Sunday, 23 November 2014

Christmas Giveaway!

I chanced upon this really cute retired Sylvanian Families set going at a good price and thought I'd do a Christmas Giveaway to thank all my readers for their constant support!

To participate in my Christmas Giveaway, all you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment stating why you'd like to win this set and how you intend to use it in your collection! This giveaway is open to everyone and I'll cover the cost of shipping plus tracking to you.

The winner will be announced on 1st December. Good luck everyone ^^

Sunday, 16 November 2014

K-ON Figma: Mio Akiyama (#58)

Taking a break from spray painting because the weather has been extremely humid as of late. It's been raining almost every day here, sometimes even twice or thrice a day. Anyway, I managed to capture a few shots of my Mio Figma before the weather started to turn dark again, so here she is!

Mio's bass bag is missing a strap. There's also this strap adjuster piece that my Yui Figma didn't come with. They're probably missing parts since I didn't purchase them sealed :(

Oh well. I do intend to get another Yui Figma set so I can re-enact scenes whereby Ui pretends to be her sister so I guess I could snag those missing parts from there. 

Meanwhile, just slinging the only strap of her bass bag on one arm and taking a shot from this angle works for me :3

Like Yui, Mio also comes with a pair of indoor shoes, 2 additional faceplates and 5 extra pairs of hands. Personally, I'm would have preferred an angry or scared face. But these ones are pretty fun as well!

Think I mistook her shy face for a crying expression ;_;

I usually take boring straight-up shots so I tried taking pictures from dynamic angles this time. Hope you enjoyed the photos :)

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Creating a Sylvanian Home (Part 3)

Managed to spray the roof of my SF house as well as prime the door and some of the windows:

I used Tamiya's Linoleum Deck Brown Spray Paint for this. Their spray paint is specifically for plastic so I had no problems with flaking. The paint goes on really well and dries pretty quick. I could apply a second coat after about 30 minutes. It also has a very nice matt finish, unlike other spray paints which often give this semi-glossy look.

Sadly, I got alot of paint on the walls this time :(

I tried using Mr Color Thinner to remove the excess paint but it could only remove some parts of it. One of the walls is badly stained because I didn't fully cover that area with some paper / tape. Silly me. I thought the paint wouldn't be able to get on there but I was wrong:

I had plan to leave the walls in it's original color because I couldn't find a nice shade of yellow to match the roof. But that's alright, I guess I'll just have to pick a color for the walls now :)