Experimenting Kotobukiya’s Kureha

08 Apr


I chanced upon Kotobukiya’s release of Kureha, bought her on impulse and the rest was history. . . Well not exactly history. Started photographing and experimenting with feathers. Was trying to get that heavenly, slightly over exposed look but it was already dark and I had terrible lightning in da house. I sent a couple to Zinc and he gave them a complete cosmetic surgery. It turned out gorgeous! So have decided to begin and end them with, in this post together with a “new” gallery for easier viewing.

more after the jump

Kotobukiya’s Kureha is lovely though I still prefer the Max Factory’s version that I shot last year. This one has a punchy, lively feel to it. You can actually tell that she’s put on weight by her rounder face and the sheer size of her erm headlights. Not complaining though (^.^). Other than the fact that shes literally screwed to the bottom of her base and doesn’t have much gradient in her hair and sleeves, she’s really not much to squawk about. The paint job’s pretty decent too.

The envy of all women – it doesn’t really matter if this turned out blur cos they’re still big (´▽`*)アハハ

Anyhow, it was a really PAINFUL but fun experience cos yours truly is sick and feels like all the cells in her body are suffocating and all her muscles are ready to collapse anytime soon. (That would also be my excuse for the lack of posts :3) And the feathers… they just can’t stop flying around and dropping all over the place!

I really had fun shooting her in bad light though..cos its so darn challenging LOL.! After the peektures turn out soft, I decided to turn them all to in sepia / +luminosity prints and upload them into the gallery.

And so the morale of the story goes. . .what you couldn’t do with da camera, you do with Photoshop! LOL

This is the other one by Zinc. Loved the glow.


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  1. ron~

    Tuesday, 8 April, 2008 at 08:26

    this Kureha has better pose compared to max factory’s, but I still like max factory’s more because of the quality.

    nice touch for the last image :D but yah photoshop helps alot, I still sometime use photoshop to modify color balance / level ^^;

  2. alafista

    Tuesday, 8 April, 2008 at 11:31

    Oh wow the shots looked really great.

  3. dt

    Tuesday, 8 April, 2008 at 17:01

    great shots, the colour contrast seems to be about perfect. She has huge assets =p

  4. Ellene

    Tuesday, 8 April, 2008 at 22:09

    great pose, but haha..there’s still one issue and darn, i keep spotting it. haha…her great assets. good job done!!!

  5. dice

    Saturday, 12 April, 2008 at 22:56

    @ron: Yup I preferred the paint job of Max Factory’s one. The gradient in the sleeves and hair gives it more depth.

    @alafista: Thanks!

    @ dt & Ellene: LOL I get a lot of verbal comments about the erm assets. haha..

  6. Choo

    Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 at 23:06

    omg!! love the photoshoots! Kureha looks awesome!

  7. gordon

    Thursday, 17 April, 2008 at 21:34

    lovely pics! ^^
    no pantsu shots for the guys? (‘~’)
    *slap self*