We’re still working through the models we received during the UK’s last Lockdown and we couldn’t ignore these. Fresh from North Star, we’re taking a look at some new models for Joseph A. McCullough’s Rangers of Shadow Deep.
We’re eager to get to the biggie, but let’s save it to last. First, we’ll check out the double pack of on foot characters.
Arisien & Pabrim
These two metal, 28mm miniatures come as a set, costing £3 each ($4 US), making the pack £6 in total, UK maths fans (or $8 in total, US math fans). Both are great looking and very clean sculpts – we can see the potential for some crossover in various fantasy games, perhaps even some historical settings if you’re of an open mind.
Arisien, the Royal Cartographer, is particularly eye-catching, clad in layered robes with some bulbous pantaloons tucked into toe-curling boots. Very snazzy indeed and we suspect a good paint job will be easy to apply thanks to the sharp detail and defined edges. Arisien even has some crisply fluffed eyebrows present on the sculpt which is a great detail for the scale.
Pabrim the Camel Herder comes equipped for the task, once more clad in layers of clothing that drape beautifully. He has a beating club lofted on his shoulder and he is bedecked with all kinds of bags and pouches around his waist. He looks like a chap who is good at his job, though he may struggle to herd the camel we’re about to take a look at.
If the words zombie and camel don’t combine to make you smile at the absurdity … well, we don’t want to be at the parties you frequent! Closely resembling a normal camel, but with some bits missing, this is a fine-looking creature to terrorise your adventurers.
It’s a weighty bit of metal, reflected in the £10 ($14 US) cost. It’s tough to say a lot more – if you think a zombie camel sounds interesting, this is very much the model for you. It joins the Humpback in the Rangers of Shadow Deep range (a fusion of ogre, bull, and camel) to offer another beastly camel option. We don’t naturally think ‘camel’ when we think of threatening monsters but we’re glad somebody behind the range does – they’re both strangely appealing options and should be fun to paint!
No normal camels, for lonely Pabrim to herd, as of yet though!