Top positive review
Great study aid for artists!
2 August 2016
I've been looking for a proper desktop sized skeleton model (not the 80cm ones, it doesn't sound like a lot but if you think of it, 100cm is a meter, suddenly it seems a bit big for a desk!) and this one I must say is the absolute perfect size to sit on a desk. Also, for its size this skeleton is wonderfully detailed and about 90% accurate I'd say- the extra fingers instead of thumbs is the biggest flaw and I think it's unnecessary.
I bought it to help me be better able to visualise the skeleton as I study anatomy for art purposes; the fact that you assemble the skeleton yourself (well, I had to break it apart to assemble it really, they'd done a lot of it for you for display purposes) is actually a great way to help you gain a better understanding of how the pieces fit together and move together.
However, it seems that the more you fiddle around with assembling/disassembling the skeleton, the more frail it becomes. As I said, I had to break apart the skeleton to really have a go at assembling it myself, and once I'd done that it was never as solid as it was beforehand (and I don't think I was too rough with pulling it apart either). It's the same with the stand, the holder slides down the pole a lot and the skeleton either slides forwards off of the stand or his legs buckle and he tumbles down.
Overall I think this is a great study aid, it's probably best to build it and leave it that way but it's nice to know that I can pull it apart if I need help understanding how things connect.