I’ve mentioned before that my favourite manga series of all time is Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita (Gunnm in Japan). When I was in high school I owned this resin garage kit:
Unfortunately it’s vanished into the mists of time. I remembered it a little while ago though and had (what I thought was) a great idea. I’d get a resin garage kit, maybe 1/32 or 1/48 scale, of a shirtless anime guy in tight pants. Then I’d go nuts and make him into an Avatar for my Iybraesil Eldar. Anime dudes are skinny but muscular, like Eldar, and I thought the chances of finding one with leather pants was pretty good. Hey, I’ve seen anime.
I should have known better. If anyone reading this is into anime kits and can help me out it’d be much appreciated! The only remotely appropriate design I found was a Devilman, 1/6 scale (18″ tall). The Avatar is pretty boss, but he’s not bigger than a warlord titan.
Everything else was . . . well . . . type “resin model anime” into Google image search and see what happens. Even with the safe search on moderate I felt like a predator. I think the second or third picture was a naked pregnant girl. The rest seemed to be Rei and/or Asuka from Evangelion in provocative poses, or school girls in underwear with massive guns or axes. All beautifully sculpted and masterfully painted, which kind of made it even worse.
Hence the title of this post. I just wanted a sweet-looking, unique Eldar Avatar.
Why Japan? Why do you use your powers for evil?