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Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:36 pm
by ArcticKitsune
Thanks to a certain someone I acquired my first Shinki. Sadly, she was sitting on the store shelves for many moons without anybody acquiring her for whatever reason. Nobody wanted to buy her, acquire her for collection, or get her for customization purposes. Ah well, I get my first Shinki ^^.

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-> Shinki-Net (Battle Rondo) Review:
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=1250

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-> Benio's figure Review:
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=1299

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Benio!

- In-game name: Benios (Quite simple but he, first name that came to my mind).

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Shes a nice figure and a bit complex with the amount of parts. Shall take better quality images in the near future as I get around to collecting Renge, Kohiru, Figma BRS and maybe Luka. I'll get her armor and poses right the second and third time around if you're worried about the quality.

Re: Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:01 pm
by Chalkred
Probably because she is not a popular choice due to her many flaws. And def not the best choice as a first of the brand. (And many , like me , would think she looks just plain ugly)
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Re: Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:25 pm
by ArcticKitsune
Not a popular choice because of her flaws?
Flaws? Such as? She might be an aged figure but I haven't regretted the purchase heh. I'm thinking of painting her armor as it looks "ancient". Just wondering how to do so without causing any unnecessary damage.

If you don't like the way she is then you can always customize her with other Shinki's or various other parts?

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Benio: - May need to register to see.
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/80461
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/3165
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/60471
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/56789
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/45070
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/44555
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/42425
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/40655
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/21673
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/37397
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/35148
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/33823
-> http://www.fg-site.net/products/35181

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Benio? Ugly? Not even in the slightest :D. She's simply "ancient" in Shinki production standards? Thats all.

Sidenote: Also getting a second Shinki. Should be on her way pretty soon ^^. Also edited first post with some review links of mine. Hope you guys and gals like 'em!

Re: Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:13 pm
by Xehn
Well, lots of people have noted problems with her armor (as well as Xiphos's) being rather 'fragile', in that it pops off quite often, though this seems to be limited to the shoulders.

Another "flaw" is merely an aesthetic problem: This pair features... odd head sculpts; larger noses, badly sculpted hair...

Not to mention Benio being unable to sheath her swords; she cheats with spare sets of empty and full sheaths...

Benio 'suffers' the worst of the pair... like the nonsensical RANDOM BLUE THIGH ARMOR.

Re: Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:16 pm
by ArcticKitsune
I can ignore the minor issues as it's a "wave 3" figure. The armor is a pain, granted. Thats typicals of any figure though as I had power ranger (old gen) types as well. I'll take you up on the sheath and thigh armor problem as I found that just a bit weird.

Solution:
-> Steal another figure's katana sheath and modify it for Benio's use.
-> Blue Thigh: paint it black and add whatever detailing you desire
-> Armor: Paint it any shade of red and add fine detailing to it.
(Basically what I linked above from fg-site.net.)

Even if its late, I wish they would of added a loose hair add-on to her. Thats my only gripe with her.

Re: Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:41 pm
by Xehn
the biggest issues are "omg not anime enough", basically. =\ so eh. It's more opinion than fact, even if it's a widespread one. I still wanna track down a Xiphos.

Re: Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:30 pm
by persocomsan
I believe Benio and Xiphos deserve an updated re-issue, much like Ach/Yda are getting. Problem is due to popularity I'm not so sure they'd actually get the re-issue they deserve. I do like the customs and yeah looking at how they're much older the flaws are tolerable. In-game they both rock. :benio:

I still like my Xiphos and Benio. Though Benio's being body snatched for now XD

Re: Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:01 pm
by ArcticKitsune
Review images were a bit shoddy and the "hate" for Benio made me take more images for her ^^. Hope the images aren't too big, Enjoy!

Photo shoot here:

- She fell into the water and is "sun bathing" under the sun.
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- Yet she goes back for more....
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- Rock climbing.
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Re: Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:44 am
by Chalkred
you actually goin trough all the painting you mentioned before? : )

Re: Arctic Kitsune's Shinki's (& Reviews)

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:38 pm
by ArcticKitsune
Yes, now that I found a hobby store she should be painted by around early September. Well, thats if things go the way as I planned it heh. Shall simply paint her red and white in a Canadian theme and remove the gold from her wear to white. Not really painting her, just her armor.