Aru Build thread

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by Mark_1984, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    I've made some more progress with the arms. They are about as far as they can go before being attached to the body.
    I cut off nearly all the tabs and butted the joins, reinforcing with scrape where I could. It makes assembly easier.

    I also made one of the frills that go round the torso.
    This looked like it was going to be a real so-n-so, but wasn't as bad as I expected.

    I don't seem to have had many comments..... maybe because it's not the tidiest of jobs ? Certainly not a patch on some other build threads. Not to worry, I'm sure some people are lurking and enjoying, so I'll carry on :)
  2. We're watching, Mark, never fear. From my experience, figure models are among the toughest to build well, and you've picked a pretty complex one to start with. It's coming along nicely, though, and I'm enjoying watching your progress. Keep up the good work.
  3. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Yes, you are making great progress. We are here to support you.
  4. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    The digits form

    A bit more progress. The hand is making slow progress.

    With a thumb, and start of a fore finger

    I've also constructed the hips. These were easier than expected. Hacking off the printed tabs and adding ones on the back from scrap makes life a lot easier.

    I think the legs are next, while I make slow progress with the fingers..... How do I do them ? One joint at a time ;)
  5. Wolfinlied

    Wolfinlied Member

    ah sweet, ive had this one in my build folder for sometime but every time i looked at it, it looked so daunting!

    well done on giving it a shot AND making it look good!
  6. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    Thanks - I'm back from hols now, so you should see some more progress soon.
  7. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    I'm back :)

    I'm back from my hols now and have made a little more progress.

    One arm has grown a little longer ;)

    The hand is slowely being digitized ;) That tiny bit on the building board is the tip ofthe index finger waiting to be glued in place. The fingers are fiddly !!! I really have no idea why they try to print tabs on them -they are of no use whatsoever. I've just but jointed them.


    Can I say I but jointed the but :twisted: I really used backing tabs, but that spoils the joke ;)

    It's making slow progress. I have to admit, I find the fingers tedious
  8. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    It looks like the Eye was quicker than the Hand!
    Great job Mark...I been watching...silently!

    No clue why tabs on something that small. Can we call it courtesy?

    Glued the butt to the butt with a butt?
    That's dang funny right there, I don't care who you are, that's funny! lol
  9. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Neat working on the hands! Good job!
  10. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    Slow progress

    Hurray, I've finally finished one hand.
    The ring finger didn't seem to go quite right, but good enough for this lame attempt.
    Not quite sure how I'm going to fix it to the wrist yet - they seem to be different shapes :-?
    The legs are growing.....
  11. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    Hi folks, I've had to temporarily remove the pics from my server. I'll put them back in a day or so.

    I know I haven't updated this thread for a little while - Aru is simply resting, not abandoned. I needed a break before facing the other hand !!!!

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