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Maledrakh's Shadows of Brimstone wave 1.5 resin heroes


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The 20 resin heroes from wave 1.5 of the  Shadows of Brimstone kickstarter.  I believe there are 12 or so more resin heroes and companions to come in wave 2.

 

 

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A note about the resin used. I see that there is a lot of internet-hate directed towards the resin models, mainly because of the greasy release agent used not being easy to remove, and that many people prefer plastic for ease of gluing and such. I think many of the complainers are boardgamers more than miniature modellists, which I certainly can see these models posing problems.

My experience was that with a good scrub in warm soapy water, most of the release agent went away.

A few of the models needed an extra coat of primer here and there, as I had not gotten the release grease properly off everywhere, but with that extra coat on I have had no problems. In this they are not really any worse than other resin models I have worked on.

One problem was that many of the parts were small, and had very small gluing surfaces (e.g. wrists to arms) but I got them stuck together by using activator spray on the  superglue to make it bond quickly. Luckily the resin is lightweight, so gluing a small joint is actually enough to hold the part. (Many of these would not have worked with metal miniatures!)

I avoided the small feet being small gluing surfaces altogether by using the vent-sprue bits still attached to the feet of the models as pins to fix them to the bases by drilling matching holes in the bases and cutting the vents to size instead of all the way off.

 

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They all look very awesome!

 

I personally have no qualms about resin models, maybe due to the fact that I have started the hobby with them. As you have detailed nicely, a good soapy scrub almost always do the trick for me. Also spray or airbrush priming leaves no room for error. However again as you have put it, these are maybe more pro painter tools and the casual boardgamer might be having to stick to brush on primers.. 

 

I see no reason to complain in any case since in my humble opinion it was the utilization of the resin models that enabled a larger audience to be attracted to the hobby and created legendary kickstarters all of which had gazillions of resin models.. 

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