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In-Box Review
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Greek Hoplites

by: Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

Introduction


Since MIG Productions have started dealing with figure stuff, I was very happy, already knowing their armor and diorama releases that were of high quality and pretty interesting.
After painting their 90mm Highlander Clansman, I really wished they would keep on producing amazing figures like that one.

The kit - Parts - Quality - Detail


This time we have a 1/10 scale resin bust of an Ancient Greek hoplites. The 12 x 9 x 4 cm carton box includes a same size zip lock plastic bag that closes the 3 cream-colored resin parts of the kit. The rest of space is stuffed with foam pieces to protect the parts and it does it good. Outside there is a nice box art painting of the bust from Xavier Ruiz. The sculptor of the kit is Young B. Song. As u may have seen already there is a funny thing though, on the title of the kit, as it is written, in mixed English and Greek letters. We call that in Greece “Greenglish”. There was not any info sheet in the box or painting instructions. I have to point this as something i d like to see in next releases.

The pieces of the kit are:

  • The bust

  • The helmet

  • The crest.

    The casting quality is one of the best I have seen on resin kits with absolutely no flaws or holes or any problems. The resin pegs are easy to remove, and the high quality or resin makes the rest of the cleaning easy and risk free.

    Sculpting - Detail


    The characteristics of the face are pretty clear and intense, though to me the guy looks more like a northern warrior than a Greek (keeping in mind how the ancient Greeks looked like) But sculpting is high level one, the moustache, beard and hair are well done as the rest of the bust is. The hoplite is wearing a linen thorax, so no metals to paint except the helmet.
    The options in painting are also a lot and with some research u could have alternatives if u don’t like the box art, or just want to be different from it.

    Conclusion


    I don’t think that busts are the easiest things for a starter in painting figures. This particular one though, doesn’t have many different colors or overlapping parts or anything that would cause fear even to a non-experienced painter. It still keeps high interest to the experienced due to its good sculpting and nice face characteristics. So I could call it a “ bust for all “.

    Highly recommended


    Thanks to MIG Productions for providing the review sample

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    SUMMARY
    A new release in 1/10 busts from MIG Productions couldnt be bad at all ! Perfect casting and nice sculpted detail will make a painters pleasure in an all time classic theme the Greek Hoplites
      QUALITY /DETAIL:90%
      THEME /ACCURACY:90%
      PACKING / INFO:80%
    Percentage Rating
    90%
      Scale: 1:10
      Mfg. ID: H 10-152
      Suggested Retail: euros 33
      Related Link: MIG Productions
      PUBLISHED: Jun 29, 2005
      NATIONALITY: Greece / Ελλάδα
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 88.76%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 86.99%

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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 ©2017 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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