Corvus' Miniatures

Painted sf & fantasy miniatures by Gerrie Schenck

Alkémy commission WIP

I'm currently working on this bunch of Alkémy figures. The sculpts themselves are pretty good, but the casting quality is pretty horrible. The original line was launched by Kraken, after they went bankrupt Studio38 continued to cast the figures, and the game's rules are now available for download.

A lot of surfaces look rough and chunky, air bubbles here and there, and while preparing one figure a leg snapped off because there was a giant air bubble inside :( The figures also come with sculpted resin bases, which is a nice detail, but it's very hard to fix the figures on them properly.

Another thing that was pretty horrible was the shipping time. It took nearly 14 days for the figures to ship out after ordering. It's a bit sad to see a great figure line like Alkémy go down a route like this...

But back to painting: this is going to be a gaming quality project. Accent color will be Emerald.


1 comments:

Anonymous said... @ April 28, 2013 at 6:49 AM

definitely a studio 38 issue. I dont recall that we ever had any complaints on the casting like the one you mentioned. alas that is the past, good luck with this, good looking models :)

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