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Review King Mithridates (Part 2) from RP Models 120mm

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Sep 9, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Following on from my look at the other 2 sets available in this diorama release which you can look at here:
    https://www.planetfigure.com/thread...rt-1-from-the-team-at-rp-models-120mm.344372/

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/king-mithridates-part-3-from-the-team-at-rp-models-120mm.357154/

    I will look at #2 which depicts a downed cavalryman trapped under the horse after the enemy has hit it with the pilium

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    Reference: HRP-120-12=007

    Scale: 120mm

    Material: Resin

    No of parts: 28 plus insert

    Sculpted using 3D

    Casting: YS Castings


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    Parts in this are all held in 4 clear bags a total of 26 plus 2 base pieces in the box itself separately

    As with all of the RP releases there is also a fact sheet included which is signed and numbered by Hugo himself

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    Prep

    Again as with previous reviews in the series prep is minimal , casting overall very good indeed , I will highlight any prep as we go through the many pieces

    Lets begin with the body of the actual horse

    Prep includes slight flashing on the undeneath of the armour and a casting post to remove ...be careful , use a dremel but slowly , on the underside there's a casting line to sand away ( although the area wont show when in position on base

    The body of the horse is cut at the neck and rear quarters of the animal , very accurate fitment points are provided

    There is a wound in the horse's lower rear underside ...so don't fill it in !!!

    On the underside we have rectangle of resin this fits well into the base cutout

    Casting this piece must have been difficult so credit to YS for achieving the details on the horse armour and the pointed edging on the horse cloth

    Cast direct to the horse is the lower torso of the rider , very cleverly done , the right leg in position with the left having a location area the torso is cut at the waist with the usual good fitment point

    Muscle structure is shown on the cast on right leg and also the undergarment he wears

    The lower torso is well cast showing all the individual elements of his protective clothing

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    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    On now to the remainder of the Horse itself

    This consist of rear quarters with cast on left leg , plus 3 other legs

    Prep includes removing a casting line on the left back and excess resin from upper surface and small amount from base fitment area

    The muscle work is very good with a cutout to fit the tail into ...filler needed

    The underside is all there including a horse shoe and the structure of the hoof

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    The remaining legs have fine casting lines to remove and excess resin at fitment area's all are as well muscled , fit is good with some slight filling and sanding needed

    One thing to note is the accurate positioning of the limbs in relation to the action

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    The actual head needs casting residue sanded away on the underside running up to the ears and slight flashing by the mouth

    The position of the upturned neck and features of the mouth , open exposing teeth ..in fear

    The mouthpiece is nicely shaped and cast into place some might have preferred this separate , on the head we have armoured plate shaping around the eyes well

    On top the head a cut out to take the crest

    The mane of the animal is sculpted with movement and very full

    In place filler is needed with sanding after

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    The tail will need a little sanding and use of filler when in position , both are well textured and with movement on both

    In the picture you also see the crest for the Roman attacker

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    As with Part 1 there is a well detailed crest that fits easily ...slight filling needed but looks good in place

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    The reins are cast to shape , not too keen on this but saying that they are suitable but some might wish to use other material ie: electrical tape

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    Continued in next post

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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Now lets look at the downed rider

    This fellow consists of the upper torso well armoured , this showing well detailed individual plates on the middle , good shoulder protection , details include stitching and cords tied

    The sleeves show well done protection , very well defined and cast

    Needless to say prep is just a case of removing excess on the underside prior to fitting to the cast on lower and remove flashing from armour at the rear and the unwanted lines of resin

    The neck is cut accurate to take the head and the arms

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    The head is with the distinctive styled helmet which will need sanding away of excess resin , there is shaping along the front , the cheek pieces held close to the face sides

    The facial features are one of pain , teeth gritting together in the dangerous situation he finds himself in

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    The left leg needs the boot underside sanding to remove the excess and casting line from rear of the leg

    Again the muscle work shines through leading down to the styled boots held in place by ties

    Fit to the torso will need slight sanding and filler but nothing dramatic

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    The arms are well positioned and again sculpting of the armoured sections is well represented , there are fine casting lines to remove and tiny amount of excess at top , fitting is accurate

    Particularly to note is the way the hands have been sculpted , slight sanding needed but individual digits are well done

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    To complete the rider he has been given a sword in scabbard which fits well into position after removing from casting formers and flashing

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    Continued in next place

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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Now to the attacking figure

    Again this is broken down , which is well thought out , the main torso is bent at the waist on the left ...again in relation to the action he carries out

    Prep just consists of removing excess resin on the lower edge , this is on a textured cloth surface so a little rework will be needed

    Fitment points are clean and well shaped to take the limbs with ease

    Our soldier wear a mail shirt , nice touch being some slight wear and damage worked into place , natural folds and creases , around the waist a nicely styled plated belt with groin protectors in place at the front , there are cutout for the sword he will carry

    Underneth we are treated to a view of his pride and joy ....within a undergarment ...phew!!!!

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    Head is wearing the typical helmet , again there is need to work on removing the excess resin at the back and then fit the crest which you see in the picture in a earlier post with the horses tail
    The features are of a determined man ....fighting for Rome and his life on the battle field, good definition with easy access for painting

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    Legs/Arms

    The legs are positioned to take the pressure of attacking the horse , well muscled again with really good detail work on the boots , including the strapping and the nails in the sole

    Slight sanding to the fitment pieces on the feet undersides and then slight filler when in place

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    The arms again well muscled , with wide open short sleeved ...this shows good texture work , both wrists are cut away to take the hands

    Both will need excess or casting line removed but fit is good once this is done

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    Hands

    These are cast holding parts of the pilium that he has used against the horse , the hands are a good shaping , the larger part of the shaft has I believe a wire running through , the lethal end of the weapon fits into the wound of the horses underside ....some might wish to replace this with a wire substitute

    Both will need removing from formers

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    Weapons

    Both of these will need removing from formers , both are in scabbards and both are classic in shaping and style , some nice detail on the actual handle shaping

    Fit is simple and in place I wonder did he draw to take the riders head as a trophy which was often seen

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    Base

    This is a large base cast with thought in 2 pieces ( in order to fit into the box itself ) , fitting together easily with filler needed , its heavily rocky with a broken spear cast into the larger piece and the cutouts to take the resin well done

    The smaller piece also has 2 locating cutouts

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    Final thoughts

    A good pairing of figures , can be used both with and without the other sets , it can be purchased on its own as can the other sets,

    Well thought out in build but do plan this ..the result will be a fine display

    Again congratulations to YS for the casting it is as I said before complicated and they achieve the task:)

    These are all 3 in the set [IMG]

    RECOMMENDED:)

    For more pictures of the completed full diorama look here https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/mithridates-king.338198/

    Thanks to RP for the review piece


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    For more details contact:

    sales@rpmodels.pt

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/RPmodels

    E mail: hpereira@rpmodels.pt

    or you can contact Hugo via this site

    Nap
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  5. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Kevin

    Thank you o much for everything... Thank you for believe in RPmodels and in me...

    Big hug BIG GUY
    Hugo
  6. Redcap A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent review of a superb product - thanks Kevin.
    Gary

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