More little bits from Mantic’s Terrain Crate Kickstarter again today – not from any particular pack this time – these were taken from the box of “winner” parts – that is they weren’t warped to an awful degree (may or may not ever get to), weren’t warped to a (probably)-fixable degree, but were from the (sadly, too-small) portion of that KS that provided me with pieces that weren’t really warped at all and could actually be painted without too much hassle.
Due to this, they’re not especially “themed”, though I’ve done my best to do so in these pictures. As sculpts, the Terrain Crate stuff isn’t bad at all, and the PVC, while not amazing isn’t nearly as bad as the hydrophobic, spray-rejecting, sticky shit that Reaper’s Bones is usually made from, but it ain’t a patch on the Wizkids/Nolzurs’ stuff when it comes to being able to paint it. The wildly uneven quality of this first Terraincrate’s delivered product is a big reason why I skipped the second one outright.
As far as usefulness goes, it’s not bad, though clearly the fact is that this stuff is much more suited to RPGs than miniatures games. I mean, I could some of this stuff along with some tents to make a nice little campsite area for a SAGA game or whatnot, but even then it’s really just that much set dressing scatter detail rather than meaningful “terrain” to fight over (or around).
…or maybe a blacksmith’s shop. Like I said, they’re pretty RPG-appropriate. I doubt I’ll be doing much roleplaying anytime soon, though! Still, in finishing these I’ve also got another 25 little bits that will also count towards Dave Stone’s Winter of Scenery Challenge! So thanks yet again to Dave for the motivation as I doubt I would have gotten to these things anytime soon otherwise…