Clean mold off leather
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Clean Mold Off Leather
- A material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process
- A thing made of leather, in particular
- Leather is a durable and flexible material created via the tanning of putrescible animal rawhide and skin, primarily cattlehide. It can be produced through different manufacturing processes, ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry.
- an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
- A piece of leather as a polishing cloth
- free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
- Make (something or someone) free of dirt, marks, or mess, esp. by washing, wiping, or brushing
- Remove the innards of (fish or poultry) prior to cooking
- make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
- clean and jerk: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
- cast: the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
- Soft loose earth
- The upper soil of cultivated land, esp. when rich in organic matter
- model: form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
- container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
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1:8 Neon Genesis Evangelion - SEGA Motor Riders PVC Figure 'Misato Katsuragi' (personal color variant)
Well, I admit that this is the result of a weak moment - that I got myself a "ready-out-of-the-box" PVC figure instead of a resin kit. But I had the opportunity to buy both SEGA Motor Riders Evangelion figures - and since these are collector's items (and SO close to bad taste due to their busty and soft silicone breasts...), I acted quickly.
Well, while the Rei Ayanami figure in its scooter outfit looks sweet and is produced very well, the Misato Katsuragi is rather dull and disappointing °-°
The original figure wears a sleek and clean black leather biker overall - what looks sexy on pictures is of rather poor finish quality (at least from a model kit builder's point of view - simpler souls might be happy with it OOB): There are gaps between the parts, the airbrush(?) shading with a dark grey looks rather erratic, and the figure's hands are in an unnatural position, somewhere in the air. Ugh!
Collectors might cry, but I decided to "impove" this - not changing the figure in itself, but apply some tuning and a new paint job. As a first step the figure was disassembled - actually, the arms had to be ripped off
(ouch!), as well as the head. To my sup
rise I found that the soft breast "inlay" could be pried out of the chest quite easily. Later I also cut off
the hands/gloves, because they'd be easier to paint and make re-assembly easier. Face and hair are also two separate parts, but I did not dare to cut these apart, too, even though painting would have been much easier with separate parts.
Anyway, a LOT had to be done with the figure. There's also a dedicated album which shows the major steps of this work, but it was a bigger task than one would expect, because ever more flaws became apparent the more I worked on the figure.
For the new look, I was inspired by a limited edition version of this figure in all-red - During web research I found a picture of this red Misato figure, which also has the SEGA logo printed on its legs in white. Not bad... but with potential for improvement and a personal touch. But keeping Misato's uniform, I thought that red would be a proper color. And from there on, everything went straightforward:
The overall/body was sanded, too, putty work had to be done (esp. at the legs/abdomen intersection), and after priming and sanding another turn the suit was painted in two red tones with a rattle can. The suit's inside was apinted in dark brown. Gloves and boots were painted in black with some very dark brown shading, also using acryllic paint, the figure received a light black ink wash to emphasize folds. Only added details are the zippers, made from golden thread. I thought that these would be nice highlights on the rather blank figure - and the front zipper had to be modified anyway because the original mold
is very clumsy, to say the least.
The hair was re-painted, because the original hair is rather violet. Looks good with the original black overall, but does not go at all with the red. Here, the hair was painted with a mix of black and dark violet, with some violet streaks and light violet highlights (using water-based acryllic paint). Some sanding work had also to be done, because the hair showed some ugly casting flashes. The face was masked with Maskol and was not changed at all.
Some special details are the decals and the lettering on the suit: the snakes come from a large scale figure decal sheet (I sup
pose these are tattoos?) and from leftover race car decal sheets. The "Misato" lettering in kanji was painted by hand and brush in white.
Finally, the figure parts received a coat of matte acryllic varnish and was reassembled - and a self-made, more massive wooden base was added - it holds the figure with two soft iron threads from below.
What do you think? Compared with the black original (and its poor execution), this is IMHO a true step forward. Not original anymore and rather touchy, but more interesting? Imagine the motorcycle...
My dad was a smith
My dad was a smith, and I don’t mean he hung around with Morrissey. He was a real smith. He worked with fire and steel. He took big lumps of lifeless metal, heated it till it was white hot in a furnace, and hammered it into beautiful useful things. When I was wee, I watched my dad (this is him) make metal shoes and nail them onto the feet of gigantic, jittery horses just like this one. He’d lean into them and take their weight on his hip and shoulder, talking to them all the while like I’d talk to my Action Man, "Stand still ye bugger. Easy girl". Sometimes he’d whisper into her ear, sometimes he’d bite the ear; clamping the tip of the leathery flesh between his teeth and squeezing it to the edge of pain. He’d do that to distract and calm the animal – to plant a seed of confusion and wonder in its equine brain that would have it frozen in acquiescence, like a frightened child straining to hear the bogie man creeping up
the stairs. To make a horse’s shoe, my dad would take a strip of dead steel and stick it in the red embers of the furnace. He’d put on the electric blower, to blast in the nourishing oxygen, and you’d feel the heat hit you in the face like a fist. When the metal was white and alive, right before it burned and melted, he’d put it against the heel of the anvil, gripping it in the big tongs that he had also made. With effortless technique, he’d mould the breathing hot metal, hammering with the skill and rhythm of an African drummer. Bouncing the hammer on the anvil top every few stanzas, he’d turn and maneuver the developing shoe while never breaking the percussive beat, losing his pace or timing or disturbing the musical beauty of his work. It was magic to me when the familiar lucky shape began to emerge. There’d be the trench where he’d punch the nail holes, and he’d put the wee lip at the front that would stop the shoe sliding back on the hoof. Every wee while he’d plunge the blazing metal into the water trough and sizzle and steam would fill the air. He’d try it still hot for fit on the hoof and the stinking gluey smoke would be in your nostrils and in my dad’s lungs. In an unspoken language, he’d command the horse to lift its leg onto his leather aproned knee and he’d clean the hoof with the rasp, put the nails through and snip off the ends with the hammer claw. It was wondrous to see that part.
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