This is the third of three figures… and the reason the blogs about these figures got delayed.
Here’s the reason why:
Yeah, how did this pass QA?! The figure was pretty recessed in the box, so not convinced this happened during shipping.
So a grumbly email and another wait… and we have:
This dude, who hasn’t been headbutting stuff lately! However, I think his paint job is slightly dodgier in places – note the unpainted bit on her hand, but that’s far less annoying than a scratch.
So let’s look at the entire front of him:
They’ve chosen a very dynamic pose, which adds to the figure. There’s a good amount of contrast in the dark and light areas of his body.
He’s quite dark on this size. Here you can see the dreads that are part of the signs he’s a predalien, along with his feet and colouring.
Here you can see his tail – which is definitely one of the selling points of this figure. Almost looks like he’s holding it from this angle! The painting has been nicely done on his tail, and the leg sculpts look very nice from this angle. Can see a couple of places where the dark overpainting didn’t quite get into the gaps, which is a bit of a shame. Guess the person who painted this one didn’t quite have enough paint on their brush or poke him enough.
Some nice details back here, but not so easy to photograph them from this angle. Love the alien backpieces. Horns? Spikes? Protrusions?
Close-up of the base of his tail:
The moulding and paint transition from his back to his tail is very nice. And ridges have been replicated well.
The end of the tail:
Mmm, wouldn’t want to get hit with that! A suitably vicious tail!
Close-up of the base:
The mould of the broken mask is nice, but there is some silver slop at the top of the mask on the base, which can show from some angles and look a little odd if you’re looking close. At this angle though, it looks nice. Base is painted well – love the rust details on the grate.
This one is my second favourite. If it wasn’t for the dark overpainting paint flaws, he’d be vying for the top spot, but he just isn’t quite up to the swimming alien for me.