For the pass few weeks, its been raining sometimes for the whole day which is why I haven’t done any outdoor photography for a long time now.
Though that doesn’t mean I’m not doing anything at all. Instead I’m taking it as an opportunity to brush up and clear out the backlog of figure shoots that’s been slowly increasing. So I figured let’s try something different and shoot a posable figure this time.
I had never really tried a posable figure except for the first few times with revoltechs and Nendoroids so I was eager to find out what I could do with a Mediacom RAH (Real Action Heroes) figure of Ayanami Rei released for Evangelion 2.0.
But first, a little about the figure itself. I had picked it up from my last Japan trip in 2009 and it was not cheap but well worth the money and effort.
Quality wise the workmanship is indeed good though not really great but you can’t beat the size at 1/6 scale which puts it at about 30cm or so.
Though the number of of articulations are pretty restrictive. I couldn’t put it into any sitting pose due to the plugsuit hence all of the poses I used were either standing or leaning against something. Another thing about this figure is that you cannot have it standing upright on its own unless you either use blu-tack on her feet or use the supplied stand holder. A common problems with figures. Though I still had lots of fun it.
Because usually I shot with PVC static figure I didn’t have to worry about how to pose the figure except for lighting and angle but this figure really gave me a challenge since the poses were not static making it the longest shoot I have done as of yet (8 hours while on average its only 3 hours). To reduce the number of factors I had to worry about, I opt for a black background for now to study the different dynamics of this shoot.
Anyway I think it went well this time. Though it would be wise for me to have had some rough rather idea in advance instead of going straight into the shoot by the seats of my pants.