高町なのは ~ Takamachi Nanoha ~ STAND BY READY
Posted by meronpan on March 20, 2010
After seeing the movie, doubly pleased to have nanoha-chan ^^ Alter nanoha release, need i say more?
huzzah, my usual crappy box pics, this time taken at iso 1000 ‘cuz i forgot to adjust it! … orz Ah well. Resized down to this resolution I can’t really still blame the iso for the pic quality :P
Took quite a few pics this time… over 120. Tried experimenting more with the lighting so that combined with all the shots I took… hopefully there are some good ones ^^;
Pretty much all the pics should be at 1920×1280 should you need something high rez.
I’m liking these metal bars Alter used for nanoha & earlier with fate. Fairly unobtrusive, they fit in really easily, feel nice and sturdy. Think I prefer them to any sort of plastic stand off.
The wings fit in really easily! I think that’s the first time I’ve thought as such – having gone through subaru & exceed mode nanoha ^^;
For the transparent components I thought lighting them up would make for a more interesting shot. Unfortunately sometimes I didn’t really balance the exposure like above, where her foot’s dark. Ah well, at least you get a pretty good look at the wing ^^;
If you haven’t seen the movie, they updated nanoha’s appearance to be a bit more in line with her strikers look.
Main things are her bow and cuff things I guess?
Oh yes, and as you can see above I believe they added raising heart’s gun like trigger and such.
Used blue for background throughout though ‘cuz of the lighting ended up black sometimes. Guess that’s just my defacto look ^^;
That white and yellow blur above is actually raising heart ^^; For this shot had to actually fit it inside my lens hood ^^;
After getting umbrellas and a softbox I’ve become so accustomed to soft light I forgot that hard light isn’t necessarily bad ^^; The above shot is practically the same as the top pic but the softer light gives it a much different look. Better for reviews I guess in that you can see more of her details clearly but less stylized?
Speaking of stylized, was goofing around and tried another silhouette. Some b+w pics for the heck of it too ^^;
Similarly framed shot, thought with different lighting and in color…
Twin tails… has anyone written a doujin with nanoha as a tsundere? :P
I suppose with the amount of doujin out there there must be at least one :P
Guess they decided to change things up from strikers nanoha ^^;
Speaking of strikers nanoha, if you have her you’ll notice a lot of the same details in her outfit ^^;
Well not the thing above, but her dress ^^;
More hard light~
Mmm let’s take a closer look at raising heart, shall we?
Since I still use my camera mostly for figure reviews I don’t have to deal with lens flare much. Taking one of my lights and moving it around near the subject I finally got an appreciation for the problems it presents though ^^; Shot above was where the flare wasn’t so bad.
Still with me? I still have a lotta shots to go ^^;
Still strikes me as ridiculous that she uses her staff like a rifle, but in a strange way that’s part of the appeal for me ^^;
One of device mode for good measure~
Base is a pretty nicely detailed magic circle
I think the metal bars were necessary for this base ‘cuz otherwise you’d have nasty blocks of plastic covering up sections
I assume you notice the smaller base? Really like that they included it – it’s a stand for the extra raising heart. That’s right, nanoha comes with two complete raising hearts so you can display the one she’s not actively holding! As usual I ordered her without thinking and didn’t read up on any details, so this was a pleasant surprise ^^;
Comes with a metal bar to hold the staff in place.
More black and white shenanigans. I should do some reading on b/w photography to see what sort of things make for good shots…
As much as I like canon mode, I think the pose is more natural with device mode. Unfortunately I took almost all the pics in canon mode ^^;
Tried experimenting a little with the highlight priority mode but not as much as I’d like. Seemed like it was helping but didn’t know it required iso 200 or higher? Not that that level of noise should really matter much but wanted to fully understand how would effect things before shooting a whole session with it ^^;
Will need to get some gobos to experiment with lighting more in the future…
nanoha x 2
Tiny by comparison, but remember, grown up nanoha is huge :P makes brs seem tiny ^^;
And that, my friends, is finally the end of this review ^^;;
Think I talked more about taking the photos than the figure, but hopefully the pics spoke for themselves ^^; Need I even say recommended for nanoha fans? :P The full 2 copies of raising heart & separate stand were a great idea – makes me wish i had a stand for fate’s zamber bardiche (it sure is big enough to merit one :P)
As usual, for an exhaustive (and extremely well shot) look at every detail and every angle, foobarbaz has you covered.
James seems to be working on his review too ^^
James’ review is up at Exelica Meteor!