I just got Needa today. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to take proper photos, so I’ll post more when I get a chance. Here is my latest photoshop work.
The original photo was taken using the same lighting conditions as the first photo. Instead of doing the realistic matching like I did with Revy, I decided it’s way more interesting to play around with the surreal form of lighting and atmosphere.
The tanks in the photo was taken from the interweb, and then duplicated. You can’t see the furthest tank because Needa is covering it, but I tried to introduce depth of field and distance blurring. I also added in extra dust flying around.
The contrast of the image was increased to give it that blown-out daylight bloom, and several adjustment layers were added to give it that blue-ish shadow hue on all objects.
Needa is rather interesting… almost all Shunya figures that have been released so far are 1:6 scale, while Needa is 1:8. She’s also the only one in military garb compared to the other Shuraki figures who seem to fit better with the theme. To make up for the simple design, such as exhuberantly dynamic hair, she comes packed with detailed accessories. Her knife is removable from the sheath (false – it’s actually just a removable handle, and a secondary knife she can hold), and her rifle is configurable with a variety of pieces. The scope on the rifle also has clear lenses on either end too. That’s good attention to detail! That cute beret is also removable!
Another thing I like, is the face. Unlike most of the other Shunya figures, Needa’s facial expression isn’t trying to be Paris Hilton. She’s got a pretty look to her, with pretty lipstick, pretty complexion, and pretty mascara. Hardly what you would expect from someone of seemingly high military rank.
The lighting in this image seems a little less blown out than the one I used for my photoshop image. Perhaps I will try another attempt at something different with Needa with this image later.
That’s it for now, though. You can expect more pics of Needa in the future!
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