As someone who enjoys painting one off miniatures this is a nice welcome diversion during the current frenetic output of the challenge. Something that I can take some time out, and spend a couple of relaxed hours and letting my mind drift into the painting, rather than being on autopilot as I find most of my days when painting rank and file.
New for this year I am going to do some product reviews when I make a purchase of something.
Each review will be scored in several areas.
Firstly price for which I will mark based on the cost of Foundry Figures at £2.00 per figure which is deemed expensive for a 28mm historical miniature.
Secondly will be the quality and scale of the castings- and will lose mark for being out of scale or poor quality.
Then finally I will review it from my painters point of view as an overall piece.
So the box set contains 3 figures and comes in at £10.00 retail, so they are not a cheap purchase. However fantasy figures do tend to cost more than historical ones, why I know not and these fall in at the mid range of fantasy figures prices. So on that basis they lose a point for each £2.00 above my base level and score 8/10.
The castings themselves are very clean and crisp with excellent detail. They required so little cleaning up ready to prime that its really not worth mentioning. I do have to mark them down for scale issues though, listed as 28mm miniatures they vary hugely. The Druid is a 28mm from sole to eye, Cu Chulainn however is a big figure and is 32mm sole to eye and has a much thicker base making him appear even taller, The Banshee was a touch more difficult to measure see picture but is 34mm on the measuring points. Based on this I will only award 8/10 taking marks off for two inaccurate figures.
From a painters perspective, oh my these are rather nice, I have started working on both the Druid and Banshee and I have to say the quality of the castings really does make the painting a lot easier and I am really happy with what I can achieve. As we all know undercoating a figure brings up all the small details we could not see before. I am going to score these 10/10 for my painters perspective.
So my overall score for these is 8.5/10 Ravens and I would be happy to recommend a purchase.
Slow and sure has been the progress on the table today, I had a bit of a tidy up after the last couple of days the mess was starting to get to me so thats how the day began.
Well that is it for today a bit short and sweet I know hopefully I will have more for you tomorrow.