Tuesday 7 February 2012

Great Beast of Gorgoroth #1

Got mine today and took a few pictures to share my first impressions. I was positively surprised by a real good quality of the cast. The details on the beast look excellent, the texture of the skin is perfect. However, there's one problem - the halves don't match. There's a large gap when I put them together. It's not a big deal as I can easily bend it into any shape I want in hot water but still I didn't see this coming. The horns and chains look nice too. There are some mold lines on the legs and the horn and a few other areas but oh well, some have to be there. There are also some areas with small holes that need to be filled with green stuff. There was also some rubbery leftover from casting between the shafts of the arrows on the side of the beast. Here are a few pictures:

Now as far as the orc crew is concerned... WOW!! If the quality of the cast of the beast is good, then these guys are even better. The details look amazing and there's a kind of smoothness to these miniatures that make me want to start painting them as soon as possible. You may be able to see something that looks like rough surface around the edges but it can be basically removed with a nail so that's not a problem at all.

Those are ten entirely newly sculpted minis, they have very distinctive features and dynamic poses. What's great, they're made in the spirit of the old (I mean the old metal ones) orcs of Mordor. They definitely look much better than the plastic ones.
The other elements (thiose inserted on top of the beast) are also top-notch. The walls and shields look excellent.

Overall, I'm positively surprised by this one. The only problem is this large gap around the head and neck area but it should be easy to fix in hot water. I'm currently working on some Malifaux minis but I should be able to start working on this projest at the weekend. I will post an update then.


  1. Ożesz, taka dziura :O trochę słabo jak na model z taką kwotę. Natomiast orki są cudne :) Czekam z niecierpliwością na kolejne etapy.

  2. Dziura wielka, ale myślę że kąpiel pomoże - tak jak wspominałeś na forum. W każdym bądź razie nie mogę się doczekać dalszego postępowania z tym modelem - liczę na masę zdjęć.

  3. Looking forward to seeing how this one all comes together! :)
    The gaps are a real shame...such a pricey model you'd think that they would be a bit more diligent in making sure the hobbyist didn't have to do so much to rectify the defects.

  4. Dzięki za komentarze, pracę nad bestyjką zaczynam dzisiaj więc jak coś tylko posunę to wrzucę zdjęcia. / Thanks for the comment. I'm starting work on the beast today so I'll post an update as soon as I've made some progress.


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