One of the greatest feature of a Nendoroid is its ability to swap parts with each other. Yes, most Nendoroid parts are interchangeable between Nendoroids, so you can simply mix-match the parts to either create a yet-to-be-released character or even create a new one!
That said, when you have Nendoroids that have been stored for a long time, you have to be very careful when you detach their parts because they could break easily – especially the joints on old Nendoroids.
So are there any way to minimize the risk?
Note: Try these steps by your own account – we are not responsible for any damages caused, so please proceed with caution. XD
There is one common issue plaguing the Nendoroid collectors around the world: space. Yep, with an average release rate of about 7 Nendoroids each month, it is obvious that the Nendoroid boxes are piling up fastly and sucking our precious room space.
So how can we solve this problem? Some folks suggested to fold the Nendoroid boxes, but a Japanese collector Kitsune-mimi pushed that idea even further: turn the boxes into an album! W-w-wha!? （ ﾟ Дﾟ）
For us (including me) who tend to break Nendoroid joints or stand bases, this news should be very exciting. I guess some of you must be wondering why it took GSC so long to make a move that seems to be a no-brainer. XD
Mikatan posted the first part of an in-depth tutorial about how to paint a Nendoroid expression. However, since the blog post uses some images from ImageShack, a few of them are only displaying ‘frozen frog’ due to the ‘domain unregistered’ issue, thus making the tutorial a bit uncompleted. XD
Our reader Kwang put a request to repost the tutorial along with completed pics (taken from the Japanese version of the blog post) … and I thought, “Why not?” as long as it would help many Nendonesian as well.
Well then, kindly read the tutorial after the break.
It looks like BRS-chan was having difficulties to stand properly there
Well, I guess this topic is one of the most requested Nendoroid articles ever. Actually, I have already had planned to write about this previously, but then it got overshadowed by other news and topics.
…. until a few days ago, when some visitor of our Facebook page said that they are having difficulties making their Nendoroid to stand without the stand base. It served as a reminder for me to write about this particular topic.
So … there you have it – I am going to share some common ways to have your Nendoroid to stand without the base.
Nendoroid Saber Lily: bootleg vs genuine
GSC posted a few tips for us to recognize the circulating bootleg Nendoroid, such as Hatsune Miku, Saber Lily, Black Rock Shooter, and Al-Azif. Although it is not a complete listing, it worths to be read, especially if you are aiming for those Nendoroid. ^^
Anyway, we had posted bootleg Nendoroid list previously. Kindly take a look at them if you are interested.
As requested by rendoroid, I am going to post a quick character guide for the Nendoroid Defence game in Nendoroid Planet iOS app. No, it is not a walkthrough or FAQs, it is simply a list of all the playable
characters Nendoroid and their stats. ^^
The Shut-in strikes back! Here’s a simple guide how to modify your nendoroid stand~
Nendoroid Date Masamune's stand base
So you have received Nendoroid Date Masamune and played with him for a while. Don’t you notice that it is somehow difficult to setup him to dock into the stand base, Nendonesian? Either case, Phat! Company has posted a quick guide about how to properly setup Date’s stand base at their blog.
Well, kindly visit their blog to view the guide. ^^
Via Phat! Company’s blog
Scuffed paint on Miku's hair
Well, if you look at the pic above, you know that it might happen to our Nendoroid if they fell off from a certain height and hit their head. No worries! Mikatan has just posted an in-depth guide about how to fix the scuffed paint on Nendoroid in her latest DIY Figure Repair article series. Apparently, some tools are neccessary to follow the guide, i.e: masking tape, enamel solvent, enamel paints, top coat, brush, and dishes. In any case, simply visit Mikatan’s blog for further details about the guide.
So … have you ever had this kind of “scars” on your Nendoroid? How did you repair them? ^^
Note: The guide might serve as a basic guide on Nendoroid re-painting as well – what do you think? ^^
Via Mikatan’s blog