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Old 07-22-2017, 10:46 PM   #471
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The portrait doesn't fit the character, Imo.
And she does have a very dead stare.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:21 PM   #472
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I agree on the comments on the following:
1. The unnecessary angel statue which not really a base but just an added diorama effect. I hope XM can do a change by doing a church ruin with stained glass windows or my ultimate wish the Angelus flying over her.

2. The hair sticking across her cheeks on the hooded portrait plus the dazed look on her eyes.

3. The unhooded portrait can be more beautiful or mysterious. Remove that open mouth and give her some real expression.

-- the suggestion of a third portrait is a great idea, if ever I like the idea of a half covered hooded face that is facing the sides. Though a Sister Mariella head with a rose on her hair will be nice too. Luis Royo has a good interpretation of Sister Mariella.

4. The Spear of Destiny is interchangeable on both hands and that samurai sword should be facing down and not up.

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Old 07-22-2017, 11:26 PM   #473
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It's 2 sided.

She has a beautiful face and nice detail to the hair...but the problem is the open mouth especially on the non-hooded portrait that gives her a "derpy" look. The hooded portrait...the only thing really is the little piece of hair that is laying on her cheek. That needs to be removed and I would not be surprised if it was removed before it ships.

Derpy may not be the best term for her...I would say lack of any intense expression. You know the saying..."Eyes are the window to the soul?" Well...i get the feeling she is spacing out and it really doesn't give any sense of emotion.
No, derpy is the best term for these portraits.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:23 AM   #474
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"XM Studios is excited to present our next Top Cow Universe Premium Collectibles series statue, Magdalena! The Magdalena, holy protector of the Catholic Church is given the XM Studios treatment via amazingly detailed 1:4 scale cold-cast porcelain. Each painstakingly handcrafted statue is individually hand-painted with the highest possible quality finish. With intricate armor design and a fitting base and backdrop of beautiful Angelic statue, the beautiful warrior will bring light and protection against the forces of darkness in your collection!

For over 2000 years, the Knights of Malta have trained one special woman in each generation to be the Magdalena -- the official warrior protector of the Catholic Church. Across the millennia, the Magdalenas, official warrior protectors of the Catholic Church have battled in secret, protecting humanity from the supernatural threats and evil that would tear our world apart. The Magdalene is trained on several forms and styles of fighting. She's an expert on both unarmed and armed combat but favors medieval weaponry. She's an excellent sword and knife fighter, as well as considered unbeatable when she wields the Spear. She has been known to use firearms on occasion and carries one concealed handgun among the many swords, blades, knives and throwable devices she carries."


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