Is everyone enjoying their new figure?
Good Smile Company’s 1/8th Scale:
It’s quite the challenge to show everyone the production side of the figure world, but I was really amazed by how it was all done while I was in China, so I want to try and convey that amazement to all my readers. You can find the previous parts of the Senjougahara blogs here:
Lat time I went through how the stationary was painted.
For the part in the picture above, the scissors, pen and ruler would all me made as a single part and then painted by using various masks.
Today we’ll look at how the painted pieces are put together!
In this photo, the eraser and the tips of the ruler are being glued together.
This is done one-by-one!
The little pink container in front of her hands here is filled with a special bonding agent, and the little sacks on her fingers are to prevent the glue from sticking to her skin!
The biggest part – the scissors.
As you can see these are actually first made in two different halves.
Then, once again…
They are glued together, one-by-one!
The toothpicks there are actually tools used for the gluing – the sculptors here at Good Smile actually use the little toothpicks as well!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… the factory workers in China really are craftsman!!
Gluing the outer and inner parts of the stapler!
The stapler has a large area in which the outer and inner parts can be glued together, so by creating them in two seperate pieces and then gluing them together a more accurate rendition of a stapler can easily be made.
The scissors, craft knife have all been glued together!
There isn’t much place to glue the smaller parts like the craft knife and pen, so gluing them is very difficult – if you use too little glue they’ll come apart, but if you use too much the glue will end up visable.
There is no way I’d ever be able to do this…!!
Pens are being glued on here…
Take a look at the bottom right to see a complete part… how can it be so tiny!?
I don’t even think I could hold a pen that small…
By the way, let me pose a question to you now…
How do they always come out at the same angle?
It’s done by using these little tools:
Bases that adjust the angles!
As the gluing is done the parts are placed on these bases to make sure the angles are correct.
Every single Senjougahara figure has every single part finely tuned like this! It’s incredible!
Finally a little dusting!
／ .ー ー ＼ ← Production Team’s Gakkun
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| （_人_） | ”This kind of thorough work
| ｀i i´ | is done for all scale figures.”
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You can appreciate the price of scale figures seeing how much work needs to put into them. I’m definitely keeping better care of my figures ever since my China trip!
Good Smile Company’s 1/8th Scale:
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| |ヽ、二⌒)、 ＼ ｜ |
They look so good displayed with one and other!
Ararararagi-san doesn’t get nearly as many figures as Senjougahara, so this is for all those Araragi fans!
I want more figures of male characters… please sell, Araragi!!
She comes with three different expressions, as well as a ton of stationary just like the scale figure… she also comes with exchangeable hair parts to put her hair up in a pony tail! You can create all kinds of scenes from the anime… and even more if you grab Araragi as well.
Araragi also comes with three expressions, separate fringe parts, his bag and effect parts! I really love the two different fringe parts – the one covers up his eye and the other one shows it.
You can see the teeth marks from Shinobu-san… It’s perfect!
Recreate the first episode!
Everyone remembers the scene where Senjougahara fell from the stairs!
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Are now up for preorder!
Check out our partner shops for ordering details or questions. (Japanese only)
1/8th Scale Suruga Kanbaru coming soon!
It looks like yet another incredible figure…
It’ll be on the blog sometime soon as well, so look forward to it!
This here is one of the foods I ate while in China, it’s called “Ankake Fried Rice”, it came out on the a baking dish which I thought was interesting. ^^;
Chinese food has a very fine taste to it which I actually really enjoyed!
I also have a photo of some of the giant clam that I ate… but it looked a little gross so I decided to lave it off the blog…. though it actually was very tasty. 😛
That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas