Today we have the final instalment of Max Factory’s Shining Wind Sexy Girls in Bikinis. What’s that you say? There’s four figures, not three? This is true, very true. I however do not own Ryuna as her price seems to be considerably higher than the other 3 in the set. I’m not entirely sure why though, perhaps she was a popular character in the game? Anyway, today I present you with Elwing, a sexy elf girl.
Like the other two figures, Elwing was produced by Max Factory and sculpted by Saito Heel. And just like the other two Elwing is also a 1/7th scale figure which retailed for ¥4,800 / $47 CAD back in November of 2006. Elwing is also from the same Shining Tears game series which has Tony Taka’s character designs. Elwing however differs from the others in a small way, she’s slightly cast-off and has two little leaf accessories for her bikini.
Elwing was the surprise of the group, as mentioned in my Mao review I expected to like her the most, however after receiving them all Elwing really stood out as being superior. Just like nearly all sexy girls in bikini figures her pose is simple, but it does it’s job and is quite cute. And I guess like all elves, she’s wearing only natural clothes made from leaves and… I’m not sure what that skirt is made out of though… Anyway, I can’t find any major flaws in the sculpting, it’s simple because the original artwork was.
Paint wise Elwing’s decent, she lacks depth like all 3 but that’s again due to the simplicity of the original artwork. I think her pale skin works well though with the green leaf bikini and blonde hair, and overall her skin is fairly uniformly coloured. I guess the only downside to her skin is that it’s a bit shiny, but I suppose we could just assume she put sunscreen on or oil or something and ignore that.
Tony Taka did a good job designing her character, long flowing hair, good sized breasts, curves, some pointy ears, your usual elf coloured eyes and hair and Saito has done an good job realizing it all in 3-dimensions. Saito’s also given Elwing what appears to be the same tummy as the others, perfect.
Elwings skirt is easily removable and the seam not very noticable, though when the skirt is removable it reveals a small defect that I’m going to ignore. I’m going to ignore it because of what it seems to look like, it looks like sand is stuck to her bikini bottoms, which seems to fit the figure quite well. How’s that for a change, a positive defect?
So Elwing worked out to be my favourite, who knew? Well looking through posts on various sites I guess this was inevitable, she’s in far more than Mao, and has properly sized breasts unlike Blanc Neige. Additionally Elwing looks best in most of the artwork, so I’m glad that she worked out that way in this figure set as well. I’m quite pleased with Elwing, while like the others she’s not a spectacular figure, she’s cute and sexy and not defective! I wonder what girl in a sexy bikini I’ll buy next?
All their feet look the same and not very attractive 😦