A few weeks ago, I showed pics of my Danger and Ord customs. I wanted to have all of the major players in Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men run. One character that is missing is Hisako Ichiki (Armor). I have been trying to wrap my brain around the problem of her armor, and I can’t seem to find a good solution. I suppose I could just make a plain Hisako minimate with no armor, but what fun is that?
When I am looking for inspiration, sometimes I will look around office supply stores and hardware stores, since some of the items they sell can be modified for minimate use. I came across some pens that features a clear blue casing:
I considered buying a dozen of these, scavenging the clear blue pieces, and building my armor on top of a custom Hisako minimate (the color of Hisako’s armor changes from blue to red to orange, so I think any of those colors would be appropriate). But I knew from previous experience that it would not look very good. The places where two edges met would never be perfectly straight or clean. Plus, larger flat areas, like her chest and back, would be difficult to do with these pieces that are very round.
Another option is to make a mold of a set of armor, and cast the custom Hisako minimate in clear blue resin. However, this would require a great deal of time and money. I don’t have the supplies for molding and casting, and I am not in a good position to go down that path yet.
Do any of you have an idea that might work? I would love to hear it!