Monday, 18 April 2016

Unboxing Raging Heroes - Iron Empire : Iron Storm

I suppose technically this should be 'Unboxing Toughest Girls of the Galaxies Iron Empire : Iron Storm' but that's a bit too long for a blog post title...

For those of you who don't know. A miniatures game company by the name of Raging Heroes did a Kickstarter to launch a set of miniatures that were female themed futuristic armies and it ended up being rather popular. Though there was no rule set for them they were ideal for a number of other game systems and could easily be used to field Warhammer 40K armies, Deadzone factions, Necromunda crews or any number of other forces. 

The models are now available to purchase direct for those of you who missed the Kickstarter itself so over the next few weeks I'm going to do a few unboxings featuring some of the ones I have acquired either through the Kickstarter or subsequently. Not all of them actually have boxes due to being Kickstarter acquisitions but I'll start with a few that do.

First some background on the Iron Empire...

The Iron Empire
The Iron Empire is made up of exiled people that have somehow stumbled upon necromantic knowledge from alien pharaonic gods. They combine Prussian and Germanic influences with some kind of Aegyptian cyber necromancy that allow them to raise the dead and create bio-mechanical aberrations.

...and now onto the actually unboxing. As is traditional we'll start with the box...

Iron Storm - Box Cover
The boxes have some nice cover artwork featuring the model or models in question and the models are well packed within using bubblewrap. I haven't taken a picture of the bubblewrap...I hope that isn't disappointing, lol.
Iron Storm - Unassembled
The models are made of a good quality resin and are free of air bubbles and had next to nothing in the way of mould lines. There's a fair bit of supporting material to remove and be careful when removing the smaller parts from the sprue so you don't cut anything off you shouldn't do or damage any of the detail.

Also it's worth noting that many resin models have a slightly greasy feel caused by the substance they use to stop them sticking to the moulds during production and this can cause issues with paint not sticking to the model properly. Carefully washing the parts in soapy water will remove this should your model be unduly affected.

There are assembly instructions for some of the trickier to assemble models on their website but these aren't in that category but for future reference those instructions can be found here.

Iron Storm - Assembled

The models are multi-part with the arms ball joints fitting into indentations in the models sides and the same applies to the heads. There are also a number of belt accessories that you can add (or not) as you please. The pieces are also interchangeable between models so just because the pieces are on a certain models sprue doesn't mean you can't use them on a different one.

As these models are human and therefore only have the two arms I haven't been able to show you all the weapon options but if you scroll back up to the unassembled pictures you'll see all the available parts. Here's some pictures of five assembled ones...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good! Those models look great! Secondary tip I've heard from fellow resin workers. If it is still shiny after you have washed the resin, hit it with a blast of dull coat before you prime it. It'll help give the primer something to grab onto.


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