So I ordered some of the Were-Elephants (I mean how cool is an army of elephants?!) and they arrived last week with an amazing sample bag of miniatures from across the range.
This is the first time since Epic that I've tried miniatures this small and it was really interesting how this scale has it's own challenges. That being said, getting a miniature finished in 40 minutes is also nice for a change!
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Here's a look at some of the miniatures in the sample I got with my Were-Elephants.
It's amazing to see the variety of heights even in such a small scale!
3. Dark Alliance Barbarian Warrior
4. Alliance Destroyer
5. WildLand Alliance Silverback Berserkers
6. Dark Alliance Barbarian Raider
7. Hobgoblin Hill Troll
8. Hobgoblin Bowman
9. Dwarf Warrior
10. Hobgoblin Gargantuan Spider
The detail on these miniatures is just incredible! From belts to individual pieces of armour to the expressions on their faces, they really are a joy to paint!
My method was to piant the base colours then highlights, then a wash of Nuln Oil generally, which was gentler than the watered down paint mix I would usually do on a fantasy miniature. I think overall the technique is okay, as I was really just seeing what a quick army builder style of paint job would look like. Spending hours on one guy would be easy, but really these are meant to be made into large forces, so that kind of defeats the purpose.
I wasn't aware of Micro World Games before I saw these miniatures and in checking out their site they also do 6mm sci-fi and Dark Realms, all highly detailed and very reasonably priced for the amount of miniatures you get.
In terms of miniature quality, these guys had only small amounts of flash and the mould lines were very minor - which on something this size was great. Imagine trimming that?!
The miniatures I received were shipped in a small plastic bag in a bubble wrapped parcel, so time was taken to make sure they got to me in food order too.
If you like 6mm, or want to try it out, have a look at their range. There is tonnes and tonnes to see!!
The Were-Elephants are easily my favourites so far. They are just that bit bigger and give you some lovely little details like the tusks and the ears to play with. Their armour is very cool too!
I was very tempted to get Rhinomen in my first order, but stuck with the Were-Elephants. Having got some in the sample bag, I will definitely get some more. The green hood here was to add a bit of contrast to the red and black I chose for the WildLand Alliance.
The Silverback Beserekers are very cool and have some great detail including expressive faces and straps across their backs for their armour. Not sure I did such a good job on this guy. Black in this scale is a bit unforgiving...