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Review "ENZO" from Galapagos Miniatures

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone,
    Following on from the release announcement here:

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/galapagos-miniatures-news-enzo.308158/

    A new line called Pathfinder from
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    Details of the release

    Title: Enzo Silverback

    Referenece: GP-B011

    Scale:1/10th

    No of parts:9

    Material: Gray Resin

    Casting; In House

    Box Art Version 1: Ju-Won Jung with graphics from Yeon-Min Jung

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    Box Art Version 2: Aleksandra Cvetanovski from Craftworld Studio

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    As with previous releases the parts were in a strong recyclable cardboard box all surrounded by thick foam layers, the smaller parts being held in a small clear bag

    Also included is a scene setting insert with dialogue on one side the other having a lined drawing of the concept

    Parts consist main torso , right arm , right hand , left shoulder armour, a small piece that fits below chin, weapon , cigar end and a shaped base

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    As you see we have a rather veteran fighter of a silver back so here's a couple of pics to help painting the face area

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    Prep
    Again nothing to worry about except removing casting excess from front lower of torso , one from elbow , shoulder armour ,top of weapon handle (in hand) , fit neck and weapon end and cigar into mouth ,slight flashing on weapon and a fine casting line underneath , if you choose to use the base you will need to remove the square excess and I suggest pin as well

    All excess is easily removed with a sharp blade or razor saw along with sanding

    Overall casting is very clean and very sharp with no air holes anywhere

    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Onto our Pathfinder Silverback

    The Torso

    This has been sculpted with the head included ......a futuristic warrior , covered in armour and with 2 propulsion hubs on his back,details are very sharply done and the casting highlights this , we have smaller armoured plates at the back of the neck, and chest edges , on the front perhaps a breathing hub as well

    The shoulders are cut spot on to take the right arm and left shoulder armour , cut outs being accurate

    Looking at the facial area this is one mean silverback , lovely details on the face itself , good definition on the eyes and the nose , the mouth is slightly open to take his cigar......no self respecting warrior should be without that !!!!

    On the head top we again see a armoured area running back onto the lower head

    Even by just looking at this part this is a painters piece ...you can do whatever you wish to do with effects

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    Right arm and Hand

    The arm is positioned bent at the elbow with the wrist having a cutout to take the hand .....like the torso its covered in protection , almost cyborg in style , all areas showing good clean lines and perfectly formed shaping ,

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    Fit to the shoulder is really good with no filler needed , the same goes for the hand ( pinning is advised)

    The hand is again covered in armour , each finger sectioned , gripping the weapon handle

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    Left Shoulder

    Cut to just above to where the elbow would be , this is a blank canvas ...ideal to let your imagination go wild , same comments apply regarding casting quality and fit

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    Weapon

    No one is going to argue with Enzo with this weapon , a laser , explosive activated piece full of heavan knows what , wires everywhere , all well done ....again a opportunity to get plenty of effects/battle damage on it

    Fit is easy with a cutout provided underneath to fit the handle into ....for safety I again suggest pinning it

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    Neck piece and weapon end has 2 similar protrusions , possibly for breathing or similar ....fitting under chin , looking good when in place

    The weapon end has 4 petal like pieces coming out ...perhaps its a power pack for the weapon or maybe some lethal material

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    Base and cigar

    As you see the base is tiered , if you use it pin it !!!, the cigar fits to the mouth easily .....I think some might replace this with some shaped modelling putty

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    Final Thoughts

    As always with Galapagos we are treated to something different , high quality casting and presentation, this is a painters piece with many options available to the modeller and providing hours of enjoyment

    You could also contact Ju Won by e mail

    galapa.jj@gmail.com

    Why not visit the website:

    www.galapagosminiatures.com

    Or by PM on this forum

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    Thanks to you all for looking in and thanks to Galapagos for the review piece

    Happy modelling to you all

    Nap
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