action figure photography

Sh*t Got Real JC: Part 2

Wander • Shit Got Real JC

Last week a post about my ThreeA figure "Sh*t Got Real JC" was published.  He rules.  Over the weekend I brought him over to Clough State Park, which I have done with my other ThreeA figures in the past, and spent a lovely afternoon making images with him.

Intimidation • Shit Got Real JC

A word of advice to other ThreeA collectors out there that like to take photographs of their figures:  BE CAREFUL WITH THE WRIST PEGS!  While trying to remove that awesomesauce Mad Max jacket I have for him, I pulled on the sleeve too hard and his wrist peg snapped.  This is the second time I've had a wrist peg snap - the first time was back at the start of 2017 when changing hands for my Blind Cowboy and his peg snapped.  Replacements can be found on eBay, but they are stupid expensive.  So be extra careful when doing anything with the hands or wrists.  I've since cut that long leather sleeve off the jacket, so now it's more of a badass leather vest.  Still looks excellent.

You can see a few more example images I made over on my Flickr page.

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"The pit is completely enclosed. And it's full of leathery objects, like eggs or something."

I love the 1979 movie Alien. It's one of my favorites.

Toy maker Super7 just came out with these retro-style "ReAction" figures from Alien. I had to get the figure for Kane and take a photo of him.

This image was made using little colored finger lights I got at the dollar store, and cut up clear plastic water bottles for the "walls".

I wanted something dark, with just a kiss of light on his helmet so you can see his face.  The finger lights bounce off the water bottles and give the little color highlights.