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In-Box Review
54mm
Minotaurus

by: Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

Introduction

Committed of the company motto (“The ancient world in your hands”) Ares Mythologic keeps on making nice miniatures of historical personalities, and that in itself is a real statement. From the first time I laid hands on this company’s miniatures, every one has made me feel that they are making a serious effort to produce good quality miniatures for the modeler.

The subject of this review is item AM-54T-70 Minotaurus whom, holding a war axe, guards the entrance of the Labyrinth.

The kit

A dark red hard carton box contains a plastic zipper bag. Inside this, foam protection holds safely all 7 white metal pieces of the figure.

The weight of the box is pretty heavy for a 54 mm figure, and that’s because of the heavy scenery! Minotaurus is in a standing pose with one leg slightly bent and he is holding with 2 hands his huge battle-axe.

A small single sheet leaflet containing 2 pictures of the painted figure and contact information for the company is included.

Pieces:
  • The Torso with 2 feet
  • Left arm with axe
  • Right arm
  • Small piece of cloth
  • Head
  • Part of floor with stairs
  • Part of door arch
    Quality and Detail

    This one is really sculpted with intense lines on the muscle system of the beast. The hands will need some effort to keep them in the right position and finally glue them prior to priming the figure.

    Some thin molding lines are lightly showing in the inside part of the feet, that will need just some fresh blade action, and that’s all.

    Material - metal – is good, the surface is relatively smooth and clean and the total look is this of a good modern figures company.

    To improve what you get, you will just to need a soft touch with fine steel wool, to polish the metal. Then some washing in bath with a mild detergent–water mix to make it as clean as it gets before priming.

    The 2 parts of the base scenery fit easily together and will give a nice presentation to your figure.

    Painting

    This is a surely an easy figure for painting it. And since it’s a different and unique subject even beginners can choose it. Give this figure some time, and it will pay off with a different theme in your showcase.

    Conclusion – Final Verdict

    With every next release, Spanish Ares Mythologic proves to be a good and decent company with nice figures and interesting themes. This figure is really nice 54mm figure and the result will reward all of your efforts.

    Recommended
  • SUMMARY
    With every new release Ares Mythologic proves to be a good and decent company with nice figures and interesting subjects. This figure is really nice 54mm figure and the result will reward all of your efforts.
      QUALITY & DETAIL:80%
      THEME & POSE:87%
      PACKING & INFORMATION:77%
    Percentage Rating
    83%
      Scale: 54mm
      Mfg. ID: AM-54T-70
      Suggested Retail: 22.50 EUR
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      PUBLISHED: Nov 23, 2006
      NATIONALITY: Greece / Ελλάδα
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 88.76%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 86.00%

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    About Costas Rodopoulos (Major_Goose)
    FROM: KIKLADHES, GREECE / Ελλάδα

    I started modelling 27 years ago with some 1/72 planes and military vehicles. Soon the diorama bug got into me and with Sheperd Paynes books I dug in. I loved to build dioramas and military vehicles till the Vietnam Era. I don't like modern stuff so much. 4 years ago I had a crush on figure painti...

    Copyright ©2018 text by Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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