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[Review] Raging Heroes - Mantis Warriors, Troops 
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Executioner

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Raging Heroes - Mantis Warriors, Troops

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The link for these can be found here.

These were part of the TGG2 Kickstarter so I can't comment on any normal delivery time or packaging (feel free to let me know in the replies and I'll update this bit with delivery info, etc). However, this is how they turned up (and with some 25 mm round bases):

Bag:

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Of course this means there are some bits rolling around loose but there's no damage.


On to the models, there's some flash as expected with resin. Detail is crisp and you can see evidence of the circular mould technique they use:

Front:

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Back:

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All the models are very light and delicate, but not flimsy. The resin itself is firm and responds well to cleanup.

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Front:

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Back:

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The mould lines are very minor and aren't in places that cause problems. On close inspection there is a small bubble but nothing that liquid green stuff wont fix:

Bubble:

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The pieces are all ball & socket joints meaning you can pose them how you wish. For this review, here's one I knocked up:

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My apologies for the bad picture here...

Side:
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Back:
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The tab for the slottabase fits all the way across, but I will need to smooth it out with liquid green stuff.

Next, we have a comparison picture of Raging Heroes' offering placed alongside some of GW's.

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From left to right: Eldar Guardian (2nd edition) -> Mantis Warrior -> current Tactical Marine kit -> Space Hulk Terminator:

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Despite being the right scale, she looks so delicate compared to the others. Of course, she's leaning forwards and I haven't got a normal Daemonette to compare, but she's about the same as a Fantasy Elf in proportions.


Finally, here's a shot of the full squad showing off multiple poses:

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Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:21 pm
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Thanks for sharing!

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Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:25 pm
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Executioner

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No problem :)


Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:52 pm
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Nice review. I think the arms look a little odd, tbh.

It's worth noting RH made these more PG friendly with the models wearing underwear. I imagine trying to pin the metal versions would be exceptionally difficult.

Hope you're going to paint these up ready for the return of the Realm Of Chaos.


Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:29 pm
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I have every intention of painting them up... no idea when though as I have a backlog of other things :(


Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:16 am
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