I admit that I was incredibly foolish in not backing it originally when I had the chance and so I've had to resort to ebay to acquire mine. Which undoubtedly means I've paid over the odds, but even at the £120 I paid, it's still less than 50p a miniature, ie: cheaper than chips.
|A big box of Reaper Bones|
|The first bag unbagged|
Every dungeon needs rats, and mine are no different, so these puppies are first up for the "fun painty time treatment". I've not painted this particular type of plastic, so erring on the side of caution out came the soapy water and an old tooth brush to wash off any mould release agent before they got primed.
|A dozen Giant Rats based up and ready for black undercoat|
I'm a black undercoat type of guy and just use a can of matt black primer from any car spares shop, and was glad it didn't react with the plastic.
|Primed and pink bits base coated|
Rats x6 (Sandra Garrity SKU: 77016)
|A dozen rats done.|
The plastic is okay, the density varies from sculpt to sculpt. Some you expect to have weak points (ie: if the mini is on one leg) and don't and yet others you expect to be stiff and bend at the slightest touch). This could be a quality control issue with the plastic recipe used in that particular injection mould on that particular day. It's not a big difference, just noticeable.
Sculpts are clean and flash free and they are far less flexible than the aforementioned Pathfinder and D&D Miniatures and the size and levels of detail are obviously comparable to their lead counterparts. All this (and not to mention the cost) makes them a far more satisfying gaming proposition than expensive resin minis.
My only reservation is do I seal them or not?
Score so Far:
Total Bones: 245, Bones Painted: 12