|We took a long and winding road to get here.|
On this page, I will give you - or rather attempt to give you - a handy, casual guide to getting your Gunpla to stand the way you want them too.
- Hold a beam rifle?
- Wield a beam saber?
- Use a shield?
- Use a special ability?
- Adopt a free-standing stance?
- Adopt an assisted stance?
What we are going for when posing is to invoke a sense of awe in the shortest amount of time, so the kit has to be something the audience is familiar with so he/she wouldn't waste time trying to figure out what the hell the kit is trying to do.
- Weapon arm.
- Support arm.
- Weapon-side leg.
- Support-side leg.
- Waist unit.
- Note the positioning of the support leg and the support arm - they are usually bent to absorb the recoil and maintain the kits balance. Keep in mind that the kit still has to be able to stand unassisted.
- The weapon arm would be slightly bent, as it is still holding a full-sized rifle and not a tiny pistol, so the impression of weight will have to be posed in.
- The support arm should not be raised too high as it will look rather comical. Instead, try to keep the support arm at a 45-degree angle from the torso of the kit.
- The support hand can be a saber-hand, open-hand or closed fist, although closed-fists work best for gun poses while open-hands go well with blades. Orientate the support hand as if you are drawing ready a low-hanging jab, do it in reality if you have to.
- Try to anchor down the weapon-side leg as best as you can: a stable firing stance is necessary for accuracy. Don't try to keep it straight though, bend it a little at the knee to give the kit more variety of motion.
- The turning of the waist unit makes the kit look a little more aggressive and dynamic, making it seem more flexible that its implied dexterity.
- Pay attention to the wrists: ensure that they are inserted deep into their polycaps and not come off as limp, no one likes a sagging hand.
- Make sure your front skirt armors are properly placed. You don't want you kit to look like its exposing itself.
- Always have your kits look down: they look way more kickass.
- Tidy up all armor components once you have more-or-less gotten your pose, especially the side armor panels.