Even though this is one of my earliest figure kits, I still think it is one of my most beloved. The kit has so many facets – with the cape she’s very cool, stringing it back after having her enemy slain; without the cape she’s very shapely… let’s just leave it at that. The kit looks great on many angels – both the front and the back can be displayed on its own. These kind of sculpts are the best sculpts. A base with a slain monster is included too! Did I mention the sword is cast in white metal? All for the price of just $31!
[Update] The piece can be had cheaper recently. Anyway, she is actually from an original drawing by Luis Royo, who is a great fantasy artist (thanks to Jack who pointed it out.) This particular piece was called “Seeds of Nothing”, which depicts the characters’s back facing the viewer, standing amongst a sea of corpses, with 2 slash wounds on her. The angle is similar to the lower right picture. I really like the piece, and she looks very cool! This also explains why the backside of this figure is much better sculpted than the front side. I now like the figure with the cape better too.
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Parts: Right arm with glove, left hand, body, left & right feet, base, top & bottom cape, sword (white metal).This is a vinyl kit. All the divisions are at clothing parting line so no major work is needed. Almost no surface preparation is needed. Wonderful kit!
|BuildingI decided to allow the cape to be taken on and off from Marie. It’s silly but I put the cape in place with silly putty. To give the kit weight I filled the base with plaster. I also filled the feet with epoxy putty so that she can be put onto the base securely.
Painting – I used a rather dark flesh tone for Marie and it works pretty well. I spent a lot of time on oil to give her the right shades. The cape is nicely textured so it’s heaven for drybrushing. The base has a horned humanoid monster (I think it’s Gardin, a monster in the same series) which has his eye rolled out… fun to paint 🙂 The sword is paint in Rustoleum Chrome silver. In retrospect I wish I didn’t paint it and just polish it so that it’s more realistic.