So I finally took the plunge and ordered some Museum Miniatures Z Sculpt Trojan Wars figures, taking advantage of Dave’s generous 25% off January sale. These figures were to add onto existing ones in preparation for some DBF games.
I was previously reticent on buying Z Sculpts for two reasons: 1. The marketing just shows the 3D print file images which to my eye look like caricatures - so I wasn’t sure what the figures would look like. 2. I was out of synch with Dave’s release schedule. He was releasing ranges I already owned or had just built.
Any way the figures arrived, quickly and correctly, and they are nothing short of stunning! Absolutely beautiful models, well proportioned (heroic rather than true 15mm,) minimal flash, lots of detail and excellent poses. Definitely up to if not exceeding Xyston quality (and that is high praise) but they look less fiddly. Honestly - these are some of the nicest figures I’ve seen!
I just received my order from them and I concur. I was a bit worried about ordering because while the renders look really good I asked myself could the cast metal figures really match that detail? In a word: Yes! These are the most exquisite figures I think I've ever seen. The detail is amazingly sharp, and there is so much of it. These are better than many 25/28mm figures I have.
My only regret is I couldn't justify ordering more of what I wanted to grab now. I'll just have to wait a bit, but I have zero qualms about buying any of the Z Scuplt lines.
I bought some Macedonians a while back, I did think the detail on the armour wasn't quite as sharp as I would have liked, but they painted well in the end. I had a bit of a torrid time with the Companion cav as I just couldn't get the cloaks right. But there is a lot to like about them, the spears are really sturdy and not prone to bending. Overall I'd prefer if they were resin as I find these easier to paint and come out really well due to the detail, but I'd say they are up there with my favourites.