Han Solo and Chewbacca

•July 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Here is the classic movie pairing of Han Solo and Chewbacca, again from the Disney Infinity range of game figures…I haven’t actually ever seen the game running, is it any good?

As with my other sets these were interesting from the lighting and set-up aspects, breaking out from the black backgrounds that I had been making too much use of.

I like that the figures very much retain an animation look and feel to them so the colour opportunities in the set ups was good to try, if pretty complex at times….still quite a few to photograph so a lot more to follow in due course.

Mulan

•July 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The first in a few posts now detailing and studying some figures that I have been acquiring over the past couple of months.  These are from a games console/s and are Disney Infinity figures that cover a fair range…albeit mostly masculine subjects.

Quite a bit larger than my usual 1/72 scale so a lot more complex to light and work with the backgrounds but quite pleased with the results so far.  A lot of work has gone into adding colour and give the black backgrounds that I have favoured a bit too much lately a rest, no bad thing either, and putting online research into some good use!

Interested to see how these will print large or more likely scale up screen wise. As a figure, Mulan lit and photographed quite well albeit the lighting was tricky as I wanted to add some additional colour, this is based on the Disney animated movie after all.

More subjects to follow, hope you enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Studies

•May 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Had some spare time so I could do some practice set ups of a few new figures and vehicles, pleased with some but need to re-visit as well.

In and Around: Train Station Diorama

•January 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment

A new visit to the train layout diorama and while not a lot of time some useful shots, it helps to be able to have a blackout in place!

Playmobil

•January 1, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I have always liked Playmobil, more so than Lego. While Lego has come up for some comment and criticism recently over how male oriented and downright violent the playsets have become…Playmobil have always delivered in this respect! Knights, castles a goodly selection of hacking and stabbing weapons as well as the armour to defend, all before we even get to the wild west and gunplay etc….But they are for another time…

 

 

 

 

Thunderbirds Are Go!

•December 29, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The relaunch of this 1960’s show has also of course seen a relaunch of the vehicles and playsets, interesting colours and shapes and mostly well moulded, the figures less well realised I felt but then not everyone gets up close and personal!

A new figure and vehicle too and I will no doubt capture these again in different set-ups but I wanted to try them while I had some time.

Disney Princesses part 2

•December 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment

This is the second of these related posts of Disney Princesses. This selection are the complementing portraits from my earlier post there was something of a performance about each of them which I wanted to try to capture but I felt each still looked and remained distant….Aloof as though we are intruding in their world.