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|Relic Knights: Resins Up Close and Personal
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|Author:||ND_nekodachi [ February 23rd, 2017, 6:38 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Relic Knights: Resins Up Close and Personal|
Ever since we announced Relic Knights: 2nd Edition, one of the most common questions we’ve received is,
“what about model quality?” In our initial announcement article, we talked about the steps we have been
taking to ensure that your Relic Knights: 2nd Edition experience is dominated by the stunning models your battlefield deserves.
Today we’re going a step further to show you some samples of actual resin production models from the
2-Player Starter set. The models are still on the sprue and have not received any cleanup. They’re also
blown-up significantly larger than the actual physical pieces—far larger than the actual piece is in real life.
Despite this, the detail holds up to remarkable levels. The quality captured speaks for itself, so let’s get
straight to the pictures!
We start off with one of the burly Sundown Enforcers that make up Bang-Bang’s Radiant Cadre. A squad of
three Sundown Enforcers are included in the 2-Player Starter. Each model is big and burly standing on a
40mm base. This model is entirely single-cast. All you need to do is glue it to its base and it’s read to play
and paint. You can see the incredible detail captured on the model including the armor’s detailing and
even the little chips and scratches suffered in battle.
Next is a Dark Pinion, part of Tahariel’s Void Cadre. A squad of three Dark Pinions are included in the
2-Player Starter. Once again this model is single-cast and ready to see action. Like the Enforcer, the Dark
Pinion has lots of different layers to its armor that show up brilliantly in the cast with nice clean edges and
even undercuts. Of particular notice is the circle detailing on the hip which not only is nice and clean,
but has a very delicate inset circle that is captured perfectly.
The Radiant Questing Knight, Bang-Bang is a gunslinger extraordinaire and displays some extraordinary
detail befitting such a personality. In contrast to the Sundown Enforcers and Dark Pinions, which are all
hard edges and armor, Bang-Bang is all about graceful curves and soft fabrics. Of particular note are the
creases in her shorts, and at the shoulders and elbows of her jacket. These are small, delicate creases on a
model that is only 32mm tall and nonetheless translate perfectly from the sculpt we previewed earlier.
The skirt of the jacket on the back-angle also shows some very subtle depth and movement from the
gather along the hips to the slight tug of the fabric along the bottom of the jacket’s trim. Let’s not forget
those perfectly sculpted abs and belly button. Bang-Bang has done a crunch or 10 in her time we
wager. Bang-Bang also has some very delicate hard detail, such as the bullets around her boots, the
sheriff-star belt buckle, and her six-shooters. The guns are particularly notable as they are tiny pieces, but
you can easily make out the detail of the hammer, cylinder, and sights.
The Void Questing Knight, Tahariel is a simply stunning. She also demonstrates how well multiple types of
detail are captured. The hard lines of her staff’s headpiece are sharp and well defined, including the thin
and delicate components that overlap. The soft folds of her robe are soft and luxurious, and the subtle
creases in her stockings are evident with clarity. Of particular note is Tahariel’s face. Her eyes, eye brows,
and mouth are all easily visible and beautifully represented. Even the small nose, which is characteristic of
Relic Knight’s anime influences, is realized perfectly.
As you can see, we’ve put an incredible amount of care and love into revitalizing Relic Knight’s signature
look and making sure the models delivered to you are true representations of the art, expertly translate
from sculpt to model, and are breathtaking to behold. We look forward to showing you even more
exciting Relic Knights content on our Kickstarter, February 27, 3:00pm EST.
Be sure to sign up for a reminder email so you can be there from the beginning!
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