Haul: Legends 1/35 Resin Female Figures (NSFW)

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My Legends 1/35 scale resin female figures arrived in the mail today.

I ordered them from eBay and I suspect they're likely recasts.

A while ago, I ordered some B-grade (i.e. defective sealer coat)  1/35 Maschinen Krieger boxed sets from Hobbylink Japan.  I have plans to create some miniature dioramas with them and needed some male and female figures to go along with them.

Since there are no official 1/35 Ma.K unarmoured figures, I would have to do a little bit of scratchbuilding.   I ordered nude figures since I wouldn't have to grind away any existing clothing detail before adding appropriate apparel.

It was a little easier finding nude female pin-up style figures than figures designed specifically customizing.  I  discovered these Legends resin figures before I found out that Aurora Model from Japan offers "blank" 1/35 scale female bodies in white metal.

I've never purchased Legends products before so I don't have a basis for comparison.  But judging from the way the figures were cast, and some of the flaws, I suspect these are recasts.

But as bootlegs go, they weren't too bad.

The Beach Queen

The figure is in the prone position, which has its uses, but it shouldn't be difficult to modify it to assume most other kinds of poses.

Most of the detail is intact save for the feet of the Beach Queen figure:

The Beach Queen figure suffered from some bubbles that destroyed some of the detail in the feet.  It's not critical though, especially when footwear will be added.

Bubbles in the casting process destroyed some of the detail in the feet but this isn't critical seeing as how the end figure will be clothed, complete with footwear.

Note the untidy runner and sprue.   A legit casting would likely have been much tidier than that.

Thankfully, the figure's face is not ruined:

I don't have the sculpting skills to repair a damaged 1/35 scale head so I would have been pretty miffed if the head had been disfigured.

Hot Body 1

The "Hot Body 1" figure fared better, though it does have a significant sprue and runner that will require some very careful removal and significant clean-up.

At least the runner and sprue is neater than on the Beach Queen figure.

The head is also free of any defects:

Supporting the creators and companies who make the original product is always the way to go.   It's good for them, and it's good for you since you're not rolling the dice on quality.

In this case, I got lucky since some recasts are utterly horrible and unusable.   Unfortunately, there's really no way to tell if you're getting a bootleg if you're ordering online until you have the opportunity to inspect the actual product.

Some people use the seller's country of origin as an indicator but that's not always accurate.  However, I do know that Thailand has an extensive bootleg kit industry and is infamous in hobby circles for poor quality recasts.

At any rate, I dodged the bullet here and got usable bootlegs.   I'll have to be more careful next time.

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