She took me 2 her castle
And I just couldn’t believe my eyes
She had so many devices
Everything that money could buy
She said sign your name on the dotted line
The lights went out
And Nikki started 2 grind.

---Prince, Darling Nikki

Y'know, I love Japan. Sure, there's that whole killing hundreds of thousands of Allied troops during the 40's, but these days they've backed away from that a bit. Now, not only do they supply mind-bending anime for avant-garde conneseurs of storytelling, they also produce a wide range of naughty products based on those anime for perverts such as myself.

This model started out pretty dirty, what with the frontal nudity and all, so I tried to expand on that general theme. I created those prophylactics by mixing a drop of red acrylic with some latex mold builder. Painted that mixture onto the ends of several paint brushes. When they dried, I cut off the edges and rolled the remaining latex toward the tips. I placed the rubbers between two sheets of plastic comic-book bag, and then heated with a heat gun. Then I just cut out the squares containing the latex and attached to the model.

I was going for dissarray in Rei's floor, so there's a mix of all kinds of crap laying about. The magazines were scanned at full size, shrank to 1/8 scale, had pages glued in, and were then distressed and glued in place.

This ended up being a pretty elaborate diorama, particularly compared to the similar but much smaller one I did for the dirty Asuka kit. The bed and chest are dollhouse furniture, which looked altogether too new right out of the package. To get a worn look, I distressed all the edges with sandpaper. Additionally, dollhouse furniture is about 1/12 scale while the figure above is 1/8. I had to take off the end of the bed and extend it by about three inches. The tally I scratched in the end is one of my favorite details on this piece.

And here are some pullbacks so you can see the entire piece.