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Review "Battle of the Gods" from Omen Miniatures

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Following on from the 1/12th bust release from Omen Miniatures of Anubis which I looked at here: https://www.planetfigure.com/posts/1045543/

    Also the double bust of Anubis here: https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/anubis-battle-of-gods-from-omen-miniatures.278173/

    The subject has been expanded to a full 75mm diorama in all its glory as we see with these pictures from the FB page

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    Details of the release are

    Title: Anubis Diorama

    Reference: N/A

    Scale: 1/24th (75mm)

    Material: Light Gray Resin

    No of parts: 40 !!! in total split between 6 clear bags plus insert:)

    Sculptor: 3D

    Casting YS Castings ( Yiannis )

    Box Art: 3D

    As with previous releases the resin was held in a good strong box with a push over paper covering , on the top a black and white picture of the built up diorama

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 001.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 002.jpg

    On opening the box which is packed right to the very top with bubble wrap you and individual clear bags with the figures in ,all intertwined by the wrap , then at the bottoms we have the base and a sarcophagus ....

    Must say its certainly good packing and I have no doubt time consuming to do !!

    Here we have the pictures of the pieces which we have a total of 5 figures with various accessories

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 004.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 026.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 046.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 064.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 003.jpg

    As there are so many parts I will cover any prep when I come to the resin

    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    The diorama depicts Anubis grabbing the throat in the left hand of a mummy of a king who is having his heart pulled out with the right!!!...not for the feint hearted , he is in mid air after being pulled out of the sarcophagos , with mummy's erupting from the surrounding ground

    I will detail prep with each part but overall prep is minimal and I am really looking hard at the resin to give a realistic overview

    Looking first at this resin as in this set here

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 004.jpg

    Prep
    • Casting line on lower torso/legs , excess resin at rear of waist
    • Upper torso , slight sanding at rear , flashing on ears
    • Fine edging sanding on the cloak and clothing
    • Sand off casting excess at elbow on arm
    • Fit staff and Ankh and also side pieces and blood flow
    The lower torso is a mass of fine detail textures as with anything Hugo is involved in , whats particularly good is the work on the legs of Anubis , muscular and defined , the lower being covered , this leads down to the lethal looking toes with pointed nails
    In the centre there's a cutout to fit the front par of the clothing ...no issues with a tiny bit of putty that's all needed

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 008.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 005.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 006.jpg
    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 007.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 009.jpg

    The upper torso

    Prep...minimal merely remove small excess resin from rear and fit to legs part ,
    after removing flashing and a tiny bit of excess resin fitment of the small attachments are easy with good locating cutouts

    As this is 3D sculpting the details are all exactly the same as the larger busts ..what impressive is the casting , all textures are here , the features of the fave , those beady eyes , the ribcage straining , the straps , shoulder covering ...all in spot on detail

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 015.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 010.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 012.jpg

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 014.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 013.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 011.jpg

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 025.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 024.jpg

    Arm

    Prep...Remove small excess at elbow and fit into place

    This is well muscled in definition , protection around the lower with decoration , the hand gripping tightly the still beating heart with fearsome fingers , there is a cutout to fit the blood , tiny bit of filler

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 016.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 017.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 018.jpg

    Clothing

    This consists of 4 pieces a lower front and rear piece and 2 parts to the cloak , fitting is simple enough after sanding around edges , the front pieces has a horned scarab , with the material is movement , of course we have the same textures and edging design on all pieces

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 020.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 021.jpg
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    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lets look at the Pharoah !!!

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 026.jpg

    Prep...slight sanding around edges and remove small casting posts and then build up pieces , a tiny slither of filler is needed

    This is a lovely piece well thought out in respect of building the piece , depicting the pharoah, swathed in bandages , textures are all over

    Needless to say the casting is sharp and well some highlighting all the textures , again the muscle work is finly done , the agony of the hand grip from Anubis shows well in the face despite being covered in bandages ....you can almost hear the scream !!!!

    On the upper torso the casting has been cleverly done to include the blood effects from the heart being removed

    Upper arms and legs are wrapped in bandages the lower having protection pieces all nicely detailed

    What's clever as in the double bust is that Anubis's arm is already cast to the head ....allowing for a strong fitment

    Please enjoy the work on the pharoah's hands the fingers are great, all individual and feeling the pain

    One of the legs are cast into the lower torso the other separate , easy fitting on this and the arms , good work on the textures and the sandals

    Around he waist a protection with flowing material in response to the movement , there is a separate piece that fits on easily as well

    Also for fitting is a belt with a weapon , scythe like , very good cast with decoration on the belt

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 027.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 029.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 030.jpg

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 031.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 032.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 033.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 034.jpg

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 045.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 043.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 044.jpg

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    Continued in next post

    Nap
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Now to look at the base figures

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 046.jpg

    One is a full figure who sits leaning against the back of the sarcophagos , the other a half figure thats rising from the ground

    Prep

    Both have large resin posts ...these are to fit into the base so no need for anything except slight sanding and then fitting limbs on each figure ...a small slither of filler is needed

    The full figure is as all mummy's should be covered in bandages arms are easily fitted , all shows textures , the head is cast on turned to the left the mouth open exposing teeth, gritted together , good detail on the shoulder piece , the body's lower rib cage is well shown

    The half figure is of a lower status , no shoulder covering being worn still the facial features scream at you , the mouth open ..perhaps in silent agony , the nose peeks out of bandages , the right arm outstretched m the left hand clawing at the ground trying to rise up

    On both pieces the hands are well sculpted and outstretched , textures of course are there

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 047.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 048.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 052.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 051.jpg
    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 049.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 050.jpg

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 056.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 055.jpg

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 054.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 053.jpg

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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Now to the final figure from the base and the accessories

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 064.jpg

    Prep... Slight flashing on the figure , tiny casting line on arms , slightly heavier one on the actual legs ...careful knife use and sanding will deal with these easy enough ,fit torso to legs and fit head and dagger and shaft in place

    This is the only figure that has a separate head possibly a casting requirement ? , the left hand raised up and bent over the right will hold the standard shaft

    The figure again is bandaged up , textured up and a great addition to the base and overall diorama , he holds a standard as such with a winged piece outstretched with scales hanging on each side

    The standard will need to be made up consisting of chains , containers , the pole and the wings , when together they look good ...some might want to replace the resin chains with market pieces and the pole with a scale brass rod

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 068.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 066.jpg


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    Continued in final post

    Nap
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Final 2 pieces now !!!

    Sarcophagos and Base

    Prep...Sand off the excess resin from lower edge of sarcophagos and remove any flashing and then fit simply into the well formed cut out on base

    The base needs a little sanding around edges and obviously the figures positioned

    The sarcophagos os a lovely addition and very well thought out not only in sculpting but also casting and the angle its at , the whole piece is covered with lettering , with damage to edges sculpted in ...this has been well researched for sure and painting will really bring this out

    The base is a heavy piece of resin which provides excellent anchorage to the figures and parts , its textured to include ground effects with numerous pots included and all with designs on them , there are more than adequete fitment points for the figures etc

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 083.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 086.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 084.jpg

    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 085.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 088.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 087.jpg

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    OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 093.jpg OMEN BATTLE OF GODS 092.jpg

    Final Thoughts

    This has been a very picture heavy review of course with so much there , you get a heck of a lot resin and all is well detailed , the concept idea is really good well presented and build friendly as well , these releases are limited so I strongly suggest you get one while you can , Omen are a company under the wing of Hugo Pereira from RP Models , who we know to be a dedicated and customer friendly person and it shows in this release

    From me its a well deserved zxx.jpg

    I suggest that you contact Hugo via these links

    www.omenbattleofgods.com

    sales@rpmodels.pt

    www.facebook.com/RPmodels

    or you can contact Hugo via this site https://www.planetfigure.com/members/hugo-pereira.10245/

    Finally let's enjoy the artwork of RICARDO PISA on this piece with his version ( thanks to him for permission )

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    Thank you for looking in on this little write up hope you found it of use and interest

    Nap
  7. Scott Sheltz Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the very detailed review. Outstanding looking kit - a lot of pieces but a very unique scene!
  8. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great review again K. (y)

    Got to admire Omen / RP for what is a huge undertaking.
    It's maybe not something I'd buy personally, but I'm delighted to see it being released and can't wait to see one painted up in the 'flesh' so to speak (Ricardo's version looks very colourful). It certainly ranks as one of the most imaginative figure sets released recently and the quality looks excellent I'm sure there are a few piggy banks being rattled after seeing the images of it :cool:

    Cheers
    Paul
  9. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent review of an outstanding and most unusual kit. Certainly a massive undertaking by Hugo and his team.
  10. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  11. MrBMB A Fixture

    Nice one Nap
    I was so tempted when I first saw this one, such a nice piece. How great does the painted up one look :cool:
    Thanks for showing and nice use of the ruler :woot:
  12. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello BIG GUY

    Congratulations... Excellent review... Thank you so much for believe in RPmodels..

    Big hug
    Hugo
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  13. Billy Dickinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Love it ! Great in-depth review Nap...

    Billy

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