Welcome to a review of the Roots of Magic models (as promised in the rules review HERE).
So I managed to get my hands on 3 of the wizards from the different houses, to start with the models are all resin and on the whole are 1 piece as well (only the Friar had an arm separate).
The quality and detailing on these models are amazing, its been a long time since I have played around with any model with such lovely crisp detailing! Plus the advantage of resin on models like this is hardly no clean up!
Friar Sarpeth – House Acedia
First up the Friar who has such a fun pose, “come here friend I have nothing behind my back…”
As you can see the detailing is pretty damn good, I mean look at the face…Look at it!!!
Robes in general are fun to paint as you can go to town on the blending and this is certainly no exception. Now it does show you the sculptors are pretty damn good when they can make such a simplistic model look cool.
Luther Draxos – House Durant
Next up is Luther and he is a very different from the Friar. Armoured up to the gills. Now he was probably the worse for flash of the 3 wizards I have but as you can see it’s not really difficult to clean up.
Again we see lots of nice little details which is different from the Friar especially on the shoulder pads and the hammer. Really intricate I am sure my ham-fists can mess up the painting…
Hephescus Zantt – House Myrke
Finally we have Zantt who is the busiest model we are looking at due to his cloud? of skulls. Like the others the flash is minimal with the only work I will need to do is to the shoulder section.
Now because the cloud os so prominent it can draw the eye the most but the little details on Zantt are really nice from the belt of many pouches to the cloud drifting round towards his torso.
Gives a real feeling of movement.
He is certainly going to be a challenge to paint but perhaps the fun one as you can really go to town with the OSL. The sculptors have done ana amazing job of keeping the cloud and cape separate enough that the casting doesnt emerge and you end up with soft detailing.
A great selection of models from the range and boy are they sexy, if the guys continue with this the whole range is going to be amazing!! All the details are sharp and cast well, these are great products and would be good for any system you could care to think of but why do that when the Roots of Magic rules are free..
You can check out the game HERE but also they are moving into the last day or 2 of the Kickstarter to introduce the apprentices into the game. You can see it HERE, go check it out they are so close to funding.