I got the new ER Riseman, and while I think it's a great color combination (might look good on a set of GY gray resin, too, which I plan to try someday) I HATED the hawk image in the backlight. I normally like backlight images, unless they make the time difficult to read, and the hawk was VERY dark and VERY obtrusive. On top of that, it didn't even really look like a hawk. It was moke like a giant "V"
Normally, backlight image removal is not too difficult. Once you take apart the LCD, the image is usually on a clear gel that can simply be removed. In the case of this new Riseman (and possibly Casio is doing all their EL images like this now) the gel is adhered to an integral part of the LCD. There is no way to remove it. In order to get the hawk off, I had to remove the paint with a Q-tip soaked in acetone. This had to be done carefully and gently because the plastic scratches easily. Once the hawk was removed, I reassembled the watch (which is not easy, because the Riseman is very complex compared to most G-shocks.)
Thankfully, it turned out well, but it looks like backlight removal (at least for this model, and possibly all new models) is not as straightforward as it once was. It is now a destructive mod (once you go there, you can't go back) but I am happy with the results. Anyway, sorry I don't have pictures of the progress (I was too involved with trying not to wreck the watch).