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Review Richie's 'Herja'

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by kagemusha, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Yesterday I received a surprise parcel in the post from my good friend Richie (1879 Miniatures).
    Inside was the very first copy of his new project, a futuristic bust titled 'Herja'.
    It was my pleasure to have collaborated with Richie on this piece, and an even bigger pleasure to review it.

    Scale is 1/9th, and it comes in 4 separate pieces consisting of the main torso, head, left arm and visor.

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    My initial reaction on inspecting the various pieces was simply one of wow!
    Having painted quite a few 'futuristic' busts, I have to say that, in my personal opinion, this is equal to the best from the likes of Nuts Planet and others.
    Inspection of the pieces revealed no discernible mould lines, and just the usual casting lugs to be removed as per the usual with most others on the market today.
    I will let the pictures do the talking and sum up at the end.....

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    To sum up....
    This bust has so much potential for the painter.
    The detail is superb, with lots of textures for the painter to get to grips with, and the colour schemes are endless.
    Casting is flawless, with minimal clean up before priming.
    Price will be £42 + p&p
    All in all, a great first venture into the fantasy/sci fi genre for 1879 Miniatures, and it certainly deserves to do well for them.

    Ron
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  2. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    Darn, when I saw this announced I wasn’t much into it..but seeing your parts layout and the quality...am quite taken...this is what I want to see in a review, for those of us who can’t see an actual copy and must nail order everything...I can immediately see the finesse of the piece, how it’s designed for assembly...NP really holds a high standard..
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  3. 1969 A Fixture

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    Nice looking bust with endless possibilities, love the face on this one.

    Steve
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  4. Tommi A Fixture

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    Looks a very stunning piece and wish you well with this

    Cheers
    Tommi
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  5. kagemusha A Fixture

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    I should have mentioned in the review that the visor can be fixed in either the open or closed position.

    Apologies for my neglecting to state that the option exists.

    Ron
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  6. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Slacker..geez these reviewers! Ha ha...the piece gets better and better..sent a note asking shipping options due our mail being on strike
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  7. kagemusha A Fixture

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    If you can get one you won't be disappointed :sneaky:
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  8. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Have one held pending resolution of strikes or finding another carrier. I may simply be blind to any flaws, but sure looks to me that it even tops NP..and does offer many options to finish. A modern biker chick even
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  9. kagemusha A Fixture

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    I can assure you....what you see is what you get mate.
    Personally.....very much the equal of todays best.
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Ron

    Thanks for the review and congratulations on the result

    The bust is certainly a departure from the monkeys normal period !

    I like the face and as you said it's got lots of potential for painters as well

    What was the inspiration for the piece ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  11. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Ron,
    Thank you for the review mate(y). Don't worry mate I forgot to mention about the visor potential positions too:facepalm:
    cheers
    Richie

    Hi Nap,
    I don't know what you mean.... it's a futuristic Zulu bounty hunter:rolleyes: well my version might be!

    The inspiration for this piece is all Ron. I really admired Ron's previous futuristic projects and knowing he had just recently retired I was looking for a retirement gift for him. I could not find anything that said WOW until I stumbled across this whilst searching. I initially tried to buy a one off printed copy for Ron but could not as the person I bought this off did not have any printing capabilities.
    So I said sod it......and bought the files & rights and put it into production.
    cheers
    Richie
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  12. Richie A Fixture

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    Nap I could have done this one but I thought it would not fit with Ron's Martina and Chief Lam
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  13. kagemusha A Fixture

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  14. 1969 A Fixture

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    Got my copy today, my first Sci-Fi project and I am very impressed with both sculpting and casting.

    Steve
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  15. Wayneb A Fixture

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    I'm not too much into futuristic,... but this does look like a very nice sculpt....Options wide open for choice of weapon....Or maybe a Tesla globe :unsure:

    Wayne:D
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  16. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Glad your as pleased with it as I was Steve......looking forward to seeing what you do with it mate.

    Ron
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  17. kagemusha A Fixture

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    I believe this piece will tempt quite a few people who don't normally do 'futuristic'....simply because it has so many options to explore in the painting....and is not overly sci fi in looks.
    I have begun planning a weapon for my piece already :sneaky:
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  18. 1969 A Fixture

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    I am having new idea daily on what I am going to do with it, now leaning toward a bounty hunter theme, but that could change again tomorrow :sneaky:

    Steve
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  19. kagemusha A Fixture

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    It's one of those pieces mate....get's the ideas flowing.
    My initial thought....police/future 'Swat' :sneaky:
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  20. Ronaldo Active Member

    This is very nice and certainly one for the bust enthusiast :rolleyes:

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