24 July 2008

Imitating figure pose with figma

Haruhi : "Nanoha, do what i said correctly!"
Nanoha: "ye.. Yes!"

After some consecutive hauls coming at me and stopped at the last haul Elwing, i've entered waiting session, waiting for Chua Churam, figma Fate, and figma Konata in this late July - early August. This waiting session added with long college holiday seasoning making me thinking something unusual.

It's Haruhi Alter version, to be released in November 2008.

This unusual thing is once again can be accomplished with figma. I said unusual but not really that crazy like When figma meet figma post. I tried to imitate figures' pose with figma. Most of you should already know that figma is known for its flexibility, and that flexibility challenges you to be creative when playing with figma.

I don't have any miniature bag, so i changed it with Toranoana Haruhi's guitar.

Alter's Haruhi, will be released in November 2008, inspired me yesterday. While browsing and ordering this figure in Play-Asia, i accidentally saw my figma Haruhi which is also the same character and wear the same clothes. Then a thought came up in my mind: "What if i make my figma to do Alter's Haruhi pose?". And this is the result.

Haruhi : "Can you do Kureha's pose?"
Nanoha : "I.. I'll try!"

This morning i decided to play with figma and do a little photoshot with them. I used figma to imitate figure that i recently had, like Kureha, Elwing, Fate, Reinforce, and Meifeng. I used Nanoha figma for imitating figure that holds weapon, and Haruhi for the figure without weapon / other held objects.

Haruhi : "Oiii... you're not imitating her well you know!"
Nanoha : "So...sorry!"

These 2 photos above is for Kotobukiya Kureha. This pose it's actually rather difficult since rotated figma body looks weird, so i didn't rotate the body as much as Kureha. I also never took any careful look at Kureha's left arm. Apparently Kureha's left arm is straightened, but not in this figma Nanoha.

Haruhi : "Okay, that's it for Kureha. Now do what Elwing does!"
Nanoha : "Eeee? Why me again? When will your turn arrive?"

This time is Elwing's turn to be imitated. When i first look at her promotional photos, i had the feeling that she's looking somewhat above. So i made this figma Nanoha to look above, but i guess even Elwing doesn't look that high.

Haruhi : "Okay, okay! This time i'll pose, right after you."
Nanoha : "Yay! Who'll you imitate?"

I wasn't in my room when i did this photoshoot, and i didn't bother to look at the original figure. So there's a 100% chance that i'll make mistake at imitating the pose. Elwing's upper body is actually leans forward a little, and she has her arms straight, unlike Nanoha in this photo above. Well, i'm not looking for 100% pose imitation, it's kinda hard to get the figma do a difficult pose.

Haruhi : "Nanoha, do you recognize who's actually doing this pose?"
Nanoha : "Yes, it's Hayate's yuri device things
unison device, Reinforce!"

Next is Reinforce's turn. Reinforce actually has a very simple pose, and she doesn't even held anything in her hand, so i made Haruhi pose for her. When i tried to made this pose, i realized that figma Haruhi's upper arm can't be lifted over her shoulder. So a perfect imitation is impossible.

Haruhi : "Look Nanoha, i can even float like Rein does!"
Nanoha : "That's great Haruhi!"

But still, imitating Reinforce's pose is considered to be easy task. Reinforce's base tells us that she's floating in her pose, so i had to made figma Haruhi also float. Well figma's base helped me to do such a thing. But this base actually has a weakness.

Nanoha : "Haruhi, look at me! This is the legendary Liu Meifeng's cool pose!"
Haruhi : "Ooohh! That's nice Nanoha!"

While imitating Meifeng's dynamic pose, i noticed some problems with figma base. First is that support. The support isn't that long and tall, so you can't get the figma floating high. Second, the "thing" (don't know what's it called) that connect the support with the back of the figure doesn't really enter deep enough. So you'll find the figure will get off the support easily while you're playing with it.

Nanoha : "Haruhi... I think i still want to play imitating like this."
Haruhi : "Sure it's okay with me."

And the third problem is, the main base doesn't have significant weight that can withstand any kind of pose and position the figure had. This Meifeng's pose was actually made Nanoha fall once, because i put it to forward, and the base can't really hold her weight forward.

Haruhi : "Ooohhh, that's a pretty cool pose Nanoha. Where's it come from?"
Nanoha : "It came from my lover, Fate Testarossa"

This is the last, it's Fate Testarossa. This time the problem is her hand. Not really a flaw from the figure or anything. It's just that her i can make her arm facing downward, but not her hand. Her fixed hand made the Raging Heart facing up, unlike Fate's Bardiche which is facing downward.

Haruhi : "You... you had a lover? I thought you love me?"
Nanoha : "I'm sorry Haruhi, but i really can't forget her... Sorry...."

So that's it for today's weird idea. Look forward for my next weird ideas... if there's any. :P


  1. Wow nice poses sonic,I think the best is the Meifeng pose by Nanoha.If she had rings it would like like the real thing*not really but you get my point^^* haha I haven't owned a Figma yet but I can tell that base is a little light:P,I gotta get one,everybody that has a blog about anime figures has a figma,I hear their a lot of fun too,man I wish i had some:/

    Great idea and post overall,really enjoyed the pictures^^ Do you mind if I use your idea for My Gundam Hazel?:D

  2. hehe nice one

    figma really has nice flexibility ^^ too bad they are a lil bit fragile D:

  3. @BluePlains
    Thanks man. Yeah, figma is really fun, it's a must have. And don't worry, you can use this idea.

    Thanks! I haven't found any flaw in figma Haruhi, but there are some problems with Nanoha (front hair and hands).

  4. FIGMA.......
    I do love the poses!!!!!
    Nice job on the pics!!!!!

  5. Looks like you want them so badly :P. Thanks anyway.

  6. I should try it too.
    I have the necessary figmas to do it as well. ^^
    Well... except for Nanoha. She should arrive by next week.

  7. The more figma you have, the more fun it became.

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