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#1 MONOLITHIC

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:05 AM

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Helping out with the "modeling" duties this time around, a re-imagined (and sexier) version of the enigmatic Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
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I've never seen the anime, but to learn more about Rei Ayamami and Neon Genesis Evangelion, prepare your mind and eyes for a long read and click on the respective links.

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#2 Fatdog

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:09 AM

Rei is ALMOST as sexy as that Aiwa. What a beauty! :cool:

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:41 AM

AWESOME MONO!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :afro: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:06 AM

Hi Mono-That's a killer Aiwa there!!
I like the style of this one-cool lights to.
The doll improves the photos to!!
Thanks again & have a great weekend-GB. :-)

#5 Jovie

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:10 PM

Another home run MONO! The Eva series really brings back memories.It seems like so long ago.I really liked the characters and the uniforms in that one. Rei, Asuka,and Dr.Akagi were distinctly memorable and well thought out. The plot was very disturbing but that's a whole other issue.

Some time ago when I did my similar photoshoots,I actually removed the mounting base of my figure models.Funny I can't remember how I did this keeping the figures upright but I did.

ghetto boom-The figures Mono is using are not dolls actually.Dolls usually have rooted hair and clothing (many times interchangeable).Sometimes they can articulate. Dolls are meant for interaction with by young children to mimic real life situations. Of course there is a collector market for these aimed at women who have retained a fascination for them since childhood.

Figure models can best be understood as an extension of sculpture.In the early days of Japanese figure models,most of these were available as either unassembled resin kits or cold cast prepainted coldcast porcelain castings.They are meant for static display purposes only.As a parallel consider this.While a child plays with toy airplanes,teenagers and adults will put together airplane models meant for static display.They have no desire to play with these.

In recent years the expensive resin anime kits and mega-expensive coldcast porcelain sculptures have been joined by less expensive completed versions usually made of PVC.These are meant for people without building skills or a deep wallets.The people buying these love the artistic value of the drawings and are fascinated by a very faithful 3 dimensional representation of the characters in these anime and manga.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:22 PM

Hi Jovie-Thanks for the heads up on that.
I just think of the first thing that comes into my mind when I see a character like that.
I like them-they're cool!
Have a great one-GB. :-)

#7 ahardb0dy

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:34 PM

there was a doll in those pictures? I was just checking out the Aiwa, but you know me I'm prejudiced

#8 Jovie

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:15 PM

I think the sort of champagne tinting effect really set the box off.Nice job MONO!

#9 MONOLITHIC

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:55 PM

Thanks for the comments everybody! Much appreciated! :cool:

Hi Mono-That's a killer Aiwa there!!
I like the style of this one-cool lights to.


That was the mostly the main reason I bought it. The LED meters are :cool: !

I think the sort of champagne tinting effect really set the box off.Nice job MONO!


Actually, that IS the color of the box. ;-) If you would've seen the pictures I originally planned on using...

:hmmm: Then again, you may have a very valid point... The color temperature (something I just found out in the past 12 hours) of the light bulbs I'm using give almost anything I shoot a picture of a yellowish tint... I'll be buying some color corrected bulbs soon.

BTW, BIG THANKS for the dolls vs. statues comparison :thumbsup: ... You've explained it far better than I ever hoped to. :cool:

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:02 PM

Another top notch photo session and awsome Aiwa. I really need to learn to take advantage of my Canon S3IS. :thumbsup:

#11 ahardb0dy

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:03 PM

why? you won't post the pics anyway!!, just kidding

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:04 PM

why? you won't post the pics anyway!!, just kidding


Heck even now I'm multi tasking. Mixing recreation with work. :lol:

#13 ahardb0dy

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:05 PM

you da man Freddie, how's the ram doing?

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:07 PM

Sheesh! Ask Tunya! She drives it more than I do! :lol:

#15 appleknocker

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:11 PM

:lol: :lol: The last 2 cars I bought are 5 speeds -the wife can't drive 'them :-D

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:25 PM

:lol: :lol: The last 2 cars I bought are 5 speeds -the wife can't drive 'them :-D


:-)
funny allen --
i made the enormous mistake by showing mine how to drive them :thumbsdown: :lol:

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:24 PM

man thats such a nice looking radio so clean and new.

#18 MONOLITHIC

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 04:42 AM

man thats such a nice looking radio so clean and new.


Thanks, Patron. :cool:

If it only sounded as good as it looks... :sad:

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:09 AM

why doesn't it sound good?

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 08:39 AM

why doesn't it sound good?


not bad , at all -- and very loud--
- just not 1/2 as good as it looks.
i am a big aiwa fan ---and have bought/sold/kept lots or their models-

but that one was the only disappointment.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:34 PM

Monolithic does it once again!!! :hooray:
As usual :coolpics:

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:40 PM

Wow! More awesomeness Mono, well done!!
Love the Evangelion series, you should track it down. It gets super esoteric and wacky, but that's half it's charm.

I just picked up the same Aiwa the other week, will be replacing the speakers as the foams had gone on mine, maybe then it'll get some more dynamic power?

Thanks again for posting this anime girlies + ghettos. It's fanbloodytastic!

(I jusdt borrowed a better camera off a mate to try mine out, will see how I go!)


Rock On.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 11:53 PM

:morepics:

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:08 AM

What a gorgeous Aiwa, that's a really cool looking box :w00t:

And the pictures are incredible :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 02:49 PM

Nice box and great pics, It's a shame the box dosent apear to be upto aiwas usual standard though.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:06 PM

Monolithic does it once again!!! :hooray:
As usual :coolpics:


Thanks, hemiguy... There's more on the way. ;-)

Wow! More awesomeness Mono, well done!!
Love the Evangelion series, you should track it down. It gets super esoteric and wacky, but that's half it's charm.

I just picked up the same Aiwa the other week, will be replacing the speakers as the foams had gone on mine, maybe then it'll get some more dynamic power?

Thanks again for posting this anime girlies + ghettos. It's fanbloodytastic!

(I jusdt borrowed a better camera off a mate to try mine out, will see how I go!)


Rock On.


Thanks, Gluecifer... There's more on the way. ;-)

I don't know much about Evangelion, but it looks pretty good judging by the clips on YouTube... Way back in the day, Star Blazers was my main anime of choice... Now, it's Code Geass and - to a lesser extent - Bleach. You can't beat the storylines of some of these shows... They have an amazing ability of drawing you in and once you're in, you're hooked! :-D

Be sure to let us know how your Aiwa sounds after the replacement.

Nice box and great pics, It's a shame the box dosent apear to be upto aiwas usual standard though.


Thanks, Rimmer. :-)

I believe the problem with mine might be a bad amp (the DSL function makes it sound horrible like the woofers can't handle the bass - even with the DSL turned all the way down) and a possibly dead left tweeter. I'm sure other CA-100's don't sound as bad as mine. At least, I hope not.

Btw, good to see you back on the scene again! :cool: