Hope everyone had a happy Easter weekend! Here’s an update so you guys know I’m still kicking around. What makes taking figure pictures even more fun? When you have cool props they can interact with! Fun Fact: These were stuck in customs in New York since 3/18/14 and I just got them this week, a month later. Thanks a lot USPS, yet again. Partly my own fault for not chipping in extra for EMS. To make up for lost time, I built ‘em all this past weekend. As you can see, I grabbed 3 out of the 4 Memorial Games Collection series by Wave. These are 1/12 plastic model kits, the perfect size for figmas. Simple construction, excellent stickers (never thought I’d be so impressed by stickers), and they just look fantastic. Purchased from AmiAmi.
I got the Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold, Taiko: Drum Master, and THE iDOLM@STER sets. I didn’t get the Street Figher cabinet because it was always sold out or more than I was willing to pay (I probably wasn’t looking hard enough, but whatever.
I used zero paint and a majority, if not all the stickers for every one. One exception was for the Persona 4 Cabinet. It had a really elaborate folding one that made the light blue on both ends of the console into a dark blue. There are way too many angles and bends for that sticker to stay on, let alone look good. I think that light blue looks awesome anyway. Aside from that, just stuck some panel-lining here and there. Each cabinet comes with a little sheet of cut-outs so that you can change what’s on the screen.
All of the cabinets came with extra goodies in some form or another.
Taiko: Drum Master cabinet came with
I’ll probably get images of these items up in another post later on.
If you were ever on the fence about getting these I hope this pushes you over the edge. They’re pretty cool, if I do say so myself. My background project is chugging along, but a comic featuring these babies might be coming up sooner. Depends on how much I want to catch up to Game of Thrones.
That’s it for now!
Hey hey! I celebrated the long awaited arrival of spring by leaving my cave and going outside. Got to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C. on Saturday, which I have never been to, since I’m normally always working (working in a certain museum gift shop on the mall during CB Season SUCKS! Glad I got out), Got to see some cosplayers, a taiko drum performance, archery & kendo, got to eat some yakisoba, ikayaki, and udon, and finally saw the cherry blossoms. My Spring Miku figma arrived just in time, so I brought her along with me. The Miku pics are obviously not taken with my phone (Galaxy S3). Photo credits go to my new siblings-in-law, who I asked to take these with their fancy real cameras, since my phone was almost dead. Boy, does it make me want to invest in a camera. The pics look so nice!
Today (Sunday) I went hiking with my friends at Great Falls Park. Since I had a backpack with me, I thought, “Might as well bring another figma with me for photo ops”. Brought Amy this time around. Climbing rocks, wandering through the woods, and taking figure pictures. All around good day. These two were taken with my standard phone camera, so that explains quality difference.
As for the figma comics, I gotta apologize. I finally got all of my old editing software off my dead computer. I also had to start scripting this stuff out now, since I plan on introducing multiple new figs at the same time, so coming up with a way to connect all the stories is tough. Finally, I’m building a new back-drop that’s a bit more…ambitious than my standard classrooms. Look forward to it!
THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls anime announced for 2015! Looks like they re-purposed a lot of the “Onegai! Cinderella” PV they revealed a few months back, not that I’m complaining. I guess I made the right move to collect all the Cinderella Girls figmas up to now.
Henrietta looks pretty cool in a regular sailor uniform. I really gotta start making my comics again. #Figma #Henrietta #GunslingerGirl
THIS IS ALL I FUCKING HEARD WHEN THIS WAS GOING ON!!!
Here’s the rest of the pics of my MG RX-78-2 Gundam ver. 3.0.
Here’s to 35 years of Gundam, with many more years to come!
Strength Animation Ver. by Spartan719
Well, that came out of nowhere! My pic of Strength and her fine behind got Picture of the Day on MyFigureCollection!