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Those Wonderful Toys...

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Zariell, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I've decided instead of all the different threads of my toys, I'll just consolidate and from now on just use "Those Wonderful Toys", which incidentally is the title for my 2013 project, normally I try to choose a project that gets me out and about, but this year I decided to go small :p

    Presented is Alphons Elric, brother of Edward Elric, and one of the protagonists of the anime series Full Metal Alchemist.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8344196318/" title="Alphons Elric by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8344196318_2e26a49753. "500" height="333" alt="Alphons Elric"></a>
     
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  2. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Shin Mazinger Z

    I have always wanted one of these toys, ever since my mom gave me a 24" Mazinga for Christmas when I was a kid. Being an adult has its privilege :biggrin:


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8350796405/" title="Shin Mazinger Z by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8350796405_c83c5285be. "500" height="333" alt="Shin Mazinger Z"></a>
    f/2.8 1/15th second, ISO 200

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8350796613/" title="Getting Ahead...` by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8350796613_c77ba36087. "500" height="333" alt="Getting Ahead...`"></a>
    f/22 2.5 seconds, ISO 200

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8350796803/" title="Boom Goes the Dynomite... by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8350796803_61acc64ae8. "500" height="333" alt="Boom Goes the Dynomite..."></a>
    f/2.8 1/25th second, ISO 200

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8350797003/" title="Rocket Punch by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8350797003_3326927a71. "500" height="333" alt="Rocket Punch"></a>
    f/22 2.5 seconds, ISO 200

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8350797203/" title="I'm Number One!!! by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8350797203_bc1c9341b7. "500" height="333" alt="I'm Number One!!!"></a>
    f/2.8 1/25 second, ISO 200

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8350797407/" title="Hot And Heavy Nipples... by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8350797407_0da078ab52. "500" height="333" alt="Hot And Heavy Nipples..."></a>
    f/2.8 1/15 second, ISO 200

    All the Images were taken with my E-M5, with my f/2.8 45mm Panasonic Lens.
     
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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
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    Bob
    I love these photos! :thumbup:
     
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  4. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Gundam F 91

    While not technically a "toy", this bad boy when he is constructed will make for a very nice model for Those Wonderful Toys...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8355837074/" title="Gundam F 90 The Beginning... by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8355837074_9fe56a0571. "500" height="333" alt="Gundam F 90 The Beginning..."></a>

    Last time I built a Gundam model was in the early 90's, can't wait to see if I can remember how to do it :biggrin:
     
  5. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Completed Gundam Chest Section...

    This chest so accurate it even has a little cockpit, with a wee tiny pilot, who is never getting painted since A. you can't see him, and B. see A. :p

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8356578038/" title="Gundam F 91 Completed Chest by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8356578038_6c6c31e9bd. "500" height="333" alt="Gundam F 91 Completed Chest"></a>
    Olympus E-M5, f/5.6 1/8 second, ISO 200, Panasonic 45mm f/2.8
     
  6. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    My Torso Grew a Head!!!

    Its amazing my gundam grew a head as if by magic, or by a couple of monkeys who don't read japanese :confused:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8359794938/" title="And I'll Form the HEAD by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8359794938_17edc6c053. "333" height="500" alt="And I'll Form the HEAD"></a>
    Olympus E-M5 f/5.6 1/5 second, ISO 200 Panasonic 45mm f/2.8
     
  7. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Awesome work. I love the lighting in all the photographs, how many lights/flashes did you use for these?
     
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  8. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I usually use two lights on the subject, and one for the background.
     
  9. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Wonderful work! I can't wait to see the Gundam mecha model completed. I am a big fan of FMA, btw. ;)
     
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  10. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Right now I'm trying to acquire an Edward to go with Alphons, so far no luck though, but the F 91 Gundam is taking a bit of time :) Really wish I could read Japanese, or they would sell an English instruction manual lol.
     
  11. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks, excellent choice of backgrounds I must say.
     
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  12. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Armed Gundam

    Well today I formed the arms :eek: Technically if I follow the instructions tomorrow should be the legs, but I think I probably do the waist first so the legs have a place to go :tongue:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8362494913/" title="Gundam Arms... by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8362494913_c660c2531c. "500" height="333" alt="Gundam Arms..."></a>
    Olympus E-M5 f/8 0.5 Second, ISO 200 Panasonic 45mm f/2.8
     
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  13. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    F 91 Waistline..

    Well we lost the Gundam's head for a bit, found it before it got permanently lost, but now our Gundam has a waist which means tomorrow he should be walking on his own legs, not just magical PS floating :p

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8366303156/" title="Gundam With Waist!!! by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8366303156_e25c267d0c. "500" height="333" alt="Gundam With Waist!!!"></a>
    Olympus E-M5 f/8 0.5 second, ISO 200, Panasonic 45mm f/2.8
     
  14. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    We have legs!!!

    Well except for his weapons, and some additional detailing, the F 91 Gundam is now pretty much complete... And nobody important died during the building process :biggrin:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8369344994/" title="Complete Gundam F 91 by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8369344994_2103184de7. "333" height="500" alt="Complete Gundam F 91"></a>
    Olympus E-M5 f/8 0.6 seconds, ISO 200, Panasonic 45mm f/2.8
     
  15. migs

    migs Mu-43 Regular

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    very cool exercise! excellent lighting as well.
     
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  16. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks will be two more photographs, one with the weapons finished then the hero shot, then I will move on to other toys :wink:
     
  17. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Awesome stuff! Love the Full Metal Alchemist series, and really no need to say anything about the legendary Mazinger or Gundam series. Unfortunately, I lost my right to accumulate these toys since the arrival of my daughter (which was 4 years ago)... :frown:

    ...so, now, I've moved onto accumulating other toys, which are my camera gears! :biggrin:
     
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  18. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I just went into hiding till the kids got old enough that I could make er persuade them that the toys the old man grew up with was still totally awesome :D Sneaky I know but I'm devilish...
     
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  19. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    And We Have Liftoff..

    Behold the completed Gundam F 91 in all his splendor :eek:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8374930786/" title="F 91 Gundam in Flight by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8374930786_278d22af2e. "333" height="500" alt="F 91 Gundam in Flight"></a>
    Olympus E-M5 f/8 1.3 seconds, ISO 200, Panasonic 45mm f/2.8

    (Might do one more, but think I shall be moving on to the next toy :p
     
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  20. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Gundam F 91 V.S.B.R.

    And this finishes my exciting week of model building, I think its well for the last one, AND its sparkly!!!:cool:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20255854@N00/8377603777/" title="Gundam F 91 V.S.B.R. by Puffer Photography, on Flickr"> 8377603777_b53aeee562. "500" height="333" alt="Gundam F 91 V.S.B.R."></a>
    Olympus E-M5 f/3.5 1/8 second, ISO 200, Olympus 35mm f3.5