Saturday, October 30, 2010

Captain Alatriste has arrived!

A few years ago a Spanish project revolving around Captain Alatriste caught a lot of attention on the Lead Adventure Forum. Based on the novels by Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte the group produced some great looking 28mm miniatures, most noticeable Alatriste himself:


After some time the project was rumoured to be dead and it seemed as if the figures would never be available. Now there are news about a re-design of the project and a deal with Zenit Miniatures. However, the best news is that some of the original miniatures are currently available on ebay - for the incredible price of 3,99 EUR (current ebay link).

Of course I didn't hesitate and immediately bought a set, which arrived only three days later!

So here comes the best part: Photos! (click to enlarge)



Here's a size comparison with a swashbuckler from Black Cat Bases and a Black Scorpion pirate (30mm):


Conclusion: Very nice miniatures for a great price (although 6 EUR shipping does hurt a bit, but they arrived quickly and savely and the overall price is still good). Now I hope that the other original miniatures, for which we have seen the lovely greens already, will turn up as well.

11 comments:

  1. Ok, the size seems perfect at leasts it fits the Black Scorpion range nicely! Thanks for the size comparison.

    How are you going to base it on a round base, is it easy to cut off the resin part in the bottom?

    btw, I just ordered my set - that could be the start of a Spanish crew for LothS!

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  2. Yes, the size is great. In fact they would fit both the larger Black Scorpion figures as well as to smaller ranges such as Foundry, because they are a bit smaller than BS and way more slender.

    I haven't worked with them yet but you always have to be careful when working with resin. When I assembled the ANAKRON deathsman (http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/2010/02/deathsman-of-gierburg.html) I accidentally broke off one foot, because the mini is so fragile. These do look more solid. We'll see how it turns out...

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  3. This sounds like a great project. I've been interested in a similar modelling project - since reading the first Captain Alatrise book (the English translation) which was on sale for just £1.00 in some remainder book shop.

    Ideally, my Alatrise project would be 40mm!

    Good Luck.

    Tony
    http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/

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  4. They look outstanding! The skin tones on the pirate holding the bit of wood is out of this world.

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  5. Yes, the minis look aweseome indeed! Please note that I didn't paint these though!! I shamelessly took the photos from the thread at the LAF. :)

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  6. This miniatures are from Tercio Creativo, a spanish miniature company. They have more of that kind in their catalogue.

    http://terciocreativo.blogspot.com/

    Sorry for my english.

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  7. Any one know if this is still available? I would love one!

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  8. I'm afraid no, they're not available anymore.

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  9. I would love to buy the Captain Alatriste figurine. Where can I get it?

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  10. Hi, Corey. The figure was a special sale as it was no longer produced, so the figure will be near impossible to find these days. Check out Tercio Creativo for their latest news and products.

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  11. There is another Alatrieste inspired figure form Brother Vini http://www.brother-vinni.com/shop.htm#!/Captain-Batiste/p/38053093/category=6199066

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