One of the worst things about owning models is when something happens to damage them. A mishap can spoil something in seconds and the hard part can be repairing and restoring the model to what it was when I brought it. It's worthwhile, but its even better when you can make a custom job that actually looks better than it did when you first got it. When I got my "Potion" model of Sephiroth, I was happy with my purchase but I did always feel that there was something off about it. When it got knocked off the side (and the culprit refuses to this day to admit that it was them who knocked it) and the sword was broken, I was furious. These models aren't exactly commonplace in the Western market and well, finding one where I wasn't paying through the nose for it wasn't easy.
I had to start by gluing the model back together (repairing the base and sword) and then I had to file down the place where the parts had been glued (usually a tell-tale sign of a repair is the seam where the glue piles up, especially if there have been multiple repairs). I then did a repaint job on both the wing and sword. Then I thought, why stop at at that? I then did some more work on the hair, turning it from off white to gleaming silver. To see the result of my work makes me feel proud of the fact that I spent the last few days doing this.
It's nice to write about something nice that I have done and this is only a little snippet because I wanted to show the people who read my blog this thing that I have been doing. Besides, its nice to channel my energy in to something that has a result that can be enjoyed for years and years, plus it's unique and extra special.
3 years ago