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Review Nordly Miniatures 'Heritage'

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Steve Brodie, Jul 5, 2022.

  1. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    References to eagle hunting in Central Asia can be found even in the works of Marco Polo, who wrote about Kublai Khan’s falconry hunting expeditions. The practice is ancient, but it is much less practiced today. However, it’s enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to the growing desire of the people to preserve their cultural identity;
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    On opening the padded package you are presented with a sublime black box, sealed with ribbon and a wax seal;
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    It looked so good, I was thinking of leaving it as it was, but a couple of cuts on the side of the ribbons and you can open the lid and then you have another surprise, this time two ornamental bird feathers;

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    Once you remove this foam lid you get to the box innards, covered in black paper ribbons. Placed on top a hand written note from the team;

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    The largest part of the model is a large piece of the horse, running from the mane to the rump of the horse, including the legs of the father, a couple of the reigns from the bridal, it measures out at just under 8cm;

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    The detail is sharply cast, with a nice dip for the child to sit in;

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    The father again is a lovely piece of sculpting and moulding, he measures just under 6cm tall;

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    The face has some excellent details sculpted by the very talented Mujin Park , you can definitely see he is of Mongolian descent, the head has lots of nice folds and creeses;

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    The arms come as two separate pieces with large plugs which fit very snugly to the corresponding sockets within the body, no filler needed here at all. The gap is due to bluetack holding them in place;

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    The right arm has the claws of the Eagle moulded in situ on the gloved hand, with two little plugs for the eagle to be attached to, again sculpting and casting is superb;

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    The left arm, has part of the childs let hand cast in place, which lines up with the left arm of the child;

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    Just a bit of cleanup required


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    Continued in next post ................
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  2. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    The child has been cast as a single item and again is another superb piece of sculpting and casting, the face is full of details as is his clothing, lots of excellent details to be painted;

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    The face has nicely defined details, eyes, nose, mouth, ears;

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    Here is the stay for the right arm, childs hand holding onto a grip on the horse and piece of horse reign;
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    The eagle is cast in one piece, with a couple of small holes to make sure he sits correctly on his claws, which are moulded on the handlers gloved hand, just a small bit of cleanup required on his chest;
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    The hood has more excellent details from the leather to the top knot, all cast in place. The beak is nice and sharp;
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    A couple of photos of my actual example, blue tacked together, to show how easy it all goes together, another testament to the great design of the moulding;
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    An image of the excellent box art by Magnus Fagerberg;
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    The model can be purchased directly from Nordlys miniatures at https://nordlysminiatures.com/product/heritage/, but be quick as only 50 copies have been made.
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  3. grasshopper A Fixture

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    Canada
    Nicely done review Steve
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  4. Henk A Fixture

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    Good review Steve. Looking forward to see you starting on this one.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Apologies for missing this , thought I had posted!

    A very different subject and nicely presented , bit of putty work where the arms fit but looking at the pics not much else

    Glad they have considered the fit of the eagle , I would say pin as well

    Look forward to seeing your version

    Thanks for taking the time to do the review

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Nap,
    Wont need putty, the 'bad' ft is due to the bluetack holding the arms in place :LOL:
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Good point thanks for that

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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