Welcome folks! We got figures O' all shapes an' sizes!
As a kid, my friends and I loved Dragon Ball, as well as collecting and battling a variety of figures. In my childhood years I amassed a modest collection of SBC, Irwin, and Jakks. When the first Figuarts emerged, I became aware of the vast varitety of DBZ figures available in Japan, thanks in great part to this site's spiritual predecessor. Last September (2013), I became serious about collecting and displaying my "setups" as i dub them. I made a list of everything in the db/z world that i thought was worth being represented, sorted by saga. At this current time, the list is about 95% complete, but i find great pleasure in filling in gaps , finding better versions of existing characters, and collecting the newest in my treasured line/driving inspiration, SH. Figuarts. Mad shout outs and honorable mentions to Scultures, HQDX, DXF, and WCF,
EDIT: Rented a nice camera and was finally able to take some exceptional pics. The full collection shall be displayed!!!! Alot of thought is put into my displays and everything is intentional by color and relationship. I'll address anomalies and give detail in the near future
Saiyan and Namek Sagas
Android and Cell Sagas
Tournament and Buu Sagas
3/19: Original 1/3 Collection Pic (iPhone Panorama)
Post by The Great Saiyaman on Apr 18, 2014 22:40:43 GMT -6
Holy crap, man. You mind sharing what paint you used on Tien? He looks freaking incredible. I'm really damn tempted to do that to mine, now. I just love your Namek/Saiyan display. I've gotta get myself a Dragon Box Goku sometime. Your Cell/Android display is pretty damn cool, too. Which Super Buu is that in your Buu display?
The Great Saiyaman , yeah man, its the striking Z super buu. Can always count on Aussie to get you an ID! Personally, i dont see it as chubby, he looks thick and msucular, which fits my interpretation of super buu, and i really like his smooth rubber texture. but ya know.
And about Tien... no paint my friend :har:heheh. Its my special form of "editing" that is very simplified and somewhat adapted from my experience with gundams. I use some of my art supplies and just apply and move lighter inks around with simple subjects like tooth pics and cotton swabs. i use .005 microns for the lining around eyes lightly which is essential in my eyes for recreating toriyamas iconic eyes and giving character. Same with the expression marks; markings under the eyes and between the furrowed brow. This to me even includes bulges in muscles and creases in pants so I hit these areas with darker ink.
Post by SupremeKai on Apr 18, 2014 23:34:28 GMT -6
Sweet collection! I had to laugh at the SBC duckbilled Goku head stuck on the SDCC SS Goku body. I tried the same thing with my Vol.00 Goku's heads, but I wasn't too fond of the results. Another thing to note was I never would have imagined that Oozaru figure was so darned huge, look at that thing it is humongous!
Haha thanks SupremeKai , I've had that wack goku like that for a year and a half dying for shf goku. He's really not so horrible but the suffering isnt over yet for us preorderees. Anyways, the Oozaru instantly became one of my favorite pieces / focal point for my display, just upon scale. I think its perfect for gashapons honestly which is heaven sent.