Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Blade Runners Roy Batty

Wanted one of these since i first saw it in the UKGK book back in '98 or so.

Luckily, it - and a lot of other classic Killer Kits models - are having a strictly limited re-release.

Got him from Frontier Models for £55.00, which is FAR more than i'd usually spend on a kit, but i'm fired up the mo with all things Blade Runner and i bunged it on my credit card, which makes it easier to live with.

Anyway, he's 1'6th scale, cast in cold cast porcelean and sculpted by Mike Hill.

The resemblance is uncanny, especially from the side and the sculpting on the hands is a work of art.

Also, there's not one air bubble or seam line.

It falls down in a few places though.

The crotch. Its almost cartoony - far too prominent and quite crudely sculpted compared to the rest of it.

The join between arms is not too good, ditton at the waist.

Finally, there's some sort of muck on one leg and an arm. Its a sticky residue, which i'm hoping will clean off, rather than it being a case of the material weeping.

Still, well pleased with it.

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