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Archive for May 8th, 2012

28th & 29th of April 2012!

NicoNico Super Kaigi!
 
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The first ever Super Kaigi was held at the Makuhari Messe and Good Smile had their own booth at the event!! (`・ω・´)
Plus the booth was very big!! It was about the same size as the WonHobby booth at WonFes – even about the same size as the giant labyrinth that Bushiroad made!

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Here we have the GSC Booth!

The Good Smile Cafe and Indotei were both there as well serving delicious food! There was even a resting corner with tables and chairs for people to relax in!

In this photo you can see replicas of the 0-car and the 4-car which were also on display along with new and upcoming figures. It was a very bustling booth for the whole event!

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The one corner of the booth featured this interesting section!

The GSC 11 Hour Figure Making Trial!

Nine sculptors worked together to create an 11 hour sculpting and painting marathon, where a prototype was completed in just 11 hours!

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I’ve seen this before!!

A counter suitable for champions! This timer will count down the 11 hours to make sure they don’t go over the allocated time!

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The heroes of day one!

These five sculptors will be working on sculpting all the parts of the figure!

As mentioned on the live broadcast, a normal Nendoroid prototype takes about 2-3 months of sculpting!

To complete that in just 11 hours is really a test of skill! (I do wonder why they all look like prisoners, though :P)

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The figure they will be sculpting in 11 hours is this lovely Nendoroid!

Nendoroid Super Sonico : Tiger Hoodie Ver.

Nitroplus’ mascot character, Super Sonico-chan, wearing the fan favorite Tiger spotted hoodie! Normally the headphones and guitar would be sculpted with 3D data, but this time around they will all be sculpted by hand!

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A base Nendoroid body!

This will be used as a base for the sculpting – making use of this as the basic frame ensures the figure will keep the proportions and balance of the Nendoroid series!

The making of the figure was updated in real time on a NicoNico Live Broadcast and twitter!

Both of those followed a specific time frame, but here on the blog today we’ll be taking a look at each part as it was made! The pictures and text are all borrowed from the Nutty of the production team’s twitter account!
 

Name: Oda-P
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(1) Oda-P begins work on the hair parts. 

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(2) Oda-P carving away hair parts with a belt sander. 

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(3) Oda-P’s craft-knife work is quick but careful. 

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(4) Oda-P is quickly getting the shape of the fringe parts! 

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(5) Oda-P still working on the fringe parts! 

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(6) Face complete! Oda-P is so quick, its incredible! 

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(7) Oda-P is now checking the volume of the hair is correct. 


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(8) Oda-P with a dangerous weapon! Or perhaps he is just making rough cuts on the hair… 

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(9) The reverse side of the hair is starting to take shape!


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(9) The putty for her side hair has been attached. (`・ω・´)


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(10) Oda-P is incredibly fast! Sonico is already starting to take form! (`・ω・´) 

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(11) Oda-P starts work on the mouth! 


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(12) Oda-P is now molding the side-hair into shape! (`・ω・´) 

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(13) The head part is already looking mostly finished! (´◉◞౪◟◉`) < Caterpie 

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(14) Making adjustments and cleaning up the surface of the hair. 

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(15) Oda-P fixing up the shape of the hair and removing bubbles from the putty! He is so fast! 

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(16) Oda-P begins work on Sonico’s cute little teeth! (`・ω・´)
 

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(17) Oda-P has completed the teeth! So cute!! (*^◯^*) 

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(18) Oda-P is now doing the finishing touches on the hair and face! 

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(19) More adjustments to the fringe. It looks like it is coming out beautifully! 

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(20) Oda-P says ‘You probably can’t even see the small changes anymore’.
But it looks great!!
 

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(21) Oda-P makes a tiny little guitar pick in her hand! 

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(22) Oda-P draws on some eyes for the prototype! So cute!!!

That brings the Oda-P section to an end!
The fringe and face parts are where most attention is normally focused on a figure, so normally they go through an incredibly fine and detailed sculpting process… in just seven hours Oda-P managed to create such a wonderful prototype of them! It’s absolutely incredible!

The back hair parts Oda-P was working on will reappear when Katou gets hold of them while working on the headphones at a later stage. The cooperative work that had to be organized on the fly is just another thing that made the challenge so amazing!

Nobu-san
In charge of : main body and hoodie.
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(1) Nobu-san begins work on the body! (`・ω・´)


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(2) Nobu-san mixing epoxy putty! What will it become…? (`・ω・´)

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(3) Nobu-san is moving on with the body!


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(4) The body is starting to take shape! Nobu-san is also very quick at this!


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(5) Rough sculpting of the legs begins! (`・ω・´)


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(6) Nobu-san connecting pieces onto the body. (`・ω・´)


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(7) Nobu-san cleaning up the body with a file!


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(8) Nobu-san says ‘The putty is still drying while I try work so it keeps breaking… (´・ω・`)’. Working on a clock makes it a lot more stressful…

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(9) Nobu-san working hard on the body! Making use of his own body to confirm poses!

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(10) Reinforcing areas for working on Sonico’s clothes.


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(11) Nobu-san confirms poses on the actual Nendoroid stand. (`・ω・´)


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(12) Boobies! Nobu-san is creating Sonico’s sexy body using epoxy putty!

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(13) Nobu-san starts work on the hoodie! It’s amazing to think this glob of putty will eventually become a hoodie!


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(14) Nobu-san is sculpting rough versions of the hoodie! (`・ω・´)

 

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(15) It’s starting to look like a hoodie! *・゜゜・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゜▽゜*)’・*:.


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(16) The clothes are starting to take form now! Nobu-san is amazing with his hands!

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(17) Nobu-san working on the molding of the clothes! He must be nearing the finish line!

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(18) Nobu-san says, ‘It’s tough as all the clothes are all a single part’. But they’re coming out so wonderfully!

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(19) The clothes are coming out beautifully! (`・ω・´)

That brings Nobu-san’s section to an end!
His section involved getting the basic body ready and able to take poses, the overall balance of the body and then he also worked on the clothes and hoodie! Lots of work in such a short amount of time!!

Plus while he was working on the joint of the shoulders the putty constantly wasn’t able to dry fast enough and kept breaking off… it was a very stressful event…! But there was a wonderful recovery thereafter and he managed to catch up in the second half of the work! As expected of a Nendoroid sculptor! ^^

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The next three heroes will join the blog on the 11th May!!
Be sure to take a look if you want to see where the challenge went from this point!

But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
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