Time to take a look at a model I have been excited to own as soon as I first saw the Oblivion artwork.Privateer Press kindly sent one of these for me to review and paint! I had already ordered two of them so I will be giving one away... More details on this to come soon on my Facebook page.
I got two of them because I really liked the idea of running them with Constance Blaize, one on each flank protecting the souls of my whole army!
The main body has this large flowing cape, which connects the model to the base.
There is a slight mold line running down this side of the mini, it runs through multiple parts including armour plates and cloth. Luckily it is quite a light line which can be fixed with the side of a hobby knife and a file.
On the back of the model you can see the hole which is the connection point for the wings.
The detail on the lower part of the cape is really stunning. I am kind of at a loss of how I will paint that...
The resin injection areas, both of them are on the underside of the model. One of them in an area that is visible, though only just.
The hole which the spear arm attaches to is quite deep which allows a strong connection point. Which is great, given how far out the spear sticks. The head connection is something I was tempted to pin but in the end I didn't, as I found there wasn't room to drill into mine (having already drilled into the back to add magnets for the wings). (More about magnets later).
The shield is incredibly detailed with intricate scroll work on the lower portion. The Morrowan radiance symbol is really well cast with crisp lines.Resin injection ports are on the connection point of the arm to the body, and the flat edge on the top of the shield. Both great places, which clean up easily without leaving obvious reminders.
The ends of the sleeves have a lot of filigree detail, which I will have to decide how exactly I want to paint...
The wings come on these resin sprues. I was careful when cutting them off. I cut about half a centimetre away from the wings just to make sure I didn't damage them.
They have slight resin flashing which is easy to remove with the side of a hobby knife.
The head and hair piece are metal, there are slight mold lines running down the sides of the helmet and the hair, all easy to remove with a rounded file.
The spear arm is the final metal part in the kit. This one does have a slight bend to the spear which was easy to straighten. I did this carefully though to ensure I didn't break it.
The shoulder armour and sleeve are really nicely detailed and match the quality of the resin other arm nicely.
And here is the Morrowan Archon fully assembled! I did magnetise the wings and spear - I will be putting out a guide on how to do this, should you be interested.
There is a lot of overhang on this model, which is one of the reasons I wanted to magnetise the spear - to make the model easier to transport and in case it gets in the way during a game.
What do you think of the Morrowan Archon? I'm really impressed with both the quality of the sculpt and the design. I am slightly intimidated to paint it, but I will give it the extra time I think a centre piece model like this deserves.
If you want to get one for yourself they are available now.