Sunday, 17 May 2015

Nightfolk unboxing and review

Time to crack open some goodies that I have picked at Salute. Nightfolk miniatures is a new range so I take this opportunity to review them and do some scale comparisons to clarify the scale/proportions of these fantastic minis.


Unboxing

The blisters at salute were sold in 3 main formats, individual miniature blisters, 3 minis per blister and 5 minis per blister. I got the 3minis blisters.







Each blister comes with 3 metal miniatures and 3x 25mm circular plastic bases.
The metal cast is very sharp with minimal or almost non existent mould lines. Since these are one single casts with no multipart bits its a case of opening the blister, clean the metal and paint them. Simple & easy!

Miniatures come in different sizes depending on the race and the sculpted poses are very clever making a good use of the one piece cast. Some are quite chunky while others more slender. Here is a group shot.



The style is very Labyrinth (movie) inspired so this range has a very strong fantasy flavor. There is also a interesting blend of oldschool and modern features, I mean the miniatures are one piece metal cast like in the good old days but the casting and detailing is par with the best in the modern days.



Scale comparison

Zombicide and GW miniatures in comparison with Nightfolk.






Conclusion

Sometimes I think companies lose the plot by offering way to many fiddly bits or flooding miniatures with skulls and detail for the sake of detail, bad resin casts or even just plain boring sculpts.

Nightfolk keeps it simple and does it brilliantly, these are the type of miniatures that will provide hours of fun for the painter and gamer. Well packed in blisters, single piece metal casting and a very original theme. Nice! I mean if you are a painter these will be a joy to paint since they are very original with bags of character and if you are a gamer there is nothing more sturdy than a single piece metal cast on a gaming table.

The only problem with this range is that I need to get them all and there are already plenty of more minis on their online store http://ntseshop.co.uk/ so my wallet will cry a bit :D

Happy painting.


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