Monday, August 25, 2014

A review from the leadpile.

Between begining construction of  my 6mm cityboard and then joining the Planet Ares crew, I decided to put all my 15mm on the backburner and concentrate on 6mm for the time being. So I ordered a whole bunch of stuff online, and now I have to wait for it to arrive...                                       ...I get restless when I have to wait.
To pass the time I started digging through my leadpile, as it turned out there were quite a few nice 6mm scifi models in there already, I thought I'd share them with you.
For now I'd like to start with the first thing I pulled out of my mountain of lead, a small force of
Dark Realm Miniatures Kraytonians ,a race of lizardman aliens.

The first pack I pulled out was the Ketzali Command pack containing the following
2 different command poses, 4 each
The one with the gun is easily modified by bending the gun arm up giving you some more variation should you want it
There are also 2 different trooper poses, 16 each


Next were a pack of medium and heavy infantry which contained 2 different  medium and heavy weapons,6 each

Medium Infantry

Heavy Infantry



Each pack also contained 18 light infantry figures


As you can see they are all basically the same troop type but the weapons can be classed as light, medium and heavy. My only gripe with these is that there is only one pose of the basic (light) trooper, that being said, they are all nicely detailed figures with a lot of charracter.

The rest of the packs are what originally sold me on this line of minis, the Rakkat and Torakk riders and the Elohe raiders. Lizard aliens riding even bigger lizards into battle, whats not to like?

The Torakk riders are 1 pose, 4 to a pack and there are 2 different packs. Sadly this means you have to buy at least 2 packs if you want both poses (this seems to be the standard for all the cavalry), not a problem for big armies, less interesting if you're into 6mm skirmish like me.


Their flying cousins the Elohe Raiders, again 1 pose 4 to a pack


And last, but by no means least, the Rakkat riders 1pose ,2 to a pack



This is one big lizzard, I can easily picture him putting a dent in an APC or munching on a small mecha.

All the figures were very crisply cast with minimal cleaning required, almost everything could be scraped of with an xacto knife, only the Rakkat riders needed a little filing to get rid of a mold line running along their head and back.
I bought these at a show a few years ago and I guess they got lost between all the other goodies purchased that day but, having fondled them again now, I think I'll move them up the painting queue and start on them right after I finish my Juncker Insurgents from Angel Barracks.

Well that's it for now , if you enjoyed it, or not, leave a comment below and until next time when we find out what treasures the Lead Mountain Mines will give up next.

Cheers,
Stroezie.











3 comments:

  1. Yes, thanks very much for the pictures - much more detail than the on-line catalog. Might end up getting some of these.

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    1. You won't be disapointed if you do.
      They are detailed with a nice chunky alien look that I have a feeling is going to paint up really well.

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