TGN is happy to have some great reviewers we can call on to check out items we get into the office. We're also happy to get a first look at a new company's products. This review combines both, as the Miniature Mistress gives us an exclusive review of Quantum Gothic's Dogs of War mini.
So it's about time for another TGN Review. This time it's the Miniature Mistress reviewing the Dogs of War from Quantum Gothic.
Quantium Gothic, by RC Studio, is designed to support all the wargamer’s tabletop needs, and it doesn’t fall short. I got a chance to sit down and assemble the Dogs of War limited 1st edition model and I was very impressed and satisfied with the casting quality and details in the model.
The blister the miniature comes in includes a limited print card that’s signed and dated, as well as instructions on assembling the miniature. This is a nice bonus, since some models can be a pain to put together without a picture. The instructions show the two sprues side-by-side, labeled with a description of the part, as well as a picture of the finished miniature. Normally, small humans aren’t a problem, but it’s still nice to know what goes where before you slap some superglue on it.
The model is cast in a nice, sturdy resin, with few to no bubbles that can sometimes occur in casting. For the most part, the resin rods holding the miniature to the sprue are attached at inconspicuous points, like the neck of the miniature, so that clipping does not ruin detail. Most of the parts came off of with a gentle twist or with a pair of small hobby clippers. I was also able to clean up any flashing or mold lines easily with a hobby knife.
Assembling the miniature took a couple of minutes with some superglue. Simple Zap-a-Gap worked great and the pieces held after a minute or so of holding them in place. I also took the time to bend the resin parts slightly around the legs and arms. This miniature holds up well and can take the battle damage of the tabletop without breaking. I was a little skeptical of the legs on this miniature, which have a small contact point and are spindly. After sanding the feet, I placed the model on the base and had no trouble making it stay. I also pushed on the miniature after it had dried with the same results of bending the resin and it was firmly in place.
I finally washed the miniature with some soap and water to take any mold release off and primed it. Standard white Krylon primer worked well, and two coats was enough to have nice, even coverage of the model. Overall, I’d say this miniature line is a good quality resin with a nice amount of detail. My favorite thing about the model was the added instructions, which made assembly quick and easy. I look forward to painting the Dogs of War and getting him out on my gaming table!