I have been Sher-locked! Overall, I'm incredibly pleased with both figures. Over the moon, really. After waiting for so long for them, I'm happy to say that they did not disappoint. Here are some quick pics I took over lunch.
Sherlock: I think the paint on the heads is great. In person, it's SO different than what I've seen in most of the pics so far. On Sherlock, the texture and paint are subtle, but I think they look superb.
For the clothes, I did have to slightly redress him for everything to lay a bit better. I tucked in his shirt. I also just crossed the scarf over itself instead of tying it because it looked more natural to my eye. The coat is a wee bit thick, but Sherlock will hold poses with it on, and if you futz with it some, it lays naturally.
I actually did go ahead and order another body just in case this one didnt' work out. But after playing with the clothes, Sherlock doesn't look neckless as in some pics I'd seen. So I'm less inclined to change the body now. His ankles and legs are a bit loose. But since I always use stands to display my figures that's not too much of an issue.
Accessory-wise, these figures really shine. The paint on the production violin can't match the hand-painted proto, of course, but it's very nicely realized anyway. I might have gone for a wire instead of a string on the bow just to look a bit more scale, but it's not bad. The caebook is awesome! I love that you can actually open it up and it has pages! It's cool that he has some nice big pockets to put accessories in. The skull is great as well.
[QUOTE=thecapn;7054170]First pics that do the figure paintjob justice. Bravo! :clap[/QUOTE]
Thanks! I tried.
It really is hard to kind of capture, but it's so clear in person. It's just so subtle it's easy for stuff to get washed out.
Watson is pretty much perfect out of the box. The clothing is pretty much perfect and fits well.
Paint-wise, he's dead on. I think he looks like a little Martin Freeman. The expression is great. I love all of Watson's accessories. The laptop is really cool looking. The cup might be my favorite. I sort of wish he had a holster for a gun, but that's pretty minor and you can find that elsewhere. I'm glad they concentrated on more specific accessories.
Love the rubbery hands on these guys. It makes switching hands a snap, and they look much more natural in posing, too.
So, yeah, all in all... really, really pleased. Having them in hand, I think it's much more likely I'll order Moriarty now.