Archive for April, 2011

Micro Arts Studio’s Great Wolf #3 Review

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy, Reviews / Uncategorized / Misc. on April 18, 2011 by botwt

Picked up Micro Arts Studio’s resin Great Wolf #3 from CMoN. For the price tag ($32.99) I feel you should be provided a base to mount this model onto…that is a real let down. However, I’ve always found Micro Arts Studio’s products to be very well made just terribly expensive especially for resin models, now it looks like I can add greedy to that list (must take after Games Workshop in that regard).

Aside from price and lack of a base the model itself is very well done! The miniature is approximately 9cm long by 4 cm high which will make a convincingly frightening Dire Wolf, Werewolf or what have you facing off against your 30mm figures. It comes in 8 pieces with two different head types, one open mouthed and one snarling.

I ended up gluing the parts together to see how they fit…near perfect joints that you’ll barely need to use any green stuff to fill in gaps, in fact you might not need to use any except on his tail joint like I had to.

Overall I am please with this purchase for the simple fact that the sculpt is outstanding! Price is a bit rough as it would be awful if you needed more than one of these beasties in an army due to the $33 USD price tag. I would rate this model a 7 out of 10, price and lack of a base bring the score down, but the detail is really something special! High recommendations for this piece!


Clone Commander Cody & Troopers

Posted in Sci-Fi on April 13, 2011 by botwt

This time it’s back to some clones…repainted and re-based Commander Cody and 4 of his clone trooper buddies.

Clone Troopers

The Lord Of Rivendell

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on April 10, 2011 by botwt

When I heard that Games Workshop was coming out with their newest Elrond, The Master Of Rivendell I was really pumped up! However being that they got away from sculpting their LotR figures based on the films he came out pretty buggered up! So I went on to create my own version of this character. I wanted him to have the Hugo Weaving look so I pinched the head of the original Elrond figure and came up with this idea below.

Still not happy, I decided to remove his sword giving him a more lore master, spell caster look to the figure. I removed the sword hand and resculpted an open hand much like his open left hand. I also sculpted a ring onto the forefinger of his right hand.

For the paint scheme I went with the still from the film above and gave him a silvery satin look to his outer robe and a darker green for his inner robes. The ring was painted gold with a blue stone to resemble the description of Vilya, his ring of power.

Elrond, The Master Of Rivendell

I know some of you have seen this one before, but thought I would post him up so others who haven’t seen him could get a peek at him and maybe some ideas on how to improve the look of there piece.

Cad Bane

Posted in Sci-Fi on April 4, 2011 by botwt

A repaint and rebase of the Cad Bane miniature from Wizards of the Coast. The base was purchased from Dragon Forge Design.

Cad Bane