My summer holiday would be pretty much at home right now. I spent most of my time indulging into my new hobby, collecting figures. I never wanted to do this, I keep telling myself no, yet I finally gave in after what I have saw in sites like dannychoo.com and happysoda.com. At least my DSLR got the workout it supposed to haha :).
It’s sunny and hot today, so I went Akihabara to shop for some figure as subject and materials for my D.I.Y indoor fake studio lighting (thanks to HappySoda for this :)). I stay in a typical Japanese city apartment and there is no backyard for me to use the almighty sun.
So here is the payload;
- Black Lagoon Revy by Alter
- Ignis by Max Factory
D.I.Y fake studio lighting kit:
- 2x Clip-type desktop lamp
- Tracing paper
- Color paper
- Metal frames for the head light
- SLIK tripod (more for the upcoming summer firework display)
Wallet suffered -25,000 yen hit.
This was a bit above my targeted budget, but I never knew finding a daylight desktop lamp could be so hard (searching it for hours) and so expensive!
Setting up the lighting rig took some experimenting around, but I think I settle with what I have for now and keep tweaking it as I go. So here is the first shot/try:
Ok, Revy and Ignis are still in the box hehe. I will take them later on and use these recently bought Evangelion Revoltech figure as a testbed. Both of these sell for around 1,800 yen and it’s really worth it. The joint used in these figure uses the Revoltech Joint which allow them to create realistic pose. I like these joint a lot, instead of the free flowing limited joint used in most figure.
Compare with the previous image on my last entry, using the control fake lighting really helps a lot. What a relief that I didn’t choose the cheaper incandescent desktop lamp. Although I do think the intensity of the light is a bit weak. I have to counter that with long shutter exposure and tripod to get deeper depth-of-field.
Some random fun,
If you view it 100% you can see the ugly seems on the PVC, but what can you expect from 200 yen?! Did I mention that she is only as big as my thumb?
Upcoming next, Ignis and Revy! Gun + Katana + Girls never goes wrong 🙂