Friday, January 14, 2011

Thunderwolves Part 1: Unpacking

You may recall I ordered some Thunderwolves and Fenrisian wolves from Mythicast back in December. Their site said something like 4-6 weeks delivery time and it's been almost exactly 4 weeks and they're here! I've been willing them to come sooner but I'm just glad that I've not been ripped off! The models have come all the way from the Phillipines via Singapore so I don't think 4 weeks is all that bad. In case you needed proof (not that you did) they came packaged in a Philipines newspaper! I ordered 5 thunderwolves and 10 fenrisian wolves and as a bonus they've thrown in some shields. 

These are my first resin models and I've been doing a bit of reading about them. Apparently it isn't uncommon for there to be air bubbles and the models will require a good wash in soapy water before painting to ensure the paint will go on.

I've unpacked all 15 models (and the shields) and overall the quality seems to be pretty good. When I was doing the research about Thunderwolves some people had commented that the quality of the Mythicast figures wasn't great. Whilst it isn't a good as the plastic we're used to from GW I think with a little bit of green stuff they'll look fine. On first inspection the poses seem pretty good and assembly should be really straightforward (if a little fiddly). The shields are bit too flimsy to be used as storm shields but I thinky they'll look good as wolf accessories on some of my vehicles so not a total loss.

Also on my research I looked at Mr. Dandy models. Whilst I'm not really a fan of the Thunderwolves they sell (they're a bit chubby, a bit expensive and frankly not wolfy enough) they do have a nice guide about working with resin which will help me prepare these figures. Right I'm off to find an old toothbrush, some soap water and then I'll while away the evening trimming and filling. I intend to post throughout the various stages of the assembly and painting of these guys so that other people can make an informed decision as to whether they're worth it. 

1 comment:

  1. If you are going to be doing a lot of filing make sure that you are either wearing a mask, or doing it under water as resin can be toxic if inhaled.


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