Review Hun Warrior

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by MacCoy, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. MacCoy Active Member

    Country:
    Finland
    Verlinden 120mm Super Scale product nr.757
    Resin figure parts & plaster base

    This is old kit from Verlinden, company that no longer exist, this is one of their earlier figures, made in Belgium in early 90's. It comes with that original camo color box.
    There are no air bubbles or any other casting flaws present, mould blocks are quite small compared to some other Verlinden figures, especially on torso parts. Figure has subtle coarse texture on the jacket, imitating wool I imagine. Face has certainly Asiatic features and figure depicts the smaller body size of this race too.
    Very nice figure, although a bit raw with the severed head but then again considering the reputation Hun warriors have, not too overdone.

    I bought this from Historex Agents about a year ago, it was under 30£, I think prices are going up now as these are not made anymore.

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  2. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi there

    Thanks for the review and a BIG WELCOME to PF

    These Verlinden pieces certainly can be enjoyable to do , in their time the best

    Nap
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  3. MacCoy Active Member

    Country:
    Finland
    Thank you. Actually I have been a member for some years, but not so active, kind of veered away from this fascinating hobby but now got that spark again and came back.

    Yes these older Verlinden figures are still good, much better than some of their newer offerings.
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  4. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Always a pleasure to see Verlinden figures appear on PF, the casting was excellent and I am happy to say that I have several in my grey army, its just a shame that there will never be any more produced as I seem to remember reading somewhere that the molds have been destroyed.
    TERRY
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  5. Redcap Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom

    Agree Terry some were real crackers in the range and some were utter 'turkeys'; especially those figures where their faces always looked like a grinning toothy chimp! It is to be hoped the molds were not destroyed, however there was a heartbreaking photo sometime ago online when he ceased to trade of all Verlinden's dioramas and built models just getting thrown unceremoniously into a large skip. I hope the molds fared better (for some of the range anyway) if anyone knows more?

    Gary
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  6. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    One of the better Verlinden 120s IMHO. Here's my version that I did a few years ago, painted up pretty much as per the box art, although I ditched the base and did my own groundwork.

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    - Steve
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  7. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Steve that's a nice job, looks like we have some Verlinden fans out there with several popping up on PF recently, perhaps we should get a tread going in figure talk, it would be great to see some of the old figures again.
    After looking at the quality casting on the Hun I went online to have a Verlinden trip down memory lane and ended up ordering this little fella from the USA, I had never seen him before and I got it for about £17 including P&P.
    TERRY verlinden.jpg
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  10. MacCoy Active Member

    Country:
    Finland
    Thank You for sharing that Jonathan. I remember those big Lewis Pruneau dioramas, a true artist that man.
  11. Jonthan mcmeekin Active Member

    It was an amazing time in the hobby... now look at us today... who'da thought eh!
    Cheers and long may it last.
    Jonathan

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