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Open Book "Trapper" Rocky Mountains - 1840's - Thunderbird Historical Miniatures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, May 23, 2011.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    "Trapper" Rocky Mountains 1840's
    40mm resin
    Sculpted by Sergey Zlobov
    Painted by Doug Cohen

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    Many months ago Sergey Zlobov posted his 40mm Trapper and now Thunderbird Miniatures has bought the master and produced a kit with the packmule and Mountain Man on horse riding down an embankment. One of the most colorful periods of American History is now available in a 6 part resin kit.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

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    Arriving several weeks ago in a sturdy cardboard box with all the parts in individual bags and then wrapped in bubble wrap to insure against breakage during shipping. The embankment is a one piece solid resin cast.

    Mountain Man

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    Above you see various views of the main torso of the Trapper with the arms and hands cast separately.

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    Above you have the front and back of the right and left arm and hand. The rifle is cast to the right hand.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

    Mountain Man Horse

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    Above you see various views of the Mountain's horse with the saddle, blanket and canteen sculpted into the horse as one piece.

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    Above is the separate cast tail for the horse.

    Pack Mule

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    Above you see various views of the Pack Mule showing the horse loaded with all the accroutmernts a Mountain would need while trapping the Rocky Mountains. The tail of the Pack Mule is cast with the mule.

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  4. Guy A Fixture

    The Base

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    Above you see all four sides to the one piece cast resin embankment base that the horse and pack mule will attach to easily.

    Additional Box Art

    painted by
    Doug Cohen

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    Knowing the casting process was a real challenge Thunderbird Miniatures has done an excellent job in the casting of the beautiful kit. As normal with any kit there are some casting blocks and seams to remove but should not be a problem as they are light. Highly recommended!!

    Thunderbird Historical Miniatures
    PO Box 581356
    Tulsa, OK 74158
    Phone: 918-949-3787
    Fax: 918-949-3786
    Email: mark@thunderbirdminiatures.com
    Physical Location: 5023 E. Admiral Pl.

    Kit Purchased from
    The Hussar


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  5. megroot A Fixture

    Thanks Guy,
    Always wondered how this whas engineered.
    But it looks great.

  6. S1LVERBACK Member

    AWSOME. What a beautifull kit.
    Kinda reminds me af Buddy Longway.
    Thanks for the review.
  7. gordy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Guy for the peek in the box! (y)
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Thanks Guy I will definately be getting one of these.

    Cheers David
  9. Tommi A Fixture

    Awesome at such a small scale, I will be getting this for sure. I would be great to get other figures of this scale of the quality shown above.

    Thanks Guy


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