Another Naruto custom, since she is one of the secondary/main characters of the show/manga there won't be a backround(waaay to much info, look her up on Wikipedia if you are interested.
Haven't submitted any customs for a while now so here's the first of my new wave, all mostly Naruto figures.
Anyhow, she's actually a pretty old custom, I made her a few months ago and just hadnt submitted her until now. Not a very serious, aweing custom but was geared towards me practicing painting, including doing eyes.
Started off with an "Inki" figure from the "Legend of Sharkman". An ok base, if you need a quick, plain female base they work well(hair pops right off, doesn't leave any marks and her suit is skintight and very plain) and are for sale in the shop for pretty cheap. Not a real big change, all I really did was repaint the base figure, completly. Head to toe is all repainted, including the eyes which I think turned out pretty well. Used Flesh tone for the body and gloss black for the suit. The black rings around the eyes I did with a toothpick and I'm not a big fan of how they came out, too jagged and junky. The camera picks up allot more detail though, they don't look nearly that bad unless you've got the figure right in front of your eyes.
The biggest change here is the hair, all resculpted by me. One good thing I mentioned of the base figure is the hair, it tugs right off leaving a bald skull. It want attached using glue, rather a small peg that goes into the back of the head so you don't get any glue marks, though the a little paint may pull off. Instead of following the hairstyle in the reference picture, I instead used her usual manga/anime hairstyle, personally I think it looks better this way. The hair was then painted with a glossy blue.
Not a difficult custom but I think she tured out pretty well and gave me more practice in painting. The only thing I dislike about the body is the feet. See the way they are angled? Thats one thing that makes her hard to stand upright(luckily she came with a base)