But as this video shows, it can be done! The process just requires lots of sanding and carving. And goop. Plenty of goop.
If the Miku statue looks familiar, that's because it is the centerpiece at the Hatsune Miku shop in Tokyo's Haneda Airport.
Making of LIFE SIZE MIKU STATUE [HatsuneMiku]
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