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  • Please remember to mention Wargames Forum when contacting traders
    size of the figures and that I didn t want to damage the casting or detail for that matter it was fiddly at times but well worth the little bit of clean up Painting This was surprisingly easy I had an excellent time painting them thoroughly enjoyable This was in part due to the time that the sculptor had spent creating the castings the detail works with you and it brings out the quality of the figures As I said earlier I m not a Sci Fi buff so if they are supposed to be a different colour from what I ve painted them I do apologise I felt that they looked a bit like a S W A T team so that s where I got the idea for the colour scheme Overall A nice set of figures that are worth purchasing they are very detailed and nice to paint Pack No N 1 First Thoughts These figures resemble those guys that run around blasting aliens in the game Halo The figures 8 of them are all well cut and proportionate I found their were very little flash on these figures although a couple of the figures did have mould lines The hardest part of the removal was upon the tops of the helmets I was trying to keep the shape and not lose any of the detail but that said the job was not difficult and went on without incident I must say in defense of these figures that these minor details did not detract me in any way about my thoughts of the miniatures Stunning Is the word I would use Once they were undercoated the detail is even better as with the grey primer that I use really does let you see if the figure is detailed or not and these were well detailed just to name one of the details ventilation slots in the helmets Body armor and weapons as well as backpacks have all been beautifully depicted and you can have a great time painting them up I did Painting As I said above these figures are very nice to paint the job is made very easy and picking out detail is better than I thought it would be given the size of the figures and what I m used to painting Even the weapons were so full of detail that again it made the job easy Overall A very nice set of figures that will grace anyone s table and look great Well Done Pack I F 02 Islamic Federation First Thoughts A bit chunky with slightly large heads on a couple of them Saying that they are in Army issue combat gear so that could explain the slight chunkiness If you look at the photo s you ll see what I mean The heads on a couple of the figures look a little large for me which is something I can t understand really as other figures from this company I have

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Jan04/Stargrunt.htm (2016-02-16)
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    sculptor manages to capture such detail on such a small figure The sheer minuteness of the scale is definitely no impediment to the designer who has a sharp and keen eyesight to be able to do these creations simply marvellous These are no blobs of metal as one may expect by just going on the scale size these are very proportionate and little masterpieces in their own rights The chariots are in a couple of pieces which aids painting and fit together pretty easily they are well defined and sculptured The Cavalry are also well crafted and to see the detail just look at the photos of them the horses and riders are well proportioned Armour is well defined as are the rest of the details including the bridles and horse decorations Once the figures are undercoated the figures just seem to come alive as you can really see the craftsmanship and time that has been spent creating these little marvels it really is astonishing Flash This is not a problem as the only flash I found was on the bottom of the figures bases mould lines are none existent so no complaints their either Overall These are really nice

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Jan04/BacPers.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Games Workshops  Knights of Minas Tirith
    each model Separate hands with weapon These are all cast the same a large spear lance in the hand Flash on these was again very minute and also easily removed although the nodule on the bottom of the spear does take a little care to remove it and the slight cleaning up is minimal Attachment This job didn t go too bad three went on easily one was slightly awkward the other well I wish I didn t have such large broad fingers I found it difficult to attach the last hand to the figure whose arm is in the couched position perhaps like I said my large fingers didn t help At least their wasn t any need for milliput to close up any large gaps as the hands fitted snugly into the wrist joints Horses Plastic horses This is something I can t understand why have a metal rider and a plastic horse and with the cost of the set I d expected them to be all metal The horses are moulded in two halves they do have a fair amount of detail but also they have what I feel is a design flaw which I will now reveal Each of the plastic horses has been designed with just one hoof fully on the floor the others are in mid air or just off the base I myself prefer at least two hooves on the ground reason being it gives more stability to the model especially when a horse is plastic and the rider metal the centre of gravity is much higher and so makes the model more unstable Also on this point the horse is easily broken off the base as the single ankle of the horse is bearing all the weight it does happen even to

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Dec03/knightsofmina.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Gripping Beast
    Army shh don t tell the wife The figures come with long spears and also swords as well as shields Both hands of each figure are open so you can create multiple permutations of the figures using the weapons provided this will change the look of each individual figure just by putting different weapons in each hand Just off the top of my head I worked out that there are

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Dec03/grippingbeast2.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Osprey
    quite easy to rectify this small fault during the painting process don t worry about it honest and that was the only point that needed to be done during painting The rest of the horse and for that matter the other figures in the pack were perfect Both Horses are well crafted and proportionate The Standing Horse does have more finer detail added to it eg the sheepskin saddle cloth and an array of bags and pouches but the other looks great without so again don t worry on this point either Both look the biz The Riders Both are female and also well proportioned One of them at first glance I mistook for Joan of Arc you know the maid of Orleans and I suppose she could be used as such Her broad sword is held high and she looks very commanding Detail on this figure is not overly done although there is enough to paint I think if the designer had put more on the figure it might have actually detracted you from the delights of the miniature and how it looks The other female rider has a few jewellery items around her neck and head and holds what appears to be a double bladed weapon with the handle in the centre I thought it was a bow at my first look before my initial spraying ect but closer inspection revealed otherwise the figure also carries a sheathed broadsword On both figures the folds and creases in their clothing is well designed and the facial features are splendidly carved Painting All of the figures in the pack were very easy to paint and I think it would be very difficult to make a bad job of painting these gems I enjoyed painting these figures very much and enjoyed

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Dec03/Newbold.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Gripping Beast
    individual figure The Overall detail on the figures is of the highest standards right the way down to the feathering on plumes to the individual straps on the sandals The figures faces and hands are well cut and these details are proportionate to the size of the models Belts buckles etc are all well detailed and just add realism to the models Under coating After the figures had their coat of primer I could see the pains that the sculptor had gone to to bring these little fellows to life clever little touches here and their that make the difference The only thing I found to Gripe about was that on a couple of the figures the bases were a little too narrow for my liking I myself prefer a little more base width as it gives a better area for gluing to a base when finished but don t let this stop you from purchasing these Gems as the figures rich details more than make up for this and after all what else could I gripe about Painting Pfwaarrrh Wikkid as the kids would say These figures are very nice to paint and the finish is excellent Each coat

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Dec03/grippingbeast1.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Osprey
    variety of poses is quite apparent and I must say I felt a shame Tom Bombadil and Goldberry These two had a slight amount of flash but nowhere near as much as some barrow wights which was quite a relief Tom himself is a very nice model and is in what looks like a well I ll have to have a think on this one type pose Creases and folds are well supplied on this model and I just love the long feather in his hat Goldberry is also very nicely modelled in a walking pose shielding a candle Again beautifully detailed with jewellery and an ornamental belt around her waist and a nice tiara type head band She has a long flowing gown and looks the part Again her facial details and clothing details are all well captured and helps make the job of painting a lot easier The Hobbits these are depicted in their burial shrouds old ones which a few had tears in Detail e g folds ect were well defined and a couple of them do have jewellery on they are all laid out and do resemble Lawrence of Arabia well that s what sprung to my mind when I first looked at them The only problem I found with the hobbits was the fact that they had a round plastic base to go on and sitting one on a base I thought looked a little ridiculous as its head and feet over hung and looked like it was floating partially in mid air so I decided to base them on my own home made bases these looked better than the ones supplied Painting I would be lying if I said that I d not enjoyed painting these miniatures they are all very nice and each

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Dec03/Barrowdowns.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Vendel Miniatures 5 Fen Road
    the supernumeraries holding a small flag There is not really much to say and my only complaint about this figure apart from the fact he would look a little odd in a Phalanx is his rather stubby feet Next we have one of the standard bearers to which I have attached one of the standard poles Apart from the seemingly standard mini feet he is a fairly good sculpture grasping his sword hilt with his left hand His shield already embossed with a Macedonian Star to ease painting is cast onto his back Moving onto the officer he is drawing his sword while moving forward rather odd uncomfortable looking manner Nevertheless he looks suitably impressive to lead any Phalanx Finally in this image we have another supernumerary Although he looks a bit glum with his arms crossed tightly across his chest a closer look at his face reveals a nicely detailed fierce snarl just the attitude needed to fight the Persian hordes Kicking off the next group we have another supernumerary this time holding a staff topped off with a hand a nice addition to any command group Moving onto the officer with his sword already drawn he is adopting a suitably dramatic pose Eager for action he is clearly pointing the way to the enemy The next figure is my favorite from this pack The second standard bearer again comes with cast on shield with the Macedonian Star already detailed With his long flowing cloak and shield resting on the ground his pose is immediately reminiscent of the style found in Greek frieze or pottery art The final figure is the only musician in the pack Blowing a horn his puffed up cheeks are another example of the details to be found on these figures Overall there are a

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Nov/vendel.htm (2016-02-16)
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