Review Winston from Cartoon Miniatures

Discussion in 'Reviews & Open Box' started by napoleonpeart, May 12, 2017.

  1. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi to one and all

    Getting the "look" of a model is so important no matter what the subject is , so when I saw the release from a fairly new company called Cartoon Miniatures I just had to smile.

    the release was announced her and in social media :

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/winston.93096/

    Box Art here: http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/sir-winston.89304/

    The subject:
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    Who are Cartoon Miniatures well we have seen releases from them before , all fun and as the company name implies "cartoony" , the guys are based in Russia and are in their words are

    " A small team devoted to create awesome miniatures. Our aim is to produce high quality, interesting looking figures for hobbyists and painters.

    Previous releases in this series include caricature sculpts of Charlie Chaplin , Bruce Lee , Fidel Castro Dali , there are other fun sculpt series including "Pirates of Everseas" , Chiba Warriors

    Having a look at the website certainly brings a smile to my face looking at the models there and what I was pleased to see was full ordering details, payment , packaging they will use , and if needed returns and complaints ...all virtually a SBS and in very good english as well .

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    The subject is of course Winston Churchill , the British wartime leader , and he is joined alongside by a dog .........symbolising the "Bulldog Spirit" of the British people .

    Winston has been depicted in many cartoon pictures and wartime posters all symbolising the sheer spirit at the time , some even said that Winston looked like a bulldog!!!

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    Nap
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  2. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    One of my great British heroes Nap, looking forward to the review.
    Peter.
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  3. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Details of the release:

    Title: Winston

    Referenece: CM-C07

    Scale:54mm

    Material: Gray Resin

    No of pieces: 7

    Sculptor: Alexander Deryabin

    Box Art: Stanislav Kurylenko

    Both Sculptor and the Artwork painter are here on PF : Zippo & Stanislav

    The presentation is very good indeed the parts being in clear bags and sandwiched between thick foam layers this all held in a strong box wich then also has a slipover surround .

    Box Art of the front and the back are included on the top and bottom with contact details on the actual box itself.
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    Parts consist of the man himself , 2 arms, the dogs body , dogs head and of course the famous cigar and a round base
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    Prep

    Figure...remove small casting posts from under feet , tiny excess resin bits from underneath brim of hat and where jacket meets middle torso and on ears, and fit to base , small casting line on shoulders.

    Arms....Slight filling and sanding at shoulders

    Dogs Body.... Tiny casting lines on underside

    Dog Head.... Casting lines from under mouth and fit to body

    Cigar...Fit to cut out in face

    Base....Remove casting block from underneath

    General comments

    Very small amount of work needed before you can get this to the bench itself

    Casting is very good all over with the same being said of the undercuts .

    Winston is in the classic fingers " Victory" pose with his left hand on his hip , the dog looks out from behind him


    As I have a lot of pictures to share I will cover the Figure first separately here

    Figure

    Standing legs apart wearing a suit the jacket open revealing his waistcoat with a watch chain , a bow tie and a Homburg style hat all as seen in pictures many times , and of course he will have his ever present cigar in the mouth.
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    The hat is really well shaped very sharply cast , brim slightly turned up , edged , there is a brim band around the crown again nicely done with a sown down bow mid centre on the left .

    Bow tie , very well depicted , the waistcoat has edged and is held together by 3 buttons ...straining a little !! , as said very good definition and undercuts are seen ,

    Across his waistcoat is the watch chain running from pocket to pocket the left one has the clear shape of the watch itself .

    Stomach shape is slightly bulging and I love it ...looks good and very "Churchillian" ..it certainly adds a lot of fun to the sculpt .

    Jacket again has really good definition on the shaping and the seams , its hangs naturally with well done buttons and button holes , the jacket is vented at the back .

    The trousers are baggy and with good folds , again the material sits well , the trouser ends fall onto the shoes , these exhibit accurate work in the overall make up of them

    Facial features are just first class , , a full face , double chinned with the mouth being well shaped as he smokes his cigar , ears and nose work are slightly full as befits this sculpt style , both again have good definition , the same can be said of the eyes , these are very good with the signs of age in wrinkles at the lower edges, the hair is textured down to his collar.
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    Arms

    The right one is held up with his hand in the famous " V" sign so well known and so much a part of his image ,, the fingers are excellent , slightly podgy in size , nice work on the nails ,both of the cuffs display 3 buttons again well shaped .
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    The Left is sculpted with his hand on his hip , a strong pose again seen many times , fingers are clenched together.
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    Both arms have some nicely formed folds .

    Fit is good to the shoulders by a resin post and a cutout , slight filling is needed

    Cigar

    A small piece but with equal quality in sculpting , ash is present on the end , with fit being simply a matter of locating in the hole in the side of the mouth
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    Nap
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  4. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Now to the remaining pieces

    Dog Torso and Head

    This is of course a bulldog and I LOVE it , standing in a very strong position , very muscular , all four paws making contact with the ground , , the paw details and claws are good , the body itself shows thick folds of skin , very large rear torso ...a docked tail , sitting nicely at the back , looking down we have his " pride and joy" ...well sculpted ...defnately no problem knowing this is a male animal !!!

    The neck has a cutout ready for the actual head
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    The head itself is a wonderful rendition of the breed the jowls hanging down the sides , the eyes slightly overlooked by the brow , nice eye details , at the mouth we have a couple of teeth peeking out , the ears hang folded over , near which the folds of flesh are evident .around the neck we see a strong collar , good work on the buckle.
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    Now I would be remiss if I didn't mention a have slight resemblance to a well known insurance character here in UK and I am sure the image was seen !!!..not that it matters one bit...Ohhhhh Yesss!!! b.jpg

    Base

    This is a good sized piece textured and shaped as cobble stones , there are locating points for both the dog and the figure

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    Final Thoughts

    This is a great model , full of fun and makes you smile from the time you get it to the time you paint it , great choice of subject good casting , well presented and well packaged .

    I have no hesitation in saying that this is a company whose products brought the fun back to painting for me and its a pleasure to recommend this release and suggest you look at the others from them .

    For more information on this and other releases go to the website at:

    www.cartoonminiatures.com

    visit any of these:

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    Thanks to 000000000.png for the review item and of course to you all for looking in

    Enjoy your modelling

    Nap
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  5. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Lets now ENJOY some pictures of the box art from our very own Stanislav

    Nice one my friend

    Nap

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  6. Cartoon Miniatures Active Member

    thank for review;)
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  7. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Thanks for another Superb review Kev.
    I think your sales pitch might /has swayed me to get one.
    Regards
    Keith
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  8. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Keith

    Glad you like it I actually am working on it at this very moment ! ..so many legs ..lol ...this is a fun build and I do like the Chaplin as well !

    Fear not busts are littered everywhere !

    Go on you know you want to ...a companion for Harry !

    Thanks mate

    Nap
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  9. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Six legs from zero legs will put you right in right in the deep end Mate.
    Keep some cold towels handy to cool youth furrowed brow.
    As for Harry; he is very happy at the moment with a beautiful senorita. I just know he will have the right hump when we drive home on Tuesday .
    Good luck with all those legs,
    Keith
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  10. swralph A Fixture

    Thanks for all the work you put into these reviews Nap:) .
    I seriously believe you do not get enough credit here on PF for what you do.
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  11. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi guys

    Thanks for the comments

    Keith ..hope you can drag Harry away ..one for the ladies eh ! ..safe journey back

    Ralph...as always I appreciate your comments glad you like the reviews ...always open to ideas how to improve ! ...why do reviews ...it has it's perks ...sometimes but it's because I just am so immersed in the hobby find it very relaxing as I am sure you do .

    I will however be painting this piece ..yes I know it's got legs ..lots ..but don't tell anyone ..lol ...I have put him all together ...detailed the dogs bottom ..don't ask! .......should try researching that !..lol

    Happy bench time to all

    Nap
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  12. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    +1 to that.

    - Steve
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  13. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I don't usually go much for caricature models, but I do like this one. Ohhhhhhhh Yesssss.

    - Steve
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  14. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    Thanks for your knd +1 ..nice of you and Ralph to say .

    It's a real nice piece Nate I also really like the Charlie Chaolin figure as well. .....Ohhhhh. yessssss ...lol

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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