Sunday, 8 April 2012

A review of the Finecast model: Ashrâk the Spiderkin:

A review of the Finecast model: Ashrâk the Spiderkin:

The Sprue:
So what do we get? One model, with some flash, which is what you’d expect, and I didn’t have any air bubbles on mine. It’s a single part miniature, so you don’t have to worry about gluing it together. No problems here really.

The Sculpt:
The sculpting on this is really good. Each part is highly detailed, but there isn’t much room for conversions, and if you want to remove the spiders you’re going to have to re-sculpt some of the cloak, cloth and staff. Also, he lacks a bit of metal armour, as it’s nearly all cloth, so may stand out from the rest of your Goblins (although this will make it easier to spot him in the heat of battle).

The Solutions:
If you want to remove the spiders, than carefully carve them away before re-sculpting the areas to make the sculpt look more natural. If you want him to look more like the rest of your goblins, then you could try and sculpt some armour on him, which would make look a bit fat, or sculpt cloth over your other Goblins to make them match him.

The Summary:
Overall, I’d give Ashrâk a 7 out of 10 if you don’t like the spiders, 8 out of 10 if you do like the spiders. If the spiders were optional, he’d be a 8.5 out of 10.


  1. Thanks for the review, really tempted by him for my army!

  2. No problem, I'll have a review for Groblog soon, after I've finished this batch of Dwarves and Morannon Orcs