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In-Box Review
200mm
Ace of spades
Ace of spades
  • ACE OF SPADES

by: Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]


Originally published on:
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  • ACE OF SPADES

Intro

One more figure bust comes from the Greek firm “YS Masterpieces”
A company with tradition in resin casting would of course cast their releases in resin !

This figure bust is a really nice and interesting as it presents a Joker like figure and is called “The Ace of Spades”
The nice resin bust is scaled in 200 mm, sculpted by talented Greek Sculptor Michael Kontraros, and the box art painted from Michael Gurogianis.

Packing – First Impression

The company’s boxing is as before, a black box from hard sturdy carton, and is really protecting all parts of the miniature between 2 thick foam sheets, with no fear of breakings and damages.

Once again, remember that this kind of box, is valuable to keep after painting the model for many uses (storing parts or materials, sending items to some friend, e.t.c.) .

The Kit (what’s in the box)

The kit comes in the usual grey color resin that the company uses, and in a total of 5 pieces (bust, base, stick , 2 smaller detail parts)

The bust is representing a partially smiling Joker figure with arms crossed on his belly The figure is interesting as a theme, even if there have been some previous attempts from other artists.

Quality – Detail

The sculpting quality is really nice, and the detail level is good. The clothing is worn and lightly torn in several spots and that would offer painter some interest . The face is also good looking , with nice characteristics, and would attract for painting definitely

The resin casting quality, even at a big bust like that, is the standard of the company, which means ..Really High.

There is some light , casting line cleaning to do on this kit , but nothing that would take time or cause any problem. A fresh new blade would speed up the procedure

The small base is nicely made, and the cracking on the surface would normally be a nice kamvas for some painting effects.

Painting

Once again, a free theme is offered by YS. You can have your own representation with no limits to your fantasy and creativity. Make up a nice color scheme for this one , and enjoy a nice result

Conclusion

This is a beautiful bust effort for YS Masterpieces in their growing range of figures .

The nice and detailed sculpting of a Joker theme, the superb quality casting, good packing , leave once more a very positive impression for this effort.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Detailed sculpting, nice smooth surfaces, perfect casting, few pieces
Lows: Maybe would ask for some more extras to make it a bit more
Verdict: Highly Recommended
  PACKING/INFORMATION :88%
  THEME/POSE:89%
  QUALITY – DETAIL:91%
Percentage Rating
89%
  Scale: 200mm
  Mfg. ID: BU 003
  Suggested Retail: 49,00 € euro
  Related Link: YS MASTERPIECES figures
  PUBLISHED: Nov 17, 2008
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.76%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.45%

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About Costas Rodopoulos (Major_Goose)
FROM: KIKLADHES, GREECE / Ελλάδα

I started modelling 27 years ago with some 1/72 planes and military vehicles. Soon the diorama bug got into me and with Sheperd Paynes books I dug in. I loved to build dioramas and military vehicles till the Vietnam Era. I don't like modern stuff so much. 4 years ago I had a crush on figure painti...

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