From Kotobukiya's new Sci-fi Fantasy series, ARCANADEA, comes a plastic model kit of the heroic Elena!
Elena's design is based on an illustration by famous anime, manga and video game illustrator, Z-ton!
Elena can be assembled in Normal Mode or Wilize Mode when in combat using her optional parts. The kit also features 3mm connection joints, making it compatible with weapons and other parts from other Kotobukiya kits.
Can be assembled in Normal Mode or in the combat Wilize Mode by swapping out parts.
Includes four face plates that have been pre-printed with tampography.
Decals are included to help users create their preferred expressions, too.
The horse ears are removable, allowing for display with and without ears.
A connection joint at the base of the ponytail provides movement.
The magic circle-shaped part on the back has a HEXA G-R.A.M joint with a 3mm connection point in the center. It is compatible with other magic circle-shaped parts in the ARCANADEA series.
There are three ball joint connections, one in the hip of the human body and two in the lower torso of the horse body, for flexible movement and freedom of posing.
In addition to wielding weapons, the model can also pull off horse-like poses such as lying down and sitting.
3mm hard points are installed on the back, lower torso, and above the tail of the horse body.
The decorations on the base and tip of the belt around the waist can move back and forward.
A connection joint in the base and ball joint in the middle of the belt provide movement on either side.
A connection joint at the base of the tail provides movement.
The left shoulder armor in Wilize Mode slides together to create a large shield.
The left shoulder armor parts can also be switched out to create an additional form.
The top and bottom of both sides of the waist armor in Wilize Mode have 3mm hard points and come with cover parts, allowing for a variety of customization.
Choose between two tip parts to enjoy different forms of the large lance.
As a feature unique to this kit, the weapons and lower body can be combined to create a silhouette akin to a war horse.
A special stand is included.
Pose-supporting attachment parts are included to connect the magic circle on the back and back of the lower body, allowing for unrestricted poses with the lance.
Includes five sets of PVC hand parts.
The 3mm connection joints on the model are compatible with parts from the M.S.G, Frame Arms, and Frame Arms Girl series.
The kit includes neck parts for attaching heads from the Frame Arms Girl and Megami Device series.
Skill Level 1 kits require some minor assembly, but are so simple anyone can do it. Such kits seldom require cement or paint, but read any additional explanation provided to be sure. With the possible exception of a pair of plastic nippers, no special tools or supplies are needed to complete a kit like this.
Skill Level 2:
Easy to Complete
Skill Level 2 kits require basic plastic model assembly techniques, such as cutting parts from the runners, and cutting or sanding away the remains of the gates (the place where the part was connected to the runner). Some kits in this level also provide stickers for some markings. Most level 2 kits do not require cement or paint, but be sure to read any additional information provided to be sure. To nicely complete a level 2 kit, you will want to have a pair of plastic nippers for cutting parts from the runners, and a fine file, sandpaper or hobby knife for cleaning the gates. In some cases, a pair of tweezers makes applying stickers easier. Most adults with no prior modeling experience would have no trouble completing a kit of skill level 2. Parents would probably want to assist younger children with a kit of this level if they have never built one before.
Skill Level 3:
Basic Skills Required
Kits rated as skill level 3 are traditional model kits that require all basic modeling skills to complete. This includes cutting parts from runners and trimming or sanding them prior to use, assembling them with cement, and the use of paint to complete them.
To properly complete a level 3 kit, you should have at least a basic set of modeling supplies, including plastic nippers, a hobby knife, files and/or sandpaper, plastic cement, instant (cyanoacrylate) cement (for resin, soft-vinyl or metal parts), painting supplies including brushes, paint, thinner and masking tape, tweezers and possibly decal softener for applying decals to difficult areas.
Kits in this class are not suitable for small children unless there is complete parental supervision. Adults who have never before completed a plastic model kit may want to read one of the many excellent modeling guides available at most hobby shops before trying to build one of these kits.
Skill level 3 kits include a very large portion of our catalog. Most traditional plastic model kits fall into this category.
Skill Level 4:
Advanced Skills Required
Kits that we have rated as skill level 4 require all the same modeling techniques and tools as skill level 3. However, these kits tend to include more and smaller parts, the use of multiple materials (resin, white metal, photo-etched, etc.) to complete the kit, and the need to perform some modifications to the parts before they can be used, such as changing their size, opening holes, etc. To properly complete a level 4 kit, you will want to have all of the skill level 3 tools. In addition, a pin-vise (hand-powered drill) and plastic saw will assist in modification of parts when necessary.
Kits in this class are not suitable for small children at all. Children under 14, even if experienced, are likely to have difficulty with a kit like this if they attempt it alone. Adults who have never before completed a plastic model kit are advised to avoid kits of skill level 4 or 5 until they have gained modeling experience working with something less challenging. Examples of kits in skill level 4 would be injection-plastic kits of cars or aircraft that include resin or white metal modification parts, or kits that call for you to cut or otherwise modify existing parts in some way. Many resin figure kits with many parts would also fall into this class.
Skill Level 5:
Kits for Experts
Kits that we have rated as skill level 5 require all the same modeling techniques and tools as skill level 3 and skill level 4. In addition, skill level 5 kits are often composed entirely of materials other than injection plastic, can contain many very small parts, often require extensive modification of parts to complete, and in some cases do not come with English-language instructions (Japanese only). Kits of this latter type require a degree of engineering common sense on the part of the modeler, as well as extensive test-fitting, to properly assemble.
Tools and supplies required to complete kits of this class are unchanged from those of skill level 4. Kits in this class are not suitable for small children at all. Children under 14, even if experienced, are likely to have difficulty with a kit like this if they attempt it alone, and even this may not help. Adults who have never before completed a model kit are advised to avoid kits of skill level 4 or 5 until they have gained modeling experience working with something less challenging. Examples of kits in this class would include resin and metal kits of racing cars and ships, accessory parts for such kits, and advanced, posable resin kits of science-fiction items.
This item requries the use of cement (glue) to complete. For injection-plastic kits, use the weld-type clear cement specifically designed for use on styrene plastic. For some smaller parts, you may wish to use instant type (cyanoacrylate) glue. For resin, white metal, soft vinyl and photo-etched materials, the use of instant type cement is strongly recommended.
A SAFETY NOTE ABOUT INSTANT CEMENT
Parents and all modelers should note that instant cement (cyanoacrylate) bonds skin instantly. While this in itself is not harmful, forcibly attempting to pull the skin apart can tear the skin and cause injury. If you or your child happens to inadvertenly glue themselves with instant cement, don't pull, but use remover for instant cement, or nail polish remover to dissolve the bond instead.
No Cement Required
This item does not require the use of cement to complete. Some modelers prefer to use cement on snap-together kits in order to fix them into a particular pose, or make a joint more secure. However, this is not required to complete these kits.
This model kit or accessory must be painted in order to achieve a realistic appearance.
While there are slight differences depending on the country you live in, there are generally three types of paint available for modeling: Acrylic, Enamel and Lacquer. Their characteristics are described below.
No Painting Required
This item does not require painting.
Either the item is completely pre-painted, such as an action figure or other completed figure, or it is molded in the colors of the finished item so that it appears natural after you have assembled it. Note that kits which are molded in their final colors will always look better when painted, even if this is not required. At the very least, a light coat of flat clear spray will make a science-fiction kit look much less toy-like after assembly. The same goes for some action figures as well.