Friday 5 October 2012

A break. And a Drake.

I need to take a break from Malifaux and focus on painting some LotR minis again. I painted a Cave Drake a while ago.

While I generally like the mini, it still seems too ordinary to me. Just another classic fantasy dragon. Nothing that would really set this one apart from many other (better) miniatures of these beasts. Well, there are those weird thingies protruding from its head but I'd risk saying that removing them might actually be an improvement.

Now I'll focus on the rest of Gondor force (see the pic below):

The Trebuchet is one of the  new finecast releases (it used to be available in metal). It's... hopelessly terrible. 
At first I thought that it might actually work well. The metal one is very heavy, which makes transporting it quite inconvenient. Unfortunately, I was bitterly disappointed. Check out some examples of parts from this set:

 Not only some of the details are missing but also some parts are twisted in a way that makes putting them together impossible. I needed to put the whole thing in hot water and bend it back into proper shape. After that. it was just a matter of adding some green stuff to the areas that needed it (a WIP pic of this stage can be seen below).

Honestly, I can't even begin to comprehend how a company like GW can let such terrible things enter the market. It's just dishonest and shows a complete lack of respect to the customer. I'm lost for words so I'll let someone else summarize my feelings.


  1. For a moment there I thought I was staring at more green stuff than finecast on the Trebuchet.

    Shame on you, GW.

    You are a master at reviving it though!

  2. I don't get why finecast would be better than plastic for a trebuchet, it's not that detailed is it.

  3. Very nice cave drake! What grass you use on base?


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