Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Amazing miniatures from Raging Heroes!!


Some incredible things arrived in the mail today.  A box of fantastic miniatures from Raging Heroes!!!

I have been drooling over these for weeks, but I had never seen them myself.  From what I had seen on their website, it looked like these minis had some unique traits.  The fine details, such as the faces, hands, weapons and even the hair, appeared to be remarkably clean and consistent from one figure to the next.

This got me very excited, as I have been noticing some decline in detail and consistency with newer figures.  It's not a huge issue, but one would hope that with all the technology available now, the arrow would only be pointing up.

Also, lots of companies have been going to resin, for a variety of reasons.  However, the quality of the casting has been, shall we say underwhelming.  Very underwhelming.

My spidey sense got to tingling whet I saw the Raging Heroes images.  I just got the sense that things might be different.  Once I had them in my hands, I would finally know for sure...


And I was right!  Actually, I was way more than right.  Not only were the castings of a good consistent quality, they had a few other amazing surprises.  I already knew that many options came with each figure, similar to what you see with Avatars of War figures.  I also knew that there were nice, dynamic poses and faces that you could paint with extra details.

Mind you, all of the things you see here are right out of the box, with the exception of the one Hero on the left...all I did was take them out of the packaging.

What was a big surprise was that all of this awsomeness was achieved in single piece castings!  Check out these Vestals, which come in a variety of sets (this one is a wonderful set of five).  The figure on the left is just 2 pieces, and that is because the left arm has 3 options!  Unreal!


I held my breath as I opened up the resin sci-fi Vestals, which I will be using for my Adepticon Dark Eldar army.  Hands down, the best resin casting I have ever worked with.  Ilyad miniatures used to do very nice resin casting, but these pieces are a step above that.  Certainly leaps and bounds ahead of what I have been dealing with the last few years.  No air bubbles, not to soft or not too brittle, and barely any mould lines.  There are no "hollow" pieces, which I hate so much.  Even the tiniest of pieces came out very well.


I salute the talents of the casters.  No end to the Kudos!  Here are some close ups to try and give you an idea of how nice the resin is, and how "paintable" the faces will be.  Also, the hair is exactly as I had hoped. Even very long strands that flow across the bodies, etc., are clean, unbroken lines that will not have me pulling my own hair out as I try to paint them :-)


This really is the tip of the ice berg.  I have lots more to review.  They also have a nice variety of critters and monsters that will make a great addition to many armies, both sci-fi and fantasy.  I apologize if I am gushing way too much, but seeing things done so well makes me happy.  It has been a particularly frustrating couple of months dealing with resins, metals, and even plastics.

This is a breath of welcome fresh air.  I have not really done these justice with these images, but I will try to bet nicer views for you going forward.


More to come!!!!


16 comments:

  1. Nice, but I think it's time to retire the top-knot as a fixture of fantasy/sci-fi females.

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  2. I really like these kind of posts.. showing off a new product and giving a honest comment or 2 about them. Great job, and thanks for the close ups as well!

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    1. There are certain things that sort of "grind my gears" after all these years of mini painting, and any company that comes out with figures that reduce my aggravation level will be roundly praised! :-)

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  3. I had no idea someone was making proxy Dark Eldar. Very cool.

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    1. They also make orcs, cyberwolves, Dark Elves, and other big monsters...

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  4. Oh wow, fine detail you can actually paint with instead of having to create with paint! I'll be adding that company to the list o' thingees me wants to paint. Thanks for the review.

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    1. I have done more prep work on those figures, and I am even more impressed. The metals are so delicate, but so solid! Those swords would have been a nightmare with any other company!

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  5. How do you think, will they work as Chaos Cultists with Mark of Slaanesh, or they are too eldary?

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    1. They make some chaos demonettes, called mantis, that are very nice... like the the older metal demonettes, but way easier to assemble!

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  6. They look soooo good! I just received an email that mine had been shipped! Beyond excited.

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  7. Thanks for this review I've been considering this range as a purchase, so now I'm content to spend more money I'm not supposed to on scantily clad females.

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    1. HA! I think you will have a lot of fun painting them. They have their own KS process about to get under way next month, I believe!

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  8. Is that a flake of excess resin on the left side of your primary resin model's left shin? And on that note: how are they on casting flaws/excess resin? Will these require much work to make them pristine?

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    1. These are very easy to clean, far better than any other resin figs out there. I did not even have to wash them! In fact, I could apply paint directly to the surface if I wanted to, with no primer!!

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  9. How are they on casting flaws/excess resin? It looks like there is a flake of excess resin next to your primary resin model's left shin. (Or am I just seeing wrong?)

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