made from a paper clip from some work documents I have.

 

Heel laces removed and puttied:

 

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As I was removing the laces, sections snapped off, taking pieces of the leg with it, hence to very rough putty job.

 

Belt buckle removed and replaced:

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I still need to do some work on the buckle, but it is done for the most part.

 

That's it for today.

 

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Some big improvements already, especially the chin!

 

Will

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On 3/23/2017 at 1:54 PM, Will Vale said:

Some big improvements already, especially the chin!

 

Will

Thanks Will, the worst is yet to come.....the hair.

 

All the laces have been removed. Holes drilled to take the replacements and a small aluminium loop (courtesy of a pie tin) at the back of the shoe put in so the laces can pass through.

 

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I spotted a little hobby shop not far from the office I am currently at, so I plan on stopping in and getting a spray primer to give the parts a coat to see how well they have or haven't cleaned up. The hair is next and in a nutshell, it is garbage. Front and rear sections don't fit together, or even line up for that matter. Couple of pieces are broken. The head doesn't fit into the back or front pieces properly. The plan: Chop and trim until the head fits, then rebuild as required. I am thinking of removing the long back and side pieces and sweeping them up to turn them into a pony tail. Just a thought at this stage.

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