Those should look really nice on top of the Detolfs, Kev. I'm eager to see pictures of your collection when you have it all set up. Good luck with your auction!Good to know, got my next auction this month & then I'll be setting up the detolfs so the McQuarrie's will be going on top of those along with the mythos statues, that should be plenty high enough I think.
As always, love the pictures you posted above!Hey guys, while not statue-related, this is McQuarrie related.. For those of you still looking to get the awesome Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie book, Barnes and Noble has it back in stock for $158.87 however, if you use coupon code 25BNFRIENDS, you can get it for $119.15 with free shipping and delivered to you before Christmas.
Yesterday I received the McQuarrie Boba Fett statue I had ordered last week. These are some of my observations and pictures ...
The gray shading of the undersuit is indeed quiet darker than the promotional pictures we'd seen, and darker than McQuarrie's own drawings. Renditions of McQuarrie's concept Boba Fett by other companies such as Hasbro's action figure and Gentle Giant's mini bust, were painted sporting a closer looking shading to the artist's work. Collectors looking to get a statue with an exact look to that of McQuarrie's work, I'm afraid this might not be the statue for them. Personally I don't see the dark gray shading as a factory error, but I can understand why the surprised new look could lend itself to that assumption. I see it more as how the artist interpreted highlights on the suit, bringing out folds and wrinkles present on the sculpted fabric, and as a way to create a significant visual contrast against the light armor parts of his suit. Lighting is rather influential on this piece. Depending on how lit the area chosen to have it displayed is, the shading will diminish or be enhanced greatly.
On the positive side of things, the sculpting is quite elaborate, and its sharp details, dynamic pose and beautiful rendering of both helmets can be appreciated. Paint application is consistent with no color bleeding between parts, especially in very small areas of the outfit and helmet were red and blue colors were applied. I particularly like the Slave 1 inspired, massive base he's standing on. It is full of intricate details, and weathering effects. Its bright colors help enhance the overall look of the statue, giving it more presence.
All for all, I'm pleased with my purchase and love how it displays next to the McQuarrie Stormtrooper statue. While I think it would have been nice if SS had mentioned, prior to its mass release, the noticeable change to the shading of Fett's undersuit to what was originally advertised, and while I would have preferred the shading of his outfit to be a tad lighter, I can live with it being the way it was painted. Having already purchased McQuarrie's Fett and the Stormtrooper, I can hardly wait for next year's release of the McQuarrie concept Darth Vader statue.