Sunday, 9 February 2014

Tutorial Custom Kiwami Hibiki Kurenai

So I bought a Tamashii Nation 2009 Autumn Lucky Draw exclusive KIWAMI Hibiki Kurenai just before Chinese New Year. Love it to bits so shiny and red like cherry haha. A friend of mine found out i have one and he kept asking me to sell it to him which i wont ;p So i did the next best thing, I custom one and sold it to him for RM55 (with his knowledge that its a custom of course ;D).

Its a very simple custom but certain steps and precautions still need to be maintained and i will share it with you here :)

1) First step; use a hairdryer and blow the figure for 20 seconds, pull out all the joints as seen below. Pls be gentle especially for the elbow joints.

2) Sand the entire figure to prepare it for painting. Please be careful with the knee and elbow joints while sanding it.

3) Normally i would have sprayed the figure with a primer layer but i didnt this time. The reason being primer will clog up the elbow and knee joints making it more susceptible to breakage. So I skipped the primer layer and straight away paint a Mr Color super metallic silver layer over the whole figure EXCEPT for his knee and elbow joints. I did this twice i.e. 2 layers of silver to make sure its very shiny.The silver layers will make the next layer shines a lot better.

4) Repaint the eyes, belt and the top of his head right below his demon head crest matt black.

5) I test my clear red/ slightly orange paint mixture (i mix clear red with a bit of clear orange together) to see if its similar to the original kiwami hibiki kurenai by painting it on the head first and compare it to the real hibiki kurenai. Looks good so i continued with that mix for the entire body ;p

 6) I also painted the lines on his stick metallic silver

7) After the clear red/orange layer dried. I then use metallic silver paint to touch up any overlap clear red paint.

8) For the elbow and knee joints, I used matt red to color over them in just one thin layer so that the paint wont clog up the joints and make it susceptible to breakage when you move them.

9) Spray a layer of gloss top coat over the figure to protect the paint.


Well thats about all you need to do to make your own KIWAMI hibiki kurenai :) simple just need a lot of patience to paint it properly :)

Please enjoy the rest of the photo gallery

Here you can see the custom hibiki kurenai with the original hibiki :)

Here is a comparison between the custom and the real thing. The one on the right is the real one ;)


  1. hi there,

    greet job on hibiki,
    May I know where can I obtain oyumaru resin in KL?


    1. hi man, thanks!

      unfortunately I have never come across oyumaru resin being sold in Malaysia before :/ I have only being able to find oyumaru resin in one place here in Singapore. The other possiblity is try to buy it from the net

  2. good thing is I know a few fren is Singapore. May u help me with listing the shop that sell the item? looking at your art, make my eye orgasm LOL

    1. oh thats good for you then ;) I only know of one shop that sells this resin thingie and thats this one here:

      Its located near and around chinatown in a building called Fook Hai Building. The problem is, I have been going back to this shop a couple of times in the last couple of months hoping to buy some LED lights and everytime i go they seemed to be closed :/ Their stuff and all still there but they're not open during the hours they used to. So you can get your friend to try but not sure how that will turn up :( As for me, I am seriously rationing my remaining oyumaru resins ;p they're gonna get scarce until i find another source for it.

      Doing customs are actually not as hard as you might think. Heck I use dto orgasm when i look at others; customs before i finally decided to start doing it myself. The biggest bit is the decision for you to take the plunge and whether you like this hobby or not. If you do, there will be no turning back ;D you will be hooked hahaha.