RE: Spice and Wolf II – Episode 0 Trailer

April 1, 2009

Finally having time to analyze the small amount of animation in the trailer there’s one thing that stands out the most for me. Horo’s eyes, they’re so different between the stylings of the different artists, Kazuya Kuroda and Toshimitsu Kobayashi, and I feel they give an entirely different feel to the character. On the left […]

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Spice and Wolf II – Episode 0 Trailer

March 30, 2009

I’m not sure if I’m late in finding this or what, but I just came across it myself. I’m much happier than I thought I was going to be as artwork I’d seen for season 2 made the characters seem off. But in animation they seem pretty good. I do wonder though what Horo’s doing […]

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Review: Cospa’s Horo

March 25, 2009

Cospa’s Horo, better than TAKI Corps. The end. Kidding, there’s plenty more. The second of my current 3 Horo figures is produced by Cospa. She’s a few steps up when compared to TAKI but still not as good as my Kotobukiya Horo, which I’ve yet to review. Sure she’s not half naked, and her removable […]

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Cobb on the Saab

March 24, 2009

No dolls in this box. Cobb on the Saab, I love that term despite it’s apparent lameness. Today’s post has a very much more manly side to it than the previous posts with “dolls” as some of my friends call them. This post is about my car, and the new toys I purchased for it […]

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Review: Good Smile Company’s Tohsaka Rin (circa 2005)

March 14, 2009

This beautiful figure arrived on Tuesday this week. But being busy I wasn’t able to type anything about it. Plus I purchased that Nikon SB-600 so I wanted to try and figure out how to use it before shooting some pictures of the figure. I think I’ve gotten better results with this flash than before, they’re more consistent anyway. That said, there is still inconsistency with light levels and such.

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Nikon SB-600, yay!

March 12, 2009

On Tuesday this week I finally decided to go out and buy a real flash for my aging Nikon D100. Up until now I’d been using the onboard flash, which frankly, sucks donkey balls. On occasion I can get a pretty decent shot with it, but only if I use paper to bounce the light […]

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Lighting’s all wrong!

March 11, 2009

After glancing around the internets for others who are photographing their figures, I think my lighting system needs some tweaking. As well as perhaps my process. Currently the area I shoot the pictures is pretty basic, just 3 lamps and a back drop. And I felt this worked well enough until I started to notice […]

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Review: Alpha x Omega’s CC

March 11, 2009

Alpha x Omega’s figure of CC from Code Geass was the second figure I purchased. This figure taught me just how bad my TAKI Corp produced Horo was. There are far fewer problems with this figure, in fact they’re quite hard to find and not all that obvious or annoying. And if that wasn’t enough, she was cheaper than TAKI Corp’s Horo at a cost of $84! Though I suppose in TAKI Corps defense, Horo was 1/6th scale where CC is 1/8th.

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