Miss Scarlet with the Axe

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Post by CMustardwPipeinLibrary » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:43 pm

Maybe we'd better cut straight to the heart of the matter:

CluedoKid, what exactly makes this look like Miss Scarlet as opposed to Mrs. Peacock?
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Post by CluedoKid » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:18 pm

She works as Scarlet because the dress is perfect, as well as the diva pose. The short blond hair and face doesn't work for Peacock. That's why the Reinvention Peacock is so awful.
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Post by kova » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:52 pm

And it works for Miss Scarlet? Mrs. Peacock is a diva too. Your model looks like Mrs. Peacock in the face.

She sorta looks like Barbara Eden today. Not in the 60s where she looked like a Miss Scarlet type.
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Post by Green » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:21 am

CluedoKid wrote:She works as Scarlet because the dress is perfect, as well as the diva pose. The short blond hair and face doesn't work for Peacock. That's why the Reinvention Peacock is so awful.
To quote a great philosopher...
Niteshade007 wrote:A woman wearing red does not a Scarlet make.
Also, I think Peacock is one of the things that Discover the Secrets did well, along with Scarlet and Green. Mustard's appearance is fine as well. I think this Miss Scarlet's face and hair work splendidly for a busybody/socialite Peacock.

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Post by Black » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:45 am

If you look at the TV series, the suspects don't always where their own suspect colour.

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Post by Green » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:25 pm

In fact, I don't think that became a trend until 1986, with the exception of the cartoons of the 50s. Which, as I've theorized before, is probably the real reason that the movie characters don't wear their assigned colors - because that just wasn't a popular notion yet.

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Post by Black » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:25 pm

Green wrote:the movie characters don't wear their assigned colors.
Mustard I think did. But I get your point.

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Post by CluedoKid » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:04 pm

kova wrote:And it works for Miss Scarlet? Mrs. Peacock is a diva too. Your model looks like Mrs. Peacock in the face.

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She sorta looks like Barbara Eden today. Not in the 60s where she looked like a Miss Scarlet type.

Why does Scarlet have to be young? I liked the aged look for her. Older women are usually more attractive.
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To quote a great philosopher...
Niteshade007 wrote:A woman wearing red does not a Scarlet make.
Red dress or no red dress, she works for Scarlet.
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Post by kova » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:32 pm

Miss Scarlet doesn't have to a 20-something but she looks 50+ in this rendering. With Barbara Eden, she looks like a vixen in the 60s. Now she looks like a wise woman who has several tricks up her sleeves.
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Post by MrGreenJeans » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:07 pm

I agree with everyone except CluedoKid. It's a great sculpt and paint job, but as a Peacock in a red dress. Not a Scarlet.

Red dress or no dress, she is NOT Scarlet.

But a great sculpt nonetheless! :D

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Post by CluedoKid » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:35 pm

MrGreenJeans wrote:I agree with everyone except CluedoKid. It's a great sculpt and paint job, but as a Peacock in a red dress. Not a Scarlet.

Just like everyone else who posted, your also WRONG.
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Post by fendue » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:36 pm

OH WHO CARES!!!

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Post by fendue » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:37 pm

...about anyones opinion! Mine OR yours! It doesn't matter, it's just a little sculpture! Some people like it! Some don't!!

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Post by CluedoKid » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:40 pm

fendue wrote:...about anyones opinion! Mine OR yours! It doesn't matter, it's just a little sculpture! Some people like it! Some don't!!
Well actually my opinion does matter. Just as well, you have to like it (but only if you see her as Miss Scarlet). :)
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Post by fendue » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:43 pm

She can be Miss Scarlet, just not easily in my mind... but you like it, and that's fine.

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Post by Adam106 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:36 am

Murder by Death wrote:Now this is a Miss Scarlett
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Amanda Holden as Scarlet?! Although, actually seeing it she does work with it. Ooh la la!

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Post by cacums » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:42 am

I almost see a candlestick in that picture too!

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Post by Niteshade007 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:33 pm

In regards to the latest image...yes and no.

The pose and dress are pretty awful, but she's attractive and I like the blonde hair, going back to that original Scarlet. It's not great but it's not the worst interpretation either.

And Cluedokid, I think an older Scarlet would be interesting, and perhaps make a bit more sense in the Clue world. I mean, why does Mr. Boddy have such old friends except for the one hot girl? Well, perhaps I've answered my own question. I just don't feel that this particular "Scarlet with an Axe" image represents Miss Scarlet well. The pose isn't Diva, it's just awkward. Axes are heavy, and she's just holding it with one hand, apparently about to strike? It's likely to come hit her in the leg. Fortunately I don't think she could get much momentum going with one arm. There are older women who are quite sexy, and could perhaps play Scarlet. I just don't think particular sculpt epitomizes Scarlet.

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Re: Miss Scarlet with the Axe

Post by Murder by Death » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:06 pm

It doesn't help that she looks just like the 2002 Peacock:

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