Void Scar are a Nottingham based company producing 1/100 scale sci-fi miniatures in resin, along with a free ruleset – From Ashes – which is available on their website. The selection we’re looking at isn’t the newest of new releases, but they’re new to us and it’s always fun to check out (and spread the word about) fresh ranges.
The models come in zip-lock baggies, and Void Scar let the quality of sculpts do the talking. These are highly detailed 15mm models that have much weapon variety and some cool dramatic poses.
Pathfinder Riflemen Squad
First up are infantry figures from the Scaryn Federated Alliance. For £11 ($15 US) you get 12 miniatures, or you can pay £1 extra to get 30mm x 39mm rectangular bases included, with space for three models per base. Making this an option is a nice bespoke touch. The price isn’t going to break the bank but £1 per mini is at the top end of the scale for this smaller size of model. The quality and variety more than make up for it. Each of the eight Pathfinder riflemen and four Pathfinder anti-tank gunners are posed uniquely, their stances ranging from crouched to upright and in various states of fire. The level of detail is rather eye-taxing too, in the best possible way. If you’ve got the patience these will paint up beautifully and we particularly like the exo-armour type leg struts that add strength to the poses, along with some great weapon designs.
Vanguard Infantry Cohort
Costing £17.50, or £18 with bases ($25 US), these Verse Dominion troops are a far cry from the elite Pathfinders. 16 riflemen go three to a base, while the RPGs are two to a base. Considering these are grunts – tribal militia and indentured slaves – there’s plenty of detail. Some of the masks and rebreathers gave us early Star Wars vibes, the RPG toting models with faceless masks are great, and there’s once again a lot of variety (though each model is duplicated once).
The IFV here stands for Infantry Fighting Vehicle and it’s a hefty (105mm long) eight-wheeled armoured vehicle costing £14 ($19 US). As with the infantry, the detail’s good, though here it’s at a larger size. The ablative armour makes for a strong visual design, the autocannon turret is impressive, and there’s a side-mounted missile launcher too.
All of these are digital sculpts and if we have one criticism it’s that on this larger model the stepping created in 3D printing is visible (see image above). It’s minor and we feel a bit OCD for pointing it out, but this perhaps could have been removed before the model was cast.
However, this still doesn’t take away from a fine-looking vehicle and a fine overall range.