Friday, July 17, 2009

WIP: Kit-bash conversion Asuka --> Nana Osaki

Recently I got hooked up with "Nana" by Ai Yazawa. I had never liked much her style, but Nana is such an incredible story and the characters are so likable that in a little while I got the manga, the anime and even the 2 movies.

One night I couldn't sleep (nothing unusual here) and, tossing in my bed, I started thinking about random stuff. And BAM! I got hit: I needed to convert this Asuka into Nana Osaki!



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I have 2 versions of this Asuka: I got the first one when it came out, but when the second version, complete with decals and more clothing accessories, came out I had to get it again. And I'm glad I did, because the leather jacket will be perfect for Ms. Osaki! \(^o^)/ With all the spare parts I'll still be able to build Asuka, if I ever feel like.

The clothes were already pretty fitting for the purpose, the most obvious correction to be made was, of course, the hair.
At first I thought about using this Rei's hair, since I'm going to use her stockings and her microphone anyway:



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But it turned out to be not the best idea: somehow Rei's hair, all nicely butchered up, seemed to be out of scale here, definitely too bulky:
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So I decided to start from scratch!
First attempts:

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Much better, no?





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While I was on a 2 weeks vacation in Austria, I kept thinking about mods I could make. I decided that Nana doesn't need to hold the guitar. First thing, in the story she never actually play it on stage (at least up to the point of the story I reached) and by removing it, I'd also sort out the problem/mystery that has been tormenting me since the beginning: the guitar is too short and doesn't reach her hand!

So I chopped off the hand at the wrist:
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I reattached it at a different angle and made her hold the microphone and the cigarette instead of the guitar (which will go on a stand next to the ampli... yes, this is a very ambitious project, ahah!):



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Next, stockings and garter belts. I also started priming in black hair and leather jacket, to check the general effect:





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Rummaging through my brother's left over crap, I also found something that I can mod into an ampli, saving me at least a little time and effort.. lucky day! (^_^)/

Front hair part, my worst nightmare!! But even this is getting done, slowly but surely! Well, not so surely, but slowly, yes! (^_^)'




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More work is required on the bangs, but as I said, I'm getting there I think!
So this is where I stand right now:





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This is it till the next update! (^_^)

6 comments:

  1. you're fantastic!!!
    appena ho paypal ti comissionero qualcosa, sempre che accetti commissioni... poi prima devo avere paypal ahahahahaha! XD
    come stai bella?ti mandai un mp ma non so se ti è arrivato :O è da tanto che non so niente di te e anche sul forum non ti vedo piu (anche se sono latitante anch'io xD).. spero che stai bene!!!!!! un bacione bellissima!!!! :*

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  2. Diana-chan!!!!!
    Che bello che sei passata di qui! All'ultimo PM che ho ricevuto da te ho risposto, quindi se ne hai mandato qualcuno a cui non ho risposto è perchè non è arrivato.. che strano!
    Sono contenta che ti piaccia Nana.. eheh, che pasticcio che sto facendo!
    Ma certo che accetto commissioni, proprio ora sto lavorando ad una davvero complicata.
    Ma quando mi vieni a trovare? Dài, io tu, Carol, un film horror e i popcorn! \(^o^)/
    Un bacione bellissima, sei sempre nei miei pensieri!

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  3. meow tesorinooo!!
    shiiii film palula e popcornuuuu :D prima o poi vedrai capitera! :D
    mh... non sei la prima a cui non arrivano i miei mp... o.O ti mando un mp ora per chiederti la mail cosi ti mando emails che almeno arrivano! ^^
    non vedo l'ora di vedere nuove opere tue :D

    :****

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  4. Oi. Parabéns por seu excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil e nossa luta contra o comunismo. Abração

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  5. OMH I cannot wait to see this completed! I want to purchase it!! <3

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