|Studio paintjob. Picture by Outlaw Miniatures|
Today I would like to share with you a review on a miniature by Outlaw miniatures. This company launched an incredibly succesful kickstarter for their Wild West Exodus miniature game. The miniature I will review today is agent Lucinda Loveless, which was a so-called sidekick model that was also part of te kickstarter. Now she is also for sale outside of the kickstarter.
As a part of this review I will also elaborate a bit on a previous post of mine about companies using 3d renders to sell their models, and I will give you some insight on how to judge those based on this model.
Lucinda Loveless is part of the Union faction in the game. The miniature is made of resin, and comes packed in a blister package together with a gaming base and some card references for the game. The mini consists of 4 pieces: the main body, left and right arm, and the head. All the pieces are attached to a single sprue and will need to be securely removed before assembly.
|3d render of digital sculpt. Picture by Outlaw Miniatures.|
|Content of the blister package|
I think the quality of the cast is quite good. There are a lot of crisp details, and the different surfaces are easy to distinguish (more about this in the digital sculpt box). There are no air bubbles in the resin, which is nice because those usually destroy details. There are some mold lines on the sides of the body and legs, and also on the arms. These should be easy to scrape of with a scalpel, no problem. One mold line concernes me a little more, which is the one running over the side of the face. This will require a bit more care but with resin this is feasible.
The pieces are provided with holes and protrusions for easy assembly. The parts are attached to the sprue on areas that will be covered after assembly, which is really nice as it saves time cleaning. The only exception to this are the feet. Removing it from the sprue completely is a bit more difficult here, as the heels of the shoes are superthin. I would suggest removing only part of the sprue and find a way to inbed it within the base, that will also make the mini stand more rigid on the base.
What I like is that the figure can be assembled completely before painting without any parts getting in the way during painting. That way you don’t have to think about in which order to paint the mini too much.
|Pictures of the details. You can see how crisp the details are in general, but there are some tiny moldlines. Many are on covered places though.|
I really like this miniature! This is a style that really fits my painting 🙂 The sculpt is dynamic but with a subtle pose, and I see the mini being used in small dioramas as well. I think the quality of the cast is quite good. I wouldn’t compare it to the quality of, for example, Studio McVey minis or Guild of Harmony, but for this price I think the quality is really nice and keep in mind that they are designed to be gaming minis. But I definitely think they could be painted up to a display standard. The easy assembly and short preparation time are a big plus for me. I also like the theme of the miniature, and the rest of te Wild West Exodus lines, as it is different from other minis. So if you like the genre, do check these minis out! But keep in mind that the 3d renders do not give a picture of what exactly you are getting, but it gives a good general impression. I’m looking forward to see more from WWE!
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So this concludes my review on this model. In conclusion: Recommend? Absolutely!
I hope you enjoyed this review :). If you have any questions, please let me know!