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Aztec Warrior - Young Miniatures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Aztec Warrior
    1/10th scale resin
    Sculpted & painted by Young B. Song
    13 parts

    Aztec 01.jpg

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    September's release by Young Miniatures is a 1/10th scale resin Aztec Warrior cast in 12 resin parts plus a copper wire.

    Aztec 04.JPG

    Packaged in a sturdy cardboard box with a clear plastic sleeve around the box to keep it closed the parts are sandwiched between layers of foam. Young created a hollow portion in the packaging to pack the resin feathers in a clear plastic zip-lok bag to ensure they would not break by pressure from the foam packaging.

    Aztec 05.JPG

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    Above are the small parts and feathers sealed in a bag. The bottom photos shows the entire kit displayed prior to the photography being started.

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    Above is the separate cast head designed in the casting process so that the helmet / mask will fit around it once the bust is assembled.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Aztec 13.JPG

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    Above you see the four sides of the chest portion of the bust showing the neck cavity where the head sits as well as the scars on the right side of the Warrior's chest.

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    After cleaning off the casting block from underneath the head the head was placed into the cavity as shown above.

    Aztec 20.JPG Aztec 21.JPG

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    Above are the four sides of the helmet / mask that fits down on top of the head with no filling needed. Excellent dry-fitting of all parts so far.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

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    Above you see the four sides of the head, mask and chest of the kit dry-fitted together. Again, excellent fit of all parts.

    Aztec 28.JPG Aztec 29.JPG

    Above is the top and bottom of the lower jaw section of the mask.

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    Above we have the front and back of the four feather parts that attach to the top of the mask.

    Aztec 32.JPG Aztec 33.JPG

    Above are the front and back view of the decorative claws that attach to the mask.

    Aztec 34.JPG Aztec 35.JPG

    Above is the copper wire and the bust plinth.

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  4. Guy A Fixture


    Additional Box art photographs

    Aztec 36.jpg Aztec 37.jpg

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    Aztec 40.jpg

    Another excellent kit by the super talented hands of Young B. Song. Engineering of the parts to dry-fit tightly is flawless. Minimal casting blocks to be removed. Highly recommended. A beautiful kit!!!

    Young Miniatures web-site
    click here


  5. MattS Active Member

    Nice review. I like the bust, but to me, the boxart version looks like the helmet is a tad too bright a shade of white. I think a more earthy white would be less distracting from the rest of the piece.

    Btw, I did it for this sculpt one last time, but I'm getting tired of being asked to model for the pecs and torsos on these busts. I know I'm ripped, but enough with the modelling requests, please. ;-)))))
  6. roadking Active Member

    Gee Matt I thought that was you in the wooden helmet!

    I also like this piece but am certain that there will be some required conversion work necessary to make it fully accurate. I will have to cover all your muscles in padded clothing to fix it, so sorry in advance!
  7. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    A thing of beauty! Excellent review Guy, many thanks!

    Jay H.
  8. Tommi A Fixture

    Thanks for the review Guy, another fantastic release and one to add to the collection for sure.

  9. nic_domino New Member

    Thanks for the review, love their last 2 historical busts, the indian and the aztec :)


  10. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Another excellent sculpt from Mr Young, thanks for the review Guy.

    Cheers David
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Mr Young did a wonderfull sculpt on this.
    But it is not a subject that is having my attention. So i'll pass on this.

  12. nic_domino New Member

    Very nice sculpture,
    hope the new pirate will be as good as this bust.

    Cheers Nicolas

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