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Orc Raider – A Crazy Figure! (3D Artdigital)

Orc Raider – the PRELUDE This 1/11 scale Orc Raider, as hinted at in the title, is a crazy figure, it’s big, brutal, beautifully cast with a ton of options. I first became aware of these figures some time ago, back then the company were considering, selling the digital files for people to print their own, thankfully they changed their …

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Dzhur-Ghul – An In-Depth Review (Aradia Miniatures)

Dzhur-Ghul – the PRELUDE Aradia Miniatures have been super busy of late, on the back of their successful Dante’s Inferno KickStarter, we have seen little of the original Aradia range, the most recent release being Dzhur-Ghul the robber. I fell in love with this the moment I saw it, although it clearly has similarities to Maxim Verehin’s “Shark Day” concept …

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Mongol Warrior – An In-Depth Review (Pegaso Models)

Mongol Warrior – the PRELUDE The Mongol Warrior is one of the latest releases from the giant that is Pegaso Models under their Samurai and Far East series. It arrived in its traditional dark blue box sealed with a gold sticker depicting the boxart by Matteo di Diomede. This is a 16 part, white metal figure captured in 75mm scale, …

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Painting Kimera’s Dumah – by Andy Gillaspy

Dumah -the PRELUDE WOW! Dumah, what a stunner! That’s what I thought when I saw this release, Dumah bust by Kimera, at their stand at Euro last year, then it was “I got to have it”! This was quickly followed by the dawning realisation that my wife was going to kill me for going over my budget yet again. But …

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Ufgar – An In-Depth Review (Hera Models)

UFGAR – the PRELUDE Ufgar the Collector is a six part, polyurethane resin bust depicting a demon, heavily based on the concept art by blocsanchez and the illustrations of Victor Varela. No other than Raul Garcia Latorre was trusted in bringing the demon to life with incredible results by the master sculptor. One of my biggest regrets was not getting …

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Idan – An In-Depth Review (Siren Miniatures)

Siren Miniatures – the PRELUDE As many of you will no doubt know, Siren Miniatures and I go a way back, mutually supporting each other pretty much from the start. It is always a pleasure to develop such a relationship, today I want to show you another of their figures, Idan the Eagle Knight. This small, intricate figure came in …

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Succubus – An In-Depth Review (Nuts Planet)

Succubus – the PRELUDE This is a new bust in 1/10 scale from NutsPlanet titled “Succubus”, sculpted by Jun-Sik Ahn. It arrived in the customary, blue, sturdy box adorned with the box art by Myeong-Ha Hwang. It comprises of seven polyurethane resin parts, sealed in ziplock bags and nestled within layers of shape foam for extra protection during transit or …

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Rotten Factory – an Insight!

Rotten Factory – the PRELUDE Rotten Factory is a newcomer to the market and a small, independent creator of figures entrenched within the genre of fantasy/horror with a nod towards all things Nurglesque! Rotten Factory hail out of Poland and the owner, Pawel Jakub Gorecki, designs and sculpts everything himself. The figures in general remind me of a more adult …

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Phlegethon – An in-depth review (Aradia)

Phlegethon – Prelude Phlegethon is the third miniature from Aradia’s Dante’s Inferno Kickstarter campaign that we have reviewed here on Figurementors. Unlike Kristian, who wrote the previous reviews, I went for the full pledge and was lucky enough to pick most of it up while at SMC last year. Just as the previous reviews, this is a product that’s currently …

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Barbarian – An In-Depth Review (NutsPlanet)

Barbarian – the PRELUDE Barbarian is one of the latest releases from NutsPlanet, it is a 1/12 scale, Polyurethane kit comprising just three parts. We have the main element comprising head and torso along with the axe head and the horn that needs attaching to the left shoulder. The kit arrived in the usual high quality metal tin, the lid …

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Great Unclean One – Kit Review (Games Workshop)

PRELUDE The Great Unclean One is one of those iconic monsters from the worlds of Games Workshop, that has been around, since time immemorial. There have been several metal versions over the years, the last of which is about 20 years old I think. So it has been with great anticipation in the gaming and collecting community, that they have …

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The Illustrated Historical Artist presents Narni Modellismo Show

Narni Modellismo Show – the PRELUDE Just recently the latest edition of this delightful show took place with some of the biggest historical figure painters competing for the ultimate prizes, Best of Show and Best of Historical. Our good friend Mauro Cozza was there to provide an insightful show report and background to the Narni Underground, a comprehensive set of …

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Mokrul – An In-Depth Review (Mirico)

Mokrul – the PRELUDE Mokrul, a nasty looking goblin archer, sculpted by Stavros Zouliatis is one of a string of new releases from Mirico. It is a 1/10 Bust based on the concept by Rico Chia and comprises 16 Polyurethane Resin parts plus a length of thread for the bow string. The kit arrived in its now recognisable packaging, packaging …

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Black Cohort – An In-Depth Review (DG Artwork)

BLACK COHORT – the PRELUDE The two kits we will look at today are Black Cohort callsigns Rhonoceros and Canis Latrans. These are dynamic, 1/24 scale figures, highly detailed and expertly Cast in Polyurethane Resin. Each figure comes in a sturdy, compact box, the lid adorned with the boxart by Dae-Hyeong Kim. The parts are sealed in ziplock bags and …

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Zombie Queen – An In-Depth Review (Michael Kontraros Collectibles)

Zombie Queen – the PRELUDE I managed to grab a copy of Zombie Queen from Michael and his crew at Euro Miniature Expo in Folkestone back in September and it is a nice kit. Unlike other releases this one came in a sturdy, compact box and not the metal tin. The lid is adorned with the boxart by Kyriakos Simos, …

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The Illustrated Historical Artist does a Black Weekend Promo!

The Illustrated Historical Artist – the PRELUDE The Illustrated Historical Artist is now at Issue 3 and we also have a special souvenir issue of the World Expo held in Chicago. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and we are so grateful for this. It gives us the motivation and desire to keep going, trying to produce a historical painting …

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WWII Soviet Female Tanker – An In-Depth Review (Life Miniatures)

WWII Soviet Female Tanker – the PRELUDE The Soviet Female Tanker is the newest release to the BEGINNERS SERIES of 1/10 scale busts from Life Miniatures. The kit comprises of 7 Polyurethane Resin parts and is subject to a “how to” PDF explaining the painting process Sang-Eon Lee used for the boxart. The kit arrived in a sturdy, compact box …

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Cyborg Samurai – An In-Depth Review (ZabaArt)

Cyborg Samurai – the PRELUDE The Cyborg Samurai is another release in the Sci-Fi Series from ZabaArt, this is a limited edition of 100 pieces, cast in Polyurethane resin at 75mm scale. The kit arrived in the distinctive and stylish packaging we come to expect from ZabaArt, the smaller parts secure in a ziplock bag, all nestled in amongst straw …

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Oda Nobunaga – An In-Depth Review (DG Artwork)

Oda Nobunaga – the PRELUDE This is a 1/9 scale bust depicting the enigmatic Samurai, Oda Nobunaga. It comprises of 14 parts along with a pedestal and a length of copper wire, first impressions are very good. We are also provided a choice of heads, garbed or bare. The kit arrived in the Now perfunctory DG, black cardboard box adorned …

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Martina – An In-Depth Review (Nuts Planet)

Martina – the PRELUDE The latest release from Nuts Planet, Martina, sees the third 1/10 bust in the Ghost Company Series, the first two being Anti Robot Squad Sergeant and Expo Suit PMC. The bust comes in The instantly recognisable packaging, contained within a sturdy blue box adorned with the box art by Ki Yeol Yoon. This is a five …

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Charon An in-depth review (Aradia)

Prelude We have had great expectations of Aradia’s The Divine Comedy kickstarter. The idea itself of presenting the Divine Comedy in miniature has had me pretty excited to say the least. I went for one of the smaller pledges; Guardians od Hell though, so I got my order home pretty fast, compared to having to wait for one of the …

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Roman Optio – An In-Depth Review (Young Miniatures)

Roman Optio – the PRELUDE This is a 1/10 scale, polyurethane resin bust sculpted by Young B Song, comprising 13 parts this is a high end, accurate kit depicting a Roman Optio. It arrived in the customary, Young Miniatures attractive packaging, the box lid adorned by the boxart by Kiril Kanaev and protected by a clear plastic sleeve. The small …

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SKOH -An In-Depth Review (Figone)

SKOH – the PRELUDE In many ways SKOH continues in the same vein as other anthropomorphic creations such as Rhinotaur (2011) which appeared in Spectrum Vol19, Haane, Kahaar and Minotaur all the way back in 2009. I am always excited when there is  new Figone release involving the sculpting of Carrasco even if , as always the presentation and packaging …

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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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The Illustrated Historical Artist Issue 2 coming SOON!

Hi everyone The gang and I are really proud of what is happening with Issue 2 of The Illustrated Historical Artist and can not wait to share it all with you. We are really pleased with the response that Issue 1 got, the number of downloads was phenomenal, we can only hope you all come back to buy Issue 2 …

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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 …