This bust, although named different (no doubt due to copyright issues), I believe is based on Emily from the Tim Burton film, The Corpse Bride. The film used stop/start animation, and is set in a fictional Victorian era village in Britain. Johnny Depp led an all-star cast as the voice of Victor, while Helena Bonham Carter voiced Emily, the Corpse Bride.
RetroSF's Un-Dead Bride bust comes in a top opening lidded box, with the bust wrapped generously in bubble-wrap and sealed in a resealable bag.
This bust is a one piece casting, and measures around 78mm.
The casting is clean and well done.
A pour plug at the base of the casting will need to be addressed, but the one good thing about it is that you could use it as the base of the bust. It will still need tidying up first though.
Detail for the bust is quite good and captures Emily;s corpse state very well.
The head has the wedding veil to the rear of the head, with a headdress of flowers (dead) at the crown of her head. The veil has a few nice rips and tears in it and shows a little hair underneath.
The hair is nicely done with a side parting and once painted should look pretty good.
The face captures the animated puppet of Emily very well, with the bulged eyes, and pointy face being the most prominent features.
The eyes are just blank bulges, so the pupils can be painted to look in any direction, you wish. The eyes have eyelashes all the way round them, in the form of raised lines, along with the set of eyebrows.
The Bride has a open scar on the cheek, which represents her rotting face, and has a little raised detail inside it.
Pouting lips, a small nose and the angular jaw line complete the face.
The neck is wafer thin, leading to the bony collar bone. The chest has a low cut bodice on it, which has been dimpled to create some texture to the material. Under the right breast, the bodice is ripped showing four ribs, just so you know she's dead lol.
The arms are modelled by her sides, with the left arm devoid of any flesh, so its just bone from the shoulder socket.
Highs: Nicely sculpted. Unusual subject, that no one else is likely to tackle.Lows: Only one piece, so no building involved. Pour plug may be tricky to remove.Verdict: This bust does capture Emily out of the Corpse Bride very well. A great bust for anyone looking for something a bit different to paint.
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I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...