The 4th Good Smile Cup Figure/Model Contest – Part 1: Built from Scratch

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today is Tanabata! Now that I think about it… last year at about this time I was just coming home to Japan after visiting JAPAN EXPO in France…!

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at some of the entries in the

4th Good Smile Cup!

What is the Good Smile Cup?

The Good Smile cup is a contest between the GSC employees as well as related companies, to see who can create something filled with love and originality! ★

The aim of the project is to simply create something you enjoy creating, and then to submit it for everyone to see! It’s not at all serious or anything, but a lot of fun and interesting entries can come up!

However! Note that nothing shown here will be made into an actual product!!

Everything here was just made personally, and none of the items – no matter how well made – are currently being made into products!!

Anyway, the Good Smile Cup is divided into five sections this time! ♪

1) Kit Section – : Made or modified from a model kit.
2) Built from Scratch: Figures made starting with nothing!
3) Other: Anything that fits nowhere else!
4) Kahotan’s Tasty NomNom: Photo Contest
5) wooser’s Not Tasty MonMon

The wooser one is a little special… you need to transform the wooser included with Nendoroid Rin into something…. amazing! Take a look at some of the ideas over at the Good Smile Lab!

Good Smile Lab Blog: wooser’s Not Tasty MonMon (Japanese)

 

Today I’ll be looking at the entries in the ‘Built from Scratch‘ section! ♪ 

This section is often filled with the most weird and wonderful entries! Just looking at the photo above you can see the variety!! (*´Д`)=з

Let’s get started!! ☆☆

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1: Tsukamoto-san’s Show of Love!

(。´-`).。oO(Tsukamoto-san really has profound love for seiyuu. Who will it be next year?)

 

2: Realistic Sculpting!
Twisty Hair to Pierce the Heavens!

(。´-`).。oO(Her lips are so luscious looking…!

 

3: This one looks like it jumped right out the Manga!

(。´-`).。oO(I never thought I’d see Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction here… ) 

 

4: Tori Bird came all the way from Tottori to submit this one! (Seriously)

(。´-`).。oO(Cure Marine!

By the way, Cure Blossom was Tori Bird’s entry from last year!

 

5: Hakone Academy’s Beast, the Straight-Line Demon and… a cat?

(。´-`).。oO(Shinkai-san even has a power bar in his pocket!

6: Wrapped in the love of the Tashiro Family!

(。´-`).。oO(I feel inspired just looking at it…!

 

7: A cheeky move even for Naegi-kun!

(。´-`).。oO(I imagine optional parts would include cup noodles!

 

8: I know I said earlier nothing here will be made into a product… I WISH THAT WASN’T TRUE NOW!!

(。´-`).。oO(“You can even keep optional parts inside!)

 

9: Takanon’s Madness!!

。´-`).。oO(*Mad Max is a bit of a boom in the offices right now

10: Now this is a GOOD SMILE!

(。´-`).。oO(The scaley look of the skin on his head….! His eyes are made from glass marbles!

 

11: A God made Yesterday!

(。´-`).。oO(Palop! Pequereque Palop!

 

12: Dejiko’s Faithful Servant and Stress Reliever!

 

(。´-`).。oO(Such a gentle yellow… that actual color of polyester putty!)

 

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Well, what did you think?! I would have loved to write more about each of the entries, but this blog would have become ridiculously long…!

At the moment the winning item is still being voted for by staff, but I will announce the winners at a later date! I’m really not sure which will win in this section! ★

By the way, if you want to have a look through the Plastic Kit section, be sure to take a look at the GSC Lab blog today where they are introduced!

The remaining sections, namely… ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

MonMon wooser Section
Nomnom Kahotan Section (Photos)
Other Section

I am actually taking part myself in both the ‘Other’ and ‘wooser’ sections! I believe they will be introduced in more detail on the GSC lab soon, so be sure to keep a look out there! (。・ω・)ノ゙

I will be taking a look at the photo contest entries on the blog at a later stage! ♥︎

But let me say this one last time… just in case anyone missed it…

None of the items shown here are, or will be official products!! 

You’ll have to wait until WonFes to see all the actual products that will be coming up soon! There isn’t much longer to wait though! Find out more about WonFes on the official site below!

http://whl4u.jp/en/

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( ・∀・) .。oO(Tomorrow…)
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(( ・∀・) .。oO(… a Nendoroid skilled in espionage!!)
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