31. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight: Max Factory Kazami Mizuho 1/7 · Categories: Photo Shoots, Unboxing · Tags: , ,

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Being the Mizuho fan I am, this figure was a glaring hole in my collection. Fortunately, it was generously given to me by fellow contributor Neil for Christmas, so problem solved.

Max Factory’s 1/7 PVC Mizuho was released in May of 2006 and retailed for ¥6477.

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26. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 27 – Make Something Holiday Themed · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,

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Happy Holidays from FigSoc!

25. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 27 – Make Something Holiday Themed · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , , ,

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Happy Holidays from FigSoc!

17. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Photo Shoot: Vertex – Dragon’s Crown – Tiki Adventure Result · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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This is a photo many months in the making, because it’s the first figure photo shoot that has relied on the delivery of a Kickstarter reward. Specifically it was waiting on the excellent metal coins from the Fantasy Coins project. I always thought Tiki needed a bigger hoard than she came with, so I was able to give her one. A much bigger hoard…  More »

17. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 26 – Nendoroid Sharon Apple & Friends · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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After an unintended hiatus, I find it interesting that my return is marked by our hundredth post on the site. May it be the first hundred of many.

For this Figure Photo Fight Jeff told me to use the Nendoroid Sharon Apple, and one of my Macross vehicles. My first instinct was to go with Arcadia’s super-amazing 1/60 YF-19 version 3, but the size difference between that and a Nendoroid Petit is so big that I decided to scale back. Instead I used the highly underrated GNU-Dou YF-19 and YF-21 from Yamato (the predecessor to Arcadia).

The challenge was, “to photograph them together in the style of a promotional poster.” With that goal in mind I built a little stand to make Sharon hover, and opened the aperture on the camera to blur the Valkyries. Photoshop was kept to a minimum to add the logo and lasers, but everything else is in-camera.

15. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight – Dwell – Dragon’s Crown – Tiki 1/1 – Adventure Result · Categories: Photo Shoots, Unboxing · Tags: , , , ,

I didn’t preorder this one because November was a backed up month. But half of the figures delayed, and I’m a big fan of both Dragon’s Crown and Kamitami’s artwork in general, so picking this one up on impulse was not a difficult decision. The fact that it’s a legitimate 1/1 is just icing on the cake.

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08. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 26 – Good Smile Company – Lynn Minmay Nendoroid Petit / Kaiyodo – Revoltech YF-19 · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , , , ,

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From the Lynn Minmay YF-19 Memorial Concert, Macross Island

The circumstances that led to my FPF 26 effort, and the time that it took to get it done, have a story behind it.

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