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Alex's Shinkis & Customs ~ New Photos 8/31/14

Postby AlexG » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:36 am

Hi all,

I'm a pretty new member here and I recently got my first Shinki, Maochao! :oneofus:
I read some photocomics over on TFW2005 and couldn't resist Mao's cuteness. I've just got the one Shinki for now but I hope to get more if I can find them for a decent price which seems next to impossible nowadays.

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Right now I've just got the cellphone camera and it's not likely that I'll be buying a better camera anytime soon so, sorry for the poor quality.

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Mao: Yippee! new toy! new toy!

A few days after receiving Mao, it struck me that she, and any other future Shinkis, needed a motorcycle. So I headed to the nearest TRU and picked up this sports-bike from a cheap GI-joe toy, the cobra dude that it comes with is horribly small for the bike, but the bike is the perfect size for Shinkis! somewhere around 1:15 scale. Turns out these things are actually all over the place for around $10. the first thing i did was tare it apart and remove the pull-back motor and stupid missile launcher (hence a huge hole in the nose of the bike) and the silly looking windscreen. Then I decided the black and red color scheme had to go, attempted to spray paint white directly over the black (like an idiot) and failed miserably, so I painted everything gray and colored the seat black and there we are, a generic sports-bike for Mao to play with. I will definitely be repainting it yet again sometime in the future to have a color scheme similar to Mao's.

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*gratuitous pervy shot*

i also had some spare Gundam arms laying around and they just happen to fit Mao's bicep pegs (with the help of some masking tape :P )

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Mao: I found these... do you think they'll fit?

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COME AT ME, BRO!

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She seems to like them so much I might have to go out and buy her some Gundam armor :D

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed the pics!
Last edited by AlexG on Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:41 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: AlexG's Shinkis (Pic Heavy)

Postby oOnyaOo » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:05 am

Congrats on your first shinki! MaoChao's a lovely choice!
The bike really suits her!
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Re: AlexG's Shinkis (Pic Heavy)

Postby AlexG » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:26 am

oOnyaOo wrote:Congrats on your first shinki! MaoChao's a lovely choice!
The bike really suits her!

Thanks, I also think the bike suits her well.

update time!

looking forward to receiving my Altlene this week, but in the mean time, here's some of mao's shenanigans :lol:

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Pic of some of my recent acquisitions:

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Mao isn't new, but her shins are! as well as the adapters for her Gundam arms. Neither is the bike, just a new paintjob.

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More pics here if you're interested in how some of this is done.

I also picked up my first Gundam ever, with no intention of using it for customization parts. It's a 1/144 High Grade Genoace Custom. I bought it purely because I like the way it looks, I've never followed Gundam anime or anything, so I know nothing about this character other than the fact that he looks cool and is pretty poseable. I picked it up at a cool little import store in seattle called "international models"
they've got all sorts of Japanese import stuff including Figmas, Tamiya models, and others, but sadly no shinkis :vitulus:. I didn't really expect them to, but it would have been a pleasant surprise.

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So I finally got around to painting the bike, and failed again, so I've given up on the idea of having a color matched motorcycle for Mao and just grabbed some paints I had lying around and came up with this:

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It'll do until I can get a better venue for spray-painting and a lot more patience.
Mao seems to like it anyway.

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I also grabbed a chunk of packing foam and made a little seat for Mao. it's pretty crude and rough right now, eventually i'll upholster it ... somehow...

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Yikes this one doesn't look great...oh well, it's soft and comfy anyways.

Thanks for looking, and hope you enjoyed the photos!
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Re: AlexG's Shinkis (Pic Heavy)

Postby AlexG » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:01 am

Just a quick armor update,

I picked up a 1/144 HG Adele Diva colors recently and the legs are just made for shinkis! all I had to do was drill out a polycap to the right size for the thigh peg and presto! they fit well and provide a massive array of poseability, including many highly dynamic poses. no camera trickery here, every pose is 100% supported by the figure, no hidden stands or photoshop. Enjoy!

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Mao defeats the Adele and steals it's legs!

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Got a little Captain in you?
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Re: AlexG's Shinkis (Pic Heavy)

Postby oOnyaOo » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:26 am

The legs look really good on her proportion wise! A lot nicer than the paw ones she comes with. Good job!
She looks like she can get up to a lot more mischief now. XD
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Re: Alex's Shinkis & Customs

Postby AlexG » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:41 pm

oOnyaOo wrote:The legs look really good on her proportion wise! A lot nicer than the paw ones she comes with. Good job!
She looks like she can get up to a lot more mischief now. XD


Thanks! I'm not a huge fan of Mao's original armor, not Mecha enough for me, but still a great toy. Fortunately, she only got to borrow the legs from the Adele, so she's not too much of a handful yet. Eventually I'll get her a pair, but by then I'll have Strarf to keep an eye on her ;)

Speaking of which! I recently scored a Strarf Mk2 from Mandarake for $125 shipped! She landed in San Fransisco this after noon, and should be up here in Washington in a day or two.
Now my problem is going to be finding an Arnval Mk2 for as good a price, I'm likely to end up buying a BM set and selling off the extra Strarf, I'll post a thread here first before going to ebay or amazon, so keep an eye out!

Not much in the way of photo updates, but here's a couple of snaps of some half-@$$ed shinki furniture made from packing foam and upholstered in masking tape :biggrin:

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colored black using a sharpie in a not-so-well ventilated room...closest i have ever come to huffing :P

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let dry/cure thoroughly before use, otherwise it leaves marks.

I'm definitely never going to use a marker on furniture again. It turned out ok, but it was a stupid idea.

Have a good one!
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Re: Alex's Shinkis & Customs

Postby Caterwaul » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:19 am

Mao's a great shinki, I just wish her upper armor had more pose ability in the arms.
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Re: Alex's Shinkis & Customs

Postby AlexG » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:56 am

Finally got my Strarf MkII last Friday, sadly haven't done a photo shoot yet so no new pics of her, but i must say the MMS 3rds really are considerably more poseable than the firsts and generally look a bit better although i think i prefer the MMS 1st style elbows and arms (not the spacers, mind you) over the slightly bent looking MMS 3rds.
anyways! when i opened her up i discovered a complete lack of hand guns, and thus decided to remedy the problem...through CAD and shapeways!
after about 6 hours worth of modeling this is what i have come up with:

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The Cylinder (highlighted piece) is given clearance all around and a shaft with clearance such that, if printed properly, the cylinder will spin! although at shinki scale there is very little chance the parts will stay separated...

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i am currently waiting on the first prints from shapeways, should be here around April 12th or 13th.
If anyone is interested in buying a set of these i'd be happy to make it for sale once I get any bugs worked out. a set of 4 revolvers at shinki scale in Frosted ultra detail is like $7.50 +shipping. i'd also be happy to change the scale if you've got a different toy in mind, however best to only go larger.

i'm also open to suggestions as to what i should model next, so give me some ideas! and it's not limited to only weapons either.

Cheers!
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Re: Alex's Shinkis & Customs

Postby AlexG » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:23 pm

AH-HA!!!!

Time for Strarf's first photoshoot! :headbang:
I've had her for a few weeks now, but never had a chance to get any good photos till now. I absolutely love her! she is awesome, although she can never match Mao in the 'inherent cuteness' department. Now, I don't usually name my Shinkis, but for some reason the name 'Strarf' just doesn't work for me... but I can't think of any shortenings or names I like that fit with her being a Shinki (trying to avoid generic human girl names like Jeniffer and Katie) and the personality I imagine she has. I'd love to hear some suggestions people might have for me! Otherwise I might end up calling her 'Hina'...and no one wants that lol

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wups! pay no attention to the guy in the reflection...

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good god! this one took forever to balance with her little ninja feet!

In other news, the little crappy pieces of furniture I made for Mao have become obsolete! and with more girls on the way in the near future I decided it was time to upgrade to a full size couch! It should be able to seat four Shinkis relatively comfortably, five if they wanna squeeze together. Again, made from packing foam and again un-upholstered...I may get some kind of upholstery/fabric paint and attempt to give it a skin but it's unlikely.

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Mao's Furniture Fort!
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and now for a little bit of photo comicry! courtesy of MS paint :lol:

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Well hey, I'm no Art or Lit major, so what'd you expect? :biggrin:
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Re: Alex's Shinkis & Customs

Postby RokuShinkiMaster » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:57 am

LOL! poor mao. ^_^;
Such Cute Pictures! :thumbsup:
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