Roy Tang

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(This was originally a twitter thread, I promoted it to a blog post.)

Gonna attempt this today. I have poor manual dexterity so I expect it to be terrible #onepiece

Most challenging part for me and my shaky fingers are the tiny tiny stickers. I apologize in advance to anyone offended by my poor sticker application.

Starting to come together. I’ve already lost one tiny sticker

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I did poorly applying the jolly roger sticker to the sail, and the rear deck is a bit loose, but I guess I can live with those. Low standards!

I realized I didnt have a place to display it, so I had to clear out a hole. Anyway, it’s done!

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This was Going Merry from the One Piece Grand Ship collection. I actually got this kit waaay back in 2017 from the now-defunct One Piece exhibit at the Tokyo Tower in Japan, took me forever to decide to put it together (because I knew I would be terrible at it lol)

I will admit the actual ship turned out a bit smaller than I thought it would be. And a number of the parts are a bit loose and don’t snap on super tightly, so the final figure can be a bit fragile (one of Merry’s horns fell off while I was positioning it on the shelf!) Might eventually decide to glue some of the pieces in.


@roytang Good luck!! It looks like a fun kit!
@Westraid Thanks! I rarely do these things since I’m so bad with the tiny pieces and stickers, so I hope it doesnt end up being too terrible lol

@roytang Wow it ended up looking great!! Thanks for sharing the progress, it was fun to see! And honestly I think you did an awesome job on this.

Did you have fun? Going to make more? ( ღ’ᴗ’ღ )

@Westraid Thanks! IDK if I’d make more, it took me 4 years to decide to finally put this one together lol