High Lord Fanboy Superior
As a lover of all things excessive, I have long admired the fanatical obssessiveness of Japanese fanboys. These guys worship their chosen anime goddesses with a passion that makes the most driven American fan seem positively healthy by comparison. For some, simply purchasing authorized merchandise is not enough - enter the scratchbuilder.

Scratchbuilding is building a model without instructions, using completely raw materials (not to be confused with "kit bashing" which is using pieces from other models to create something new). One of the most difficult forms of scratchbuilding is figure modeling, where the modeler sculpts a human(oid) figure from sketches, and naturally, the Holy Grail of figure modeling is the life-size figure.

The beautiful life-sized statues below are the work of Katsuya Matsumura.

I know what you are thinking - "My apartment is just too small to justify having a six foot tall statue of Maya in the living room..."
Matsumura-san has already considered your space restrictions - these statues do double duty as working pc cases.

Baby's got back...

You can just see the cords going under her hair.

Talk about breast implants...

Note the clever placement of the USB ports.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this pretty much makes ol' Katsuya the Kwisatz Haderach of Fanboys.

For step-by-step photos of the construction process, click here.


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