You always can count on Clayburn Moore to turn out amazing statues, especially if it’s of a female form. Such is the case here with the awesome new Lady Death statue, just released from CS Moore Studio. I got mine today and have the review after the jump.
The new Lady Death statue is a limited edition of 1200 and measures approximately 13″ tall. She comes packaged in a gorgeous color box that has the edition number on the top flap. I really liked this change, as the edition traditionally is written on the bottom of statue boxes, probably the most inconvenient place possible for checking what number you have. The box itself has photos of the statue on all four sides, along with the Clayburn Moore Signature Series logo and a digital signature from Clay himself.
Inside the box, the statue is encased in styrofoam, which is taped shut like most statue packaging. Unlike most statues, there is a little label with instructions on how to assemble the statue, right there on the outside of the styrofoam. I thought this was a very nice touch, as I’m sure there would be many broken Lady Death hands and swords without the advisory. The statue itself is packed inside in three pieces: the base, the sword, and Lady Death herself. It all was easy to fit together, but I definitely followed the instructions and might have done it in the wrong order if I hadn’t. So thumbs up to Clay Moore and company.
Once assembled, Lady Death is in a pose that really sells her character well. She’s wielding a demonic sword and looks ready to leap into battle, but she’s scantily clad in her usual lingerie and her back arch provocatively, presenting the sexy side of the character. I especially like the emotion conveyed by her face, as she has a slight smirk with one eyebrow raised.
The paint job is superb on this statue. In the past I’ve seen a lot of Lady Death collectibles that just used a white covering all over the skin and left things there. That’s done the job, but it’s made the pieces look sort of flat. This one, however, has a blue wash over the white that provides shading for the muscles, and it makes a big difference for the overall look of the piece. It gives volume and depth to her hair, and it also defines and gives dimensionality to her body, especially noticeable on her stomach. The blue wash is quite possibly my favorite thing about this statue.
The base is an ornate oval one with skulls around the edges and a horned skull at the front. It contrasts nicely to Lady Death and is painted in a faux-marble style. The peripheral skulls are suitably flat and deathly, and the horned one is shinier and stands out at the center of the base. Gilded ornamentation surround the skulls and wraps around the base. Two metal pegs are implanted in the top of the base that insert into holes in the bottom of Lady Death’s feet, and they are well placed. I had no trouble getting the statue put together.
This is unquestionably my favorite Lady Death piece in my personal collection, and I think it might be my favorite Lady Death of all the ones that have been produced in the past. I thoroughly am enjoying these girls from CS Moore Studio. The Sinful Suzi statue, based on the art of Joseph Linsner, was exceptional, Lady Death is perfect, and I’m really looking forward to the next one, Witchblade.
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