donderdag 27 juni 2013

Scrutiny: Stonehaven dwarves

A lot of people got their stonehaven dwarves from their kickstarter, but I wasn't so lucky. I hadn't noticed they had a kickstarter up. Fortunately for me, I did get in on their gnomes kickstarter! Seeing how extremely cool the new gnome sculpts were coming along I figured "lets get the dwarves from retail!" So I did.

They finally arrived last week. Took them long enough, because customs got their greedy little paws on them. I had to pay 3 or so euros worth of taxes. Not a problem. Though they did slap 15 euros worth of handling on it. Isn't that always how it goes? This really can't be blamed on Stonehaven though. Their shipping was not fast, but neither was it slow.

The dwarves arrived in a sturdy box with extra 'inflatey' bits to keep the models secure. Not that it was necessary, the models are all hard metal, very nice.

Proper packaging, bad packagers pay attention!

They came with character cards with the concept art and some fluff on them. Very nice. There were also a few 'thank you!' cards. How nice. :D
Dwarf character cards

The actual packaging was very good. One big bag, or so it would seem.

One big bag?

Not so! They were sealed individually! Awesome!

Individual sealing! Woo yeah!

So the quality of the models is really quite high. Small mold lines, hard models, very detailed. One of the models even comes with alternate hand options (he has a gun and you can either give him a second gun hand or remove the gun hand and replace it with a knife). I am leaning towards removing the gun hand. They also come with good basic blank 25mm round bases.
Some of the models also come with animal companions. There is a fox and a boar. There is also a small anvil for the dwarf smith. What makes this set of dwarves so cool is the fact that they also tackle unconvential dwarf models. For example there is a dwarf mage, a dwarf druid, a dwarf death knight, a dwarf corpse (yes!), etc.

The dwarves!

Basically I am quite pleased with the quality presented here.

Verdict: If you want one (or more) dwarves for PC usage, get these. Shipping might be a bit of a hassle, but they are very nice and have seriously uncommon dwarf/class combinations. Expect to see me painting some of these after Mansions of Madness.

Grade: 9/10

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