Monthly Archives: July 2013

Army Sprays by Plastic Soldier Company

A lot of us really liked army sprays produced for Battlefront. They were good, easy to use and helped a lot with painting your armies quick. For some unknown reason (there are lots of rumours, but I will not be going into them right now) BF stopped their productions and soon it was just next to impossible to get them anywhere. It was only matter of time before somebody would step in to fill that gap in the market and it was Will from the Plastic Soldier Company. Some time later new sprays, produced in co-operation with guys responsible for Army Painter hit the market. I managed to get couple of cans courtesy of Luke from Onslaught Games (apparently somebody gave them to him after being really disappointed) so decided to check for myself.

I got two colours- British  and British Khaki. Sprays are divided into armour and infantry one, “British” being one for vehicles and second one is for Brit uniforms. They look very nice with big picture of either tank or a soldier on them, so nobody will make any mistakes 🙂

British spray for armour was all good. Sprayed in equal layers, bit thin but covered surface of the model really well and had no “powdery” feel so common with Army Painter sprays. It is not as thick as for example Games Workshop primers or now out of production Battlefront ones, but still does the job.

British Khaki was the same, bit thin but again final effect was satisfactory. Only problem with this one was that it leaked quite bad so I had to spray it whilst holding a tissue on cap, otherwise everything ended up covered in spots of paint. I am not sure if this is just a faulty copy or is this a problem with a whole range.

All in all it is a very welcome addition for any of us that don’t like to spend too much time painting and at £ 8.50 a can it is a good investment.

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Goblin Knight model review

Some time ago Juan from Spain, same guy that sculpted Growler Creatures (that I reviewed earlier and use as my mangler squigs for Warhammer Fantasy) put pictures of his new goblin models on Da Warpath forum. Now I always had a weak spot for goblins and fancied another cave squig boss in my army, so looking at pictures of a Goblin Knight I decided I need to have that model. Since I have far too many goblin characters on foot already, I didn’t get ones that Juan sculpted, but they definitely look nice as well.

I paid 20 euro for the knight posted to UK by a signed for letter, so quite comparable to 15 quid you would have to pay for GW boss on cave squig made in Failcast (for 10 euro more however you get all 4 heroes). Package arrived swift and this time packed really well 🙂

Model itself is made in resin. It assembles really well, there is almost no mold lines and no flash to clear off. As for the model itself I simply love it. It looks much better than it did on pictures posted on the forum. I definitely like the armour. There are few alternative heads in the pack cast in metal, so you can use them later to personalise your other goblin models and there is a choice of two weapons for your knight- either cavalry lance or a sword.  All parts are cast really well, detail was crisp and there were no air bubbles, so all good here as well. Assembly was easy, everything fits well, although little bit of green stuff might be needed to smooth over small gaps, but this is quite often the case with all multi-part models on the market.

All in all it was definitely money well spent and Goblin Knight will be appearing in my green army sooner or later !

If you want to order that model, write to : juan.abella(at)gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing more goblin madness from that man 🙂

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