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Discussion in 'The Library' started by Stephen, Feb 5, 2015.
Am I correct to assume there should be a light in the left boot?
That would be a correct assumption.
Okay so as well as the silicone portrait some shots of the back showing the reverse detail would be good.
That little angle make s a huge difference.
A few follow ups guys.
1. The pose. What I look for in a pose personally is one which allows me to admire and appreciate in 360 degrees all the detail of the armor. For that reason, I hate the pose where he is striking his fist into the ground because that really make it difficult to admire the details of the front. I like museum poses but the repulsor attack is fine with me. As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't look forced or unnatural. I had far more issues with Darth Vader and Superman's respective poses.
As for the realism of the faceplate being up to display RDJ's face, I have to say there's plenty of ways to rationalize this if you really want to. I'm not particularly inclined to do so since for me this is really about displaying all the best parts of the statue and for me that means the faceplate stays up so we can see the "money shot" of the silicone portrait.
But going back to WHY it might be up, I recall Iron Man's climax where Stark was fighting Iron Monger and his face was clearly visible while they were talking. In point of fact one of the best parts of the movie was Tony using his gauntlet to shield his unmasked, unprotected face from the hail of gunfire unleashed by Iron Monger.
So right there from a canonical moment of the original film, you have a battle situation with his face reviewed.
A statue is like a photo, it captures a moment in time. Stark may very well have just finished speaking and now is about to enter battle and the faceplate is coming down in the next second. Or he just finished firing his repulsor blast, the enemy has been neutralized, and the face plate has come up to be followed immediately by him assuming a neutral stance.
So again I really find no problems at all from a story or character point of view displaying him in this pose with the face plate on and quite frankly didn't even require too much imagination to justify it . . .
2. Mark 43 vs Mark 3 or Mark 7. Mark 7 wasn't iconic until Avengers. We don't know what Age of Ultron will be like, it could very well be after this movie the Mark 43 will be as iconic as the two previous ones. Overall I like the design and colors of the 43 better than the 42 and I'm appreciative that the "classic" red is more dominant in this iteration.
We also have to keep in mind that we don't know the particulars of the licensing contract. It may have limited Cinemaquette to only Age of Ultron pieces making a Mark 3 or Mark 7 off limits. Indeed that was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the choice of armor. I'm sure George would have opted for the Mark 3 otherwise but I'm guessing the license prevented him from doing this.
Finally, two more pieces released this year? Many here think that they will be more Avengers pieces. Personally I hope that's not the case. For one thing, there is the risk of Avengers fatigue and there are only so many people out there capable of spending 4,5,6k on one movie franchise in such a short period of time. Also the only characters I would really want in CM form would be Captain America, Thor, Hulk, or Black Widow.
Hulk is impossible. There has never been a CM piece with that much exposed silicone and the cost of something that large would be astronomical.
Thor and Captain America would be whole different ballgame in terms of the challenge of silicone likeness and hair management. Thor would be a nightmare especially when it comes to his long Norse hair, beard, etc.
CM has never done a female before and they are going to start with Scarlet Jo's Black Widow? Seems unlikely.
In fact, I would prefer some variety. In light of the Underworld pieces being released by ECC, I belong to the camp that would really look forward to a Selene in silicone form. It fits with what has been done and represents a nice niche release that would contrast well with the flashier Iron Man release.
Good talking to all of you again. Have been lurking a lot and nice to get in on some posting now and again.
The way to have a silicone hulk would need to be at least in silicone skin , but I don't see that happening , the next thing would be in resin , but what does that say about the hair ? It would either be sculpted or glued on like on the lycan , it would have to be glued on in my opinion so it doesn't look like your SS pieces , but if not silicone then how can this be amazing ? Well by doing him in translucent resin , will this happen ? Don't think so as the Marcus and reaper were not done that way due to hiding seams , but it's a matter of finding the right pose so,that you don't have to worry about seams , that can be tricky , I would prefer a silicone head with punched in hair , I mean who wouldn't , but to have a silicone head on a resin body the colors would be so off . UNLESS. The body is in translucent and then the head can be in silicone and be able to match a bit better is my theory . What about the seam line from the neck connected to the body ? That may be too obvious UNLESS. The silicone head is done right up to the jawline to where it would blend into the translucent neck with a neck wrinkle or something , see guys not that hard really if you have a bit imagination , I think that can be pulled off with the amazing talents and artists from cm and ECC .
The pose does indeed look better in that first pic
I am also not keen on the Adi Granov inspired pose for the reasons you mentioned. The final pose lets you see all the way around and admire the armour details.
I prefer museum pose for harmony
Dont like some squatting, some sitting, some laying...
Superman looks much bigger than other human...
Godfather looks better in a corner...not between two human stand up....
A wall of standing CM looks much better to me, looks same scale...
I almost want one now for myself,lol... I agree with most of what you have said Dennis
Video we can see mark43 and ECC bust!!
Somewhere around 10:44 the CM shows up. Nice!
I sometimes forget how much Robotech (Macross) is such a big part of Toynami.
Opening mechanism on the Rosenberg bust looks a bit wobbly...
A really awesome find. Very good to see the pose and all the paints on video.
I think it looks tremendous and we haven't even seen the silicone portrait yet.
Ironman looks amazing , as for the openeing of the rosenburge I was like oh shit , but you know it looks like it has to have some giveaway as it looks like it does not open just like a door would , it needs to go into the grooves , so it seems like you need to pull out then to the side which is why I think it wobbles a bit but I'm sure and hope it is secured enough
IM looks great here. The inside of the MIB bust still looks good, but the outside looks kinda meh to me now. I think it's the hair applications.
and the competition has already started. A lot will be riding on the CM unmasked portrait. I really like that companies are making statues with the ability to change a pose. The base kinda sucks on this 1/4 though.
I don't see that as a competing product. It's like a Casio doesn't really compete with an Omega - okay they both tell the time but that's just about where comparisons end.
I'm not knocking this 1:4 scale piece, just that it's aimed at a different type of collector.
I don't see how it's aimed at a different kind of collector. Whether we are talking a $600-700 piece or a $2k one, it's still high end by most peoples standards. If we were talking about one of these statues compared to a full 1:1 statue, then yea, that's a different kind of collector. 1:3 is just one scale up, that's not really much of a difference and when the difference in price is so large for just one scale up, it is definitely competition. Unless people only collect 1:3 or just CM stuff, then yea, of course there is no competition, but that's not usually the case.
The Cinemaquette is for those who want to display a piece of art; the other is for those who want to display an action figure.
I'm not knocking the action figure, but seriously, competing, you really think so?