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Gorgon An in-depth review (Aradia Miniatures)

Gorgon – The Prelude It’s been with great expectation, that we have been waiting for Aradia’s The Divine Comedy kickstarter. I only ordered Gorgon and Charon, so delivery was quite fast and without problems. When first I read about the kickstarter themed on the Divine Comedy, I fell in love with the idea. It is classical literature, art and one …

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The Harbinger of Death – An In-Depth Review (Galapagos Miniatures)

The Harbinger of Death – the PRELUDE This 13 part Polyurethane Resin figure consists of 13 parts, cast in 90mm scale and sculpted by Ju-Won Jung. The Harbinger of Death otherwise known as the Spectre who prophesised the end times is a mesmerising and stunning new release from Galapagos Miniatures! “A flock of blind crows appeared”. The kit arrived in …

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Fade – An In-Depth Review (Mirico)

Fade – the PRELUDE Rico Chia the creator of Mirico showed me some time before the official release, some sneak peaks of Fade and I was instantly hooked. Fade arrived in what can only be considered a high end packaging, matte black sturdy box, a Mirico sticker to the lid, with a ribbon and bow sealing the box shut. On …

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An Insight Into Atlantis Miniatures

Atlantis Miniatures – the PRELUDE Atlantis Miniatures came to attention back in 2016 on the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign to release their first run of Trolls, Orcs, Goblins and Monsters. Demand for their figures was high and the inevitable issues back delays and planning came to the fore. As a small indie, UK company, I can only guess …

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Chaos Lord – An In-Depth Review (Tartar Miniatures)

Chaos Lord – the PRELUDE The kit is 1/10 in scale and cast in polyurethane resin and consists of just three parts, making preparation and assembly quick and easy. This is a traditional bust from Tartar Miniatures consisting of just head and shoulders, a broad, brutal looking chopper blade and a short length of leather, wrist strap that attaches to …

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World Military Academy Series -An In-Depth Review (DG Artwork)

World Military Academy Series – the PRELUDE DG Artwork are always looking to create something’s new and original for their loyal fan base and the World Military Academy Series is yet another good idea as it opens up the opportunity of a series of releases. Imagine a whole display of these, of same subject matter, all painted up and upon …

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Nautilus – An In-Depth Review (Zaba Art)

Nautilus – the PRELUDE Lukas Zaba (Fischy) came to my attention at the start of 2014 for his stunning figure painting and then recently I realised he was also a talented sculptor too. The formation of ZabaArt has culminated in the first two releases in a Sci-Fi series of 75mm figures, the first of which we will review today: Nautilus. …

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Powhiri, Maori Warrior – An In-Depth Review (DG Artwork)

Powhiri, Maori Warrior – the PRELUDE Oh man I have been sat on this for a while, so much going on at the moment what with the magazine and my own painting projects for the rebirth of Folkestone in the form of Euro Miniature Expo in September, some things have gone on the back burner. So what do we have …

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WW2 Figure Sets – An In-Depth Review (MJ Miniatures)

WW2 Figure Sets – the PRELUDE Today I am presenting two separate kits from MJ Miniatures but which have such common attributes I thought I would review them at the same time. We have two pairs of 1/35th scale WW2 soldiers, one set of Panzer Crew and one US Paratroopers. Both are cast in polyurethane resin and on opening the …

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The General – An In-Depth Review (BestSoldiers)

The General – the PRELUDE BestSoldiers at the end of the first quarter of 2017 released this kit, The General, sculpted by the uber talented Antonio Zapatero, it is another incredible addition to their own back catalogue of historical subjects. This is a 75mm scale kit that comes with two alternative heads, one bare and the other with plumed helm, …

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Monkey King – An In-Depth Review (NutsPlanet)

Monkey King – the PRELUDE Monkey King is the latest bust release from the always prolific NutsPlanet, sculpted by Romain van den Bogaert, the kit comprises five parts (plus a turned mounting rod), sculpted to 1/10 scale and cast in polyurethane resin. It arrived in its now customary blue box, adorned with the boxart by Myeong-Ha Hwang, with additional angles …

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FDV1 Mako V II 1/35th – An In-Depth Review (Filbotmecha.com)

FDV1 Mako V II – the PRELUDE There were twenty five of these incredible kits made and I have no9. It comprises of almost 90, highly detailed, polyurethane resin parts and comes with detailed A4 instruction booklet! It arrived in a solid, large white box adorned with the concept Art of this updated release, the FDV1 Mako V II. On …

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Marcus – An In-Depth Review (Siren Miniatures)

Marcus – the PRELUDE Marcus is one of the most recent releases from Siren Miniatures and also one of my favourites, you know you’re going to get something pretty original when they design a new figure. This is a five piece, polyurethane resin kit and it arrived in their now customary blister pack adorned with the concept sketch. The parts …

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Beastman – An In-Depth Review (Terrible Kids Stuff)

BEASTMAN – the PRELUDE Beastman by Terrible Kids Stuff is, I think the 7th offering in 75mm of their Nether Kingdom range. So it is a little bit older, but there are still a few available. As the other kits in this range, this is a limited release of 100 copies. We have other TKS reviews here and here to name but a few. …

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Pikeman XVII Cent – An In-Depth Review (Altores Studio)

Pikeman – the PRELUDE This figure is one of my favourites from Altores Studio, Pikeman of the XVII century, English Civil War, with its unique shapes and volumes, it offers the figure painter a wealth of opportunity to try something new. Pikeman is a eight part, polyurethane resin kit, with a square scenic base, sculpted by D. Shevchuk in 75mm …

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Goatman – an In-Depth Review (Terrible Kids Stuff)

Goatman – The PRELUDE Goatman is the 10th 75mm figure in Terrible Kids Stuff’s Nether Kingdom range. They also have 4 offerings in 54mm scale and 4 in 32mm scale. I recently reviewed the Orc on Wolf 75mm from Nether Kingdom here: http://figurementors.com/orc-wolf-depth-review-terrible-kids-stuff. It is a limited release of 100 copies as usual in this range. We have two box art …

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War Daddy – An In-Depth Review (Life Miniatures)

War Daddy – the PRELUDE This is the first full figure release from Life Miniatures, sculpted by Sang-on Lee, War Daddy is a clear tribute to Don “Wardaddy” Collier, a battle-hardened staff sergeant of the U.S. Army in the 2nd Armoured Division and commander of the M4 Sherman “Easy Eight” tank named Fury, in the same titled 2014 movie. The kit is 1/16 …

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GRUNT – An In-Depth Review (Nuts Planet)

GRUNT – the PRELUDE Grunt is a new release from Nuts Planet’s range of it Busts and it is a beauty, these smaller busts are in many ways a great introduction to this genre yet do not expect there to be any less detail! This is  a seven part, polyurethane resin kit in 1/10 scale, sculpted by Jun-Sik Ahn and …

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Brutus Black Leg – An In-Depth Review (SAGO)

Brutus Black Leg – the PRELUDE Brutus Black Leg is the latest fantasy piece from SAGO sculpted by Antonio Fernandez (Piquifl) in 54mm scale, it is almost anthropomorphic in it’s design, depicting a bipedal pig/boar in armour with sword and shield. The kit arrived in a compact, sturdy box adorned with the boxart by May Aguilar. The casting is indeed …

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Orc on Wolf – An In-Depth Review (Terrible Kids Stuff)

Orc on Wolf – the PRELUDE Orc on Wolf is a new release in Terrible Kids Stuff’s Nether Kingdom, it is the ninth 75mm release in this particular range, which also includes four 54mm and two 32mm offerings. Like all the others in this series the Orc on Wolf is a limited release, there are only 100 copies available. We have other reviews …

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Man at Arms XIV Century – An In-Depth Review (Tartar Miniatures)

Man at Arms XIV Century – the PRELUDE I really like the historical releases from Tartar Miniatures, there is a gritty realism to Oleg Pogosyan’s sculpts and there is a genuine historical accuracy regarding the garb and weapons of his subjects. Man at Arms XIV Century actually depicts Bertrand du Guesclin (1320-1380) and comprises 16 polyurethane resin parts including a stepped …

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Herne the Huntress – An In-Depth Review (BrokenToad Miniatures)

Herne the Huntress – the PRELUDE The latest release from BrokenToad is simply stunning, a further step up from the beauty that was SailAway, to which I had the pleasure of painting the official version, Herne the Huntress is a beautifully sculpted 1/10 scale female bust, consisting of 10 polyurethane resin parts cast in-house by Kris Toad himself. The kit …

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Sarah Fortune an In-Depth Review (Kimera Models)

Sarah Fortune the PRELUDE Despite the furore that followed Kimera Models when they released Dumah it has been this figure, Sarah Fortune, since Francesco Farabi showed me the concept by Vincenzo Lamolinara, that I have most wanted to get and paint. I love the pose, the details and the general composition of the piece. It is the first of the Aridam …

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Húsares de la Princesa (1884) – An In-Depth Review (H&V Miniatures)

Husares de la Princesa the PRELUDE One of the latest full figure releases from Heroes & Villains was sent to me a few weeks ago and it is a little gem! Húsares de la Princesa 1884 (though my box is labelled 1836, caused quite an headache when researching lol) is a delightfully detailed 54mm sculpt by Antonio Zapatero. It came …

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Yi Sun-Sin – An In-Depth Review (Nuts Planet)

Yi Sun-Sin – the PRELUDE This latest bust release from my friend Benny Sa sent me from NutsPlanet is an absolute gem, it is quite literally one of the most beautiful busts I have ever seen. The kit arrived in its’ now customary blue box adorned with the boxart by Myeong Ha-Hwang, the kit comprises 12 polyurethane resin parts, secured …

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Lotharingian Knight – An In-Depth Review (DG Artwork)

Lotharingian Knight – the PRELUDE The Lotharingian Knight is the latest historic bust release from DG Artwork, sculpted by Dae-Hyeoung Kim himself, it is a six part, 1/12 kit cast in polyurethane resin. The sturdy box is adorned with the boxart, again painted by Dae-Hyoung and the parts are secured in ziplock bags and protected by bubble wrap. This is …

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Weird Armies Reign (WAR) and now for something different!

Weird Armies Reign a PRELUDE WAR is a relatively new company out of Athens, Greece that creates 1/35 scale, highly detailed figures to populate their alternative history set during World War II, a kind of dieselpunk, post apocalyptic, “what if” scenario. I spoke with Christos Apostolopoulos what seems an age ago now as I was considering doing a diorama involving …

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Redwing – An In-Depth Review (Terrible Kids Stuff)

REDWING the prelude I have been friends with Vittorio at TKS for some time now and I am an avid collector of their miniatures, I am lucky enough to have purchased the two previous Brom collaborations and when he told me of this particular project some many months ago I knew I just had to have it! The kit arrived in …