27 February 2011
18.104.22.168.GO.HA.N! (K-On! figma mod)
I haven't blogged about figma modding for some time, especially of yui_style (or just Yui), a Hongkonger who has modded figma Lacus Clyne and summer uniform version of figma Shana in the past. While he has admitted that he has not done much modding recently, he did manage to pull off one for the 5th WonHobby PhotoCon (第五回ワンホビフォトコンテスト), an annual photo contest held by Good Smile Company & Max Factory.
And his chosen work for entry is from a scene in anime K-On!!, depicting the band girl's last live performance for their school festival during their high school years. More photos after the jump!
According to yui_style, careful cutting is required so that he can make this process 'reversible', should he choose to do so one day.
The clothes. Yui has noted that he made cuttings at the back of the t-shirts to make them easy to wear and remove.
Mio with the shirt on. The arms are of figma Ein's, which are originally bare so this makes less work required.
The HTT star logos are apparently only 1cm long at this scale, and are transferred to the t-shirt via heat transfer.
The background requires 16 A3 papers. Yui originally tried 9 but that wasn't enough, so he had to make it even bigger. (This truly is humongous...)
A group shot of the girls as posed for the entry shot
Second guitarist: Azusa
First guitarist: Yui
Another group photo with a different pose for Yui
The first photo again, which was the image used for the photo contest entry. The light source from the top right and the highlights on the metallic parts (e.g. the microphone stands) are done by Photoshop.
The scene is based on episode 20 of 2nd season (which is named K-On!! with an extra exclamation mark in contrast to the first season). Image is from Random Curiosity
In fact, this is the one that won the Gold Prize for the 5th WonHobby PhotoCon! My hat's off to him for his effort! Picture is taken in Wonder Festival 2011 event earlier this month, as seen from official figma blog
yui_style has said that he hasn't done figma modding for more than a year, and due to laziness and a lot of hard work required he had to rush this project a bit in order to meet the deadline for the photo contest. In his afterthoughts he commented that he specially chose to reliven the moment where the girl band was performing "Gohan wa Okazu", with the main character Yui in the centre of the highlight. The title "22.214.171.124.GO.HA.N" comes from a line from the song during the chorus.
I'm not sure whether he will do anymore in the future (most likely for future photo contests if he chooses to continue), as he has focused more on other hobbies nowadays (some really expensive ones) ^^; Nevertheless I'm glad that he managed to pull it off at the end, and even winning the 2nd price for the contest!
Source from yui_style's original blog post, as well as his forum post on OurToysLand (aka OTL)