金色の闇 ~ Konjiki no Yami ~ GSC
Posted by meronpan on April 14, 2009
Now for the second figure that arrived last week!
Wish I had more background choices… but in the meantime I guess it simplifies things when I’m trying to decide how to shoot ^^; Woulda been really hard to see anything on black, so white was a no brainer (well, barring any sort of stylistic shoot ^^;)
For once there’s actually something intersting about the packaging pics.
Can you spot it?
Or rather… what’s missing? orz
No blade arm! Gaaaaaaaaack. Currently awaiting Hobby Search to get a hold of their contact or what not to figure out what can be done. Alas, I had fully intended to display her with that blade, but guess I have to wait ;_;
At least everything else seemed intact.
Though… though I haven’t even gotten far enough into ToLoveる (neither anime nor manga) to see her… she was just one of those characters that demanded a purchase ^^;
Great pantsu pose :P
Just love how graceful she looks.
otto, pantsu shot again ^^;
And a nice cold expression to top things off.
Key points of the figure for me…
Speaking of pantsu…
You can see the results of bad white balance in my now blue background ^^;; Ah well, sorry but I don’t put too much effort to perfect the low angle shots ^^;
White pantsu. Futsuu. :P
Figure manufacturers sure are loving on the one legged poses… or maybe it’s just the figures I”m buying ^^; I’m scared of the fast approaching summer…
Speaking of figures on one leg… discovered my lala had a broken peg in her foot ;_; Decided to just super glue her to the base rather than risk her being unbalanced and be prone to leaning.
The alpha omega release was gonna be my only yami until my ordered was canceled on me. Unable to find a store to order from, got this one out of desperation.
In the end I was able to get an order secured… couldn’t bring myself to cancel this one ^^;;
Mmm… everything is kind of simple… yet elegant and well executed.
Really wish I had that extra hand orz
Also absolutely love the way her hair flows around her.
Nicely adds to the dynamism of her pose ^^
Took a group shot… and totally forgot to add in sairenji ^^;;;;
I guess that shows where she ranks in my ToLoveる figure lineup ^^; Too bad since I liked her a lot in the first couple volumes of manga I read… But compared to other releases, she just doesn’t have as much oomph.
Great release, very solid in many aspects. And with the blade arm she even gets that bonus appeal to peeps unfamiliar with her character by just looking badass :P (now if only I had mine orz)
Before closing out, thought I’d post a pic of my super ghetto review setup.
It’s amazing what you can do with the boxes figures are shipped in ^^;
Made up of…
1. Homemade diffuser from cardboard box and tracing paper
2. Reading lamp for overhead light
3. Halogen desk lamp for main light
4. Tons of boxes that my figures were shipped in to serve as a makeshift work surface and get my lamps to the right height, etc.
5. Some poster board for a background and reflector. (Alternately some black satin for the bg. The satin is approximately 1mx2m and really expands the working area. )
Now you know why my pics look as good/bad as they do ^^; Shooting with a Canon Powershot S2 IS and a cheap $30 tripod. I was hoping to get some full spectrum flourescent lights, but if I did I’d probably have to replace both lights else deal with white balance issues? You may have noticed in lotsa my pics that the bg isn’t quite white… I believe I need better light to fix that… or a gray bg that looks that way to begin with ^^;
Most of this is inspired by super rats lighting tutorial.
Always glad to hear any tips/suggestions anyone may have! Also been wondering for awhile now where/how foobarbaz gets the bgs he uses… so much more interesting than just plain colors, yet not too over the top so as to distract you from the figure.
Well, that’s it! As usual, to aid those left unsatiated by my review, here you are:
- foobarbaz – like gekisou haruhi, another rare 5 star rating!
- Exelica Meteor – can’t go wrong with James’ reviews ^^
- Animatic Figmation – haha looks like we’re on the same reviewing schedule ^^;
- Vision of Vixion – hot off the press!