Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Review Tuesday: La Licorne
Welcome back to another Tuesday review.. the shows have been kind with many offers on, and this was just such an offer that I picked up at Euro Militaire.
First off I have to say that I am not a huge fan of French. Not to be confused with France.. just French in general. I mostly blame this to my French teacher back in Elementary all those years ago that made us repeat ad nausium the phrases until we could say them even if we did not understand them.
To this day I still can only say the basics like hello, good bye, and my name is... but with a heavy Quebecois accent.. so that doesn't help if I ever was to go to France ( which I do plan at some point as my wife is in love with French and all things associated to it.. go figure... )
Anyways... this is not a deep down work on why I like or dislike French, but more about the model, that just so happens to be from an apparently famous french comic!
Right away I have to say that the packaging is wonderful. Seriously.. what is with these companies coming up with amazing ways to package their products, and not sharing the secrets! Seriously this one even had the lid magnetically close! I will need to do an article on packaging at some point and post that up here!
Anyways.. onwards to the model and contents!
As you can see.. the figure is of medieval backing.. very Shakespearean origin.. including a spinal cord/skull mace like weapon! :D Pretty awesome!
Cast on it is pretty smooth, and the big slab of resin at the bottom should be easy enough to remove from the feet. The rest looks decent with the vent pours done in easy to hide or fix locations as well.
Quite the face on this character as well!
Oh and another art card ( am starting to begin a collection just of those! ) and a sticker ( gotta love stickers! ) which has already been placed on the almighty miniatures transport box!
I was contemplating to try to find the comic that it relates to but that would probably require me to understand French, and well that can be referred back to the monologue at the beginning of the article. BUT I can see this guy going toe to toe with hell's greatest heroes in a bid to save his soul or that of a twisted loved one.. Maybe even a bit bright to reflect the period of his clothing?
In any case.. I have a few ideas for it. So it could be a fun little project to tackle!
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