Articles by Grouchy Badger 5

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  • Wanna know what this thing is? Its your new best friend

    When it comes to stripping models or cleaning Resin models of releasing agent, we all know the way. You soak it for hours in some kind of solution that causes extra eye balls to develop on your sphincter and may or may not be the creation of a demented alchemist, then brush it over with a brush of some kind, just to repeat the entire process till clean. Times can vary, thats very true, but it usually takes hours to get it clean and let that chemical eat through the sealant and paints on that miniature.

    Hows 7 minutes for just this?

    Its 38 bucks. Do yerself a favor.
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  • Just as I thought after the first box of their models, Raging Heroes is ruling the roost when it comes to female combat models. Even more so when it comes to their cavalry models. As I mention in the video above, these are for gaming and in thus I made it easier on myself when it comes to colors, because more than likely I am going to break these atleast once while on the gaming table. But as you can see below:
    They can be even more complicated when it comes to colors and layers. The biggest thing about these models is that they do not rank up as well as other cavalry models due to how they are supposed to be posed, and the range of their poses. So it is IMPERATIVE that you plan ahead by a few feet in order to make sure the unit looks cohesive and doesn't look too cluttered, I even have mine numbered on the bottom. For my vampire knights I even went as far as to have raven unit fillers so they have room to breath, something I wish I had the forethought on when doing my earlier grail knights. But, thats why I am here.

    To make mistakes, so you don't have to.…ts/mounted-knights-tr-s-f
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  • Lets be fair here: The Games Workshop snake ladies from back in the day were super weird. They had multiple slaanesh boobies, they were modeled by what appeared to be a man 6 beers in.. they just didnt look good. I was happy to see Games workshop remade some new snake ladies, but at 50 bucks a box and some rather boring sculpts, I wasnt into it. I really wanted to run a Medusa heavy Dark Elf list in the future, and about rocketed out of my chair when I saw some pre-sculpts from Raging Heroes. Feminine snake Ladies? In my Corsair loving home? Oh yes... yes please:

    I still cant get over how cute they are. Despite being mono-poseish, they are still extremely dynamic poses that make a lot of sense and really capture some snakey movement. Additionally, they really went traditional on the forge, where there are a lot less pieces to put together and really improves on a lot of issues I had in the past where I had to glue the faces onto the heads. Putting them together was a dream... cleaning the flash and the brushing was a bit of a nightmare when you're trying to get their snakey coils clean and make sure the soap gets into all the nooks and crannies so there is no chance of paint flaking away. Speaking of flaking, there is very little flex to these models, which has been a nightmare when it comes to the Angels. While beautiful models, they are fragile and flexable. These are stout as hell, and its a breather.

    That being said, I really wish that the tops of the snake bodies had more scale to them. Its more like a Wyrm with flexable, more skin like scales, and kinda takes a little bit away from the fun of painting them. Some nice thick scales would have been appreciated in the task of painting some fun scale patterns...but we cant have everything we want, now can we? However im just glad to have a snake lady model that doesn't look like the beer googles have worn off...

    Yew boi....

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  • To say that I was happy with Victrix would be an understatement. I did my best to avoid any real distinct pictures of their models so I would have fresh eyes on the sprues when they came in, and I was floored from what I saw. The amount of models you get for the price you pay is in league with Perry and Fire Forge, and the amount of detail is astronomical on these models. There is also a delicious amount of bits and options, and a single sprue is a modelers dream when it comes to customizing units just how you want them. I will keep the words short on this one, but let the pictures and video speak for themselves. [Read More]
  • A friend of mine had a wonderful idea while drawing some parallels between the Dread elves book and the Army he wanted. Instead of going for the normal dark, moody dread elf look, he decided to go in a very different direction by incorporating Roman style troops. He came to this conclusion, I assume, because of the similarities of the Greek Monsters of Tales and the Monsters in the book, then pointed a finger in the Roman directions. Personally I loved the idea, and even more so because he introduced me to Victrix Models.

    The Models themselves are highly detailed, and come with a LOT of options when it comes to standards and other such bits. Even after putting together a full command+ for a single 25 man unit, there we still a TON of bits left over, which always make a modeler and gamer happy.

    I mean look at all those heads! All of them are extremely detailed, and have a matching cape to adorn the back of the fully armored model. Was extremely nice to see from a company. Unfortunately there is only one sprue like this in the pack, and they dont seem to sell them separately as far as im aware.

    I have some Vikings on the way from Victrix, and I'll be doing a video and a post here about them as well,

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