Let’s start today’s post by subjecting Snark and kluX to some Moe.. Just to irritate them.. Xp
Other readers, do enjoy.
So… First off,
Do enjoy this song…
Candy Boy by Meilin
*And I know I should be burnt at the stake for using a pink border… But I felt the need to irritate*
Hmm… Seems like YouTube borders don’t work in this theme.
Among the other things I did in the past 3 days were these. HDR Photography… although it isn’t really apparent in my pictures below. But I guess it pass for a first time.
Also looking forward to trying out some Lomopgraphy as per klu[x]‘s blog next chance I get.
I’m back! Was back since Monday night actually, but loads of sunburn convinced me I needed to lie on the bed with minimal movement while I shed skin. Lol.
Feeling that Figma’s Kagami “Miku” never got enough love for a while now, I decided to bring her along for the trip. Initially I thought of bringing Revoltech’s Patlabor Alfonso along, and the idea of Figma’s Koizumi scheel uniform crossed my head too, but both would feel a little out-of-place. So in the end, decided to stick with Kagami.
Anyone noticed a problem with my pictures yet?
All the backgrounds are blurred. I know that I should increase the Aperture to take an overall clear pic. But seems like I need a tripod for that as all my photo’s come out all blurry. Lol.
Feel free to drop by my personal blog@Blur’s Crib for more “personal” pictures of the trip. But a pre-warning, lots of topless shots of me and some other blokes. It is NOT a pretty sight. -.-”
Got a new cam on Saturday night. Thanks to compulsive buying and Wayne, a retarded friend. LoL!
It’s a Sony A300. Funny thing is, I’ve never been a fan of Sony… Well, except for Ps2. But they have the cheaper camera kits to start off your photography. And I needed something CHEAP. :p
Not long after I returned home and turn on the Pc Razrig@Baka-Steam messaged me to see if I wanted to go for a photo shoot or something the following day. Lol !Talk about perfect timing!
So I tagged along, took some photos as he taught me quite alot of stuffs. I also found out that I suck at remembering roads. -.-”
Editing the Raw files of the photos was another part of the fun with photography; as I fiddled around to see what I can squeeze out of it. The toughest part for me during editing was to decide if I wanted to
1) sharpen everything and lose the smoothness of the color or
2) leave it as it is, giving a more natural feel but slightly blur pictures.
In the end, I decided to sharpen everything. And probably will keep doing so until I learn how NOT to take out of focus shots. :p
Feel free to imagine your own captions. I’m all out of brain power. Lol!
Not bad for my first photo session with my new A300 eh… :p
*If you could only see how big my head is now :p*
Nendoroids and Mikuru’s were courtesy of Razrig for the photoshoot. I only brought the figmas.
Finally, I’m posting about my G.A.C.C. loot. Nothing much, just some animes I have yet to watch , doujin works, figures and a badge. I don’t know why. Funny thing is, among everything there, I love the badge the most. Lol!
For now, here are some pictures of Konami’s Asuna. It was very cheap I’d say, but you get what you pay for I believe. And see the numerous amount of flaws on this Konami figure. The obvious glue marks, seam lines, blur lining, etc. etc.
But hey, it’s Negima! Got to represent! Lol!
Anyone noticed something different with the pictures yet? Yeah, started watermarking em. I don’t mind people using them to be honest, my pictures are as shitty as it can get. But I figured it would help Anime3R a little on the promotion side. -.-”
*Now excuse me while I crank the volumn up and indulge myself in some Coldplay… Life in Technicolor to be exact*
Finally got off my lard-butt and completed this display. Although will “improve” with time as I give it more snow. For now, sore fingers means I’m gonna stop for a while. And being all excited! I’m gonna post this up first. Lol!
Sore fingers, a packet of energy drink, and 3 episodes of Majo Saiban later
Next display I’ll be fiddling around with.. will be “A little green” for Miss Nagi-san.
MuaHaHAhaHAhaa! And so completes my second collection!
Was lucky enough to be able to back-order a Mikuru Gekisou Version. And now, do allow me the courtesy to suck your bandwidth dry!
Woot! Woot! 90% completion for my tiny project. By the end of the pictures, you will probably notice that I no longer stick to the original idea of making an exact copy of the video from the song God Knows anymore. Mainly because I’m lazy. For the last 10%, I’ll need to get someone who can write up some nice kanji’s for the yellow banner at the background.
Got my curtains done
Noticing that the side’s were a little empty. I thought of putting my other characters from the series in, but I didn’t want a guy (Koizumi) there. Was trying to make it an all girls party. So I unplug and switched his head. UUrrggh… Ugly P.O.S. Went with original Koizumi in the end.
Some stupid videos I made. Just the same thing but with background music. One guess to what that music is. Lol!
Yes, I freed Nagi from the confinement of the plastic and paper we call a box. And returned her to the wild. But instead, she decided to stay with me, a humble commoner, and join my legion of wai-fus.
Finally got the figure I’ve always wanted. Although I never mentioned it here. Lol!
FRREEing Nagi from Kannagi.
I like the simplicity of it. Nothing too fancy. But that’s also a downpoint if you look at it another way. The scariest bit is how her pose leans her backwards. Very likely to be a leaner in the future. And to answer some doubts… Yes, Her skirt can be taken off. And No, I won’t take a picture of her skirt-less.. not yet anyway. Lol!
The photo’s aren’t that satisfactory. Was still learning on how to take cloudy shots when my neighbor had some visitors drop by, so I’d call it a day for that photo session. Will try again.
And tempted at Zange too now. But still considering. Also considering the Neko version.
*Looking at empty wallet*
Woot! I got me a drum kit for my mini project!
Unfortunately.. It’s too big. Lol! With a little ignorance, I could “pretend” it’s the right size. :p
I’ve also decided not to include figma Tsuruya as the drummer or basist and instead, just let Fraulein Asahina be the drummer. Why? Cause my d.i.y. stage only fits 3 figures. -.-”
Meanwhile here are some other shots. Always had these shots lying around at my desktop waiting for the right time to post. So I’ll just dump it here and clear off my backlogs. :p
Was actually trying to get the effect of the shot below from Razrig. But to no avail. LoL!
All the while I was expecting the Sakurai sisters from Candy boy to be my very first PVC figure. But browsing around few days back, I came across the Haruhi Gekisou Version which I wanted pretty bad when it was still under pre-order months ago but later got sold out before I could get my hands on one. I think I wasn’t into PVC at that time. Lol! My compulsive byuying then took over again and I went into otaku-mode. *snap*snap* *blinks eye* and now here they are.
Now if only I can get my hands on an Asahina to complete my collection. Lol! Crossed fingers in today’s Daicon. My first time going to an anime convention. In this post of my first PVC ever. ;p Double-Combo suggoi!
Below are some wallies I made, I was making em for myself then I thought why not share the love. It’s basically just a resize and crop of the original images. But it’s still bigger than the pictures above. Cause I didn’t downsize it too much.
Been rather free at work for the past 3 days. Thought I’d stop making display boxes and started gathering some materials for my God Knows scene recreation.
Hmm. Looks like I’m doing ok for now. Gathered almost all the materials I need. From now on is the hard part I guess.
Brown stage – Check!
White Background – Check!
Spectators – Check!
Curtains – Still need to cut and sew them to resemble the wavy curtains. Now THIS is gonna be a challenge. Lol! I’ve never sew anything since curriculum class ages ago back in school.
Other 2 band members – Although not perfect, I guess I’ll be using either Asahina and Tsuruya for the drums and another for bass. And I just thought of something, I need a spare guitar for the remaining bassist. -.-” Shit!
Drums – I saw a miniature drum kit at a flea market stall last week but it sure was expensive! Gonna drop by this coming weekend with a figure to see if the size fits. Have a feeling the drum kit might be a little too big. But crossing fingers! If not, I have nooOOoOo idea where else will I come across another drum kit.
Yellow Banner across the background – As soon as I get me some yellow papers. Lol!
One thing I don’t like is the stage being a little too big. But I kind of got everything glued together now. Stupid noobie mistake. Ruzzle-Fuzzle-Kuzzle! Gonna need some nasty sawing. *Cranks the chainsaw. BbreeeeEEeEEeeeeeeeeEEEehhhhh*
Oops.. Forgot to mention the reason behind the title. I was just thinking how much better the “crowd” would have looked if they were black in color. Will probably color one out to try.
Gonna be a quick and short post today.
Today was quite a relaxing day at work. Seeing there were not much work to do, I went fidgeting around with the acrylic pieces again and see if I could find any spares for my next display box. Unfortunately, me fidgeting about the acrylic area when there are no orders has caught my boss’s attention. He asked why, I tell cause. ^^
Fortunately, after finding out what I wanted to do it. His reply, as he point towards a bunch of old display boxes stacked up full off dust, was I quote “Hey, why don’t you use those instead? The customer probably doesn’t want them anymore…”
In my mind: WwwWWwwWWwwEeEEEEEEeeeeEEeeeEEEEeeeEEERRRrooooOOOwwWWWWwwwwWWWWWRoXXXoorrss!!!!
Lol! Oh ya, he was speaking in my native tougue of course. I just translated it to english for Anime3r’s readers.
Started humming Clannad theme’s as I took the boxes down from the shelf and started washing them. Some were damaged. But nothing a little super glue won’t fix.
Only managed to clean 2 up before getting tired (and lazy). Lol!
This is just a quick display to see if which figure would go where. Have little ideas running around my head about doing a Rei, Asuka, Pocco fight scene (hence the same display). And the “God Knows…” scene for the Melancholic gang. If possible definitely want to do another scene for Miku (the original) but I think I’ll stick to one thing at a time. Lol!
And now… Off I go, trying to marathon as much KuroKami as I can before I doze off for the night. Will take more pics as I begin unpacking and start posing my wai-fus, not including koizumi.. duh!
I’ve always had access acrylic pieces and a sawing machine which we use to produce one of our goods. And I’ve been thinking how cool it would be if I had a nice looking display kit for my models. Since leaving them hidden in my closet kind of defeats the purpose I bought them. Then seeing that there was a few discarded acrylics lying around at the factory and today was an off-day at work (can someone say FFFRRRRRRREEEEEDDDDDDDOOOOOMMMMM!!!??? Lol!) I finally got my lazy arse off the chair and my eyes off the computer. Went to the factory and did my very own display box.
Funny thing is, first piece I cut and damn! Already a mistake. Lol! Had the bottom base of the box cut too short. Hence the white color piece lying across the base of the display box. To “lift” the cover so that the top will align with the the box. Else the cover will just drop inside. Lol! -.-”
Unfortunately,Shana and Miku will both be going back into the closet for now. That’s cause I have an idea in my head for recreating this. Lol! Let’s hope the result will come out all right. First thing to do then would be a background print.
“Suh Beh Teh God Knows…” – Haruhi
Continuing off from here. We went to the movies as promised.
For original unedited photos, please feel free to look around below. A friend was requesting for it. And a special shout out to Kid-J and his partner who was helping me with my photo shots and holding Kagami still on my head. Lol!
And also with this, I would like to mention of how I “might” be MIA for a while. As I have way too much animes piling up and really want to watch them.
Also how figures seems to have taken up most of my online & offline time instead of animes. Lol! So I’ll stop blogging for a few days, finish 1 or 2 anime titles before I come back. Till then, Happy Blogging!
Some friends asked me to join them for Transformers tomorrow night. And I said yes. So that’s that. Then being inspired by kodomut, I wondered if I could do any good outdoor shots. Well, actually it’s not that I couldn’t, it’s just whether if I could bring myself to do it. Seeing how I might possibly be stared at and probably even “Hissed”. But hey, only one way to find out! So opened my display section (a better word for my closet :p) and looked through whichever wai-fus I have. Lol! It’s kinda an easy picking when I only got 5. Kagami Miku it is.
More info: figma
Watch out mecha fans. Another life sized mecha is going to hit Japan soon. This time it will be Tetsujin28 from the anime Tetsujin 28-Go. An anime (or the life-sized mecha for that matter) which I have yet had the opportunity to watch.
More info and Original Post at www.cartoonleap.com.
And to complete off the rest of the loot from last week. I present to you, Mikuru-chan!
And Oops! Mikuru loses balance just as I clicked on the shoot button again and guess what! Panty shot. -_-”
The clothing piece around Mikuru’s waist was pretty inconvenient. They could probably gone with a 2 piece body (chest, waist to pelvic) like the other figures rather than using the current 3 peice of chest, waist, hip to pelvic. It’s because that the waist kept slipping up into the chest area and that reveals the revol-joint. That got really irritating at one point.
She is even harder to stand than Haruhi! Lol! I believe it’s due to her heavy head with the hair. So I can’t really think of a solution for that. -_-”
Woot! Woot! It’s the weekend and what does that mean?! It’s time to unwrap my loot.
Hmm. Seems to be some glue residue on one of the hands. Thankfully I was able to rub it off gently. Bad QC perhaps? Anyhow, It’s 8am now and I’m still half asleep. So less talk and lets get straight to the photos. Initially wanted to do a guitar pair with Haruhi. But changed my mind when I felt the need for something fresh.
On a sidenote, I finally know how to take better close-up photos with my shitty Fs7. By switching to “Sport” mode, the shutter speed increases and it works well with the flash timing. So from now on I’m pretty much gonna be using “Sport” mode for every picture. Lol! Just in case you wonder, I can’t set shutter speed manually.
Hmm.. This is a pretty bad case of compulsive buying. Was initially looking for either a Nono (Diebuster) , Nagi (Kannagi) , Saber (Fate/Stay Night) or even Tohsaka Rin (also Fate/Stay Night) figure. Instead, I ended up with figures from the one anime which I promised myself I wouldn’t indulge in. Not 1, Not 2, But 3! 3 figures which has officially KO-ed my expense portion of my salary for the rest of the month. Lol! Before you start shouting Blasphemy, I should inform you that I work as a factory layman and has a very low salary.
Out of fear of buying yet another figure this coming weekend. I decided to only open Haruhi and keep Yuki and Mikuru aside. Planning to open them on Saturday night so I can resist the temptation on Sunday when I drop by ToyWiz again. Lol!
Am actually looking for a nice Figma now. Lol! Arggghhhh….
More info: Revoltech Fraulein
Ok.. I don’t know if any of you guys seen this. But they have built a life sized Gundam at Odaiba, Japan. Lol! For Real!
Please visit the blog link below to original post and check out the photos. o_0! Way cool!