Friday, 12 October 2012
A nice surprise!
One of the really nice things about writing this Blog is that every now and then I get a nice surprise in the post, as opposed to the nasty surprises, which makes a pleasant change as all those nasty surprises I keep getting are mainly utility bills. Seriously, I'm considering powering my house with hamsters! Any way today I had a package from Ax Faction turn up. I have to say I was a little bit surprised it didn't contain anthrax, or botchulinum after my review of the Gilded Saint Dragon Hunter. So they've braved sending me out their latest creation, Raen of Rannoch, Giant Hunter. On first glance she seems more suitably attired than her Gilded Saint counterpart. Here are a few pictures of what is contained in the box:
First up is a picture of the base, which is meant to resemble a giants footprint, and I think it does. I've posted this up here because a number of commentators have questioned what's going on with the base, hopefully this will show that it actually works quite well.
Here is Raen's main body. As you can see she's more modestly dressed than some of her stablemates. However, she's nevertheless still sexy, you just don't need to check to see if Vallejo make Areola pink, or brown depending on ethnicity. There's still a heck of a lot if fine detail on this miniature, mainly around the bodice area, but the fur boots are also nicely detailed. It's genuinely a nice sculpt.
And here's what you get in the box. It's actually a really simple model to pose and construct. You get the scenic footprint base, the main body, a small cape, a helmet for extra base decoration in case that big feck off footprint isn't enough for you and... a sword that looks chuffing HUGE!!! Seriously it's bigger than Raen. Still I guess if your job is lopping off giants limbs then I suppose you need an appropriately sized weapon. I'll be reviewing this shortly once I've got a backlog of other stuff of my to do list. Peace out!