MOTY 2017 Entry Rei Ayanami
1:6 Resin Figure
From the seminal mecha anime Neon Genesis Evangelion we bring the mysterious Rei Ayanami.
Designated the First Child and pilot of Evangelion Unit-00.
This kit was donated by David Flynn for the purposes of a video series for YouTube.
There were some “extra details” sculpted onto the chest area of the figure. I felt that they detracted from the figure and were not in keeping with the character so I removed them by sanding and slightly reshaping the chest.
I painted the kit with a combination of Tamiya, Mr. Hobby, Alclads, Citadel and Vallejo paints. I primed first with Alcad gray primer, primarily to find any flaws in the kit. Then primed in Alclad white and pre-shaded with Tamiya XF-54 Dark Sea gray, gray was used as the main color and was very thin as I didn’t want the shading to be overpowering.
The white was Mr. Hobby H1 white thinned roughly 30/70 paint to thinner. 3 coats were applied to blend in the shading. This was masked and Mr. Hobby H2 Black used on those areas.
Details were masked off where needed, Tamiya X15 Light Green, Mr. Hobby H24 Orange Yellow, and H86 Red Madder used.
The eyes were a particular challenge. They are hand painted with mixes of Vallejo MC Red Brown and Cadmium Red. Tamiya X14 Sky blue mixed with progressively more XF2 Flat White was used for the hair.
Thanks again to David Flynn for donating this kit
Mark Dunmore – Author/Modeler