Youhou ! After 6 months saving; After 2 weeks traveling the ocean; After 1 month held at the customs; After a rush by bike to the post-office 5 minutes before closing…
Here.They.Are ! Posable dolls to help me in my long term project !
The later is still under preparation (Kickstarter) so I decided to go for Armature Nine which is establish since several years now and have a small but active community using them.
After a lot of hesitations (this isn’t cheap) I picked the larger models because of the different available size. Mine are a tween and an adult.
For aesthetic reason I go with the wood composite. I’m not too worried about long term aging because other reviews have good report on it. Plus larger models have a life support apparently so, if something broke, as every piece can be changed, chip-chop and it’s good !
Side note : store is in the USA, I live in Belgium, I had to paid 1/3 of the price to customs fee. Half of this fee is “administrative cost”. F***** m****** s**** of *** ***** ****. If you can order it as professional, do it, at least that will save you the VAT.
Anyway back to the subject…
Here is how they arrive packaged, wrapped inside a box full of air plastic bag. They looks like Alter Carbon people waiting to be awaken…
Each one of them has a magnetic stand (super light ! but they are themselves super light, it is surprising) plus the flying stand (halas, only one for both of them)
The tween was stiffer than the ranger (adult), now after a few manipulation it’s much better.
The ranger is a pleasure to pose, no complain with it !
They keep posture quite well. The hands joints for both feel fragile but can be manipulated quite extensively. And they have opposable thumb, how amazing is that ?! There is a magnet inside so they can hold object even more easily.
I will need a bit of practice to pose them properly and avoid stiff posture. So far I managed to replicate what I wanted quite easily, that will save my previous model (husband) some trouble 😀
It’s early begin but here is a few other pose I did, they all seems quite natural and I can really use the difference in proportion between my protagonists. It’s also super helpful to try different angle, that will save me a lot of migraine when I need to create fight scene or any unusual perspective shot 🙂
Next step will be to find some accessories for them, mostly little weapons and a clothe or two (coat with hood and some stuff like that).
Now let the fun begin !