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1/8 Heidemarie W. Schnaufer by Alter

A short, out of the box review of ALTER's Heidemarie W. Schnaufer. As one of my fave female anime/manga characters, I felt compelled to do a review of her figure.



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Character Info:
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Heidemarie is regarded as one of the best Night Witches from Karlsand Luftwaffe. As a Nachthexe or Night Witch, she had 100 recorded Neuroi kills that mainly occurred during Night Patrols. Like Sanya, Heidemarie also has Magic Needles/Antennas. Her Antenna has a different design and seems to be adapted from the Radar Equipment of the BF110G-4. Being a nightwitch, Heidemarie often flies alone at night. Although in her younger years, she seems to be used being alone. She would often be found playing in her family house's Wine Cellar. This was due to the fact that her night Vision abilities were uncontrollable, and thus made her eyes, quite sensitive to bright light. It was said that Heidemarie formed a "long distance relationship" with Sanya. Since Heidemarie and Sanya had Magic Radar Abilities, both girls were able to communicate by broadcasting and receiving signals.


Heidemarie's Striker Unit is based on the Messerschmitt BF110G-4, a specialized Night variant of the BF110 Heavy Fighters. As such, the maneuverability of these Striker units are less than the Standard Strikers.
On the plus side, these more powerful Strikers give them higher load capacities and ranges. This enables Heidemarie to arm herself with the larger MG 151 Cannon. In essence, this makes her more of a Bomber than a Fighter.
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I, for one like Heavy Twin Engine Fighters, primarily because of their intimidating appearances, speed & ranges.



Figure:
The figure itself looks gorgeous in ALTER style. Add the fact that Heidemarie is my fave Witch ^^ Also, Heidemarie's Familiar is a Gyrlfacon.

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I just like the way she stares with her beautiful red eyes ^^
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Heidemarie's hair is Pearl White, It might be not be accurate since she seems to have a flat white colored hair in both Fumikane Illustrations and the Movie.. but still, I like this color.
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One of the more prominent characteristics of Heidemarie are, well... her boobs ;)
..better not leave her alone with Yoshika... xD
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Taking a look at her uniform, We can see Heidemarie's Squadron Patch, the Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 or the NJG 1.
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Looking at the BF110G-4 Striker Units, it's nicely done with panel lines, access panels, Radiator Inlets/Vents, Exhaust Pipes and of course, weathering effects.
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The Top Side of the Striker Units, Two tone Camo is based on one of Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufers, aircraft.
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One thing to note about the Striker units based from Heavy Fighters is that they tend to have Vertical and Horizontal stabilizers. The miniatiurized fuselage of the BF110G-4 appears on the side instead of being part of the main striker unit's body. The NJG1 Squadron Emblem can be seen on both Portside and Starboard Striker units. Both Portside and Starboard Navigation lights are still rendered in transparent material.
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Radiator Vents or something..
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Exhaust pipes of DB 601 Engines. There's also the blue ring that makes this part more of a Propeller Hub for the Magic Props.
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Now, moving to Heidemarie's primary Armnament. the MG 151
The Gun has a great looking Gun Metal Finish. It feels like the armnament was made of Metal and Steel. The live 20mm round can also be seen ^^
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The backside of the the Ammunition Canister.
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The Tail Feathers of Heidemarie's Familiar.
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Heidemarie's Magical Antenna seems to be based from the Lichtenstein radar, the Radar units that were equipped on the Real BF110G-4
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Lastly the base. It's the same basic blue plastic and metal rods seen in the previous Strike Witches figures. Like always, it also functions as a Data block stating Heidemarie's Height, Birthday, Striker Unit, Squadron and Armnament
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Just one gripe though. I just didn't like the sculpt on Heidemarie's thighs. It doesn't look much on the pictures but her thighs look like polygons..

Heidemarie's thigh isn't rounded and seems to have some edges. I just can't explain it well. You might need to get the actual figure to understand what I mean..
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That aside...I just love Heidemarie's mysterious aura.. =)
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Sculpting:
8/10

I have to give this a lower score, because of the "Polygon thighs". Other than that, Heidemarie looks great and all, sculpting is superb in most areas save her thighs ^^


Painting:
9/10

Superb colors, just like the other Strike witches figures I have. Beautifully colored eyes, Striker units, aircraft details, weathering look and such. Great job Alter~

Despite being LATE again for moving the release date of this item.:v


Posing:
9/10

Beautiful pose, quite similar to the first illustration of Heidemarie with a Striker unit.. Seems like she's listening carefully on the signals being emitted by Neuroi or perhaps Sanya or some other Night Witch for that matter.


Posing:
7/10

Same as with most Alter Strike Witches Bases...


10/10 in terms of enjoyment because Heidemarie is my favourite witch ^^
Again Beautiful Girl + Plane + BigA$$ Cannon = Love =D


Thank you very much for reading!


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    Scores8/10

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    Maakie (1 year ago) #5746369Thanks for the review! I wanted to get this one anyway, but it's nice to see her more up-close! :)
    Thanks for reading ^^ Go get her^^ She's a beautiful figure and a superb addition to your Mecha Musume Collection ^^
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    Thanks for the review! I wanted to get this one anyway, but it's nice to see her more up-close! :)
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    victorviper (1 year ago) #5587698Very interesting review. Your review did make me notice some elements of this figure I hadn't noticed before, like her feathers, and I agree that the polygonal thighs are a little weird looking.
    Unfortunately, I haven't added Heidemarie to my Strike Witches collection in part since the movie hasn't been released in North America and I don't have too much of a connection to the character. It also seems like Alter made Heidemarie in more limited quantity than some of their later witches, as she's really expensive now on the secondhand market.

    There are subs of the movie iirc.. I also followed her story in some of the spinoff materials like manga, etc.. ^^ Thanks for reading


    ZoidsFanatic (1 year ago) #5587718Thanks for the review! I always love to see more no-501st (sorry Barkhorn) figures enter the market. So it's nice to see figures like this around. Glad you like her as well!
    The 501st Witches from ALTER is pretty much complete already, It's a nice move to do girls from the other fighter wings as well. Thanks for reading^^


    Jess-kane (1 year ago) #5588087Thank you for this lovely review! I've been seriously considering adding her to my collection and your review made me want her even more! She and Sanya are my favorite witches! I love her color palette
    If you can still get her, go^^ Thanks for reading^


    Seiidaishougun (1 year ago) #5588458Those are tense muscles, not "polygon tighs" XD
    She looks pretty damn good :D
    I wonder if she really pants a lot on certain conditions, as her surname suggests ;)

    I don't know. I know ALTER's Francesca Lucchinni have those "tense Muscles" but I think tense/adductor muscles of Heidemarie is kinda off, extending all the way to the knee if her strikers were removed..

    Anyway, thanks for reading..^
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    Thank you for this lovely review! I've been seriously considering adding her to my collection and your review made me want her even more! She and Sanya are my favorite witches! I love her color palette
    1 year ago
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    Thanks for the review! I always love to see more no-501st (sorry Barkhorn) figures enter the market. So it's nice to see figures like this around. Glad you like her as well!
    1 year ago
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    Very interesting review. Your review did make me notice some elements of this figure I hadn't noticed before, like her feathers, and I agree that the polygonal thighs are a little weird looking.

    Unfortunately, I haven't added Heidemarie to my Strike Witches collection in part since the movie hasn't been released in North America and I don't have too much of a connection to the character. It also seems like Alter made Heidemarie in more limited quantity than some of their later witches, as she's really expensive now on the secondhand market.
    1 year ago
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