光明の天使 ナナエル Nanael, Angel of Light
Posted by meronpan on January 25, 2009
Was testing out some slight tweaks to my review set up and ended up doing a full review… (warning, full cast off, nsfw!)
Nanael + new background! Lovelyduckie’s recent acquisition reminded me it was about time to make some progress on my review setup… Headed over to… Joann fabric & craft ^^;; Never thought I’d walk into one of those stores by myself -_- Was hard to guess how the different fabrics would behave as backgrounds… some seemed too thin, others seemed like the light might reflect weirdly… Wish I could take my camera and try all the different options ^^; In the end I walked out with some black and white satin. What do you use for backgrounds?
Packaging and some pics on my usual white background can be found here.
First off, let me mention that I didn’t iron (which evidently requires some special handling) so if you click for the higher rez, you’ll notice some seams and stuff ^^;
Another thing about this review is I was experimenting with the lighting. Turned off my room lights for once and tried to see what kind of results I could get… Still have a lot more work to do in that regard…
At any rate, back to the topic at hand, Nanael! koumei no tenshi! Lots of sites seem to translate her full title as Angel of Light, although it seems that the literal translation is Angel of Glory/Hope or something like that.
Another nice addition to Megahouse’s Queen’s Blade lineup. Looks like there’s some imperfections in her wings but other than that I’m pretty satisfied.
Polka dot fans will be pleased ^^;
I think I shoulda switched to a white background for the above and below pics… or fixed the lighting ^^;
Love her outfit, and the pose. Griffon seems to have a release of their own planned, and while I also like the pose they chose… don’t like the face at all ^^;;
Mixed feelings on the sword…
Guess it’s not bad to have it floating to be faithful to the source material, but if I had a choice I’d more likely choose a pose that didn’t involve support bars.
Forgot to pick up some tracing paper to make a make shift filter… ;_;
Nanael’s little milk belt is cast off… along with the rest of her outfit. Think I’m too lazy to keep up with making sfw censored pics so from here on out, I’ll just be posting bare eyes in all their glory.
Hmmm lighting again didn’t quite turn out as I wanted.
Cast off is pretty easy to work with. Belt detaches easily at the buckle, dress opens up on the side. It’s a little hard to get the top part of the dress back together, but out of all the cast off I’ve worked with, Nanael’s still ranks among the easier ones.
I apologize to those not interested in the full cast off, but I have a duty to fulfill :P
In case you don’t have anywhere to keep your extra figure parts…
At the beginning of the shoot I tried using a reflector, but didn’t really see much of a difference on my camera’s screen… later when I actually looked at the final pic… yes, it made quite a difference. Unfortunately that realization wasn’t until towards the end of my review, so I think a bunch of these pics were taken without a reflector up ;_;
Compared with pics from my previous setup…
Alrighty, back to her more modest mode. ^^;
In the high res version of the below pic you can made out some weird marks in the middle feathers of her wing…
Very kawaii all around, definitely recommended for Queen’s Blade fans and err… angel fans? ^^;
Another great benefit of my new backgrounds is that I have soooo much more room to work with!
Lighting still leaves a bit to be desired, but the main point is that before, I never woulda been able to fit everyone for a shot like this.
If you’re looking for some Nanael art, a simple search at gelbooru should take care of ya.