1/7 Sonsaku Hakufu (Sitting) Yamato
Name: 1/7 Sonsaku Hakufu
Company: Yamato Extra !StoryImageFigure! (SIF-EX)
Sculpted by: zenko (iousen)
Released: November 2006
Added to collection: June 2007
This photo-shoot took a while coz I've been playing around with the lighting and background, as well as the camera settings. The white balance is a real pain, and it's hard to find the right settings for the exposure compensation. I'm still not getting the 'true' colour of the figure (the photos are slightly on the yellow side) and will have to work more on that in future. This is also the first time using a coloured background.
This 1/7 Sonsaku is quite impressive considering that it's from Yamato and not the 'big' companies like Max factory, Alter and Good Smile Company. The skin shading was done well, and doesn't look too 'plasticky'. Not much details on Sonsaku, which is fair, since most of her uniform is torned-off! One interesting to note is the type of plastic used. The figure is made from ATBC-PVC and has PMMA as the base. ATBC, or acetyl tributyl citrate, is used as a plasticiser for the PVC. Meaning, makes your usual PVC more soft and rubbery. This softer PVC is used for her torned yellow top, her skirt, and of course, her big anime 'eyes' (using the vocab consistent with Danny Choo!). Another cool feature of the figure is the mirror base. It's PMMA, or poly methyl methacrylate (incidently, I use the same stuff in my lab), rather than the usual ABS, or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. So basically, the base is a colourless acrylic disk, with a silver reflecting sheet.
The mould-lines running down the front of her legs are slightly visible. Her school skirt can actually slide up and down on her waist since it's not permanently glued on. You might think that her pliable assets are the only reason to buy the figure (well, actually, it WAS the reason I bought her!). Sonsaku is well-sculpted (in terms of design) and I think it's a really cute pose- you can imagine it coming from a scene where she's just slipped.
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