Monday, 4 April 2016
Unboxing Raging Heroes - Necropriestess Nepharya
I suppose technically this should be 'Unboxing Toughest Girls of the Galaxies Iron Empire Necropriestess Nepharya ' but that's a bit too long for a blog post title...
For those of you who don't know. A miniatures game company by the name of Raging Heroes did a Kickstarter to launch a set of miniatures that were female themed futuristic armies and it ended up being rather popular. Though there was no rule set for them they were ideal for a number of other game systems and could easily be used to field Warhammer 40K armies, Deadzone factions, Necromunda crews or any number of other forces.
The models are now available to purchase direct for those of you who missed the Kickstarter itself so over the next few weeks I'm going to do a few unboxings featuring some of the ones I have acquired either through the Kickstarter or subsequently. Not all of them actually have boxes due to being Kickstarter acquisitions but I'll start with a few that do.
First some background on the Iron Empire and the Necropriestess herself...
The Iron Empire
The Iron Empire is made up of exiled people that have somehow stumbled upon necromantic knowledge from alien pharaonic gods. They combine Prussian and Germanic influences with some kind of Aegyptian cyber necromancy that allow them to raise the dead and create bio-mechanical aberrations.
Imbued with great necromantic powers, she ruthlessly lords over necrocyber zombies who serve as bodyguards and cannon fodder for the Iron Empire.
...and now onto the actually unboxing. As is traditional we'll start with the box...
Nepharya - Box Cover
The boxes have some nice cover artwork featuring the model in question and the models are well packed within using bubblewrap. I haven't taken a picture of the bubblewrap...I hope that isn't disappointing, lol.
Nepharya - Unassembled
The model is made of a good quality resin and was blissfully free of air bubbles and had next to nothing in the way of mould lines. There's a fair bit of supporting material to remove and be careful when removing the smaller parts from the sprue so you don't cut anything off you shouldn't do or damage any of the detail.
Also it's worth noting that many resin models have a slightly greasy feel caused by the substance they use to stop them sticking to the moulds during production and this can cause issues with paint not sticking to the model properly. Carefully washing the parts in soapy water will remove this should your model be unduly affected.
There are assembly instructions for some of the trickier to assemble models on their website of which this is one. The instructions can be found here.
Nepharya - Assembled
After removing the various support pieces and tidying up any areas where they were attached you'll be wanting to attach the various mechanical tentacles and gripper arms to the model and for this the instructions are extremely useful. Of course with very little effort you could angle these pieces differently from the intended locations but I decided to keep with the pose from the box picture.
Here's some different views as well as a few close-ups of some of the interesting bits of detail...of which there's lots.
Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.