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Something new and different for the rich skullers

-No.357 Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Brown Eye Version http://www.art-of-war.jp/product/515
45,000JPY


-No.358 Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Red Eye Version http://www.art-of-war.jp/product/514
45,000JPY


I like the brown eye, pretty well detailed skull and beherit!

The base is ... basic...and color is too light


"Product Description
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"We planned to recreate this art statue for a long time and finally it comes before the end for this summer.
"The design is from one of the most famous monochrome illustrations: the symbolic Skull Knight head with Beherit and Rose crown.
"In Berserk comic volume 9, Skull Knight appeared in the dark forest for the first time, to give Guts a prophecy of the Eclipse.
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"We molded the skull head based on a real one, not a copy from the picture because AOW always pursue the “reality” for every product.
"The crack lines on the skull are painted by brush carefully and very similar to a real skeleton.
"The thorn is painted at dry wood + silver metal color; the rose is also molded as a real one and painted in antique purple color.
"Colors used to enhance the mysterious feelings of Skull Knight, and to express his longevity and nobility.
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"It is the first time we use Doll Eye.
"We believe it will make the Beherit vividly like a real creature, and you will feel the power when Skull Knight looks at you.
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"*Installment Plan*
"First Payment: 25,000 JPY in 7 days after pre-order
"Second Payment: 20,000 JPY in 35 days after pre-order
"Third Payment: Shipping & handling cost around December


Released Date    August 23rd, 2014
Estimated Delivery Date    Late December, 2014
Net Weight    approx. 2100g
Full Size    (H)19cm x (W)12.5cm x (D)13.2cm
Materials    Polystone; 18mm Doll Eye
Serial Number    No.1-No.50 (for red eye) - No.51-No.100 (for brown eye) (for both Japanese and oversease customers)
Attachments    Serial Number Nameplate



At least it's not another guts
by the way i like this one "AOW always pursue the “reality” for every product." Did you say guts face?  :guts:

Offline Berserker78

Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 11:28:26 AM »
Hi compatriot i saw it like you  :guts: Finally a new one and it's a nice product  :casca: the english version of their website doesn't work...why??

Offline Liad

Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 11:38:51 AM »
This is actually kinda cool, so I thought to myself "If it´s around 15000 yen i´ll buy it", but 45000 JPY is  too expensive. I like the idea though, but why they molded it after a real skull blows my mind. It´s not supposed to be an actual skull, it´s Skull Knight. All hail the lazy AoW sculptor.

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Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 12:04:59 PM »
I like the idea though, but why they molded it after a real skull blows my mind. It´s not supposed to be an actual skull, it´s Skull Knight.

No, the original picture does not depict the Skull Knight's helmet. It's a simple skull, similar to what they did. But their label for this item is actually incorrect, as it's not the skull by itself that portrays the Skull Knight, it's the entire picture (skull, beherit, thorns & roses) that figuratively represents him.

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Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 12:09:57 PM »
The pupil is supposed to be vertical, like an apostle or God Hand member.
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Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 01:58:45 PM »
45,000 Yen plus shipping is expensive for that scale. That skull looks pretty different (nose, grooves, width, etc etc), paint looks sloppy cos it doesn't accentuate any bone-like colors, beherit eye is big + position of the beherit itself is off ... the kit by Acetone is better in comparison imo.
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Offline andrewdsz

Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 02:15:16 PM »
I like it. But not 500 usd like. I will jump in if it is 300...... This is basically a beherit installed inside of tentacleship's skull.

Offline roskus

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 04:54:07 PM »
45.000?! ahahahahah lol!!!

Offline Sankari

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2014, 05:47:31 PM »
Seriously, this is so simple to make, shouldn't even cost $100

Offline andrewdsz

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2014, 09:39:19 PM »
i think later on they will come up with blue eye ver. and swarovski eye version.  :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka:

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2014, 12:14:24 AM »
I quite like it it's at least something new and different BUT will definitely be passing with that price tag that's just stupidly laughably stupid

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Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2014, 12:49:52 PM »
Between this and Acetone's kit it leaves me wondering what's so tough about this image to get right in 3D.  Acetone's skull is a heck of a lot closer to the design but neither of them look like they try hardly at all to match the rose briars or the way the skull is shattered.

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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2014, 03:59:53 PM »
"We molded the skull head based on a real one, not a copy from the picture because AOW always pursue the “reality” for every product."

Based on a real skull, and then modified to match the art, may have been ok, but this seems kind of lazy to me. The colors on the rose stem aren't very vivid, either (is the color version official?). Cracks aren't faithful to the art, etc. The doll's eye is a nice touch but, as Walter pointed out, this is also inaccurate.

It's more a representation of the original art, than a recreation of it. I don't pay people money for things I feel I can do a better job of, generally.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 04:15:11 PM by Kruge »
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Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2014, 09:55:56 AM »
Extra Blood Repainting Service Now Available!



Every item will be hand painted by our skillful artisans.
The extra repainting will enhance the dark feeling of the statue, and makes it more powerful for looking.
(*The actual product appearance may differ from this sample image, because the painting is all hand work.)

At least it's before the end of the preorder...

EDIT: what the what!

AOW Special Repaint Service For -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version

Unit Price: 5,000JPY

I had the pretension to think it was a free service... :ganishka:

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Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2014, 12:12:24 PM »
Added blood costs 5000yen is not something new that AOW just came out. They just re-enthasizung their old trick for more money and better sales. 

Will I jump in? No. This just strengthen my believes about how bad this piece is as no one is putting money down so they had to get the extra serviced product onto the front page.

Offline roskus

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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2014, 05:02:52 PM »
wht'sahell!! :ganishka:

Offline Mangetsu

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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2014, 06:55:03 PM »
Aow is a joke

Offline andrewdsz

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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2014, 12:09:15 PM »
will this piece worth 300$? I got an offer from AOW till sep 30th saying that I have a 30% off everything on next purchase.

Offline Berserker78

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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2014, 08:26:27 AM »
Well "bloody" version  :ganishka: for 5OOO Yens.... Next extra will be.... :magni:

Offline Mangetsu

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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2014, 12:01:48 PM »
will this piece worth 300$? I got an offer from AOW till sep 30th saying that I have a 30% off everything on next purchase.

Tbh, I don't thinck so
The Size is not impressive, the piece itself looks good and all, but it still is not worth 300 $

It is for you to decide, but i would not go for it

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Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2014, 12:31:27 PM »
Tbh, I don't thinck so
The Size is not impressive, the piece itself looks good and all, but it still is not worth 300 $

It is for you to decide, but i would not go for it

I bet they'll release something nicer before the 30th. I would never buy this since they sculpted an original skull and not :SK: maybe for $10. Cumbersome paperweight IMO....jk it's nicely done and all just doesn't float my boat. I'd hold out to put that discount towards something else...in hopes they have something worth it in the next few weeks.

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Re: [ART OF WAR NEW RELEASE]Berserk -Skull Knight & Beherit- *2014 Version
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2014, 02:08:50 PM »
Not nice and not worth the 5000 yen for something like this

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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2014, 06:40:48 PM »
goodsmile smash all please!!!

Offline rayhato

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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2014, 07:18:30 PM »
I'm really thinking to get this one. At least it is something exclusive, not "limited" re-paint. Despite the errors, sculpt job is great overall and it should be an eye-catcher on every table.

Ed. Oh boy, pre-orders closed. Well, I guess it's better for my wallet.

Ed. 2. Damn, the reopened it up to 24th Oct. Couldn't resist  :farnese:
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« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2014, 03:22:31 PM »
Aaaaand mine arrived today! And I got №62 Brown Eye.  :badbone:
Sadly I have no camera nearby so I used my cellphone camera during unboxing process. So, anyone want live pictures? I will get my Canon back in the end of this week and will shoot him properly.

ed. Here some pic from my mobile phone: http://imgur.com/a/CjiSF
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 08:55:05 PM by rayhato »