ALTER’s Clalaclan Philias Figure- A Review

5 09 2010

This is my Review for the recent Clalaclan Philias Figure by ALTER.

Hello, my name is drowranger (although I am more commonly known online as keelerleah) and today I will be reviewing Alters Clalaclan Philias figure. This is only my second review but after the great response my first one got I decided to give it a try again.

Well lets get right into things here, starting with the packaging.
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Packaging: When I first opened the huge shipping box she came in, I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely and elegant the box looked. Its mostly white and features a few plastic windows to view the figure inside. All windows are kept towards the right side of the box hiding the shield and her ‘weapon’ on the left. The outside features some lovely art by Tony and the back contains the usual shots of the figure itself.
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[b]Sculpting/ Painting/ Posing :[/b] First a few shots of the figure itself.

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Moving on to the figure itself our attention is first drawn to the magnificent skirt she’s wearing. Its the skirt itself (And a bit of the hair) that really gives this figure some weight. ALTER really did an amazing job sculpting this figure. All the ruffles are highly detailed and very realistic. Her armour (which is accented by some lovely roses) is also tastefully done and while its painted with shiny paint (that catches the light very nicely) it doesn’t deter from the main feature of this figure which, to be perfectly honest, are the ruffles.

The skirt itself is done in multiple layers. While the whole thing is one piece it was sculpted in a way that really showcases all the many different layers of her outfit. All the skirts are painted with a very pale color/white but with the excellent sculpting and surrounding light a lack of shading isn’t a big issue.

The top of her skirts also features two more top layers of ‘fabric’ that are tastefully trimmed in a lovely blue, adding a much needed splash of color.

Here is a shot more or less up her skirt showing the many hidden details. Her legs are also armour encased (up to the knee) and above them are some well detailed stockings.
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Another big attraction that this figure has is her shield and cross like weapon (please forgive my ignorance in this as I’m not all that familiar with the Shining Wind game, and for this review I will simply refer to it as being her ‘weapon’).

The shield is indented with her ‘cross like symbol’ and also features very detailed and rather pretty paint work. The inside features leather strips (its not actually leather though ;P ) and an attached optional hand. When you first open the box a second hand (not holding anything) is used. An instruction sheet is included showing how to remove the hand and replace it with her shield holding hand.
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The staff of her ‘weapon’ pulls off the main portion of it to allow you to slide it in her other hand. You then reattach the end. The details on this are also very well done, but what particularly caught my attention was the brown shaft and the lovely gold painted ordainment at the top. Over all both her shield and ‘weapon’ make for a lovely finishing touch to this very eye catching figure.
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Her hair is also a big feature of this figure. Her bangs are done well enough and the large mass of hair in the back is tied together at the end with a matching blue ribbon. The hair itself isn’t shaded all that much but it really doesn’t take away from the figure at all. Its well sculpted considering the situation, since its tied up at the end and blowing slightly out behind her.

I did find it rather amusing at how round she is when looked at from above.
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I should also point out that there has been rumor that she is a cast off (removable clothing/skirts) but I honestly don’t believe she is. Everything is very solid and the skirts don’t wiggle around at all. Plus there was no packaging/plastic sheets up her skirt which usually seem to be the case with cast offs.

So over all ALTER did a fantastic job with the sculpting and painting (even if they could have added a bit more shading). Her pose may be a bit simple but it keeps its elegance and, in my opinion, is one of the big attractions of this figure.

Base: The base for this figure is very simple yet it still holds a lot of elegance and goes very well with the figure. Her feet fit very well in the little raised sections however with her weight (and slim legs) she does wiggle around a bit if the surface she’s sitting on is bumped.
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Other:
Nothing to much to add here, just a shot of her beside my other Shining Wind figures (by Kotobukiya).
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Enjoyment:
Over all I am very pleased with her. She was more on the pricey side (compare to some of my other owned figures) but sitting on my self beside them she really stands out and shows her quality. She is very enjoyable to photograph and I was 100% satisfied with the quality and final result.

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Well thank you for taking the time to look over my review. I dearly hope there aren’t to many spelling issues (since no matter what I do I still suck at it)and I hope my awful photography didn’t scare you away. So anyways thanks again for reading!

Thanks again,
-Keelerleah (drowranger)

http://myfigurecollection.net/review/555

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New Byakuya (Bleach) Art

24 03 2010

Sept 5 edit: Just added some more art.


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Just posting some new Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach) related art. The first one is a new pencil/digitally colored one, and the other two are some work in progresses (one is one I did for the Bya/Rukia fanclub on BA) that I may or may not finish.

Bya Last Stand wip1Rukia Byakuya fanclub doodle

Again thanks for all the support,
-Leah

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Another Art Update

22 02 2010

Nothing to much new to report. I'm simply posting a new drawing again this time.

This is my latest pencil drawing of my favourite Bleach characters Byakuya and Rukia. As before, its done completely in pencil then colored in photoshop. I'm not 100% happy with it but I do like how it turned out nonetheless.

Thanks for looking again!
-Leah

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Another Bleach drawing and a couple of Commissions

14 12 2009

Well as the title says I'm just doing this update to post some more drawings/paintings.

I am actually quite proud of this new Bleach pencil drawing (as well as the colored version). I had wanted to do a group picture for a long time but in the past I could never get it just right. This time I tried drawing them on a set of stairs which seemed to work a lot better. With the coloring I wanted to do a sunset thing and after a few days work (And a lot of frustrations) I managed to come up with what is seen below.

I am also including some commissions I've done lately (that haven't been posted before).

Winter WonderlandNaga

As always thanks for looking!!

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Another Quick Update

1 12 2009

Just a fast update for today. I recently finished my Soi fon and Yoruichi pencil drawing, so this update is just to post that. As always I included the non colored pencil only version.

Well that's it today for the updates. As always thanks for looking! 🙂

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More Bleach Pencil Art

6 11 2009

Well as the title says I did another pencil Bleach picture. This time I choose Grimmjow and Ulquiorra. I'm not completely happy with how this one turned out but I'm posting it anyway. I had great difficulty drawing these two (And I almost killed by poor eraser) and even yet there are still a lot of things wrong with it. *sighs* However I am pleased with how the background turned out. I don't often do night skies with moons in pencil so this was good practice. As before I took the time to color it a bit in photoshop. Both versions can be seen below.

In other news I just bought my 3rd BJD a FairyLand Puki Cupid2 (from a member on DoA). For those that don't know Puki's are one, if not the smallest, BJD available and are simply adorable. So rest assure as soon as this little darling arrives home I will make sure and post pics!

Also, my first calendar featuring my art is now available for purchase. Just click the following link http://keelerleah.deviantart.com/art/2010-Fantasy-Art-Calendar-142304994 and take a look.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

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Just more Art

27 10 2009

Simply posting more of my recent work. Included is my newest pencil/digital colored pic (see previous entry for step my step how to) as well as some of my regular digital work.

 The pencil with digital coloring picture features my favourite characters Byakuya and Rukia. It was drawn with regular pencil on 8.5×11 paper then scanned and colored digitally. I also did a special edited version where I cut Rukia out and remade parts of the background (all done in photoshop) as a special surprise for all the fans in the Bya/Rukia fan club over at Bleach Asylum. — Enjoy guys! ^^


Also below are a few of my newest digital works. One is a payed commission, another is a Sebastian/ Kuroshitsuji fanart, and the last is of my character Raven.

Boy4SebayRaven

As always thanks for looking and until next time.
-Leah

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