The Japanese seem to love making moe-characters out of anything, and so they did for the anime series Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova where the hostile force has AI of their battleships recreated in physical form called Mental Models. Takao here is one of the first our protagonist happens to fight, and also the AI I come to like the most in the series. I didn’t exactly think that I needed to buy a figure of her, but seeing this one I spontaneously pre-ordered it even though I haven’t heard of the manufacturer Q Ques before.

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I still have a few unboxed figures (and they keep piling up). So when I see an opportunity in the weather to make an interesting photoshoot I quickly scramble my camera and a new figure. The Mental Model Takao figure arrived recently and I figured the cloudy sky and windy ocean would make a fitting blue backdrop for her. So I took the car (first time for a figure photoshoot) and drove to the nearest beach.

It may not look like it, but it was just as windy as her hair is swaying. I had to hold her a few times to not fall over from the gusts.
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Waking up this morning and noticing the first snow this winter outside I knew I had to break out my unopened Snow Miku figma and do a photoshoot. Sadly, it was more ice than actual snow but I still managed to get some snowy looking shots.

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I’ve had a bunch of people ask me what camera I use and how I can get such clear and sharp photos. I didn’t choose my camera and equipment myself when I started out as I’ve mostly borrowed whatever my family already owned, but in hindsight, analyzing my style and what I like, I think the cameras has suited me very well. Let me show you what equipment I frequently use for my photoshoots and what I’ve recently bought!

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One conversational topic that usually comes up in figure communities or other social places with figure collectors is where we store our figure boxes. After telling them about my wall of boxes in my bedroom most are rather interested in how it looks like, so I thought I’d share that here.

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Recently the first Figure.moe video was created and uploaded (Kyubee Soul Gem Pen) to a new YouTube channel for Figure.moe. With that, a new Google+ page was also created for Figure.moe!

I would like to point out that the YouTube link in the bottom of the page early on was linking to my personal YouTube user. While you are welcome to subscribe to my user it is on the channel below you will find Figure.moe’s videos.

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Time again for some older photos, these ones taken in the summer of 2013.

I’d like to say that one of the best types of pictures are those with some sort of conflict within the frame. So naturally Kirino Kousaka and Ruri Gokou from Oreimo (My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute) suited well for an idea of a Weiβ Schwarz game picture. Since my Kirino figma, with her short temper, also has a shouting face she was pretty much a natural choice anyway.

I’ve redone the processing on these since I wasn’t all that happy with them from the first time released.

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