Review of FER Rogue Pirate Bust

 

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Sculpted by: Pedro Fernandez. Painted by: Fernando Ruiz. Scale: 1/12

FER MINIATURES’ ROGUE PIRATE, La Espanola, 1670

from MAGNA HISTORICA

Upon receipt of this wonderful sculpt, we immediately notice the blister pack synonymous with FER Miniatures. It seems the right size so as to avoid any freedom of the contents within to shake around during transportation and thus become damaged, especially with the absence of any foam within the packaging whatsoever.

The lid is very secure and requires some effort to open the package which is added confidence that the contents have been secured within.  A picture of the box art is glued to the lid and draws attention to the artists involved, Pedro Fernandez and Fernando Ruiz. Both artists are well respected within the hobby community.

 

Upon opening the blister we are greeted with two plastic sealable bags of resin. One, contains the main body of the sculpt along with the monkey; the other contains the pirate’s hand, the monkeys tail and hand holding the pearls.

All seem crisp and beautifully cast with clear details and no issues evident.

The main body of the pirate is a wonderful sculpt, with the characters’ face imbuing a feeling of a seasoned veteran of the seas while his smirk implies one of a roguish nature. The details are even clearer up close with special attention given to the beard, strands of hair and even the ragged edges of his bandana.

The monkey is also wonderfully sculpted with his arm outstretched to hand the pirate his bounty.

 

The additional details found in the second bag finish the sculpt off nicely with no evidence of mould slip or deformities. The hand of the pirate is a wonderful study of human anatomy, while the monkey arm and hand holding the pearls is a perfect example of excellent casting. All the pearls are crisp and evident of only a little flash, easy to remove.

 

This is a beautiful addition to any painter’s collection, with many options available for interpretation especially with the variety of textures and materials. We highly recommend it and hope to bring you a painted version someday soon.

Keep painting up a storm.

Sensei


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