30. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 20 – Mami, Eren, Armin, Levi & Mikasa · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , , ,

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Jeff gave me four figures for our twentieth Photo Fight and I added a fifth. With Mami, Eren, Armin, Levi and (added by me ’cause she matched), Mikasa, the goal was to:

Pit them against each other in an over-merchandising battle for the ages

Five figures in one photo!

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29. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 19 – Nendoroid Ryuko & Mako · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: ,

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Jeff’s challenge to me for Photo Fight 19 is simple in wording, but not as simple in execution.

Make these two interact with each other somehow.

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29. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 19 – Good Smile Company Saber 1/7 – Triumphant Excalibur · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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Neil’s challenge to me was:

Use a Dutch angle and dramatic lighting to accentuate the amount of power and strength in the characters pose.

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28. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight: Vertex Super Pochaco 1/6 Cowgirl · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , ,

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Unprofessional question: is Pochaco supposed to be American? It wouldn’t be a stretch, given the way Japanese artists often portray female characters that are meant to be American. It’s the box art that got me thinking.

The Vertex Super Pochaco Cowgirl version was released on August 29, 2014 at an MSRP of ¥11000. Pre-orders for a December re-release opened on October 17, 2014, also at an MSRP of ¥11000.

This is a cast off figure and as such this post contains not-safe-for-work material. Please browse appropriately.

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27. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight: FREEing Rias Gremory 1/4 Bunny Ver. · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , ,

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Wherein we continue to test drive an unboxing format featuring less words.

This post contains potentially not-safe-for-work photos. Browse appropriately.

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16. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 18 – Nendoroids! · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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Two Photo Fights in the same week?! Amazing! We finished Photo Fight 17 on a Sunday, so that gave us plenty of time to start 18 early. This week I got to pick any Nendoroids I wanted, which, I think, is the first time I’ve been challenged to choose my own figure. Even with getting to pick my figures, my instructions from Jeff were specific.

Part swap. I had to do this for your nendoroid comic challenge and it was far more challenging than I expected. I’m only going to ask you to make a scene with at least two characters, though you can involve more if you want. Theme can be whatever you’d like. But you have to swap parts between nendos.

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14. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 17 – Kaiyodo Capsule Q Fraulein Senjougahara Hitagi · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,

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With these challenges Jeff’s really helping me get a lot of mileage out of my macro lens, and this week is no exception. This time I had to use a wee tiny trading figure of Senjougahara Hitagi. It’s only about 6cm tall. The challenge was,

Your challenge is to capture it in such a way that it doesn’t seem like a tiny trading figure. They gave it a pretty compelling facial expression, and I think you’ve got the glass to pull it off.

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14. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 17 – Revoltech Koiwai Yotsuba / Danboard (Hayasaka Miura) · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,

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Neil’s challenge to me this week was as follows:

Your figure:
You pick two! You can pick any two /articulated/ figures in your collection.

Your challenge:
You must pose your two articulated figures in such a way that they're interacting with each other.

Easy enough. I can’t think of any two articulated figures in my collection that work better with each other than Yotsuba and Danbo. We’re in the last few days of sweet summer weather where I live, and it’s only fair that these guys get out for one last adventure before the grey days set in.

14. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 16 – Beach Queens Maou 1/10 · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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Neil’s challenge to me this week was to incorporate the contents of a mystery box he gave me last week.

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08. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 16 – Figma Hanekawa Tsubasa · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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I think this week I failed to do what I was challenged to do. I definitely endeavored to meet the goal, but somehow missed and came through the other side. This week Jeff told me the challenge was,

Candid photography. Setting/backdrop, posing, and accessories are up to you, but the scene should feel casual and natural, not posed.

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