23 September 2013
Custom mod Nendoroid Puchi Shoukaku
Web browser game Kantai Collection (aka Kancolle) is becoming immensely popular in Japan. While merchandise are announced and some are now available for pre-order, some people make their own. Here is one that is spread around recently, which is a custom mod nendoroid puchi Shoukaku by Katakori (カタコリ), based on the Japanese aircraft carrier of the same name.
Anthropomorphised aircraft carriers in Kancolle are depicted as girls in Kyuudou (Japanese archery) attires. Shoukaku is no exception, who is drawn by コニシ.
Back. The ship details, as well as the planes that form the arrowheads, are taken directly from a 1/700 scale Shoukaku model.
One of the WIP pictures. The head is from Ultimate Madoka. Epoxy putty is applied for the chest plate and sleeves. It is also later applied for the legs as well.
Skirt part with guns mounted from a 1/700 scale Hibiki destroyer model.
White line on the skirt is made with carefully carved out finish sheet, which are very thin coloured films as an alternate solution to painting over fine details I suppose.
Printed decals for flight deck and head band.
The finished nendoroid. She looks much cuter than I expected!
All work and images are from Katamari (かたまり).