On Thursday I took delivery of the excellent Masters of the Universe miniatures from Quest Miniatures and immediately set about meeting my target for the week with the man himself, He-Man.
This excellently dynamic sculpt painted up ridiculously quickly, largely thanks to being based on a cheaply made cartoon from the 1980s.
The only real issue I encountered was the fact that the sword hand was missing from my order (the only issue in what are a stunning range of models), and so, being both impatient and a resourceful sort, I raided my bits box to solve the issue.
A Bretonnian Man-at-Arms (very appropriate, I thought) drummer donated the hand and axe haft that allowed me arm He-Man with his battle axe (which comes with the model), and a sword hilt added to the scabbard meant that the sword of power was present and correct too.
All in all, I’m delighted with how this has turned out and really looking forward to getting the other models from the set done: Teela, Man-At-Arms, Skeletor, Evil Lyn and Beastman.
As a piece of advice to those thinking of ordering from the UK, the import charges I got hit with added £20 to the price. It might be worth exploring the cost of ordering in three sets of two miniatures, as paying triple for the shipping might work out less expensive than paying the customs charges.
However, it should be noted that even with the extra cost, these models are well worth it, and still work out cheaper that the individual characters from the Batman Miniatures Game.