Read the guide:
>Kotobukiya is making reproduction kits for Arnval and Strarf based on new Machineca (マシニーカ) bodies designed by Apsy.
>Plastica.jp will sell blank bodies once he's happy with the final design.
>Megami Device (メガミデバイス) is another proposed line using that new body, so they'll be compatible too. They could be GKs, model kits, or figures. Too soon to know.
>Frame Arms Girl continues with an unarmored kit plus the architect is up next, with another mech on the way.
>Blade teamed up with Megahouse to make some cheaper, 8cm tall 1:1 battle robot figures called Desktop Army. Their plan includes 3d printable add-ons to appeal to customizers.
tldr it's a good time to be a Shinkifag.
Where to buy second hand Shinkis:
>eBay/Amazon - only if you hate having too much money.
>Mandarake - search 武装神姫 and don't trust listing images (they sometimes get mixed up).
>Yahoo Japan Auctions - same kanji as above, you'll need a proxy, try Noppin or FromJapan.
>Taobao - search 武装神姬 and use a proxy like Taobaoring, Taoboafocus, or Bhiner.
>Amiami occasionally gets some preowned.
>Check the BST, My Figure Collection, and Busou Shinki World for sales.
Fellow Shinki anons who made 3D printer/laser cut accessories & replacement parts:
(1/12 clothes like Picco Neemo should be compatible with MMS figures)
Skintone & Compatability guides:
Looking for fan art?
Looking for customs?
Looking for both?
Looking for an IRC channel?
>#vox_plastica on Rizon
Man I don't know if this guy is the actual artist got the anime or what but this is super adorable
He's one of the animators, yeah.
Got quoted for talking about how he overheard some animation staff talking about how they won't be able to get more figures out with the anime due to "circumstances of adults" (usually meaning internal politicking and people being shitbags over at Konami) and got into trouble for it, so he took all his stuff offline for a while.
He put it all back up on pixiv under a new name though.
I could have sworn he made a new twitter account too, but I can't find it.
Me too, man. I'm already servile so might aswell be a tiny cute robot while i'm at it.
If there's a way to do that shit in the future i'm down.
>raise a family
>finding a woman that wont cheat on you because you work your ass off and then have your children turn on you because you neglected them
That's like the total polar oposite of being a pampered little robot girl, also it's the true story of about 70% percent of the people i work with.
You're going to wake up that Strarf.
Thanks I genuinely thought no one bothered most of the time
2ch presents two exploitable images. What's she showing us, /bsg/?
I half liked them, half was so jealous that I could murder someone, if that counts for anything. I'm sure you've explained a hundred times, but was the visit for anything special, or did you just finally get a chance to go?
My arnval MK1's very satisfied with her new hands, taken from spares from a Figma Miku (one of the Evo MIRAI biker figma has white-gloved hands and balljoints that fit in the MMS1 wrist socket without need for modding).
Yep, was Mandarake hunting. Finding a Strarf Mk2 for as good of a price that I got Sharatang and Night Patrol Asuka at is hard, but given that I bought both at Jungle instead was a clear sign already.
I grabbed a strarf fullarm and asuka from nakano mandarake, there was an adorable doll clothing store I bought a shrine maiden set from too, wish I'd bought more from there, still hunting for a maid dress for gabby, she'll hate it.
I'm already making lists of things I need to get from the Azone store when I visit again in a few months. After you've been once it's hard to forget the convenience of actually having stores.
Step off, i was here first.
NOTICE ME, SHINK DESTROYER!
I don't know, I think it might be something to do with the ownership/collecting type thing. Specifically with shinkibros, if he likes to pretend to be the master of multiple tiny robot girls then that pretty much speaks for itself. The only other end of that spectrum I am aware of is the area I reside in, aka 'I love cute stuff and want to surround myself with it, and also I want to be cute too!' I guess it also plays in with whether you're more adult, more adult /toy/ soldiers would probably like the idea of ownership and collection as it's more mature, whereas more childish people like myself just like toys and cute stuff. But then again, this is all speculation and possibly confirmation bias, maybe people just like what they like! I think it's more prevalent in the shinki general compared to say, the BJD or nendoroid general because I'm pretty sure the ratio of boys to girls differ among the three.
>whew did I go full autist I think I did
My mom was always beating the shit out of me with sticks, wires, planks and at school i got bullied until i was 15 when i challenged one of the bullies to a fist fight.
Violence was the answer but by that time i was already more used to abuse than love, whenever someone shows affection it feels fake, i mean i'm not a trench coat wearing edgy faggot; i care about people and can feel simpathy for friends and stuff, but love in the romantic way is alien to me.
The twisted craving for parental torture, that's the void Planelegs fills in my life.
My dad was abusive too anon, it scares me that his emotionally abusive attitude to me for 16 years on my life effected my romantic relationships, and how much I like calling my boyfriend 'Daddy', but thinking about that doesn't really make anyone feel better about anything. But please don't let people abuse you literally, I've had that before (with my first boyfriend) and it didn't make the void any smaller. I can understand to an extent, but please keep it consensual and healthy, don't let anyone treat you the way your mum did ever again.
I hand sew a load of dolls and 1/12 scale clothing but the reason I can is because I self taught myself embroidery as a child (I wanted to be a princess) and am really good at tiny detail, I just use patterns for human clothes and scale them down, just take care to keep hemmed edges and stitches small.
Dont know nigga, if i had to guess i'd say it's made out of gauze and there was a guide posted not long ago in a past thread aboutr making clothes out of it and how to dye it.
>breaking your stuff over stupid shit
I could never "get" the joke of planelegs' shtick, even knowing he's not actually stupid enough to be breaking his shit constantly for the sake of being an edgy faggotl.
Yeah, don't be too intimidated by it, if you use a template it's really easy and you need to learn at most two kinds of stitches. All it takes is patience and something to listen to whilst you do the same thing again and again for ages.
Another review of the new azone picco neemo body
Y'know, I'm not hating it as much any more after all it doesn't look bad when the figure's dressed.
>Saturday: Girlfriend and I break up
>Sunday: Find undressed FAG body and Picco Neemo boots from the same store on Mandarake.
>Without a GF, I have enough extra money to go DHL instead of SAL.
>I consider it a good weekend
So has the rest of /mms/ decided they prefer plastic women to real women yet?
Since long time ago in /toy/ board far, far away
There were always a /m/en who prefered hard plastic over weak flesh
>Still much, much more cheaper
>Still much, much more fun
Than any 3D fat bag
>flimsy fuckery i never asked for
would you prefer konami's way, where shinkis rot in obscurity because the management doesn't feel like producing any more?
you should already be treating them with the utmost care, so I don't see where your "flimsy" bullshit comes from, are you some kind of hamhanded failure of a MASTAH ?
>would you prefer konami's way, where shinkis rot in obscurity because the management doesn't feel like producing any more?
I would preffer someone acquire the molds and rights to release Estoril and Jill Rivers instead of something that will make me have nightmares involving broken joints, a pin vise, wire and superglue. But i guess beggars cant be chosers, can we? at least someone will get their shinki fix.
I watched the anime not to long ago and really just loved it, especally Lenne and the creepy ninja one. Can you fine fellows of /toy/ recomend a good place to buy one that i'm not going have to sell a kidney for? I checked ebay but horry sheet!
Any of the other places listed in the OP will more likely than not get you better prices. Depending upon who you're looking for, Mandrake and Amiami have a couple still in good condition floating around. Do keep in mind it's going to be relatively expensive no matter where you look just because there's no new ones being produced.
>Lenne and the creepy ninja one
Rev up those kidneys, if you want Altines you'll need both.
We'll know exactly how fragile they are when the Materia FAG comes out next month.
Fro m my experience though, plamo doesn't really break unless you drop them onto hard flooring.
Even then, nothing a little plastic cement won't fix.
It'll be really light though.
Trying to decide which Shink to get next and I realize now I have expensive taste. I want an Oorbellen, either Pearl or Lunaria (hnng) and a Strarf Mk 2.
>Fro m my experience though, plamo doesn't really break unless you drop them onto hard flooring.
Pretty accurate. It doesn't actually break, just usually separates at the joints on impact. I knocked an MG over earlier and his arm detached but it didn't even drop the gun.
No such thing as a Ver. 2 blank...those were the licensed characters with the non-removable chest plates.
Only Type 1s and Type 3s have blank bodies, the latter in Small and Tall styles.
I see a lot of love for Oorbellen, especially Pearl (WAAAAANNNNNNT), but what do you fellow Mastahs feel about her DFC sister, Ziebellen?
I lucked into an Amethyst earlier this year and she's GORGEOUS, but I still want the other colors...
But some men pay for love
and some pay for tru plastic love of Mastah~~
She looks like a heavily customized Oorbellen with a blank body.
See, this is the flipside advantage to having only one or two Shinkis, you get to spend all your time and money reshaping her into something glorious.
Actually, according to the original twitter post, it's decorative nail designs bought at a 100 yen shop. But either can work, and you can find decorative tape (also called washi tape) at Hobby Lobby. The nail designs you might want to try dollar stores.
koto's kits are pretty damned good about that. I have a shoddily assembled FA that fell off the shelf and nothing broke. I had to chase some bits around, but that owed to the lack of glue more than anything. some day I need to get this thing glued and lightly detailed.
I never said anything about hamhanding anything, you're talking about your own experiences like the faggots you are.
I've no brand loyalty, if something's bad it's bad, the only model kit that had me sanding down a balljoint to make it fit on the hole and still broke by just moving it was an HMM Cannon Tortoise, this shit has never ever happened with gunpla.
First time poster here, looking to get back into shinkis after selling my own collection.
Does anyone have any experience with the Hide (Element) garage kits? How easy are they to put together? It looks relatively simple, all told. Pic related is the one I'm looking to buy.
Think he was asking about this one.
If the page lets you place an order for it, they're expecting a restock, in my experience. But if the button is grayed out, then it's sold out.
Sewing for 1/12 is pretty similar to sewing for people. I'd take an actual kimono pattern and modify it to be able to be placed on a shinki body, all you have to do is measure the shink and scale it down, just use your head.
I was just looking at these. You can try Picco Neemo ones or opt for the official Konomi Style kimonos on Mandarake. Be warned that there are two sizes.
I know this feel, I at first thought the missus thought my shinki hobby was excessive and borderline escapism but she had expressed a very huge interest in taking part in the Shinki-ing. Now that I finally got her the shinki she wanted on my trip to japan, I'm eager to see what kind of photos and shinki antics she'll be up to.
Does anyone know if any of those hobby joints they sell in packs on figure sites offer a ball with a peg joint that would fit in a Frame Arms Girl's neck socket? I know that the neck is compatible with MMS 1st necks but I've seen some people on twitter do it this way and it looked a bit nicer. I'd ask these people myself but I don't speak Japanese.
Ah, I see. Well I generally want to ask how they are and what should I prepare for in case I want to put them together. Do they need a lot of cleanup or prep work? Painting and such?
Does anyone here make customs? If so, what are the materials you usually work with? Plasticard, epoxy and cement? Was considering doing something, and I have materials cus I do tabletop stuff but was curious about other people's experience/knowledge.
...And take 2. improved a bit, but still far to go...
...I think I just have to buy clothing glue...
Normally you'd first cut the pattern from paper without seam allowance and check its fit on the doll by assembling it on the toy with tape.
And you have to actually press the seam allowance down with an iron to get the final product into shape.
And here's the pattern I used, with the modded variant overlayed
>I take it from your image I need the small konomi ones
If you have a small-type shinki like Pomock, yes.
Hate to be the newfag but does Kotobukiya have some sort of online preorders similar to figmas and nendos for their wonfes exclusives? I was really hesitant on getting into their frame arms line until I saw the wonfes exclusive Stylet which looks amazing
Because that's literally what it is. Also dunno if it would be better to ask here or in the plamo general but, has anyone had experience with KotoUS? I ordered Stylet from them and I don't know if they didn't send me the shipping confirmation or if it just takes them forever to ship, it's been like a week since I got the order confirmation and I haven't heard from them.
So, back a thread or so ago when someone pointed out that Eukrante was up on madarake I figured I'd jump in and get my first shinki. Really happy with her and happy I got the extra parts and face as well. Excuse my shitty posing/photo skills.
Also raining outside so no natural lighting or flying allowed today.
Seems Renge decided to take the shoulder angel role literally...
seems to resemble one of those Idoru-costumes right now.
Well, I don't have experience with specifically that kit, but I do have a few shinki armor garage kits.
You're going to want to reinforce all the pegs with metal pins because resin is much more brittle than the pvc/abs that shinkis usually use.
Also, there is always a chance you get a not as great mold and you have to fill in imperfections, if that happens you've got to cut the bubble down a bit and glue in part of the sprue that you'll shave down to size later as filler.
Alternatively you could probably grind up a bunch of excess resin from cleaning and throw it in some 5 minute CA or epoxy glue or something.
Regardless, don't go in expecting everything to go smoothly and don't expect it to be anything in the lines of gunpla. Resin GKs are an entirely different beast.
You will also need an air filter mask. Resin dust is worse than asbestos. Do it outside, wear a mask rated for organic chemicals, and wash your clothes immediately when you're done.
(No, I'm not kidding or trolling.)
I'm planning to do a flat coat to remove the shine but I keep putting it off because I'm scared I'll screw it up.
I would use some matte doll makeup instead. Something impermanent that will, frankly, look nicer at the end of the day. Asides from that, her face is already matte, the shine is just from her being plastic. A further matte coat might give you results you don't want.
So should I just give up on every getting a flesh ver 2 mms body and try to figure out which pico neemo body would be a good replacement for it? If the latter, which pico neemo body would be a good replacement for it?
Well, if you have the money for a flesh v2 body, then you should wait for it to show up on mandarake.
If you don't... Then go for the a-zone body, given you're not trying to attach armor to it.
They don't sell the latest 1/12 body from a-zone on its own yet, so you're going to have to grab one of the latest assault lily dolls, ie:
That depends. Are you stripping the original paint? If so, I found plain rubbing alcohol works well. Too well. (RIP Gabby's spiky collared chest piece. I need to repaint it properly)
If you're trying to strip paint you painted on while leaving the original paint on the body ....... I think you might be in trouble. Shinki paint comes off super easy.
There's white and flesh. Flesh is pretty close to skin tone 1, enough that it's a pretty perfect match for the Waffesisters, at least. Pretty good match for Werkstra in low/indoor lighting, especially if she has clothes on, but her face looks a bit flushed compared to the skin in other lights.
I can't give much advice on white, unfortunately. But the pictures make it look close to 4.
And either way, you have to carve out the neck hole of the PN bodies a bit, so I would recommend buying a blank one instead of trying to use one interchangeably with the dolls. Best reason to use one is that clothes fit a lot better. I have Waffebunny with the new military battle dress set holding a SCAR and she looks fantastic.
>Best reason to use one is that clothes fit a lot better.
Yes, MMS1 shoulderblades sprinkle sand into my eyes. What the fuck were they thinking back then?
I don't know if I'm going to keep this configuration, though. The 'legs' have no articulation, so there's no option for posing, plus, they're soft plastic, so will probably warp over time if I keep it.
I still want a spider Shinki tho ... I'm eyeing Asuka, Zielbellen and Artille Full Barrel, as well as some old amdriver bisars ...
That's good! Because the bisars I'm looking at also only have 3 pairs of legs, and that was bugging me.
Hey guys, some recast shinki parts are available on Taobao again.
This time boobs for mms3 and some hands and feet:
It's simple enough to order from them, you just need to register for Taobao with a cellphone number to verify your identity.
There are a ton of videos on how to buy from Taobao on youtube now, but the guides I particularly used are from ShopBackSingapore:
For making a TaoBao account:
I've also got an order from this particular seller sitting somewhere in my local mail system, but it hasn't hit my mailbox yet so I haven't had a chance to see it. Probably will by today or tomorrow and I'll post photos when I get them then.
I'll try to write up a general guide in how to buy from Taobao without an agent when I can, but the above videos are excellent.
Wait, do you not need a proxy/middleman any more? What's shipping like from them, anyway? Those mega melons are tempting, though I'll probably end up just sticking to Picco Neemo bodies, honestly.
> I have Waffebunny with the new military battle dress set holding a SCAR and she looks fantastic.
Any chance of pics? i have a waffen bunny as well and was looking for outfits and kits for her.
Do the pajamas come in small and tall sizes too? Also do you know if pic related is a tall one?
Shitty cellphone pic, but since you asked...
Fiend! You show you face, er, tripcode. Someday I will surpass not only your abuse, but also your level of infrequent visits!
Pajamas are one size fits all.
As for the size of that yukata, I'd have to guess a tall because comparing the empty space to this one that is obviously a small.
Shipping was like 10 bucks for me but I'm in korea. Would be cheaper if the seller ships to you (you need to contact them, Google translate eng to chinese works surprisingly well) but it's easier to ship via taobao if they offer it in your country.
My recasts are in. Overall not bad for recasts. I've definitely got some cleanup work to do, especially on the ribbons, but that's to be expected.
There might be a bit of a detail loss, but nothing too bad.
The ribbon in particular is a recast of the arnval ribbon that comes with the Moon Angel BD but in Black. He had a version in white, too, but I wanted to get the official version of that if I could.
The clothing is a BIT rougher in texture than Apsy's originals, but they'll work fine. The shoulder cape feels a little more rigid than the originals so they'll take a bit to fit properly however.
The only gripe I have is that the Neuroid Witch has no instructions, but it being a GK, I should be able to eyeball what I need.
I'll take comparison photos later.
Posting a few closer shot photos with links to the items themselves. The Daibadi Neuroid Witch is gone now though.
Unfortunately, it looks like the hands in mine broke into pieces.
I'm going to have to fix that somehow.
This is the seller:
I don't know if there's a specific word for recasts, it doesn't seem to be the case.
The keyword for finding shinki stuff in Taobao is a bit different than Japanese, so keep that in mind.
It's in the OP.
People keep reblogging my old shit so I'm gonna post some.
I don't have a lot of old photos on hand to share so
SAME ISSUES SAME ISSUES
Prolly much the same recaster as well.
For the buyfags looking for robot toys for their toy robots - the Mouser pack from the current Turtles line is bretty nice.
I mean if it's not painted, the plastic is pre-coloured so it's not like she'll really wear unless you handle her roughly. Keep in mind since she's a kit there's a lot of clean up and stuff you have to do as well as the obvious construction. Also I heard that the FAGs need some seam welding with putty.
Because robot girls are cute! CUTE!
They look cheap, but don't feel cheap. It's mostly due to the lack of matte finish on their bodies making it look cheaper than figma.
One of the biggest things for shinkis is that they are very well articulated.
Some like the screwholes, others don't mind, the rest dress up their shinkis in clothes so they're not even visible most of the time.
Yes since they are robot girls. They do have some fiddly parts of their armor that tend to fall off when playing.
let it be said that while I've had at least 4 or 5 figma break due to manipulation or transport, ever a fall from a breast pocket didn't manage to put a scratch on my Shinki.
Compared to other lines of action figures, only the figuarts tends to come clase in term of durability, and those are made with some metal parts. That should tell you enough.
I was the same as you being bothered with them being tiny and has screws when I browsed this thread many months back. Now I own two of them! if you got some free time then check out the anime.
Pic related, my dumb robots
Why do portrait photos auto correct to landscape
Tried out the Eel Pie from National the other day along with the rest of the local shinki masters. Despite the name it was actually quite sweet and tasty.
I bet if someone patented the code to use the phone accelerometer to auto-reorient the camera to portrait/landscape according to how you hold it, they'd print money off the licensing.
>local shinki masters.
It always baffles me how people can get international friends, much less ones that share their incredibly niche hobbies. Did you just meet up through various forums and such?
Any tips for hunting down these undressed bodies? I was lucky enough to get one off of Mandarake, but I can't find any others and I'd like to grab a second to screw around with without worry. Searching Taobao for Gourai, or Frame Arms Girl, and things like that doesn't even give anything, but I'm not sure if that's because they're all gone or if I'm searching wrong.
Also, protip. When searching for these, do not perform an image search for "FAG nude body."
Yeah, you do. I need to put an order in for a couple of the new Stylet option parts. Going to try just forwarding this time.
The low leg panties are nice too. There's been some good customs with them.
Not the same guy here, but to answer your question...
No, we didn't meet up through some forum or such.
Influence of owning a shinki just spread among us and one by one they began to become masters of their own shinkis
Some of the clothes nearly fit, although I'm not sure if their weapons have the same peg scaling as standard kotobukiya MSG parts. I think a few items, like Rikka's umbrella and some of the smaller items, can work with shinki.
Pictured: Valona can wear Anne's pink frilly dress, but it looks like a top on her since it's kinda short.