20 January 2014

Figma Emiya Kiritsugu

"I have no interest in justice. It cannot save the world."
From the popular anime 'Fate/Zero' comes a figma of the 'Magus Killer', Kiritsugu Emiya!
- Good Smile Company

Welcome to the next publication of the Character Figure series here at Project JeForceX!
This time, we will take a look at Figma Emiya Kiritsugu, the very first male character in our collection.
Kiritsugu is sure to be enjoying his current harem treatment with Homura, Nyaruko, and the other lovely ladies! ^^;

The Close-up Look

Photo: The front view of Figma Emiya Kiritsugu.

It has been a while since I last published a feature article about Figma Nyaruko many many moons ago. During that period of time, I continued to learn more about digital photography and improved my photography skills while working with other like-minded folks with their Cosplay Photography projects.

Photo: The (left) side view of Figma Emiya Kiritsugu.

Applying the knowledge, skills, and experience which I have acquired through Cosplay Photography into Character Figure Photography, I am able to create a whole new level of look and feel in the photos.

Photo: The back view of Figma Emiya Kiritsugu.

Character Figures are almost equivalent to Cosplayers, but at a smaller scale and form factor. The average height of a Figma character figure is around 15cm which is approximately a 1/11 scale of a real human.

Photo: The (right) side view of Figma Emiya Kiritsugu.

A good thing about Character Figures is that they are in-animate, will not get tired, and can continue to maintain the same pose forever without twitching at all which is like a perfect dream of every portrait photographer.

The Signature Poses

Photo: Figma Emiya Kiritsugu loading a bullet into his gun.

This time round, I have decided to make an interesting difference in the Character Figure series of feature articles by challenging myself to re-produce signature poses as printed on the Figma product packaging.

Photo: Figma Emiya Kiritsugu firing his pistol at an off-screen enemy.

For a start, it took me between 15 to 20 minutes to re-produce one signature pose as Figma character figures have very fragile parts that will break apart pretty easily if not handled carefully.

Photo: Figma Emiya Kiritsugu posing with a sniper rifle.

Another challenge which I have been accepting as part of my Figma character figure photography is to pose the figures without the supporting figure stand. At times, it is really a miracle that they are able to defy the law of gravity and maintain super awkward poses that no human being in their right mind will do so.

Figma Emiya Kiritsugu Round-up

In a conclusive summary, Figma Emiya Kiritsugu ..
  • Has a good collection of one-handed and two-handed modern ranged weapons.
  • Is well suited for re-enacting combat poses and scenarios.
  • Can play the role of a strategist and advisor in fan-made fictional stories.

I used to have plans to produce short web comic strips based on Character Figure Photography some time back in the year 2009 but did not materialize them as I did not own a DSLR camera and do not have enough knowledge, skills, and experience in Character Figure Photography as well as Storyboarding.

Now that I have the character figures, photography equipments, and knowledge, I will be reviving my earlier plans.
Do stay tuned to Project JeForceX as we work hard to bring you more entertaining media creations!

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