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I've seen things...
I've seen things... 1/12 bust from Oniria Miniatures
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by: Mario Matijasic [ MAKI ]

Introduction:

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”

Review:

Oniria Miniatures introduced their 7th Art figure series to recreate famous scenes from movie classics in form of scale miniatures. After delivering several 1/48 vignettes delivering memorable moments from The Wild Bunch, Cross of Iron, Kelly's Heroes, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the company ventured even further with their new release... a 1/12 resin bust inspired by the final scene from one of the best sci-fi movie of all times, Blade Runner.

The kit is packed in a plastic blister box featuring a box art image of the painted model on the front. Opening the box reveals a zip-lock bag with pieces additionally protected with several layers of bubble wrap; this kind of packing offers minimal chances of parts getting damaged during transport.

The kit consists of 4 pieces cast in resin. The quality of cast is outstanding; the details are nicely delivered with no imperfections in resin whatsoever. The casting blocks are minimal and are easily cleaned, a big plus in my book. The fit of the pieces is great and I didn't have any problems assembling the bust with just a minimal putty work.

As stated before, this bust represents one of the most memorable moments in Blade Runner finale: the death of replicant Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer) after the "tears in rain" monologue. The portrait of the actor is amazingly reproduced in scale by Angel Terol, one of the best miniature sculptors today. The facial features, the musculature, the dove... it is all there, along with the puncture in the back of the right hand. A modeler may want to add a nail into the puncture to get an even more realistic look.

Conclusion:

Oniria really hit the nail on the head with their 7th Art series of figures and "I've seen things..." is the cream of the crop, recreating the final scene in the Blade Runner. The sculptor has done an amazing job on this bust as the portrait of Rutger Hauer is wonderfully reproduced in scale. Perfectly cast in resin, with the really good fit of the pieces, the bust is very easy to assemble.

Altogether, this is a true gem and a must for all Blade Runner fans.
SUMMARY
Highs: Perfectly sculpted, wonderfully cast and easy to assemble. A must for all Blade Runner fans.
Lows: None.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:12
  Mfg. ID: WB7
  Related Link: Oniria website
  PUBLISHED: Jan 14, 2017
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 93.37%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.88%

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About Mario Matijasic (Maki)
FROM: CROATIA HRVATSKA

You wonder how did this addiction start? I was a kid when my dad broght home a 1/72 Concord airplane; we built it together as well as couple of other airplanes after that. This phase was just pure fun: glue, paint, decals in no particular order... everything was finished in a day or two. Then I disc...

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What a great movie ! There's a sequel coming , I think .
JAN 14, 2017 - 01:51 PM
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