Meet the new model set to make manga artists’ lives a whole lot easier

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RocketNews 24:

When it comes to replicating human poses and natural movement, artists often look to anatomical models. Traditional figures do have their limitations, though, with the lack of details making it difficult to recreate the lines of a raised shoulder or a clasped fist. But things are set to change, with a new figure on the market called the S.F.B.T-3, (Special Full-action Body Type v.3). Ten years in the making, this girl has 80 moveable parts in her body, allowing for an unprecedented number of poses and anatomical designs. We take a look at the doll’s amazing details and see how it performs in some popular anime poses for the illustrator’s eye.

Manufactured in Japan by Dolk Station, the S.F.B.T-3 is made from ABS resin, which is stronger than the color range used in the first version. Priced at US$300, orders can be shipped internationally.

▼ The lines and shadows in the hands give you incredible detail when it comes to gun-holding scenes. All that’s left to do is load her up with the weaponry of choice.

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▼ The flexible torso allows for increased movement and more precision when it comes to the natural angle of a back arch.

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▼ The eyes can even be manipulated to face left, right, up or down.

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▼ The forearm twists with the hand to provide an accurate silhouette.

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▼ The toes can be adjusted for accurate running and leaping movements.

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▼ Although able to support herself in a number of poses, a stand is included in delivery.

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▼ The attention to detail is enhanced thanks to over 200 parts used in her construction.

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