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gundamukgundamukIl y a 4 mois
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We're coming out of serious lockdown in Italy. Like for many of us, though, it’s been tough, but ideally also a good time to get a little work on some hobby projects.

Prior to lockdown I was fortunate to make it to 2020 WF last February, especially now that they’ve confirmed the next WF scheduled for early Nov later this year has been canceled. As I wrote about before, BLOG #45444 among other things I picked up were some 1/12 props and figure mods, some NSFW. These last weeks I had some time to work on a couple of them so here’s an overview.

First off was a resin tabletop arcade game kit. It was pretty cheap, both price and quality, and had I known that there were commercial options coming soon like this one I found on MFC the other day ITEM #933097 I would have held off. However, along with this at AmiAmi I picked up Wave’s Street Fighter IV arcade game cabinet ITEM #171791. Neither game as designed resonated much with me but they did bring back memories of some of the arcade games I played as a kid when living in Japan. And I remembered some old videos in storage from that time of me and my friend playing arcade games... So duly inspired, after getting the kits painted and assembled (kudos to my wife for building the SF game during some of her Covid down time) I made some graphic adjustments and presto: SF IV became 1991’s original Street Fighter II (more or less) and the tabletop kit became an old ecchi mahjong game called スーパー麻雀 マル禁バン (Super Majhong - Marukin-Ban) that came out about the same time.

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BTW since I took inspiration from those old videos I thought I’d also do a little video montage for these two kits. I'm not much into social media and it's the first time I've made a YouTube video so check it out if you’d like to see the result: youtu.be/uRxJNc...

I also worked on some figure props, starting with the goat head for Baphomet I picked up at WF:

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Like many GKs it required cleaning and prep + primer and a few coats of paint. For the body I used a black sozai-chan ITEM #740970 and some super sculpey to fashion some goat-type legs over the existing ones.
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You’ll note some shiny surface areas in the pic. After a semi-gloss clear coat I realized I had run out of matte finish sealant and since retail hobby shops had been closed for weeks my wife was kind enough to loan me some matte fingernail polish – not perfect but also not a bad substitute!

In addition to the black sozai-chan for Baphomet I picked up a few other sozai-chan colors when I was at Yellow Submarine in Akiba, including a tan one ITEM #740972
Thought it’d go well with this mod piece from WF:

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But what does one do with a headless pregnant PVC body? Oh I’m sure some of my more benighted NECA figures could find a use for it by itself, but it’s always more interesting when props get some character, or a character…

NSFWガングロ Tales
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Parts and Props Used:Voir le spoilerCacher le spoiler
1) Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Jyougasaki Rika Figma ITEM #331567 Clearly there is no commercially-available ガングロ “sun tan” Jyougasaki-san… So I took matters into my own hands. Probably a bit amateurish but I was ok that the “tan” wash I created worked well enough to keep Jyougasaki san’s features while still blending in enough with the tan sozai-chan body that it didn’t look totally off.
2) Oyaji not by Daiki Kogyou. I have to admit this is a bootleg version that I got off eBay originally to use with some alternate heads I have someday but came in handy for these pics. And maybe since it’s a bootleg I suppose I could do a “official vs bootleg” comparison with the real one, like THARGLET does so skillfully. But I’ll defer to his expertise in that arena.
3) Wave Corp’s SFIV Arcade Cabinet with graphics modification as noted above.
4) Cheap-ass resin garage kit table top arcade game as noted above.
5) Kit drink machine, converted into an old Japanese Pepsi drink stand.


Ok I’ll post some other stuff down the road, like the Ilsa The She-Wolf German cap and trousers kit that was pictured with the Baphomet goat head. Speaking of Ilsa, as a fan of exploitation flicks from the 60s and 70s I always got a kick from the campy and crazy nazi-sploitation films of that un-PC era. Interest in such over-the-top content is rare most places nowadays but it was frankly unsurprising to see this Ilsa kit at WonFes along with other quasi-nazi anime merch. Not surprising, as there is a dedicated audience in Japan’s anime community that continues to have a kitchy fascination with WWII Nazi German designs. But I’ll save that topic for another time.

Stay healthy.
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gundamukIl y a 4 mois#77985530Thanks. I just saw a YouTube on La Mulana- had never heard of it but it reminded me a bit of Ghosts and Goblins (which I always liked but never finished as it was too hard). Looks fun though.
Fat Uncle bootleg is actually decent quality. I was impressed. No accessories but for parts or other options it’s great. Hope you’re doing well.
My wife and I have are doing well despite the quarantine/virus. Though we haven’t left our apartment in about two months, I’d wager that you may have had it worst. It was quite a surprise to hear that you are currently in Italy. With all of this moving around, im beginning to suspect you may be a hitman or some such.

Also, I have a funny if not slightly embarrassing anecdote. I’m not sure why exactly, but I’ve always read your moniker as it is spoken. However, when I saw your response the other day I came to suddenly suspect that is more likely to be Gundam UK. How’d I do? Lol
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gundamuk Lewd, but never uncouth...
MaakieIl y a 4 mois#77984857Very nice work to have done in your extra free time right now! I especially like your work on Baphomet. :)
As for your last comment, as someone that is into a lot of military anime this has always intrigued me. Where I grew up (neighboring country to Germany) it was always regarded as a big no-no to do/say/show anything related to Nazi Germany unless it was for learning purposes (and even then there was a lot of censoring, such as swastika's needing to be blurred). Meanwhile I've bought figures from Japan where literally there were swastika's on the box (I did not know prior to buying) and I had artbooks with surprise swastika's on uniforms and flags in there as well. I could have gotten in trouble if customs had catched it. Such cultural differences are fascinating.
Hi Maakie. Thank you. And yes the Japanese lack of sensitivity to Nazi symbols and history is at minimum strange and often mind-boggling. While working on the Ilsa kit I actually decided to follow up and write a bit on the subject - hopefully I can wrap it up and publish soon.

Ciao and Stay Healthy.
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gundamuk Lewd, but never uncouth...
KingsleyKunIl y a 4 mois#77983411Very nice work as usual. I particularly liked your Bathomet figure which In an odd coincidence I first saw before recently learning about a game titled La-Mulana. If you aren’t familiar, you might consider looking it up. Not only is our horned friend in the game, but it also is displayed in the lovely fashion that only 8bit can deliver.
On a side note, what are your thoughts on the fat uncle bootleg? My original broke his neck and shoulder joints, and I’ve been thinking about buying one to cannibalize for parts.
Thanks. I just saw a YouTube on La Mulana- had never heard of it but it reminded me a bit of Ghosts and Goblins (which I always liked but never finished as it was too hard). Looks fun though.

Fat Uncle bootleg is actually decent quality. I was impressed. No accessories but for parts or other options it’s great. Hope you’re doing well.
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Very nice work to have done in your extra free time right now! I especially like your work on Baphomet. :)

As for your last comment, as someone that is into a lot of military anime this has always intrigued me. Where I grew up (neighboring country to Germany) it was always regarded as a big no-no to do/say/show anything related to Nazi Germany unless it was for learning purposes (and even then there was a lot of censoring, such as swastika's needing to be blurred). Meanwhile I've bought figures from Japan where literally there were swastika's on the box (I did not know prior to buying) and I had artbooks with surprise swastika's on uniforms and flags in there as well. I could have gotten in trouble if customs had catched it. Such cultural differences are fascinating.
Il y a 4 mois
Very nice work as usual. I particularly liked your Bathomet figure which In an odd coincidence I first saw before recently learning about a game titled La-Mulana. If you aren’t familiar, you might consider looking it up. Not only is our horned friend in the game, but it also is displayed in the lovely fashion that only 8bit can deliver.
On a side note, what are your thoughts on the fat uncle bootleg? My original broke his neck and shoulder joints, and I’ve been thinking about buying one to cannibalize for parts.
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hehe looks like the fun is over for Jyougasaki-san XD
The round belly piece is neat and the sun tan adds a nice flavor to the story.
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