Red Shadow Paint Jobs - Thin Lines versus Thick Lines, etc.

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Red Shadow Paint Jobs - Thin Lines versus Thick Lines, etc.

Postby Hopper » 12 Apr 2015 18:40

I have been looking through my Red Shadows to see if there is anything else that can be gleaned from comparing and contrasting, following the brief flirtation with the idea of different Shadow types and new variants ( viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14266 )

Although, I think the differences in arm and leg position are now arbirtrary, I definitely believe there are two types of paint applied, and differences in terms of quality.

On the first, the Inferior Type, the black triangle on the shoulder is short and pushed further to the back of the shoulder, making it difficult to see when viewed face on. The white painted line applied over the top of the triangle is thick, and usually of a greyish colour, especially with playwear.

On the second type, the Superior Type, the black shoulder triangle is long, and is centrally placed on the shoulder, and is visible from the front when viewed face on. The white painted line applied over the top is thin and accurate, and is a clean white colour, even with playwear.

I have 7 Red Shadows, and all are easily identifiable as being in one group or the other. Actually, of the seven, only 1 is of the Superior Type, which I make to be about 14%, give or take - so it would seem to be the less common.

The division into two types seems also to work with Red Vulture too, though both of the examples I have are thin, Superior, types.

Make of this what you will!
Any thoughts good and gentle folk of BFTB - Are we truly looking at a variant? Or do we put this on down to manufacturing differences, which it clearly is, and leave it at that?

Below are some photographs - Superior type on the left, Inferior on the right.
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