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Open Book Nubian Guardian - Carl Reid Sculptures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Carl Reid Sculptures #CRS-6
    "Nubian Guardian"
    1/9th scale resin bust - 6 resin parts
    Sculpted by Carl Reid
    Painted by Sang-Eon Lee

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    The Nubian Guardian is another recent release BY Carl Reid Sculptures and is a kit comprised of 6 resin parts. Cast in a light yellow resin with a Box art photograph of the finished bust on the lid of the box for a painting reference.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

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    Arriving in a sturdy white cardboard box with the parts of the kit sandwiched between 2 layers of foam. The smaller parts are sealed inside a zip-lok bag to insure against loss while being shipped. The bottom photograph above shows the 6 parts of the kit.

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    Above you see the main torso and head part of the bust kit showing numerous views from all around each side.

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    Above are several close-ups of the head showing the attention to detail that Carl is famous for.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

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    The right arm above is cast separately and dry-fits into the shoulder socket perfectly.

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    Above is the separate cast hand holding the sword which dry-fitted into the recess at the cuff of the sleeve of the arm snuggly.

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    Above is the front and back of the pistol and dagger which fasten into the waist sash that has locator holes provided in the sash.

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    The above bust plinth is also provided in the kit to fasten the bust to prior to mounting to a finished wood base.

    Additional Box Art Photographs

    Sang-Eon Lee

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    An excellent kit both in sculpting of the folds and and garments as well as the ethnic resemblance achieved in the face. Dry-fitting was excellent and no filler will be needed. Highly recommended.

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  4. megroot A Fixture

    Thanks Guy.
    Really like the looks of this figure.

  5. red tom Active Member

    This is excellent once again from the very talented Mr Reid
  6. gordy Well-Known Member

    thanks for posting Guy, Carl strikes again with a gorgeous sculpt, chock full of character! (y) The profile reminds of Morgan Freeman
  7. carl reid A Fixture

    Thank you Guy for another informative review mate!!!!

    Also thank you Marc, Tom, and Gordy for your kind and generous comments!

  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    I had this beauty in my hands and was lucky enough to fondle the box contents at the Red Lancers booth this weekend in Atlanta. What a piece of work Mr. Reid has turned out with this one! Wow! Simply outstanding. I was broke by the time I got to it, but would definitely add one to my stash as well as highly recommend this sculpt to any one even remotely interested. It looks beautiful! Thanks for another great review Guy!

    Jay H.
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  9. rheath Active Member

    Love it Carl Reid is excellent and the talented Mr Lee, a great rendition indeed, many thanks for posting Guy.
  10. raty Member

    hi carl reid is a exe. figuer makey !! ok take care raty.
  11. mil-mart A Fixture

    Guy , another great review . Excellent sculpting and painting, looks like another winner . Congrats. (y)

    Cheers Ken

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