Charagumin Revy!!! Great build

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This was a very fun build!  It took about as long as a painted MG gundam build.  Charagumin kits are advertised as garage kits easy enough for beginners.  I would say that is accurate and even completely unpainted they look okay, but they really come alive with some painting.  Only tools you need are a hobby knife, sand paper or stick, and for one piece I needed a rotary tool.

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Gun came in a flat silver color of resin, so some paint was necessary.

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The decals are water slides and the arm tattoo was one big water slide.  Mark setter and softer were necessary.  I was disappointed that the tattoos were blue.  The directions were all in japanese  (with a lot of writing ) so I’m not sure if there was some way to activate a color change.  I ended up using the water slide as a  template and painted over it.  The eyes both ended up cracking on me but with a little paint touch up and top coat they looked great.

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I’m always suprised how a little dry brushing can change a piece.  The shorts were a solid dark royal blue and with some dry brushing with white paint they looked like denim.

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The boots were solid green so I just painted the black in.  I painted the gloves on the hands as well.  It was these painted details that made the kit look great.

I did not paint the skin because I really liked the tone of it.  I did use different top coats on different parts so they would look like different materials: flesh, boots, shorts, gloves were done in satin, hair and eyes gloss, holster toned down gloss, tank top flat.  These different finishes are subtle but come together to make a nicely.

I feel that this figure came out looking as good as any figures I have seen under $200.  With some highlighting and shadowing this could outshine and production anime statue.  Size is great too, she stands 8.5 inches tall.
Future plans are a wood base and diorama with a tree for her to be looking around

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