Fantastic Plastic revisited: Little Gods

Always dabbling in other options for toy soldiers, not least options in plastic which tend to be hit or miss. Here are a few of my latest findings.

First up ‘Hercules’. This first one is effectively a 20mm plastic playing piece from Age of Mythology. I’d painted up a few of the Egyptian themed minis from this set a while back and some other Greek mythos before that.

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I’ve also mentioned the High Heavens Kickstarter that I backed (and finally received). I picked one at random to paint up and it was the ‘Hercules’ character (that’s why I chose to paint up 20mm version above at the same time).

As with all plastics of this kind (quite soft compared to most wargaming plastics) removing flash was a real bore and less than 100% effective. Both painted up okay though. Options abound as uses as Demi-God heroic scale minis alongside 15mm mortals.

I’ve more to report on the High Heavens miniatures at a later date (pics of bent over Gods, hot water treatment, de-flashing tantrums, painting options, etc).

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Just for scale, the nearby Simon Pegg Zombie hunter from Rebel Minis finished off the 28mm, 20mm and 15mm scale slide.
Just for scale, the nearby Simon Pegg Zombie hunter from Rebel Minis finished off the 28mm, 20mm and 15mm scale slide.

Far less successful was this Reaper Bones mini I painted a while back (Vandorendra, Snake Demon). If I come across the metal version I might paint it up to compare the experience but she did not come out as well as I would like. And the flash was awful – you can see it still on the swords where I gave up. Too bendy to remove without taking big chunks out.

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I suppose having six arms and weapons to tackle were two pairs too many for me!

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