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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Review: Reaper Bust "The Grudge"


So this was another piece that is sitting in my collection at the moment.. especially since I just picked it up recently for a semi "secret" project that some might be able to guess now.

I saw this piece at Monte San Savino painted up and had to say that it was awesome looking!


I am even more impressed after seeing the quality of the piece. Considering that the chainmail is sculpted like it was done by me :) Cause this is pretty simple chainmail sculpting ( comparing it against what Raffa did on the Brekk bust ).


The box is quite simple. Cardboard box, and some bubblewrap inside. Not the best packaging but thankfully the bust is a single piece.


The material it is cast out of it strange. It feels more like plaster than resin, and the color is white. This is not primed, but the color that it was out of the box. Cannot say that I am impressed with it, but let us see how it does when applying some paint on it.


Though the bigger sections of metal will be nice to play with. Some aging and weathering can work wonders on it though. And the beard is sculpted nicely enough which will be a redeeming quality compared to the chainmail.


Simple back to save on resin/plaster ,so will be painted straight black. But the chainmail just makes me weep :'(

In the end, it will still be a nice piece to paint up. Let's see how it goes once I get some primer on it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Project UK: Hellbrutes!


Well this has taken far longer than it should have taken to get these 2 guys finished up! Since I have been sitting on these 2 models for far far farrrrr too long it seems!

But they are painted up, and will join the other Chaos models soon enough. Just 4 more models left for this long overdue commission project and I can call this batch finalllllly finished!

Now to grab the next 2 chaos champions and get them finished up before tackling the ladies of Privateer Press!

GO GO GO MR LEE! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Review: MKontraros Dwarf bust..


Another Tuesday, another review! This time here is an interesting Dwarf piece. A piece that for many it is a love/hate relationship that they have with it. Either they love it, or hate it due to the scarring on the face.

All I can really say about it is that I am in the former category for this piece and really love it.

And while in Italy for the Monte San Savino show I was able to see their stand and see the pieces in person!


And all I can say is that the quality held up for the piece I purchased from them while at the show!


This time the container is of metal, and is again sandwiched between 2 layers of foam. With the pieces contained within their own ziplock bags, aside from the axe handle itself.


Once outside of the baggies I was able to have a look at the overall quality once more.


All I can say is that the quality is beyond words! No flash. No mold lines ( that I could find on the first inspection ). And although there are some tiny fiddly bits here, nothing was broken!


But the best part was that without glue or blutac or pattafix putty it stays together! Amazing to have such a piece fit so nicely together!

This is going to be quite a piece to paint up in the end. As the details are quite nice, the hair looks quite decent ( required for a Dwarf bust! ), though the square block shoulder guard will be interesting to paint up in the end.

Will be a nice piece to do after a more difficult piece.. that much I can say for sure!

Hope you enjoy another review from me here! More to come!
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