|Nice blister packaging. Muldo is really stuffed in there.|
When I made the order at Maelstrom they were out of stock but they have come into stock and reached my door in a little over a week. Which is pretty impressive, since I'm still waiting on an order to be filled for items I ordered over nine weeks ago at another online site, but more about that another day.As per normal for Maelstrom, the mini's came in a well padded envolope and got to me in perfect condition.
Anyhow, I didn't get a chance to look at them in too much detail as stuff needed to be done. But now I've had em out and assembled them both, thought I would let you guys know what I think.
I'm not going to review as such... well, I am. But I'm not going to grade them and give them marks out of 100 or what ever. I'm just going to state my opinions on these two figures and then leave the rest to you. If you like em, great, if not, great. It's all down to personal opinion.
Muldo the Brute
The first thing that strikes you when you pop open that blister is that Muldo really is huge, not "he was so big I couldn't lift him" huge but considering his 30mm scale he stands twice the height of Ulric (who himself is quite large). As can be seen above he's really stuffed into that blister.
You get him out of his confinement and you instantly notice just how nice the Resin is, the feel of the resin is just lovely, smooth and light and above all clean. I've only dealt with Forge World and Puppetswar resin in the past and I was impressed at the quality of this figure and just how nice it feels. The sculpt is top notch as well, look at the pictures if you don't believe me. And you can tell that they have planned where to poor from so that they got the best fill of the mold. Unfortunately there were a couple bubbles in the piece, however they were at the tips of his claws and in his loin cloth, I sharpened the claws back into points and the tip of the cloth came away when I trimmed out the access resin. Still the final results look fine so I'm not going to gripe about that.
|Muldo out of his tight blister pack.|
|Cleaned and Assembled.|
|The blistering on his back is gross yet really well done.|
|The tips of the claws required sharpening.|
|Ulric out of the pack.|
After cleaning Ulric up he went together quite simply, the hole on his arm connected with the stub on his shoulder and was a nice snug fit. His right arm has a band so the join is pretty well hidden, his left arm however needed a little bit of Greenstuff at the join as it was quite visible.
|Cleaned and assembled.|
As with Muldo I'm loving the pose on Ulric, I think he looks like he's picked out his next victim and is making his way towards him. There is such a sense of motion to his stance, like he's just setting off, the flow of his cloth waving in his wake. Lovely.
|The skulls really show off how big this fella is.|
|This was the only area that I felt required some filling.|