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Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,600 posts
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 - 08:50 AM UTC
I just received the Gandalf and Boromir figures from their 'LOTR' series. Although at an impressive 75mm, I found the quality not quite as good as Pegaso/Romeo or Andrea. Most joints have gaps to be filled, and even though the molding seams are quite light, my examples had some thin mold 'flashing' which wasn't difficult to remove, but I wouldn't expect this on recent castings. Details are faithful to the movie characters and are well and sharply defined as are the facial features. I just hope I can do as much justice to the figures as in the painted examples of their publicity photos. The third follow-up figure is of Elrond in armor as he appears in battle in 'The Return of the King'. I was hoping for further figures as they appeared as the Fellowship as I would like to place them in a diorama somewhere between Rivendell and Moria. Only 7 firures to go for my diorama, and I hope they don't model Merry and Pippen in Rohan and Minas Tirith armor!
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 24, 2011
KitMaker: 470 posts
Historicus Forma: 299 posts
Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:33 AM UTC
I love Knight Models but sometimes its a bit of a mixed bag. I have Luke and Yoda on my bench and it went together great, no problems and has great detail. The Storm Trooper I did was very nice detail but the gun had the hands attached and the two arms were separate to the body. This made lining everything up a nightmare of diety proportions. Wolverine was great to work on, but the 72mm Speeder Bike was terrible. Not all the metal had made it through the mold and there were gaps, It was also part resin and part metal and the metal had I think shrunk when cooled and the resin doesn't or not as much. Making it fit was one of the worst model experiences of my life. I have Boromir myself and am waiting for our fantasy group build here before I build him. I haven't done any work on it yet. I like that they have Lotr and Marvel/DC, just a shame they dropped Star Wars though I can totally understand why.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,600 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 03:46 AM UTC
Overall they are very nice figures and I'm happy someone has produced LOTR figures in a scale bigger than war gaming. But I found Boromir had issues in his left shoulder joint which I hope doesn't lead to mis-alignments with his flowing cloak which is in two more pieces. The locating lugs could also have been a bit more substantial as these are chunky and heavy parts which are just begging to become dislodged. Note: I'm not bashing these figures; just pointing out a couple of faults which have to be dealt with as with many other manufacturers.