After I made a “tsun tsun” Taiga Aisaka version II I loved her but I felt like I needed a happier version of her. Today inspired by the sudden break of sunny weather, I worked on the last blank head I got ^^;

Due to my impatience, the work is rather rough :P Not sure if it was due to that, I still feel that I like tsun tsun version II the most out of the three?

This time, I used a sharp tool (that blade is very sharp ^^;) to slowly slice around the eye hole.

Some sanding is needed to smooth out the eye hole.

Partially carved the mouth and nose area to make sanding down a bit faster.

Have a damp cloth under to catch the sanding dust (Wearing a mask is recommended to prevent inhaling too much dust from sanding), different grade sandpaper is used — from coarse to finer.

Check from time to time

Temporarily insert the “blank” wooden beads partly painted with white acrylics, use pencil to mark the shape etc.

Decided to try to make custom eyes with wooden beads so I prepped the beads a while back… below is painting of the eyes in progress — hence the very rough edges.

Found out about silicone earplugs being a good alternative to eye putty? So decided to give that a try ^^

Eye is marked for left and right eye in pencil at a part where it does not show.

The silicone earplugs is rolled and shaped around the eye and carefully attached to inside the head with fingers.

A little crazed looking? ^^;

ETA: Removed the lower eye liner, think she looks a little better now ^^/

Version 1

Version 2

Which do you like better? lol

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40 Responses to Taiga Aisaka custom version III

  1. kuraikawai says:

    Very nice work Chun!! Now you got one character and 3 faces, like a nendoroid xD, That was really a good idea^^I think you got very well all 3 expressions, I can’t say which one I like better :)

    Thumbs Up!!!! ^^

    • chun says:

      Thank you! :3 Actually I had been thinking what should I do with my first Taiga head ^^; I don’t think I will use it as much anymore, at first I was going to edit it to become smiling head, but I ended up using my last blank head to do that ^^;

  2. coffeebugg says:

    Great WiP, Chun. And nice work in her eyes. Though the somewhat uneven bursh marks kinda miffs me. Considered using Semi-gloss clear lacquer?

  3. Galamirix says:

    *Drool waterfall* I need to see her in person! naaaaooooo!

  4. Smithy says:

    Taiga MkIII hasshin suru! XD
    Very nice new Taiga custom head. While I’m not fond of pouting expressions overall, indeed the MkII version does feel the most like Taiga and looks like she just jumped out of the anime into DD form.

  5. snowfern says:

    hrmm i can’t decide ley, I love all versions of Taiga XD really nice work ley Chun :D

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