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Neon Genesis Evangelion [Doujinshi] 1:6 Reiko Sugiyama in plugsuit (kit conversion) - WiP | by dizzyfugu
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Neon Genesis Evangelion [Doujinshi] 1:6 Reiko Sugiyama in plugsuit (kit conversion) - WiP

Still many flaws, but now it's time for the plugsuits' characteristic "stripes" on the upper legs.

Most interesting, the early Asuka design features risen 3D shapes, and only on the left hip!

 

I decided to create a symmetric look, that comes closer to the final TV series designs, while incorporating the 3D parts.

That said, these elements are - compared with later plugsuits - a bit too short, so they have to be lengthened, at least visually.

 

In order to save time and trouble I went for simple water sliding decals as solution, with some painted cosmetics.

The original leg elements were apinmted first, with simple flat black. Tnen I cut from a black decal sheet wide arcs of appropriate width and with rounded end, and added them to the 3D elements on the left leg. The connection was then added with paint.

 

Having this benchmark for length, width and position I cut out two longer, mirrored arcs from the decal sheet and transferred them to the right leg. Decal softener helped to get them into shape, and due to the curvy bum the arc shape is a must!

 

Measures were taken only roughly, but effectively this method worked very well - much easier and cleaner than trying to paint all this!

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Taken on February 14, 2004