Tuesday, May 22, 2012

1/72 Giant Rats (Nuisance Monsters) Completed

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Name:        Rat Swarm, Rat Swarms

Manufacturer:        Splintered Light Miniatures

Poses:        2 poses, (the single rat figure can be repositioned to give variety)

Figure material:         metal

Ability to Take Paint:        excellent

Pose Quality:        it looks quite rat like and the tail and front leg can be bent to create different poses

Sculpting:        excellent, for such small creatures the detail is well done

Mold Lines:        little to none

Created:        2009ish

These models were fun and easy to paint.  The rat swarm proper has a lot of character, and the single rats can be used as separate models, as I chose to do, or around the swarm model to make it larger and add some variety.  I think these models could be used from 10mm up to 28mm, I mean a giant rat could be anything from a foot long to the size of a small car.  All that is needed for fantasy figures to work well is to match the pictures in your mind.

You cannot go wrong with large numbers of easy to slay monsters to slow down adventurers and maybe give them the creeping crude.  The creeping crude will force them to seek out Cedric the Cleric leading to even more problems and/or adventures.

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As usual, Friar Tuck (an Airfix Robin Hood set figure) and Conan (a Caesar Miniatures Adventures set figure) make their appearance for scale.

Next up will be articles on Splintered Lights Giant Bats, the number two batch of different nuisance monsters I have completed.

Thanks for reading...

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  1. Nice one. They would also be usefull..at the back of a dio.

  2. They look real nice! I agree with Paul, they're usefull!



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