Posts Tagged ‘Unboxing’

Dark Souls Unboxing

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

It’s finally here, well the first bit anyway, yes Dark Souls the hit computer game is now available as a boardgame thanks to Steamforged Games […]

Panzer vs Panzer, Rubicon vs Warlord

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Panzer mark 4 (IV). Finding myself in a position of having panzer mk4s from both Rubicon Models and Warlord Games. I thought it would be a great opportunity to do both unboxings at the same time and look at both kits to see what one I find the best. This is a new avenue for Read More …

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Unboxing A Long Road from RobotRocket Miniatures

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a good while since I’ve done an unboxing. I’ve been on a self inflicted hiatus from buying miniatures for a while now. Partly for financial reasons and partly because I don’t want to end up with boxes and boxes of unpainted miniatures. It’s been nice going through my boxes of shame and getting some paint on some of them. So why change that? Well I always like to support a new company with interesting miniatures.
RobotRocket Miniatures is a new company started by Matthew Pearce, an admin for the popular ‘Eavier Metal group on Facebook and a friend of mine. This first release ‘A Long Road’ has been sculpted by Olivier Bouchet who has experience working with some of the biggest names in the business including Black Sun Miniatures, Pegaso Models, Mierce Miniatures and Aradia Miniatures. Enough intro though, let’s check out the miniature!
First impressions are good, a solid black box embossed with the RobotRocket logo.

Opening up the box above some padding we’re greeted with a sticker, certificate of authenticity and a piece of card with one possible story of the bust. I love this addition, more and more in the miniature industry we’re seeing people trying to tell a story with their work rather than just painting a piece. This gets the creative juices flowing and I hope it’s something they continue with on future releases. I’d love to see concept art included in the future, even if it’s just a sketch from the sculptor. It might not interest everyone but I’ve always been very interested in the process and where it’s come from. 

Removing the protective black foam and we find the bust! It comes in two pieces, with a separate long pipe that can be placed in the mouth or perhaps elsewhere on the model (I’m considering strapping it to his side pack perhaps) or left out completely. 

Quality of the cast is superb, no bubbles or casting mistakes. There is one small mouldline down the back of his neck and on the top of his head but it doesn’t cross any high detail areas and will be easy to smooth out.
My first impression was that the sculpt itself was a fairly safe first model but actually on further inspection it offers a lot. There’s multiple surfaces and details and it offers good depth between the shirt, waist coat, a lapelled jacket and the travelling cloak. The shoulder guard on his right offers an ornate are where you can go to town with metals. There is definitely options for freehands, perhaps a trim on the cloak hood or brocade on the jacket or waistcoat. On his left side he has a travel pouch (perhaps containing some pipeweed?) on the right you have what appears to be a case for an extending spyglass or maybe a map. These areas offer some nice options for leather and other textures. Both these are connected by detailed leather strapping
The head is a classic dwarven shape, anatomically correct and not immediately suggesting of a particular age. I can see this both being painted as a wizened old dwarf or a younger adventurer successfully. Is he a warrior? A traveller? A scholar? It’s up to you! The beard and moustache are detailed and the left ear has an earring and a larger ring around the upper rim. It’s great to see a Dwarven sculpt that isn’t the classic warrior with heavy armor and a large axe.  

Another nice addition in the box is a resin cylinder plinth with the company name embossed on the bottom. You could either use this to display the model permanently or simply hold the bust while you are painting it.

The bust itself is £35 plus shipping and can be purchased from their website in the future (http://robotrocketminiatures.co.uk/) The site is pretty new and the store has yet to go up so you can contact Matt through the email address on the  site or on their Facebook page here. It’s a great bust for this price, a professional release, well packaged and including a plinth. It’s limited to 80 pieces and there were 39 left last I checked so get in quick.  A very good first release and I’m excited to see what comes in the future from them!
On a personal note I’m planning my projects for this year’s Eadbanger compeititon on the Eavier Metal group (check out the announcement here) and it’s very likely I’ll try and enter this into the bust category so hopefully you’ll see some paint on this sooner rather than later.

Talons of the Emperor unboxing

Posted on March 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Talons of the Emperor. With all the hype that came when the sisters of silence and the custodies first burst out the prospero box, its nice to see that the company we all know and love have decided to capitilize on this fact and release Talons of the Emperor, a box set with this wing Read More …

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Unboxing Purgatory’s Moloch

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, so here’s a little something for your Monday evening – unboxing Moloch from Purgatory.Moloch is a member of Murder Inc, and is a hell-fueled mechanical monstrosity. That description is pretty apt for not on…

NDAK Tropical Loth/Loki Unboxing

Posted on February 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

NDAK support In-the-box Quality and details Gallery / Galeria      

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Unboxing Zombicide: Black Plague by Cool Mini or Not

Posted on February 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Unboxings Games is one of the things that Must Contain Minis enjoys sharing with its readers. Zombicide: Black Plague is a game that I wanted since the Kickstarter Campaign started. For Christmas, one of my family members bought me the retail version o…

Review & Unboxing: MiniArt European Cart

Posted on February 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

European Cart MiniArt unboxing
Wood Elves cart conversion with deers Warheim

I bought and converted this European Cart from MiniArt for Warheim Fantasy Skirmish “Escape from the Middle Mountains”, where I used it as a coach for my Wood Elves from Athel Loren. Below is my cart review and unboxing =)

European Cart od MiniArt kupiłem i skonwertowałem, by móc wziąć udział w turnieju Warheim Fantasy Skirmish “Ucieczka z Gór Środkowych”, gdzie używałem go jako powozu dla moich Leśnych Elfów z Athel Loren. Zapraszam do recenzji i unboxingu poniżej =)

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