So, next is Revoltech Rathalos, from the Monster Hunter game series. Purchased from Amiami.
I’m not really sure what I’m doing with this. Maybe it will be useful to someone. Probably not. I know at least one person is only here for the “funny” pictures, anyways.
I had thought about attempting to write this post entirely in Dragon, but it’s kind of limited and there’s a few things about Rathalos that need pointing out. Also, I figured it would be a good idea to not intentionally make one of these posts even worse than they already are.
The main thing to point out about Rathalos is that his wings are made of a soft, flexible plastic, but not nearly as soft and flexible as what you might find making up the skirt of a Figma. It’s much thicker, and doesn’t seem to be intended to actually fold all that much, just kind of bend. The joints in the wings are also not really there for the normal movement and the clicking, but more to just rotate in the sockets. The wing segments are glued to both Rathalos’ body and the “arm” segments, making each side of the wingspan functionally a single piece.
I’m not sure I’ll really be able to get how the movement on the wings works with my shitty text and pictures, but hopefully something can be gleamed from this.
Flying pose again. I’ve got the legs fully retracted here. Rathalos’ “shoulder pads”, for lack of anything better to call them, are actually attached to the bottom of the neck section, rather than to the torso itself. The connection is flexible, so they can conform to however you have the wings going.
Outside of the wings and legs, the rest of Rathalos’ articulation is along his spine. The head and neck are two separate jointed sections, and the tail is made up of even more sections, allowing a good amount of range up or down.
Or, the fire breath accessory. The tongue has to be removed to use it, and it just pegs into the same hole the tongue comes out of.
Rathalos is extremely light on the accessories. Besides the fire breath, the Hunter, and the stand, the only other part is a bit that can be stuck on the tail in place of one of the smaller segments to give it a “cut off” look. And then you can’t even get all three accessories into the Revocontainer at the same time!
Also, I put Rathalos in a pretty good “dead” pose for this picture, AND DIDN’T TAKE A PICTURE OF IT. I am so great at this.
The stand is, unsurprisingly, a Revoltech stand. With a few extras. Using it involves sticking the ring at the end between two of the tail segments, as could be seen in other pictures. Unfortunately, this is highly unstable and rather hard to work with. It’s actually a bit easier to use the stand without that extension piece, but you may be better off with something that has a wider footprint, like a Tamashii Stage.
And now I’m going to stop writing more pointless text and just post miscellaneous pictures that may or may not be of interest and/or use.