Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Megahouse Character Studio Lunamaria Hawke Part 2

Molded print details

Introduction of Character Studio Lunamaria Hawke's casual wear form after the previous posting. ^^

As mentioned in the previous posting, an additional face part is all that is missing from having a second figurine of Lunamaria in this Character Studio set. ^^

The option head component with the white cap.

Separable parts of the option head to incorporate the face part.

Not a "complete" head per se (^^), a straight peg inside the white cap connects it to the top of the head.

A display of all of Lunamaria's head parts.
The connectors on the two hair parts are evidently identical.

The square slot behind the head to connect to the aforementioned square connector.

Lunamaria with the alternate head parts.

Comparison with the default component.

With the face part swapped between the head components, it's just a matter of plugging the "new" head into the second figurine's body to realize Lunamaria in casual wear. ^^

More images of Character Studio Lunamaria Hawke in casual wear form:

Closeups on the details:

Using the straight peg inside the cap as shown earlier on, you can adjust the cap to be facing different directions to give the figurine a few more display options. ^^

Since the cap is meant to suit the head in its intended position, changing that would create a bit of space on the side of the head. ^^;

The level of painted details is even more impressive on this second display form I think. ^^ The pink edges of the shirt, print patterns, bracelets, belt, molded wrinkles on the trousers are all very nicely done details on the figurine. Interestingly, the weird shapes that form the shirt's print patterns are actually molded onto the part, with very clear line details around those shapes to indicate that. That's definitely not how print patterns are created on an actual shirt. XD It's almost the same case as the flower motif on Chibi-Arts Boa Hancock's sarong, except the details on Lunamaria's shirt are simpler, and with better paint work outcome as well. ^^;

On a related note, those shapes on the shirt are totally random creations made by the character designer when a casual wear version of Lunamaria was required in "MS Gundam SEED Destiny" I think. ^^ It's definitely interesting seeing how a bunch of random and meaningless shapes got turned into a pattern that must be adhered by figurine designers when creating this version of Lunamaria. ^^ An online search I did just now revealed that the figurine's pattern design is completely accurate to the character's appearance in the anime. While it definitely shows the high quality in detail treatment for this figurine, those shapes still mean nothing at all in my opinion. ^^ The shirt could feature print detail like a tree or a fish and I would still buy the figurine. XD

Some random costume configurations for this figurine in the next posting, which will be the last one in this review series. ^^

No comments: