Tuesday, March 1, 2016

3a Родина! -Photoblog March 2016

OK, I hadn't planned on another Russian/Soviet soldier so soon but this one is sci-fi/dieselpunk/alternate history and one of my grail figures See Here, so I'll make an exception.

Anastasia is a character from the comic/game series Dust. Basically, the series is set in an alternate timeline where WW II continues with super technology, zombies and super-natural elements. She's some kind of Soviet special forces soldier who, as you can see, wields an impossibly large weapon to fight against…um, whatever! I've always liked this girl because she was from an alternate WWII/dieselpunk setting and she avoids the "tactical combat hooker" that a lot of other female action figures seem to fall in to. Unfortunately, she's been made of unobtanium in recent years and on those rare occasions one did turn up, they were usually quite expensive. When I saw this girl at a favorite e-tailer of mine for around $40 USD, I couldn't pass her up! I should also mention that she's 1/6 scale and from Armoury/Twisting Toyz (both logos are on the box). On with the photos….

The now-obligatory in the box photos. Next, a larger than usual number of (not) super-exciting outdoor shots.

My typical four-view pose. The uniform isn't anything like a WWII era Soviet style but it looks really cool and seems nicely detailed. OK, so the boots and big fur hat ushanka are sort of correct but again, this is supposed to be a Dieselpunk type figure so you'd expect things to be a bit different from "historically accurate".

I think her face is rather pretty in spite of being a bit cartoonish. I doubt real Soviet female soldiers ever wore this amount (or any) makeup but she's a fantasy figure so…yeah.

Two shots of the Big-Ass Gun that is literally too big for her to hold and use. It's a cool looking piece of hardware but it could stand to be a bit smaller. You'll notice I switched her bare hands for the gloved versions in these shots.

Finally, all that winter gear is a bit much for 70 degree F weather (about 21 C for those of you in the rest of the world) so Ana has taken off her hat and opened her coat. Speaking of big guns…! You're not seeing things, she really does have purple hair. I would have tried for some more shots but at this point, my 2-year-old daughter is trying to "help" by moving my tripod and my 3-year-old son decided to headbutt me in the ass then tell my to stop taking pictures of my stupid GI Joe! End of photo shoot!

Until next time…. Adios!