Harbinger XL Miniature Set
The massive, demonic Harbinger is one of the most fearsome creatures yet encountered by those that delve down into the cursed mines near Brimstone. With sprawling bat-like wings and long, sinewy limbs, nothing can escape the Harbinger’s foul reach!
Its bony, horned skull-head holds no eyes, but rather two rows of pitted nostrils to sniff out its prey in the dark, and consume the flesh of unwary explorers with its vicious maw of razor sharp teeth.
Often accompanied by a swarm of slithering HellBats, the Harbinger brings doom to all who gaze upon him and despair to those that hear his name!
This Miniature Set contains 1 Harbinger Extra Large model in Red Plastic, as well as the 60mm Plastic Base for it. This is a multi-piece figure that requires assembly.
Figures supplied unassembled and unpainted.
***This set DOES NOT include any cards or rules***
Posted by Johan Gemvik on 15th Jul 2016
For starters, yes, this is the same model as the one in the Swamps of Jargono box but re-cast with better detail. At a guess, most likely they simply made a new master mold as they do wear out after thousands of casts, and/or changed the casting process to higher pressure injection or changed the material composition slightly to tweak it.
The platic is a dull red, this could just be pigmentatiation added to the plastic that Flying Frog added to keep it visibly apart from the old gray cast version. I haven't had time to try gluing it to see if it's still polystyrene but at a guess it still is. I found the new resin models easy enough to glue with superglue so if it's not then I don't think that's a dealbreaker though.
So, as it's the same product as most players already own,is it better cast, more defined and worth getting?
For the first two, in short yes. For the last, it depends.
I have to say, I'm still very pleased with my original Harbinger which I found to be adequately detailed to begin with. In fact it was this very model that made me buy the Shadows of Brimstone game in the first place. I've also painstakingly painted it and I don't feel a need to replace it as it turned out very well.
I boguht this new one for a friend who doesn't own the game but plays in my Brimstone gamer group and wants the model as artwork to adorn a shelf in his livingroom. Because he loves the game. Because it's such a cool model. Because it also looks som much like a monster from other horror fiction he's a fan of.
So then, explanations aside, if I'd bought it for me, would I have felt it was worth the money? Yes.
Is it more sharply defined in the details? Yes it is.
Can I recommend it for owners of Jargono? Yes, but be aware it's the exact same model you already own. I think Flying Frog has been clear on that, I certainly wasn't unaware of this just reading the description on the webshop.
I give it a solid five stars.
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