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The Big Duo

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Zariell, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Another set from my toy collection, this time we have Big Duo, and in one photograph a cameo from Big O himself...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8278823751/" title="Big Duo by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8278823751_4f968714b1. "333" height="500" alt="Big Duo"></a>
    E-M5 f/1.4@1/80 ISO 200, Panasonic 25mm 1.4

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8279881358/" title="The Big Duo by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8279881358_9ed17b174d. "500" height="333" alt="The Big Duo"></a>
    E-M5 f/2.8@1/20 ISO 200, Panasonic 25mm 1.4
     
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  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    I love your toys. Any Giant Robo stuff?
     
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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I really like the second shot. :cool:
     
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  4. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Thank you!

    Big O is about the closest I have to the giant robo's. I do have a 24" Mazinga from when I was a kid, he is in the slow process of being restored. :)
     
  5. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Awesome!
     
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  6. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Big O Himself

    Well it would be completely unfair of me to have a good photograph of Big Duo, without a photograph of Big O as well :eek:

    So here he is...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8285048172/" title="_DMP0023-Edit-Edit.jpg by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8285048172_897cf501e6. "333" height="500" alt="_DMP0023-Edit-Edit.jpg"></a>
     
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Nice shots. Never figured out that series.;-)
     
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  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Very nice lighting.
     
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  9. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    The series never had a chance to pull all the plot lines together, the first season was just Batman with giant robots, the second season started to put it together, then poof, :p

    I still have to say they were some damned cool looking robots :biggrin:
     
  10. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Do you mind sharing with us your lighting set up?
     
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  11. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Big O lighting setup...

    I don't mind at all.

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    The gels are about 8 inches square, and basically I move them around till I get the parts I want colored, leaving enough of the white softboxes open to bring in some white to the colored sections.

    I'm not using strobes for this, I'm just using my strobes modeling lights, and I use full manual on the camera and lens, and use my sekonic to meter, then I bracket a bit. :tongue:
     
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  12. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    One from the cutting room floor.

    I thought it would be interesting to post one of the not right photographs, I find it interesting to see how a project progresses, and I hope you do to, that or I just like to see myself type :tongue:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8284056875/" title="Big O by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8284056875_6179236320. "333" height="500" alt="Big O"></a>
    E-M5 f/5.6 @ 1/6 ISO 200, Panasonic 25mm f/1.4

    As you can see for this shot, I had the camera at a severe angle to promote keystoning, which I figured would help make the Big feel bigger :rofl:, instead of the Red/Yellow of the final project, here I was using red/green, and I had to have my son hold the background at an angle. The problem with this Big is his legs have hardly any movement so I couldn't get the feet/legs at an angle that I really liked.
     
  13. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mega Duce forever

    I friggen loved that cartoon. I had no idea there ever were toys from it ...
    Am I too old to by toys now I wonder..
     
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  14. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Finding them might be tough or expensive, these were made by Bandai and haven't been in production for years. However this is a newer set with a far more articulate big o, the Soul of Chogokin big O is around 200 dollars. And there is another company called Max Alloy that has a fully metal Big O for around 500 or so :p They also have Roger Smith, Dorothy, Big Duo and Big Fau.

    All of which are outside my budget :p But I figure if I buy toys still at 40, you are never too old to have a new toy, now I just tell my wife they are "willing photography subjects" which hasn't worked yet but I still trying :rofl:
     
  15. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    LOL remember, if you ever change your story, even in your sleep, your goose is cooked.

    G
     
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  16. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Rofl.
     
  17. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    A couple more

    Decided to keep playing around with my giant robo toy's :rofl:

    This one was an HDR of five images...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8292520264/" title="_DMP0006-Edit-Edit-2.jpg by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8292520264_9f1fc612b1. "500" height="333" alt="_DMP0006-Edit-Edit-2.jpg"></a>
    E-M5 f/5.6 varied exposures ISO 200, Panasonic 45mm 2.8

    One single exposure same image
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8291465345/" title="Big O and Big Duo by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8291465345_81ba5622d7. "500" height="333" alt="Big O and Big Duo"></a>
    E-M5 f/5.6 @ 1/6 ISO 200, Panasonic 45mm 2.8
     
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