Mikatan has updated her blog with previews of the upcoming 1/8 scale Canaan figure by Good Smile Company. Most of you have probably seen this figure if you have looked into WonFes Summer 2009 and Tokyo Figure Show posts. Mikatan gives us the opportunity to have a closer look.
This image is where Canaan’s sculpt was based. We can see that she has no cloak/cape here. I think the additional cloak was nice, since it gives some sort of visual balance to the overall figure.
I’m loving Canaan’s expression here… although I see her most of the time with a calm, almost-deadpan face, her expression here gives her more life, in my opinion. For some reason though, her face looks more childish. I love how her necklace is slightly suspended, plus points.
It’s good that the base was different than the usual transparent/black plastic base that some figures come with. I love that even smallest bits of details were worked on with the base. There’s even shading on there to make it look like it’s actually the ground. Some of the stones look like styrofoam cutouts to me from this angle, but that might be because I’m looking at it for more than 5 minutes.
Seems like we have a little sneak peek at one of Nendo Canaan’s faces as we see her imitate the pose of her scaled version. I like her pose here because it hides the leg joints that I dislike.
And, at the end of Mikatan’s blog post, we see that there’s a 1/8 scale Alphard figure in the works. Loving the effect that her coat has here. Can’t wait to see that painted!
I liked looking at Canaan from the previews, but she seems a little bit shorter and looks a little bit younger — but I think that some details are very nice. I’m not sure if I’ll be adding this figure to my collection, since I’m pretty sure she’ll cost quite a pretty penny.
For more photos, feel free to look through Mikatan’s blog.