Friday, June 26, 2009

Roadside Shrine

When I ordered the drinking trough for the Blue Wolf Inn from the2legends a couple of months ago, I also ordered this roadside shrine. Now I finally got around to assembling and painting it.

The shrine is a nicely designed four piece resin kit:

The kit unassembled and assembled

There are two issues I have with the model, though. Firstly, the back of the shrine isn't modelled, it's just a blank back (like what you usually see on the bottom of a resin base/model). This wouldn't be that bad, if it weren't for the bricks on the right side of the shrine, which are touching the back and creating an unnatural looking edge. It's just a minor critique but a shame nonetheless.

Far more annoying are the bubbles in the resin. Funnily there are no bubbles in the shrine or in the huge stones. But the small stones on the ground have suffered heavily from the bubbles. You can see it in the photo below.

Close up on the air bubbles

Honestly, I don't mind the bubbles that much. Of all possible parts the small stones are definaltey the best for them. On the table you will hardly take notice of them unless you know they are there.

Aside from these two things I am pretty happy with the model. It paints up very nicely and I am rather satisfied with how the weathering on the shrine turned out. All in all a recommendable model. Well worth the investment if you enjoy painting small models on a late evening with quick rewarding results.


And now, last but not least, for some photos of the painted model:






2 comments:

  1. Nice work as always :) I have a question, how do you make the leafs, branches, long grass and flowers?

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  2. Thank you, Jorisch! I think your questions are answered in the post about the Blue Wolf Coaching Inn:
    http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/2009/03/innfamous-wolf.html

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