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On a wing and a prayer

I've finished painting up Flammie!  Well, more that I'm not sure what else I can attempt without risking ruining the whole thing, so I've reached a stopping point.  Check it out:

But don't click to enlarge the picture.  :|  Seriously, looks much better in low lighting from a distance.

Oh, there was such drama!  The tail broke off, for starters, and though I managed to glue it back together so it was still pretty sturdy, there was a bit of a weird bulge at the joint.  The eyes were especially kind of fail, she looks rather docile and sleepy.  XD  But I do not have a very steady hand, so it was a real struggle to even manage that much.  It was a lot of fun, though!


Of course, due to the problems I had with the initial sculpture, she's not reliably free-standing for more five seconds, so I may just leave her resting on  a mound of blu-tac in one of the bookcases until I get the urge to tackle it again.  In discussions with my flatmate we came up with an idea for a really cool stand for the second attempt, should be a lot easier.

Or I could just create some kind of rig and hang it from the ceiling so it looks like this:

But then, I don't have great record with things hanging from ceilings, so maybe not.  X__o

*Rolls up sleeves*  Okay, back to writing and other digital pursuits!  Onto the last Cie'th stone in FFXIII.  Velocingetorix or whatever.  Every time I finally whittle him down to half health, he takes me out with Wicked Whirl!  ;___;


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Jun. 7th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
Don't play the game but that is so adorable!
Jun. 7th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
...omg, I VOTE HANGING IT FROM THE CEILING. 8D with blu-tak, jkhajkwe. :'D it looks awesome! \o/ i do like that blue. ♥
Jun. 7th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe on a pendulum so she can swoop attack people over the door? 8D With blu-tak! XD Jo, be honest, are you trying to kill me?

Thanks! It's a pretty colour. About the only part of the paint job I'm actually happy with! XD
Jun. 7th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Gods, that's really amazing! I only wish I had your skills! :O
Jun. 8th, 2010 10:28 am (UTC)
XD No skills, honestly. Stubborn gumption and a bit of time is all you really need. And honestly, I only took photos that showed off the less fail parts. <3
Jun. 7th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
She looks pretty amazing to me! Just a shame that she can't be held up. D: The last photo! (Laundry basket or a really awesome dotty ceiling?) Is this stand going to be a crag or something? *__*
Jun. 8th, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks P-chan, though like I said, she really doesn't hold up to close inspection. ;) Ahaha, it is indeed the laundry basket, I put her there resting on a jumper until I can figure something out. Hopefully before laundry day.

Jun. 8th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
:3 I am imagining her cradled in a soft nest of clothes.

LOL. ♥ Oh a pillar would do quite nicely.
Jun. 7th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
alksdhglkj! Amazing. Do hang her from the ceiling far away from where normally are?~ That would be so cool~
Jun. 8th, 2010 10:32 am (UTC)
The more I think about it, though, the more it occurs to me that I'm shorter than both of my flatmates, and this is an opportunity to have a loyal attack sculpture. 8D
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yes! Snatch the opportunity! >8D Loyal dragon attack sculpture FTW.
Jun. 8th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
Flammie looks fantastic! And the blue looks really nice. ♥
Jun. 8th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm a rebel, I clicked...
And you liar!! It looks even better in high definiton!
You can see the details, the amount of work you put on those wings *____*
And the eyes, the purdy purdy eyes!

I love it! ♥
Jun. 9th, 2010 10:38 am (UTC)
;__; All I can see are the bits which didn't turn out the way I wanted. But you're a sweetie, thank you. ♥
Jun. 9th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
Wow, you're amazing. This looks amazing!! About how many hours did this take?

I kind of gave up on FFXIII after I beat the game...I thought there was going to be more to it, and then I went and finished the final boss. v__v Post-game doesn't let me go back and fight the really good CP-givers (30 000 each!!) and it got really tedious trying to level up in Gran Pulse. >___>; Props to you for sticking with it!
Jun. 9th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
Hmm, all up probably about sixteen to twenty hours of actual effort? The afternoons of two weekends, plus a couple of half hours throughout the week on touch-ups. So actually not that long in the end.

I have to admit, I'm having trouble finding the motivation to keep tackling this last boss, but I persist in hopes of a rewarding cutscene. (Used to doing all the extra stuff BEFORE the ending). But levelling up's not as much of an issue once you get the Growth Egg accessory from Mission 55 - it doubles your CP!

Wasn't the ending so stunning, though? The logo, revealed! I kinda wish everyone else stayed crystal too though, would be have been more poignant somehow.
Jun. 9th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
It is a meassure of a true artist to know when to stop. ;)

Looks awesome, in spite of tail trouble.
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