Review Giuseppe Verdi (by TeaPot miniatures)

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Theodoros, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Theodoros A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Material: high quality resin
    Color: gray
    Scale: 1/9
    info at : www.facebook.com/TeapotMiniatures


    A few weeks ago, the Greek company Teapot Miniatures released its first historical bust, which we are examining today.

    It is the bust of the famous Italian opera composer Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (1813-1901), sculpted by Sergey Alekhno.
    The bust comes in two different versions: one with Verdi wearing a high hat and scarf around his neck and the other with a bow tie, without a hat. Both choices are based on well-known photos and paintings of the composer.
    Note ! These are two different kits.

    Choice A :
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    Choice B :
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    The kit comes in a black square cardboard box, with a large picture of its contents and a full display of its features, on the left. At the top right, the sign "Stop Piracy - Support Art and the Hobby" is justified and underlines the responsibility of all of us.

    The molding is done in two basic pieces of torso and head (+ hat in the corresponding kit). They are of excellent quality, without bumps, bubbles, casting lines or other imperfections.
    The simple and clean lines of the miniature, lead the hand into easy painting and therefore make this bust perfect choise to any beginner modeler who wants to work on a large, easy bust. But even the experienced painter , who wants a fast-paced model or a refreshing change from military or fantasy kits to a political one, will find extremely interesting and fun to deal with this bust.The color choices are few, but they can certainly bring a harmonious and elegant effect. Suggested colors for the jacket are men's clothing colors of the time: Dark, heavy colors such as black, gray, blue, brown, dark green, monochrome or with light colored stripe, burgundy bow tie and off-white scarf.
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    The face is expressive, of course looks a lot like Verdi as we know him from photos and paintings, but at the same time can depicts any European middle-aged bourgeois man of the 19th century.
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    With or without hat, the choise is yours; but you certainly have to paint it while listening to Nabuco, Rigoletto or La Traviatta !



    Perfect fitting of the parts :
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    Unpainted exhibits at the 2nd Arta Scale model show :
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  2. Gary_81 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice review Theodoros and it's great to see this bust getting the attention it is, it really is full of character with a wonderful face sculpt.

    Gary
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  3. Excellent review Theodoros! Thank you very much for your effort
    to write this helpful post for Verdi busts and for the support!
    We appreciate it!
    We expecting to share your overall experience and
    your pictures with community, when you finish painting
    of the bust... will be impressive for sure!
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Theo

    Thanks for the review nice to see there are 2 versions available

    Like Teapot look forward to seeing your painted version

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. Oda A Fixture

    Remarkable likenesss to the historical personality and of course the usual top quality that Teapot has accustomed us to.All in all an excellent release by a vibrant and very promising company that specializes in different and charming subjects.

    Oda.
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  6. Thank you very much for your kind comments Oda! I keep mostly the charming subjects <3
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Well deserved comments and from me a great bust ...

    Thanks also to Teapot for supporting our monthly comp FOTM ( Figure of the Month )

    Look forward to more updates on releases

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. Thank you Nap! You are always supportive and with a good word for everyone!
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