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Open Book Indian Woman from Altores Studio

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everybody

    It is evident that Altores Studio have been very busy recently so I would like to share the first of the releases , this one was announced here in PF and in social media
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    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/altores-studio.80663/

    As in the link this was a double set with a warrior (we will be looking at this very soon !) but Altores quite rightly in my opinion decided to split as well ...giving the modeller an opportunity to purchase with more options.

    so whats the release.........


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    As you can see a rather nice looking figure or should I say 2 as there is a bird as well !!!

    The lady also has in her hand one of the traditional flowers of India which include the lotus or possible the crocus...or maybe a rose from an soldier ?

    One thing to note that the figure is timeless and can be used for virtually all periods , historical and modern.

    Indian women and their clothing are known for their beauty and colour and the wonderful jewellery they wear enhancing the features of the face etc .

    Our subject wears the traditional saree which is worn in many different styles :
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    A sari, saree, or shari consists of of a drape varying from five to nine yards (4.5 metres to 8 metres) in length and two to four feet (60 cm to 1.20 m) in breadth.
    It is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff.There are various styles of sari draping, the most common being the Nivi style
    The sari is usually worn over a petticoat , with the blouse having short sleeves and is usually cropped at the midriff. The sari is associated with grace and is widely regarded as a symbol of grace in cultures of the Indian continent both past and present.
    Many different colours and patterns are available from plain versions to highly decorated prints like these:

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    Together with stunning jewellery presenting the young lady at her best......past

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    ......and present
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    As we said a bird and a flower is also included .....
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    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Details of the release:


    Title: Indian Woman

    Reference: F-75- 019

    Scale:1:24

    Material: Gray Resin

    No of pieces: 5

    Sculptor: I Kordyukov

    Box Art: N/A

    As with the previous releases fast shipping , good customer service in response to my questions which is good to see , packaging as before , a white cardboard box with no colour box art .being available at the time.
    Indian Girl 001.jpg

    Parts consist of the main figure , a left hand, the bird, the flower and a base
    Indian Girl 002.jpg

    Prep

    Main figure ...Remove fomer from elbow and under foot , a casting plug from under saree
    Hand...Remove from former and fit to main figure after masking a hole for the flower stem
    Flower...Remove from former and fit
    Bird.....Remove from former and fit
    Base...Slight sanding round edge

    So there you have it absolutely minimal prep perhaps you might like to paint the flower separately as it delicate.

    Main Figure

    The figure is a one piece casting and I have no hesitation in saying well done to the casting team , the lady is wearing the flowing saree , the movement of the folds is really nicely done , folds are natural in look with the material being pulled in at the waist .

    She is I think maybe a dancer or on her wedding day as in a rather seductive manner she is wearing sleeveless blouse under so we see her waist and her female form shaped under the material folds
    Indian Girl 004.jpg Indian Girl 005.jpg Indian Girl 007.jpg Indian Girl 008.jpg Indian Girl 009.jpg
    Indian Girl 003.jpg

    She holds the head material towards her face ...perhaps she does not want to show her feelings .

    Facial features are really pretty , she is smiling

    Indian Girl 011.jpg

    Arms are bare and peeking out from under the material, thin in proportion to her body, there is a locating hole for the hand to fit to.


    Arms and hands are all decorated with jewellery all finely sculpted

    Waist ,wrists, neck and headwear are all shown with jewellery , finely worked with drops and all manner of items
    Indian Girl 006.jpg
    Indian Girl 010.jpg
    Of particular note is the headdress a mass of decoration , hair is nicely worked underneath



    Indian Girl 002-001.jpg


    Now to the remaining pieces

    The Flower ...
    Very delicate in shape petals are nicely formed , the stem is very thin so be careful , if it breaks then its an easy job to replace with wire.
    Indian Girl 015.jpg Indian Girl 016.jpg
    The Hand
    Another finely detailed piece of resin , fit is easy to the wrist , a small wipe of filler might be needed., the flowere fits between the thumb and fingers
    . Indian Girl 018.jpg


    The Cockatoo
    I just love this guy ...strutting about the ground squarking about with beak open , the comb feathers on the head are splayed out the feathers are nicely worked as are the beak features.
    Indian Girl 012.jpg Indian Girl 014.jpg ..this feathered fellow has attitude !!!


    Base

    A simple piece of resin textured slightly with locating holes for the pieces.
    Indian Girl 019.jpg


    Final Thoughts

    This is a lovely subject ,unusual , delicately sculpted and well cast , yet to see a painted version but the options are so many , perhaps she could be slightly converted and used in a dancer group


    HIghly recommended another nice addition to the Altores range

    For details on this and more from them :

    E-mail: altoress@mail.ru

    Website: www.altores.com

    They are also a member of FaceBook and the forum here on PF

    Thanks to [IMG] for the review piece

    Also to you all for looking in ...ENJOY the modelling

    Nap
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  3. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is a fantastic release, and something very original.

    Personally I thought their first couple of releases (the fisherman and the trapper IIRC) were a bit ho-hum and underwhelming, but since then they've really upped their game and are fast making their mark in the hobby. Long may it continue!

    - Steve
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  4. mick3272 A Fixture

    You going through your Raj Period mate.
    You would have some fun with all the bling on her, not quite medals but near enough.
    A nice tidy piece.
    Mick
  5. mortier A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Another great reviev,i think painting needs a long time
  6. swralph A Fixture

    Great review Nap:).
    It looks a real nice casting.
  7. Oda A Fixture

    Fantastic release,fantastic review (very good as referrence too).I just love Altores.

    Oda.
  8. cinimod Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely 'figure'. Going to be good to see a painted version, it's going to take a really steady hand to paint some of those stunning Indian fabrics..........Dom
  9. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Great review Nap, but what are Australian cockatoos (Sulphur Crested and Major Mitchell in your photos) doing in an Indian model? Lovely sculpt.

    Chris
  10. jai A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    superb piece and review
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Chris

    Never been a success with the birds ..2 divorces ! Pics to show various colourings !

    Thanks for comment

    Jai

    Glad you like the review

    Bap
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  12. jai A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    you're right, but the bird than to live in Australia living in Indonesia also not very far from India.

    various hypotheses which are at the foot of the maiden.
    it was ancient
    house of a maharajah so very rich man, it did take from several exotic animal dealers to adorn its park
    It was more modern
    near a British officer
    lover of 'ornithology ..it was stationed in Australia and then moved to India and he brought with him a bird
    it was present
    we are in the era of globalism ... now there are no boundaries
    and even dozens of hypotheses
    the girl is part of a delegation to visit the Queen Victoria plausible that there are these species of birds in one of London Zoo
  13. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a lovely sculpt and a most interesting subject to paint. I could be "forced" to get one of these. Great review as always.
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