Gamers and other modelers can raise their dioramas to new heights with Lion Fountain
from gaming company Ziterdes
. This is a hard foam model, item 6012414
, scaled for 25-28mm.
has a marketing relationship with NOCH
, who kindly provided this sample for review.
is based in Germany and creates a range of models for fantasy and Sci-Fi genres:
Dungeons & Dragons
Sci-Fi (Warhammer 40000)
To serve those genres many different product lines are offered:
Tabletop Gaming Table
Modular Gaming Table Sets
DunkelWelt - An extensive gaming world with Starter and Extension Sets, Special Editions, Single Modules. Furthermore, DunkelWelt includes Dunkelstadt - "the ultimate playing area for all dungeon players and jailers," with...
Special Edition Monte Christo
Dunkelstadt Single Modules
Furniture & Accessories
Pyramids, Temples and Ruins
Bunkers & Positions
Castles & Fortresses
Ships & Boats
Bridges & Jetties
Tabletop Bits & Pieces
Grasses, stones & groundcover
Snow and Ice
Welcome to the world of Ziterdes!
The ModelZiterdes uses hard foam for many of their models and Lions Fountasin is no exception. While this is rigid hard foam, it can be carved, or manipulated with heat, so be careful where you set it. The foam is both very tough and light, more so than resin or ceramic. It can be easily cut, ground and honed, as well as painted.
These models are made to stand alone or be joined with related models and incorporated into larger scenes.
This model is packaged in a plastic bag with a cardstock label.
The foam has a rough and faux porous texture that gives the feel of organic natural material such as stone, wood, and rusty metal. The surface is further enhanced with deep mortar joints between the stones, and wood grain on the many timber elements.
DetailArchitectural details include masonry texture - pock marks and mortar joints.
Painting and InstructionsNo actual instructions are included, other than what is on the webpage.
The foam takes acrylic paint well.
ScaleJudge the versatility of this fountain for your scale with the photos I staged. You will find 25-28mm fantasy figures, and 1/35 and 1/48 figures.
For my tastes anything larger than 1/24 or smaller than 1/48 will not look proper.
ConclusionModelers of many genre will appreciate this Ziterdes model. I look forward to incorporating it into a larger scene or a vignette. I think this is a worthwhile addition to my 25-28mm gaming table, and even workable for military and civilian scenes.
Lion Fountain has good detail and makes an eye-catching city or castle masonry sculpture with convincing texture.
Please remember to mention to Ziterdes, NOCH, and retailers that you saw this product here - on Historicus Forma.