Here is my review of orcs and trolls from Atlantis Miniatures. The style of these miniatures resembles me Warcraft (video game as well as recent movie), so maybe this encouraged me to buy them and have a closer look at them.
Warcraft the Movie
The figures are made of light grey resin and are cast really well, with mostly very subtle mould lines and no visible miscasts. They were digitally sculpted and this is clearly seen. In this case it does not bother me – the figures look more “Warcraftish” this way 🙂 The pictures show minis straight out of their packaging. I did not clean remains of the casting process. Neither did I straighten some parts (mostly their weapons) in warm water. So this is how they look “raw”.
Orc Infantry – 11 miniatures including war chief, banner bearer and a drummer. I was surprised that even regular orc warriors are so big, much taller than 30mm. Most miniatures are cast as one piece models, which is good – instead on assembling I can spend more time on painting them. As you can see they vary in size (war chief and brutes are visibly larger) – this will make the whole group look more interesting. (click to see bigger photo)
Orc Bull Hybrid – a real bully, larger than most regular ork warriors. He looks as he is encouraging opponent to face him in combat. Nice.
Stone Troll – this lad is quite big. Definitely too big for 40mm base that was supplied with him. I think I will use 50mm round base for him. He deserves it 🙂
Cave Troll – even bigger than his stone companion, he barely fits on 60mm round base. IMHO his club could be a little bigger. Now it looks as it would break when he hits someone’s head with it!
I could not resist to prepare first 3 orcs for painting (swordsman, musican and club wielder). I placed them on scenic bases, for which I used their original bases and resin rocky base inserts. As you can see they look even better after some minor cleaning and assembly. I cannot wait to paint them! I think this will happen quite soon, so please stay tuned 🙂 (click to see bigger photo)
After painting new Roboute Guilliman I finished second mini from Games Workshop Triumvirate of the Primarch set. Here is Cypher – Lord of the Fallen. Armed with deadly pistols and carrying sword that is a “little” too big for him 🙂
While you might expect to read about the boy band from the 80s/90s, we have to disappoint you. We remain in the realm of miniature painting and instead of listening to catchy songs by NKOTB you will meet our two new team-mates: Kacpero and Rejven.
Kacpero used to be a member of our team already, until more important matters made it impossible to contribute here and to participate in life of our little community. Fortunatly now he is ready to join us again and we’re glad to have him back! He’s already an active participant of our workshops and events, so if you happen to attend to one of them you are very likely to meet him there.
Rejven is an old friend of our team, having worked at one of our local hobby stores and now becoming much more involved in the very hobby of painting miniatures. Definitely geeky enough to be added to our team, he is welcome here and we hope you’re going to enjoy his presence as well.
Without any unnecessary ado, let’s keep fingers crossed for them, so they don’t lose their initial motivation and enthusiasm. And let their works speak for themselves. 🙂