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Kit Review – Barbarian and the Lost Princess (Black Sun Miniatures)

PRELUDE Black Sun Miniatures have been making a fair bit of noise since bursting on to the hobby scene, with a wealth of stunning figures and busts. They have gone for the jugular with collaborations with artists such as Palacios, Bogaert, Rubio. Cirillo and others. I am happy to announce they have partnered with figurementors and so today I am able …

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Kit Review – Josef “Pips” Priller (bf109models)

PRELUDE This is a 1/16 scale, polyurethane resin, single piece bust. It is of the traditional variety, just head and shoulders and is sculpted by Antonio Meseguer. BF109models is a new company and this is the first in a new series of World War II busts. It comes in a sturdy box adorned with the boxart painted by Juanma Vergera …

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Previewing Anne Bonny (Kabuki Studio)

PRELUDE This write up is a little different, being that I have been trusted with one of the masters, prior to its official release, indeed I have been sat on the figure for several weeks awaiting the stunning boxart by Sergio Calvo Rubio. As such I haven’t received the actual packaging and any of the other trimmings, just the parts …

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kit Review – War Pigeon (DG Artwork)

PRELUDE This kit is a 13 part, polyurethane resin, traditionally sculpted 1/9 scale bust sculpted by Dae-Hyoung Kim for DG Artwork. It depicts a soldier of the Duke of Wellington Regiment during World War I and is part of a range titled “British Army Great War Series”. The pieces come in ziplock bags, wrapped in bubble wrap, securely packaged in …

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SPOTLIGHT – Black Crow Miniatures

In 2015 I was lucky enough to get myself booked on the Weekend Workshop with Francesco Farabi in Liverpool. John Harrison the founder had struck a deal with a new miniature company, Black Crow Miniatures to provide their first figure, Arinthuil, as the subject of the workshop. I actually reviewed this figure way back in Issue 22 of Figure Painter …

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Kit Review – Rifleman Jess and Secret Agent Aida (NutsPlanet)

PRELUDE These figures turned up in their sturdy, dark blue boxes, each adorned with the boxart painted by Ki Yeol Yoon and are part of the ever growing Trigger series. As always parts are contained within ziplock bags and nestled between layers of foam. These are 75mm (1/24 scale) miniatures digitally sculpted by Joo Heum Yoon and cast in high …

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Kit Review – Find Your Way (Midnight Miniatures)

PRELUDE Following on from the success of Midnight Miniatures first two, full figure releases (Crush your Enemies and Massive Madness), we now have “Find Your Way”. This is a limited edition, five part, polyurethane resin bust sculpted by the incomparable Luca Piña Penichet. It arrived safely in a clamshell pack, the parts inside a ziplock bag nestled between two layers …

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Kit Review – Zouave 1914 (Life Miniatures)

PRELUDE This is a traditionally sculpted 1/10 polyurethane resin bust comprising ten parts and the now expected cylindrical bust mount. It arrived safely and quickly, in the new packaging format, a black box within a card sleeve depicting the box art by Sang-Eon Lee. The piece is sculpted by Eduard Perez based on a concept sketch by Sang-Eon Lee. The …

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Kit Review – Shark Day (Wonderlands Project)

PRELUDE “Shark Day” is a Nine part, polyurethane resin miniature based on the stunning concept art by Maxim Verehin and sculpted by the equally talented Stephane Camosseto. This 75mm kit arrived in a really nice plastic, clam pack adorned with the boxart by Sébastien Picque (aka dead fish painting): along with a copy of the concept art, showing its issue …

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Kit Review -Memories of the Void Seeds (Nocturna)

PRELUDE This female figure continues the Malefic range inspired by Luis and Romulo Royo for Nocturna. The kit arrived safely in its now customary and stunning metal tin adorned with the boxart painted by Jesus Martin. This is a 70mm (1/24 scale), seven part polyurethane kit accompanied with a nice scenic base. As always it is cast by HD cast …

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Kit Review – Germanic Warrior (Pegaso Models)

PRELUDE I am so excited to bring you my first ever review of a Pegaso Models. I spoke with Pietro and it soon became apparent that my love and passion for wonderful figures is shared by him also: a slight understatement! For me, Pegaso are the pinnacle within our hobby, this is a company that’s been established for several decades, …

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Kit Review – Violet and GC-B1

PRELUDE This is the second large release from the Ghost Company series of figures following on from Humanoid and Dog set. This is a highly detailed, complex, 1/20 scale, polyurethane resin kit comprising of seventeen parts plus the scenic base. The kit arrived safely packaged in a surprisingly large, black cardboard box adorned with the incredible boxart by Ki Yeol …

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Warhammer Fest 2016 – Hit or Miss?

PRELUDE “With so much happening recently and me not really being in love with Games Workshop and some of their releases I didn’t manage to attend Golden Demon this year

. Which in hindsight was a shame as it would have given me a chance to catch p with some of our super star painters and celebrities from our awesome community. …

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Kit Review – Yeomanry Busts (NutsPlanet)

PRELUDE This new range of busts has been titled “it busts”, not sure of the reasons behind this, perhaps just because, and come in a rather stunning metal tin adorned with the boxart by Myeong-Ha Hwang. The busts are of the classic variety being that of head and shoulders and consist of just three parts, torso, cap and pedestal. These …

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Kit Review – Moloch the Mountain Giant (Figone)

PRELUDE Moloch the Mountain Giant is a stunning figure, sculpted by the uber talented Allan Carrasco for Figone. Initially produced with the help through crowdfunding on Indiegogo, it is now available in their store too. It is a 17 part, polyurethane resin kit, standing an incredible 150mm, adorned with a wealth of detailing, making this by far my favourite kit …

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Kit review – Mediterraneo the Triton (Aradia Miniatures)

PRELUDE I think I was probably the first person within our community to do an in depth article about Aradias’ incredible figures way back when I use to write for Figure Painter Magazine and I consider it an honour that they recently contacted me to write a further piece for them as they unveil their first in a new range of …

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Kit review – Polish Hussar (MJ Miniatures)

PRELUDE This kit is a collaborative effort between DG Artwork and MJ Miniatures. This is a traditionally sculpted historical kit of some considerable interest, by Dae Hyoung Kim. It arrived in a sturdy black box adorned with the boxart painted by Man Jin Kim himself. Inside we find a total of seven ziplock bags containing 16 resin parts, a length of …