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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
90mm Battle Angel
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:43 AM

I've been fiddling around with this for months, guess I need to post her...

It's a 90mm resin garage kit figure of the main character from the 2019 live-action movie Alita: Battle Angel. No kit as I know exists of the character, this is an illegal garage kit from China - and yeah I ordered her months before Corana-chan made her debut. 

It's a really good kit, sharp clean molding and the face is an excellent reproduction of the CGI massaged version of actress Rosa Salazar. Only real problem I had was reproducing the cool translucent procelain look on the arms and the blue tinged 'underground' look. I think it came out alright if not perfect. 

Anyway, the shot from the movie the figure replicates:

And the translucent porcelain look of the cyborg 'skin'. 

And the figure:

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:23 PM

Man, look at her.  Reminds me of a girl I ran into when I was overseas.

Funny how quickly you remember three things, you're sober, it's morning, and you have to get back to base to be intime for work,,,,,quickly.

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Posted by AmpLighter on Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:48 PM

@Gamera You excel in the weathering/fading/detailing of the jeans and shirt. As for the opalescence looking skin, try shimmer clear "Looking Glass mirror spray paint" even if you don't spray it on the arms, spray into a bowl then use a fine brush to apply. Also just as an added feature, you can find thin acetate sheets at office depot where as you can print the etching then cut the arm section then apply on the arm like fish scales as seen in the second image.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:03 PM

Ikar: LOL!

Amplighter: Thanks! Can I find the Looking Glass mirror spray paint at an art store? I'm going to give it a look. The actual arm pattern is a rose with vines around it, sorry my fault that it's not clear, I shouldn't try taking photos off the TV. The arm is only about two mm thick and 7mm long- I'm not sure I can pull that off. If I can find a pre-printed pattern I might be able to transfer it to the sheet though. 

Thanks!!! 

And btw the jeans were probably the simplest thing here. I just painted them with US Navy WWII intermediate blue and then applied a heavy wash of US Navy topside dark blue when dry. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:26 PM

She's kinda creepy ........

MAKE HER STOP LOOKING AT ME !!!!!

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:53 PM

Pretty cool Gam. Nice work! I enjoyed that movie by the way.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, April 17, 2020 6:40 AM

Gee;

     Reminds me of my Sister when she was seventeen !

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Posted by hypertex on Friday, April 17, 2020 7:37 AM

Always nice to see a female figure who isn't hypersexualized. Good job!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 17, 2020 8:30 AM

littletimmy

She's kinda creepy ........

MAKE HER STOP LOOKING AT ME !!!!!

 

It's because she likes you Timmy...

She likes you a lot... 

 

Give her the chocolate and no one gets hurt... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 17, 2020 8:34 AM

Thanks guys! 

It's funny, I was more worried about the arms looking right so I concentrated on them instead of the face. A friend gave me some good advice on the eyes so I'm going to go back and redo them. The whole big anime eyes is kinda confusing me on getting them 'right'. So I'm going to go back and tinker with them a little. No idea when I'll get to it or when they'll be done. I'll see about posting the revised photos here. 

Bakster: Heck yeah, it was my favorite movie of 2019!  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Friday, April 17, 2020 10:27 AM

I remember there was a company htat made all sorts of decals for figures from uniform markings to a figure's eyes.  I just can't quite remember who did them.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 17, 2020 11:06 AM

That's a great idea Ikar, I've seen them around too. I think it may be more a thing about shading though. I dunno. I'm going to fiddle with it and hope maybe I can get it right. If I still can't make any progress I'll give the eye decals a whirl. 

THANKS!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, April 17, 2020 11:07 AM

I tell ya. I think I am getting too old to do eyes. I'd probably try finding decals. I marvel at those that are able to pull off convincing eyes.

Right? I am not big on these sort of hero movies but this one was done very well.

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 17, 2020 11:16 AM

Bakster, yeah I hate #@#@$ eyes. ! I'd put everyone in dark shades if I could. Then people would want to know why all my figures look like Ronnie Milsap or Ray Charles... 

I'm looking on the interwebz and looks like Archer Fine Tranfers has eyes for figures. Thanks again Ikar!

https://www.archertransfers.com/CAT_EyeballTatts.html

 

BTW: I grabbed some photos from the art book for those who haven't seen the movie. They show more of the translucent china look of the 'skin'. And there is no way in heck I'm going to try to paint the filligee detail. Amplighter had a good idea there- if I can find some detail I might try to transfer it to a decal to apply.  

Last time in a while I try to paint a friggin' cyborg... Embarrassed

 

And yeah she's nude. But she's about as sexual as C3P0 so I hope it's okay here... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, April 17, 2020 11:52 AM

Gamera
Then people would want to know why all my figures look like Ronnie Milsap or Ray Charles... 

Lol. Yup.

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    February 2011
Posted by knox on Friday, April 17, 2020 12:04 PM

Oh man. Really cool!  Nice job on a model I would be scared to try.  I also liked the movie. 

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  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:01 AM

She turned out nice Gammera. At 90mm, about what size does that make her?

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 19, 2020 1:39 PM

Thanks guys!

Stephen: She's about 80mm/3.25inches tall. Which is good, since the normal 90mm figure is figured around someone 6ft/183cm tall. And Alita here is about 5'1/155cm tall. I didn't do the math but it ought to work out somewhere near the right range.

 

I just ordered a set of eyeball decals from Archer Fine Transfers so big thanks Ikar for suggesting it.

And thanks Amplighter for the advice on the filigee work. As soon as I can get to art store, it's a mess due to the whole Corona-chan situation I'm going to look around for some stuff to use to replicate it. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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