Years ago (twelve to be exact) the CMG Mage Knight hit the streets for the first time. I never really got into it as the whole CMG/CCG thing just didn't appeal to me anymore but I did see some figures that I liked the look of. Then again it was collectible so why buy a bunch of minis in the hopes of getting one that I might like the look of. I mean sure I might do that now but then I was more sensible. Sensible. Yeah, let's run with that.
Anyway, I recently went trolling for some new minis that might have a different feel than what you find in the mainstream and what did I find? None other than some of the same old Mage Knight minis that caught my eye years ago, plus a few "newer" ones that I hadn't seen. One quick Paypal transaction later and they were winging my way to me at the speed of the USPS.
I vaguely remembered what they looked like then but the real question is just how are these figures now? I have to say that time has not been kind to the figures from the original sets. Not as far as the sculpts themselves but as far as the paint. I had planned on repainting these anyway but it was surprising to see just how bad the original runs paint was. Here are a couple to give you an idea.
|Brass golem on the left and submersible golem on the right.|
|Whirling golem from the Unlimited series|
Then again I did say that I was going to repaint them anyway so how the paint held up is kind of a mote point. The better question is how is the quality of the sculpt and personally I really like the look of these figures. A quick re-basing and paint job later and voila!
|One big happy family of mechanical menaces|