I'm a big fan of alternate models for any game system I dabble in. Doesn't matter how amazing the real models are, there is just something about having models that are different from everyone else's that I enjoy. Enter Kingdom Death, maker of highly detailed, wild, creepy and sexy miniatures.
Look through their site and marvel at their line of mini's, especially The Wet Nurse, Grand Mother, and The Gorm.
After drooling for months I gave in and got the three models that kept grabbing my eye. The Pinup Preacher, Pinup White Speaker, and Pinup Forsaker. It was going to be for my Slaanesh army I swear!
It would have been four, but sadly I missed the re-release of the Wet Nurse by minutes.
The dime in the picture is there for size comparisons. Most of my family don't realize how small a miniature can be, so this should help them.
This box was packed with stuffing to protect the model. It comes with a little thank you card and invites me to show off my work, which is nice.
Everything is separated into small plastic bags and it comes with a non-descript resin base.
The quality is amazing. I haven't seen any bubbles, almost non-existant mold lines, and virtually no flash. Clean up on this model is going to be easy as cake. Even the head , with all it's tiny details is 90% perfect as is.
The bad part is everything is that pinning this model is pretty much impossible for me. I'm not sure I have a pin small enough to pin together her miniscule wrists.
Also resin models being what they are, I'm not sure I can use this model to play games with. I can see those horns snapping at a careless grab.
Repairing that would be a lost cause.
I'm not sure if this is their latest model, but it seems that way.
I'm thinking about using her as a Zoraida proxy for Malifaux. She seems to have a slight voodoo feel right? :)
Finally comes my new favorite model from Kingdom Death. I say this now, before I even attempt to put her together.
She comes with an alternate head so I can choose to have her look like a librarian or not.
The letters on the dime, the smallest coin the United States has, is larger than the biggest finger of that hand.
Scared doesn't even begin to cover what I feel just thinking about using her in a game.
The Preacher has been chopped to pieces. This will help with getting her to be posed differently, but it is going to make putting her together a pain in the ass. Pinning is out of the question, so I can only hope my superglue is up to the job.
Her hammer's handle is also pretty flimsy. I may have to try and replace it with a brass rod, though I'm not sure how my chances of that are.
Painting her is going to be a real treat, though I'll be practicing flesh tones on other models before I tackle her. I want this to be a showcase model rather than above average table top quality.
Overall, I love these mini's. The quality is top-notch and the details are astounding.
I want to stress that these are not suited for gaming unless you are extremely careful, which is disappointing. These seem to be made as showcase models, though how that fits in with Kingdom Death's own game-in-the-works eludes me.
Gluing them together looks to be a hassle, but at least cleanup will be a breeze. I will be posting new pictures once I get around to setting them up.
The boxes and concept art are great. I wish most models were packaged this way.