I’ve been gone awhile! What’s been going on? Long story short, I was in the hospital for eight days getting a brain abscess cleaned out. Then I came home and got to laze around for about a week. I’m still on heavy medications but I’m back at work and I’m taking pictures of my girls again. So I’m not dead! Yay! But while I’m getting the next post ready, I was wondering if you readers could help me with something. First, observe the horror:

The blotches! They burn!

Injured by repetitious cast-offing, Kokoro now has horrible black scars.

This is Kotobukiya’s excellent “Venus on the Beach” Kokoro, in posterior view. Please not the black splotches on her thigh, shoulders, and neck. These come from removing (or putting on) her alternate costume, which is something I don’t do anymore for this reason specifically: it ruins her paint job! My question for all you readers is this: is there a way to paint over or clean off the offending splotches? I imagine it would be extremely difficult to get an exact match for her skin tone paint (especially since it darkens or lightens along the body). I can’t see this stuff from the front, of course, but it annoys me to know it’s there. Am I screwed, or is there a way to fix this? Thanks in advance for any help you all can offer (if any)! And I promise to get a full figure review up within the week! It’s either going to be the new Bishoujo Wonder Woman or Tamaki Kousaka.