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Review Trapper from Altores Studio

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, May 13, 2016.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Hi folks,

    Its always great to be able to share releases from a new company and this will be one of them ...the company I am talking about is 000000.jpg

    I will be reviewing others but for this one we will be looking at

    What on earth possessed men to live this life , although without a doubt it must have been hard , lonesome at times and extremely dangerous risking death not only by wild animals including grizzly bears , but also by the harsh conditions particularly in winter .

    Men chose this life for the rich pickings from the furs they collected , being traded and sold to buy the essentials they needed ranging from powder for the weapons to blankets and salt.

    In winter temperatures were horrific reaching often way below freezing , so the trapper used some of the furs to make warm clothing including hats and coats.

    These men were all characters very resolute , hard drinking at times and mostly preferring the solitude of the woods.

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    Continued in next post

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    On now to the resin

    Lets have some details:

    Title: Trapper

    Reference: F-54-001

    Scale: 1/30 scale.

    Material: Gray resin

    No of pieces: 8

    Sculptor - Alexander Deryabin

    Boxart - Alexander Kataurov

    Shipping of the review item was fast and well packed the model being held in a cardboard box with the parts in bags and sandwiched between foam pieces .
    The box has nice Yellow on black lettering making it quite distinctive , the box was also sealed with another label which allows you to make sure it has reached you unopened.
    Trapper 001.jpg

    Parts consist of the main figure (less arms) , 2 arms , a knife, the bag, a weapon in a cover, a duck , and a base

    Trapper 002.jpg
    Main Figure...Nothing apart from fit to locating cutouts in base
    Arms...Fit to main figure after cutting off tiny casting escess
    Weapon/Bag/Sash end .... Remove minimal flashing and small casting remnant and fit to main figure
    Duck....Small casting plug to remove and fit into centre of figure ( I suggest this is done after you have painted the main figure for easy access)
    Base....Casting plug to remove and sand from edge

    As you can see the prep is minimal and I am impressed at this especially from a new company ...a good start.

    Looking at the pieces now:

    The Main Figure , this consists of the full body including the head , our subject is well protected from the weather having full leggings with an additional fur skins over his upper torso , on his head we have a racoon style hat as seen in pictures .
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    Details are really good especially the surface textures , this continues all the way down , around his waist we have a sash nicely worked , around his left shoulder we have the powder horn well shaped and a utility bag , the strap for this has some really good design work on it so you could paint as beaded , the straps look like they are being worn , pulling slightly into the clothing.

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    On his sash we have a lovely hunting knife , beaded and with a geometrical design on the sheath.

    The face is well bearded with just a small area of flesh to be see, eye details are good with a strong nose shape.

    Moving onto the legs , good clothing folds with long hanging cords running down the middle of each leg on the outside, then we have the latest in trapper fashion and no doubt very welcome a fur covered pair of boot....having the same good texture as seen elsewhere.
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    The Arms these are well posed the right elbow sitting on the weapon , with the hand hanging naturally , the left arm sits well into the body , both have great cords , these are positioned as they would be hanging correctly , I particularly liked the right arm, both hands are gloved with fur , again well textured. Trapper 014.jpg Trapper 015.jpg

    On now to the Sash ...sitting into the cutout with ease, long tassels at the end , adding a bit more interest to the piece.The Bag is a cracking bit of work with another design on the flap , fit is good , the Weapon is encased in a cover with just a bit of the stock showing , the covering is sculpted into the shape .
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    The Duck , this is fitted to the centre of the chest where you will find its feet!!, the bird hangs with its wings outspread , no doubt destined to be a welcome meal , the feathers are nicely done , all well defined making the painting easier .
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    Now to the final piece ..the Base a perfectly useable piece textured and with rocks cropping the surface , either use on its own or as part of a larger base.
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    Final Thoughts

    Its good to have another company in our miniature world and Altores have made a very good start , a good subject full of textures , presentation is good minimal prep needed , this figure offers a lot in terms of painting and enjoyable bench time.

    For details on this and more from them :

    E-mail: altoress@mail.ru

    Website: www.altores.com

    They are also a member of FaceBook and the forum here on PF

    Thanks to 000000.jpg for the review piece

    Also to you all for looking in

    Stay tuned for more very soon

    Dan Morton, marco55, Oda and 2 others like this.
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Here is a couple of pictures from the website of the unpainted figure:
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    And now some painted ones ...ENJOY

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  4. mortier A Fixture

    Thank you
    again a good reviev of a very nice figure
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  5. ATTİLA the HUN Well-Known Member

    I agreed TOTALLY, Price is reachable and FAİR for FİGURELOVERS.
    I hope ALTORES made rare historically period, NOT begin TO SCULPT automatic/ parrot fashion .

    I'll be follow ALTORES/ maybe think buy next figures
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  6. ATTİLA the HUN Well-Known Member

    Thanks for Review. I lıke it.
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  7. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Excellent review! Looks like I may need to order this figure
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  8. Oda A Fixture

    Cracking review Kevin.As for the figure,it's already proud member of my GA.Needless to say more I am already hooked to Altores Studio products.

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  9. elgreco A Fixture

    Excellent review as always Kevin. Good to see these new products with such a detailed review.
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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Great review Kevin.
    Many thanks Mate.
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