I haven’t posted anything or quite a while. I don’t really have any excuse other than my schoolwork and such. I’ve been so busy focusing on those that I haven’t taken any decent photos in weeks already. I thought of uploading a photo dump but I noticed that I didn’t have that much photos to begin with soooo.. Today I’ve decided to share to you my nendoroid cleaning technique and new storage!
I clean my nendoroids only when I see that they’re too dirty. I just cleaned my other nendos and what’s left are these dirty puchi. I bought Mikuru and Kurimu on a online facebook shop that sold random toys from Japan. Kurimu is a pretty rare puchi since she was bundled with a magazine while Mikuru is an old puchi bundled with other Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya characters. (MFC Link: Kurimu and Mikuru)They were really cheap and looked decent in the shop photo so I decided to buy them. When I received them the other day, I was surprised that they were quite dirty. I didn’t really mind since I got them for cheap (about 3 USD each, or 120 php). Kurimu also had something missing, the rest of the white cloth on her head but I don’t mind. I also don’t have a photo of Kurimu before dismantling her. XD
Others will not like my cleaning process since it involves water but I find that this work well with almost any stain. Well, here’s my cleaning process:
Dismantle your nendo/puchi. As you can see, they’re quite dirty. Here’s a closer look of Mikuru’s floatation device. It’s really dirty and stained. If you look closely on the first picture, Mikuru’s hair is also very dirty.
Third: Soak the parts for a few minutes. It depends on you and how paranoid you are. XD I don’t really mind them getting soaked so mine lasted for about 15 mins or so. Let your other nendos watch over the soaking puchis. Miku did a great job for me! It seemed like she wanted a bath herself though.
I bought this one on our local Daiso (It’s called Saized Daiso here in the Philippines). It’s pretty simple to use. You just wet it and scrub the dirt off. In our case, I dipped the sponge on the shampoo water and scrubbed the puchi parts one by one. Don’t scrub too hard though, this sponge works wonders and doesn’t need much force to clean your nendos.
Just follow how Miku does it!
As for my storage, I upgraded mine! I used to store them in this dividers with their faceplates and bodies but it became confusing recently. So I decided to place all faceplates in the dividers and buy a separate storage for their body and accessories.
This is how the faceplates are stored now. These are dividers that I bought from Japan Home (a local 88php (2USD) japanese shop). Then I found this BEAST of a storage on a local hardware store!
It has 30 small cabinets (I forgot what it’s called in english lol) and 9 big cabinets. O_O
Well I suppose that’s all for storage and cleaning. If you have questions, leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to answer. 😀