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'Takayuki Takeya Pusher Hopper Kit' [Feb. 14th, 2007|07:47 pm]
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Package from Hobbyfan.com arrived today! I finally got my first Takayuki Takeya garage kit!

Takeya's probably one of the best sculptors/monster designers I've ever seen and his works are just freakin' awesome.

He's the dude responsible for all the mechanical and creature design in Advent Children and the upcoming FF Versus XIII, but his best works IMO are his renditions of H.R. Giger's Alien and old Japanese superheroes like Kamen Rider / Kikaider.

I bought his "Disaster of the Pusher Hopper" kit :D

I just can't get over the details when I first opened the package.

Its been years since I've played around with model kits and I've never seen anything like this. Definitely not for the amateur hobbyist, nor for the weak-handed.

There was a lot of excess plastic that need to be nipped/scrapped off and I already sustained a couple of cuts. I can't wait to paint this thing after I've pieced everything together.

Check out these finished kits:

I personally love Jason Tarpley's Hopper:


Evidence! Looks like a thumb print to me ;3;

[User Picture]From: nini_sa
2007-02-15 06:09 am (UTC)
He's like kamen rider gone mutant.
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[User Picture]From: blackbookalpha
2007-02-16 02:53 am (UTC)
Dayum right grrl XD
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[User Picture]From: ohmisunao
2007-02-15 07:00 am (UTC)
The unpainted one looks a whole lot like CHEESE!
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[User Picture]From: blackbookalpha
2007-02-16 02:54 am (UTC)
LOL I'd be amazed if someone made something like that outta cheese and let people eat it XD
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From: tashigi
2007-02-15 07:01 am (UTC)
How do you even know what's excess plastic and what's not???? @_@ I can't wait to see your finished product 8DDDD
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[User Picture]From: blackbookalpha
2007-02-16 02:57 am (UTC)
most of the excess are flimsy transparent plastic, the others are angular bars much like the ones seen on gundam kits only its 5x thicker that were a bitch to remove.
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[User Picture]From: fossilang3l
2007-02-15 12:15 pm (UTC)
Oh god the details so so intense for SUCH A FREAKING SMALL THING.
Lol at the thumbprint.
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[User Picture]From: blackbookalpha
2007-02-16 03:06 am (UTC)
Its actually pretty tall (almost 1 ft), bigger than most models I've seen.

I found a couple more on the base, as I found out he uses his fingerprints to create muscle textures by dragging it around a desired area.
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[User Picture]From: elazuls_core
2007-02-15 03:01 pm (UTC)
Wow.. that's a pretty gross looking kit. =D Awesome!
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[User Picture]From: blackbookalpha
2007-02-16 03:08 am (UTC)
LOL funny though I think unpainted anime kits are more difficult to sculpt since they're smooth all over, unless you have an unlimited supply of sandpaper with different grits.
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[User Picture]From: yunni
2007-02-15 04:10 pm (UTC)
Woooooooow, the details on that figure is super-cool : D
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[User Picture]From: blackbookalpha
2007-02-16 03:10 am (UTC)
I wanna make sculptures as badass as takeya's ;3;
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[User Picture]From: __renascent
2007-02-15 09:14 pm (UTC)
omg GROSS DETAILS?! haha
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[User Picture]From: blackbookalpha
2007-02-16 03:10 am (UTC)
LOL true he has other stuff that's more gross than that actually XD
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[User Picture]From: zomboto
2007-02-18 09:11 pm (UTC)
Friggin' SICK model, Alpha!

I've always wanted to try my hand at a model kit but lack the painting skillz and patience. Would love to see your method of beautifying this monster <3

(Oh shi--Takayuki Takeya is the sculptor of one of the anatomically correct Devilman kits! Fanboysquee!)
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[User Picture]From: blackbookalpha
2007-02-19 03:58 am (UTC)
Much thanks Shawn ;3;

Well you can start small and try painting one. I never actually painted a kit before and my last one were all gundam kits lol. Aye I have to round up some paint first before I do anything and we'll see how it turns out :D

Takeya's Devilman kit can be purchased here actually:

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