Second post! This is Nao from the Korean MMO Mabinogi, also one of my friend’s figure from his collection. These photos were also taken on the same day as Himekuri in my last post with the exception of one of them.
Also in the last post, I said that the photos aren’t all that great in my opinion, but hopefully the later photos will reflect my learning, or lack of…
As well as taking pretty pictures of plastic, I also try to include the backdrop to a degree. I want it to compliment the figure, being careful not to make it the central focus while making sure it actually helps the figure aesthetically.
Slightly different with the Himekuri this time, the first photo is at the same place, but the rest were taken a few metres away at a small stone pavilion. It was still early afternoon and the sun was still high in the sky, so there was ample light even in the shade.
There was a few more people walking through, some lady watched me for a sec…not sure what was going through her mind.
Easy, placed the pretty Nao on the ledge, and snapped away! I had to use a white sheet of paper to reflect some light back though as it was a lil dark, this is why having a buddy around is good, extra pair of hands. Other than that, it was pretty simple, no need for any other equipment such as a mini-tripod.
Now, the figure herself is nice. Nao makes a fairly nice transition to plastic. The sculptor has done a nice job with her, the detailing on the body and figure aren’t too complex but that suits the character design just fine.
Paint wise, great. From the floral patterns on her dress to the wooden texture on the staff, the paintjob was done nicely, my only concern is the hair. Some parts of it seem to have a different colour where it should be smooth, along with some noticeable seamlines if you actually pay attention.
Her dress is also translucent, which is a nice touch, makes you want to look a lil closer…and if you do, you can see the top of her delicious stockings~
I screwed up lol. I don’t have any full body shots of Nao for that session, so you can’t see the detail of her luscious legs with that backdrop. However I do have a full body shot of her from the next day’s photoshoot with other figures at the Royal Exhibition Building, shown below:
Photos are again, decent in my opinion, I did like how she turned out when we were in the stone pavilion though. Anyone who is a fan of simple and elegant girls with stockings, Nao is a nice addition. For some it may seem a lil too plain, but take a closer look and it may appeal with it’s nice lil details such as movable necklace and her thighs.
Details – Photo shoot
Nikon Coolpix P2
11th/12th October 2006
Outskirts of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Royal Exhibition Building
Details – Figure
Place of purchase
Bought it for
Availability – HLJ (at time of writing)
Original illustration of Nao