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1film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:12 pm

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Product Review of Star Ace Queen Gorgo from 300

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Introduction

Queen Gorgo is Star Ace's third product from the 300 movies, following upon King Leonidas and Themistokles. She also happens to be my first complete set from this series: I already had the Hot Toys Leonidas and only bought parts of the Star Ace Themistokles. You can find detailed reviews of the aforementioned products (as well as Star Ace's Leonidas) by Michael Crawford here: http://www.mwctoys.com/reviews-all.htm

The historical Gorgo (one of History's first recorded victims of creative and inconsiderate parents where name-giving is concerned -- who names their daughter after a gorgon!?) was the niece and wife of the brave Spartan king Leonidas (himself the offspring of an uncle-niece marriage). She was noted as an outspoken woman, whose good advice was ignored (by her father, for example, to his loss), and who dared to speak out among her fellow citizens. Then again, this sort of assertiveness was expected of Spartan women (to the dismay of other Greeks), and the sort of things she said inevitably reinforced the values and priorities of Sparta's militaristic society (e.g., "come back with your shield or on it!"). The historical Gorgo did not go on to lead Sparta's (largely fictitious) navy to decisive effect at the Battle of Salamis after her husband's death at the Thermopylai. Considering that 300 is about as historically accurate as its parody, Meet the Spartans, I suppose I should not really go down that path. In the 300 movies, Gorgo is portrayed by the beautiful Lena Headey, now better known as Game of Thrones' Queen Cersei.

Packaging: 3.5/4 stars

The rectangular box opens its front cover to reveal the figure and its accessories in a transparent plastic tray, but you need to open the box from the top (or bottom, I suppose), to get to the goodies inside. Everything is pretty collector friendly. The outside of the box features what appear to be images from the highly stylized film, including Greek hoplites pushing Persian troops off a cliff into the sea, a hillside littered with skulls, and the signature blood spatter effect. All this is with a matte finish, but over it is superimposed a glossy still of Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo. As attractive as this is, in a way it backfires: it provides a glimpse at what the product should look like but it does not -- in terms of the actress' features and even her outfit!

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Sculpting: 3/4 stars

The face sculpt is nice enough in itself, but it does not seem to capture the features of Lena Headey very well. Despite an attempt to pay attention to detail (like the mole on the right of the nose), to my eyes it seems closer to Daisy Ridley (Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy). Looking at images of Lena Headey, it appears to me that the forehead is a bit too tall and vertical, and the face a bit too long. The hair is partly sculpted, partly rooted. The sculpted part of the hair is the front part, around the face. Unfortunately, it is made up of two parts, and the seam line between them is bit more obvious than it should be. The rooted hair is partly held down over the top of the head by sculpted braids, which was nice idea, but once the rooted hair clears the braids, it tends to jut out in an unrealistic manner. Perhaps with enough product one could get it a little more under control. The hair itself is wavy, which is a nice touch and an attempt to replicate the onscreen look.

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The toes of the sandaled feet appear rather naively sculpted, and there isn't much in the way of detail there or on the hands. The shield is pitted to make it look worn and damaged, but only in places, while the sword appears perfectly pristine. The body is partly seamless -- the upper torso including the breasts and arms is one piece, and the elbows and ankles are covered by the flexible rubbery material. While the overall shape is pretty decent, there is woefully little detail -- for example, the very pronounced and fine shoulder blades on the back are nowhere to be seen on the action figure. The seam between the upper and lower torso is quite noticeable every time the top pleather strap on the front of the dress slips down a bit, and that happens a lot.

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Paint: 3/4 stars

The paint is uneven, with some areas very nicely painted, and others very basic or incomplete. The eyes are nicely done, though perhaps not as glossy as they might have been. The lips and eyebrows are very finely painted, though the eyelashes are a bit too simplistic/obvious, while at the same time failing to make the eyes as expressive as those of the actress. The face shows plenty of subtle paint variation and freckling, but that is not extended to the body, except perhaps for a little bit on the neck. Considering how much of the flesh shows, this is not enough. The finger- and toe nails are painted in a rather modern shade of light pink; I don't know if that is movie-accurate or not. The gold or brass color of the earrings and arm band are perhaps a tad dull, as is the rather flat brown of the sculpted part of the hair. Then there are outright mistakes: the face is painted a slightly warmer shade than the body, and the sculpted sandal straps are not completely painted: the narrow sides are left the same color as the feet.

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Articulation: 3/4 stars

The body has very decent articulation which, as so often, is limited by the outfit. Considering what the outfit consists of, this is quite the negative achievement. Shoulder, ankle, neck, abdomen, and waist articulation are great; wrist articulation is more limited. The elbows can bend to a 45 degree angle between upper and lower arm, while the knees can bed to a 90 degree angle between the upper and lower leg. The thigh articulation is more limited, at least in part because of the narrow lower part of the dress. Still, it would be possible to make the figure sit. Nevertheless, it is very difficult to give her wider stances. I do not know what were the functional limitations of the movie costume, but either its costumers or Star Ace are completely ignorant of the nature of ancient Greek clothing, which would have left a long (if concealed) slit on one side of the dress. A better-designed outfit and a better seamless body (like those by Phicen/TBLeague or Jiaou Doll) could have earned this category an easy 4/4.

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Accessories: 3/4 stars

Onscreen, Gorgo does not have much in the way of accessories, so their scarcity with the figure is partly excusable. It also depends on your definition of accessories. There are spare parts: two extra hands, making a total of four (or two pairs) -- the relaxed hands she comes with, and the grip hands you can replace them with. There are a couple of additional items that form part of her costume but come separately in the tray: an arm band and a wolf fang necklace. There is also a standard base and stem action-figure stand with a waist-grip; the stand's base features the 300 logo. Then there are a sword and a shield of the same type as Leonidas'. These accessories are nicely sculpted and fit well into the grip hands, and the shield is easy enough to put on her arm (although its flat inner surface is historically inaccurate). The hands swap easily enough without the need for heating.

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Outfit: 3/4 stars

Gorgo/Lena Headey wore several similar Greek-ish outfits in the movie, not counting the battle-dress at her (fictional) involvement in the Battle of Salamis. One of these outfits is provided with this product. It is visually fairly accurate, and appears to be made of a linen or linen-like cloth. I have already mentioned the unfortunate tight fit of the lower part of the dress, which ruins the leg articulation. There is a long scarf-like extension of the dress that starts from the front left side of the waist, and is intended to wrap around the back of the dress and be held or wrapped around the lower left arm. To keep it wrapped in place there is a button, but additional futzing may be required to get it to "drape" in a more or less realistic fashion. This is all rooted in the film's unrealistic (or unhistorical) rationalization of Greek dress, where the dress (or tunic) itself would have been one piece, and the almost ubiquitous wrap (or fuller-scale cloak), another. Two pleather straps hold the uppermost part of the dress (also an unhistorical design) into place. The straps passing just under the breasts have the tendency to slip down and reveal the seam between the upper and lower and torso of the figure, requiring extra futzing. As mentioned above, you need to place the arm band and wolf fang necklace on the figure, which is easy enough to do. Another minor shortcoming: the wolf fang is so light, that the string it hands from does not hang realistically.

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Fun Factor: 3/4 stars

The articulation limitations get in the way of this figure's potential, but at least she has two buddies to play with: her husband (and uncle!) Leonidas (whether you go for the Hot Toys or Star Ace version) and Themistokles. Of course, a more accurate depiction of the actress would not have hurt. As far as mixing this with more historically-accurate figures (such as the ACI hoplites), that would depend on your tolerance for lack of realism or accuracy. Of course, Star Ace was depicting a movie character, not a real and realistic Spartan queen.

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Value: 2/4 stars

This depends on how much you pay for the figure. There are still places (check eBay) where you can find it for under $200, but they are few and far between; in most places she sells for $220-290. That is Hot Toys pricing, and even though Hot Toys itself is not always flawless, this product is not really in the same category. So, for the most part, I would say she is quite overpriced.

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Things to watch out for

Nothing unusual. Be gentle with the hair, a few little strands became detached here and there. The figure managed to fall on its face a few times during posing and photographing, and unless I am imagining it, got a little blemish on its nose. I think she also developed a small stain on one shoulder -- but how remains a mystery.

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Overall: 3/4 stars

This is a very decent, even good figure, but it is not great. The imperfect likeness, the uneven paint job, the partly limited articulation, are all noticeable, and a significant factor especially at this relatively high price point. Unless you are a completist or a kitbasher or just like the appearance of the figure, you might be disappointed in one or more of these areas. Whether that keeps you from getting this figure is, of course, up to you.

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What do you think?



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2film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:16 am

scalawag

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Well I was hoping for something a bit more when I read the title.

This is a nice enough figure, but the likeness as you say is sadly lacking, and I am not that keen on how the transition from sculpted to rooted hair looks.

The feet do look very basic, and the painted sandals to me look just that painted.

I think for this one Star Ace have stayed to close to the middle of the road and made too many compromises leaving it an OK figure but not a great one especially at its price point.

She does look good around the other figures, but as a "movie" figure you can't get away from that need to look like the actor/character.


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brassco

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i'm more interested to know more about the body type...is it fully seamless? hard breast or soft? tpe or plastic? This could be the answer to a cheaper body that i don't have to worry about staining but looks great on skimpier clothes without the obvious joint on the arm or shoulder, or even the hips.
thanks for the review!

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Stryker2011

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Yeah. I’ve debated time and again about this one. I really wanted to have this next to Leonidas, but aside from her clothes, and some parts of the HS (even though it doesn’t look like Lena), I just don’t see anything worth spending that kind of money on. If this had been $100 less I would have grabbed it. Thanks for the review, it’s going to save me some money.


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5film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:05 am

GubernatorFan

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Thanks for commenting, Paul, brassco, and Stryker! Yes, depending on one's needs, a mediocre/decent/good product (certainly not great) for a high price.

Brassco -- in case I needed to be more clear, the body is only partly seamless (seamless upper torso with the shoulders and arms and elbows, and, separately, seamless legs and knees -- but couldn't check the lower torso area). Soft, TPE (more similar to Jiaou than Phicen/TBLeague feel), decent looking (but not as finely sculpted/molded as Jiaou and especially Phicen/TBLeague -- see my note on the missing shoulder blades).


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6film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:09 am

Stryker2011

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Yeah. I think this one deserves a body swap for sure. If you can find a pair of the Sparta feet loose (with sandals). But then that would make this figure around $300...


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blackpool

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Thanks for the review, kinda disapointed by the figure I confess, I wanted to grab her head to make a custom Cersei, I guess I'll pass for now lol. It's still a decent figure to add to a spartan lineup but the likeness to lena headey is a total miss.

Thanks anyway for the cool pictures!

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GubernatorFan

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Stryker2011 wrote:Yeah. I think this one deserves a body swap for sure. If you can find a pair of the Sparta feet loose (with sandals). But then that would make this figure around $300...

Body swap might be difficult because of the tightness of that dress. It would be hard to remove, and harder still to put on on a different (say Phicen/TBLeague) body.

blackpool wrote:Thanks for the review, kinda disapointed by the figure I confess, I wanted to grab her head to make a custom Cersei, I guess I'll pass for now lol. It's still a decent figure to add to a spartan lineup but the likeness to lena headey is a total miss.
Thanks anyway for the cool pictures!

You are welcome. I knew it would be far from perfect, but I got it in a moment of relative weakness. I, too, was thinking of using her for a Cersei from time to time. I don't regret it, but a flawed product for sure.


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9film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:14 am

rollotomasi

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Great review, GB! What an overpriced underwhelming figure! But i do see Lena Heady in there... another case of good sculpt knocked down by mediocre paint app!
I think a bit of makeup will greatly improve the likeness.

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Adeno


I've always been curious about these 300 1/6 toys, thanks for this review now I have a better idea of them! I didn't know the actress was that girl from Game of Thrones! For some reason, whenever I think of her, I imagine her in her pained, somewhat angry and sad look Smile

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dadrab

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rollotomasi wrote:Great review, GB! What an overpriced underwhelming figure! But i do see Lena Heady in there... another case of good sculpt knocked down by mediocre paint app!
I think a bit of makeup will greatly improve the likeness.

I agree wholeheartedly. This is a very good review...fair without being gushy.

And, I also agree particularly with the sculpt being a textbook case of the likeness being let down by halfassed paint. With a little work on the mouth, that sculpt could be a dead ringer for the actor.

As it sits, it's not.

Still a nice enough looking figure, though.

Well done, sir.

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GubernatorFan

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Thank you, rollotomasi, Adeno, and dadrab! It is probably the eyes that they couldn't get to look right, and Lena Headey has a very specific look to them, with plenty of expressiveness and shadow that is not visible on the product. I couldn't replicate it even by moving the light every which way.


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13film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:21 pm

Stryker2011

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Yeah, she tends to have a certain amount of squint to her eyes, and a set to her jaw and lips, that they left alone. Not sure why. I think facial expression is one of the biggest failings in 1/6 scale as there only seems to be 3 options: smile, zombie stare, & scowl. It was one of the reasons I didn’t buy in to all the hype for the Blitzway Ghostbusters figures. Instead of capturing the goofy playfullness of the characters, they gave them all serious expressions like they were soldiers in Vietnam or something.


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14film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:18 pm

DrDoubleDaddyDawg


Great review GubernatorFan. I think I’ll pass on this figure. Too bad!!

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GubernatorFan

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Thank you DrDoubleDaddyDawg! Let's see how you feel about the Artemisia figure they are preparing... although I might pass on that one. Smile


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16film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:38 pm

DeltaForceChung

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I feel bad for Queen Gorgo. She could have been much more.

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Rogerbee

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Great review,

The figure, not great at all. The head is bland, very generic and couldn't be further from Lena Headey if it tried. (I did a 3D head of her in Poser, so I have studied her likeness in great detail) The body is also wrong, too busty for Lena. Basically, what you have here is a cosplayer that wouldn't win any prizes. Star Ace do look to be going downhill. I liked their Bill Nighy figure, but, none of the others has really blown me away.

Here's my Poser head:

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GubernatorFan

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That's a very cool creation, Roger. You have skills. Someone else mentioned the body type mismatch too, when they looked at my photos. I hadn't thought of that.


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19film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:43 am

Allotropos

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I wonder what Lena Headey thinks of the actual release.


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Rogerbee

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If she's anything like Cersei the retribution will be swift and brutal!

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Moonbase Alpha Male

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I like reviews of figures that I'm sure I'm going to get (because they're interesting and they build anticipation).  And I like reviews of figures I already know I wouldn't get (because it lets me enjoy that figure vicariously and without spending).  But I really, really appreciate good reviews of figures where I'm borderline, and this is one.

The review is well written and it gets to all the questions I would want answered.  It seems fair, and if anything, maybe slightly too charitable.  This is really a very simple figure, generic body, plain outfit, not many accessories -- so to be appealing, they had to get everything perfect.  Bluntly, they didn't achieve that.

No one's going to get this one to customise Cersei with.  Maybe it will work the other way and there will eventually be a ThreeZero Cersei that we could make Gorgo with.  I suppose this outfit would be passable for that purpose but again, not perfect.  The review informed me and saved me money as she might otherwise have been an impulse purchase.

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Rogerbee

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If I were so inclined, I could export that head I did as an .obj so it could be 3D printed. It doesn't have any textural detail though as they were maps overlaid onto it in Poser. I guess, if anyone with ZBrush wanted to, they could add in the missing detail.

Just a thought.......

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GubernatorFan

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Glad you liked the review, MBAM! Just telling it like it is. Decent figure in itself, but not quite achieving what it should have achieved.
Roger, if you ever do make your model 3D printable, maybe make it bald so that people can glue hair on top of it. Smile


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24film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:38 am

Rogerbee

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That wouldn't be a problem, the hair was 3rd party and not a part of the model.

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skywalkersaga

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Thanks for pointing me over here, GF! It's a very fair review, with excellent photos and posing as usual.

I agree that price is ridiculous for this figure.

The best thing I can say for it from my perspective is that I appreciate the smaller bust on this body. ;p


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skywalkersaga wrote:Thanks for pointing me over here, GF! It's a very fair review, with excellent photos and posing as usual. I agree that price is ridiculous for this figure. The best thing I can say for it from my perspective is that I appreciate the smaller bust on this body. ;p

Thank you! Silver linings... in that sense they were relatively accurate!


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27film - Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo Empty Re: Product Review Star Ace Queen Gorgo on Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:40 pm

skywalkersaga

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GubernatorFan wrote:
skywalkersaga wrote:Thanks for pointing me over here, GF! It's a very fair review, with excellent photos and posing as usual. I agree that price is ridiculous for this figure. The best thing I can say for it from my perspective is that I appreciate the smaller bust on this body. ;p

Thank you! Silver linings... in that sense they were relatively accurate!

Haha, indeed.

I don't know WHAT Star Ace's problem is, but they seem to struggle with a lot of likenesses...


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I think it has a lot to do with poor casting and cheap production in a bad factory.

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skywalkersaga

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Some of their output has been so bad I've gotten second-hand embarrassment just looking at it...


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Rogerbee

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I know what you mean, I've seen the full horror of the teenage Hermione up close! Their Dracula wasn't bad, but, I didn't want to pay what they were asking for him.

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Rogerbee

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Here's another view of my old Poser one, just so you can be reminded what she should look like.

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I did that on relatively simple software. If ZBrush wasn't so damned expensive I'd have a crack with that.

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skywalkersaga

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Very pretty, Roger!

And lol, yes, the infamous Hermione ...


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Stryker2011

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Rogerbee wrote:
I know what you mean, I've seen the full horror of the teenage Hermione up close! Their Dracula wasn't bad, but, I didn't want to pay what they were asking for him.

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That one should have also come with a third head sculpt with mouth closed. As it is, the two heads are too scene specific and stylized.

And teen Hermione.. Oh, the horror!!

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skywalkersaga

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Stryker2011 wrote:

That one should have also come with a third head sculpt with mouth closed. As it is, the two heads are too scene specific and stylized.

And teen Hermione.. Oh, the horror!!

Completely agree, Stryker! I wish it had come with a neutral head as well...would have loved to have paid homage to Sir Chris with that one.

And lol, is there a Hall of Fame (or Shame?) for 'Worst 1/6 headsculpts ever'?? Razz


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Rogerbee

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Stryker2011 wrote:

That one should have also come with a third head sculpt with mouth closed. As it is, the two heads are too scene specific and stylized.

And teen Hermione.. Oh, the horror!!

I agree!

Have you seen the Pegasus resin kit also from Scars of Dracula!? 1/6 and it does look very impressive albeit a tad pricey.

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Stryker2011

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Rogerbee wrote:
Stryker2011 wrote:

That one should have also come with a third head sculpt with mouth closed. As it is, the two heads are too scene specific and stylized.

And teen Hermione.. Oh, the horror!!

I agree!

Have you seen the Pegasus resin kit also from Scars of Dracula!? 1/6 and it does look very impressive albeit a tad pricey.

CHEERS!

Yes. If the SA version had come with a sculpt like that, I would have gotten it. But my painting skills aren’t that great for real people, so I’d never be able to do that model justice.


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skywalkersaga

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Same here. The headsculpts on that resin kit are indeed miles better than the Star Ace versions. But I personally prefer to have articulated figures in 1/6 scale, as I find them more satisfactory than a static statue, however beautifully sculpted and/or painted.

Apologies also to GF for going off topic in his review thread.... perhaps there should be a 'headsculpts that could have been done better' type thread for this sort of thing..


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skywalkersaga wrote:And lol, is there a Hall of Fame (or Shame?) for 'Worst 1/6 headsculpts ever'?? Razz

We need one of those. Anyone want to start off a "Worst Headsculpt" thread? There have been some shockers over the years.


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shazzdan wrote:
skywalkersaga wrote:And lol, is there a Hall of Fame (or Shame?) for 'Worst 1/6 headsculpts ever'?? Razz

We need one of those. Anyone want to start off a "Worst Headsculpt" thread? There have been some shockers over the years.

I think in order to do that, it might have to go by year. Compared to today’s standards, the head sculpts we thought were acceptable ten years ago, look like garbage. But if it was kept within the last 3-4 years, the judging might be a little easier. Teen Hermione, for example, would have sucked ten years ago, maybe not 15 years ago — by today’s standards, it never should have left the factory floor.


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