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PostPosted: July 3rd, 2020, 9:30 pm 
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Here is my very first attempt on doing (producing) a Mini.
THOR
(my second is Judge Dredd)
I didn't trust myself so I did get the casting Job "out of house"
Couldn't be wronger.
First, of course I Think Mini. I think Metal (forgive me, but I'm from the 1/6 section, so no experience at all)
First Things First. What should he look like?
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Ok, lets go.

After some ups and down, a lot downs , here is the Man.

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Yup, nice, so just to send all the tiny parts to Berlin (Germany) (my Metalcaster) and be Happy...
Of course, it wasn't so easy.

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The Body seems to big for Metal!
The Cape impossible to cast.
Of course the original Parts where always destroyed in moldmaking process. Just to keep it funny ;-)

After a lot of Money burned.. there was no other solution , well for me, to keep the very small parts, and recast the "bigger" parts in Resin.
Ha ! never did such small things, so again, go to a caster (Paris/France) a so called Professional
They promise a lot keep nothing, the casting took over a year, and they wheren't capable of doing the Cape.
The Quality of the Body.. well some seamlines, but not to hard, anyway I had to do with it.

How was the situation: I had a Mini Kit, with all Parts in Metal.
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Here you can see also some of the Metall parts from Dredd.

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and the Body in Resin, but no Cape!

What could I do?
Here we have a saying : Your never served as good as by yourself.

So I try the Cape. and got it.
Now there are Metal Parts, Blue Body, and a grey Cape.

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Finally, 2 Years later, I send the God of Thunder to a Master Painter (Ivan pintor de Miniatures) , who keep him for over a year...
When it Starts bad, it will go on until the End.

He was thrilled (his words) about the Quality.
And painted this eccentric God!

It (pics) looks marvelous (still don't have him in Hands)
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the Final result:

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So, this was the experience of my very first Miniature Kit, a long way.
Hope my bad english didn't disturb you to much, and you always understand what I was trying to say ;-)

Keep Building Kits
Greetings from Luxembourg/Europe

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PostPosted: July 6th, 2020, 11:18 am 
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You must have a lot of patience Heng. Thor looks awesome at least. Very nice work.

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PostPosted: July 6th, 2020, 6:14 pm 
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Yeah... But when you give up, you looses everything, so its always a New challenge... For having not a cent profit on this Figure the Price has to be over 100 USD. But I take it as "Learning Fee"
Now the Mini are more simple.
In fact I am in the production of 8 different right now.
I didnt publish them anywhere... have no time to make Selling Post :-(
But one or two are sell during the WIP pics.
As Mini I have Thor, Dredd, the Danger Girl (3x) Mommie (Zombie) and Sonia (Warrior Lady on Throne. and the other is still in Preproduction, But Mad Max, Wez, SteamPunk Lady, Vietnam Bust....
You see Dredd, Lady on Throne and 2 of the Danger Girls in the Pic above

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PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 1:01 am 
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I thought it was going to be a Gene Simmons mini... Kidding ;) :lol:
Looking good! Nice job!

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PostPosted: March 17th, 2022, 6:27 pm 
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Same as for my Dredd poot, just refreshing the pics . Thanks

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PostPosted: March 17th, 2022, 11:37 pm 
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Oooo!
That looks really nice.

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PostPosted: March 18th, 2022, 2:36 am 
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Nice work looks great


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2022, 12:03 pm 
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BTW, this is the 1/6 versiob paint by Bernd Slominsk
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