Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Wednesday Gallery

These Wednesday galleries are usually Steampunk themed with the occasional Gothic or Cosplay one when the mood takes me though the odd Cyberpunk one also appears every now and again.

This time we're going to go 'Post-Apocalyptic' because I've been playing a lot of The Devils Run: Route 666 miniature car game lately and am seriously considering stocking up on fuel, melee weapons and bits of spiky know...just in case...

If you come here for the miniatures features and news rather than my Wednesday fetishes then feel free to look elsewhere around the blog...or pop back tomorrow.....






I usually add a few guy pictures at the end but this time there's a gent who sneaked into the pictures anyway...

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Unboxing Raging Heroes - Lieutenant Drakkan 'Iron Storm Officer'

'The Eye of the Storm'

In this feature we're going to look at one of the characters for the Iron Empire...

For those of you who are interested in the background for Raging Heroes various 'Toughest Girls of the Galaxy' projects then the link to their original Kickstarter can be found here, their last project is here and their own website is located here. Most of their original Kickstarter is now available to purchase retail. There is also apparently a game system in development but until then I'm sure there are many other systems that you can be using them for...

First we'll have a brief look at the background for the Iron Empire and then we'll meet Lieutenant Drakkan officer of the Iron Storm Squads.

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.

Lieutenant Drakkan 'Iron Storm Officer'
Lieutenant Drakkan - Unassembled
Here's pictures of both sides of the unassembled model parts.

A Brief Note About Resin Models.
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. Parts that are bent (or that aren't and you want to be) can be corrected by heating up slightly in warm water and then bending into the required configuration.

Lieutenant Drakkan - Assembled
This model has a choice of two heads and two sword arms and requires the attachment of a single separate leg and a tiny armoured piece that goes on the side. Broadly speaking the two sword options fulfil either a 'Chainsword' or Power Weapon' role depending on what your using the model for so it might be worth considering the purpose you're putting the model to before selecting a weapon option. I went with the helmet-less option for the pictures below though there's examples of the helmeted version in the 'extras' section at the bottom of this feature or you can see it on the unassembled pictures above.

Lieutenant Drakkan - Extras
Here's a look at some renders, painted pictures and early artwork from the Kickstarter process that may interest you all.

Other unboxing and reviews of some raging Heroes 'Toughest Girls of the Galaxy' models as well as some features on other companies products can be found at this link here.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
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