12. April 2015 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 29: Gift Saber Lily 1/8 · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,


Neil’s challenge to me was:

“The faces on Gift’s Saber figures have been controversial, but I have always liked them. Indulge me with a good close up of her face. Optionally, light the photo with actual outdoor sunlight, ’cause it’s Springtime.”

Despite practically never seeing the sun anymore, I do enjoy working with natural light. I used a simple reflector in this shot to get more of it onto the figure – just some aluminum foil adhered to a piece of cardboard and tilted until the reflected light landed where I wanted it to.

10. April 2015 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 28: Nendoroid Elsie · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,


Neil’s challenge to me was to incorporate the “action” arms and legs included with the figure. The sad reality is, they do not work well in conjunction at all, so I chose to interpret it as “arms or legs”.

It is a canonical fact that Elsie is nuts for fire engines.

07. April 2015 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 28: Nano & Hakase · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,


Oh hi! What a beautiful Spring day for a Photo Fight. It’s been a while, but the photo fights are not forgotten. For FPF28 Jeff challenged me to photograph Nano and Hakase enjoying a quiet time at home..

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03. April 2015 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight: Nendoroid 500 – Sakura Miku Bloomed in Japan ver. · Categories: Photo Shoots, Unboxing · Tags: , , ,


It’s Springtime and we can celebrate with a new Sakura Miku Nendoroid! For the 500th Nendoroid (damn, that’s a lot), Good Smile Company moved their manufacturing from China to Japan. The cherry blossom theme is perfect for a springtime release of a figure made in Japan. Let’s see how the new factory is doing!

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