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Harriet Kinsley
Wolsung Harriet Kinsley
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by: Andrzej Snigorski [ ENDRJU007 ]


Originally published on:
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Introduction

“Wolsung: Magia Wieku Pary” (“Wolsung: Magic of Steam Age”) is Polish RPG fantasy-steampunk game. Players can choose from several remarkable characters and guide them through many adventures placed mostly on continent called Wanadia – analogical to XIX century Europe.
The name of game is actually the name of Wolsung AG. – corporation existing in the game (and originally from Scandinavian saga about Wolsung’s gold).
One of characters from the Wolsung realm is Harriet Kinsley – traveler, unmatched huntress, and “Royal Geographic” journalist. She became famous thanks to series of her brilliant articles “Through jungles of Lemuria”. Great collection of hunting trophies she gathered during her journeys (including great flying monkey of Aksum and vulture gryphon) is reason for many hunters’ envy.

Figure

Micro Art Studio offers figure sculpted by Kul Asyrk showing Harriet Kinsley. Figure is based on artwork by Marcin 'andrew' Gręźlikowski.
Harriet stands with her right leg supported on a rock, carrying a gun in both hands. She wears pith helmet, scarf, shirt, jacket with rolled up sleeves, long gloves, close-fitting trousers or leggings, shoes and buckled spats. She has an ammo (or gunpowder containers, because the gun has rather flintlock look) belt across her chest and two bags – one small attached to her belt and second, bigger on her thigh. Harriet has long hair gathered in a ponytail.
Figure has an interesting, cartoon look.

Kit

Kit comes in standard Micro Art Studio blister with name of the kit printed on it.
Parts are visible through the transparent plastic and are protected by soft foam from the back.
Blister contains three parts: Figure, gun with hands and round flat plastic base with a slot in the middle. Micro Art Studio logo attached to figure’s leg and rock supporting second leg matches this slot so figure can stand on it. Since base is nothing but a plastic circle it is not much of a base but may be used to build an actual part of scenery on it.
Catalogue describes the figure as 28mm. Including the hat and shoes Harriet’s figure is actually about 3,5cm tall.

Assembly and painting

Assembly is obvious and no instruction is needed. Hands fit to the figure well and (as they are cut on the gloves’ edge) no cleaning of joint line will be needed.
No paint scheme is attached so the catalogue pictures available on Micro Art Studio’s website may be helpful. Basically it painting is kept in ochre yellow and browns – just as one would paint a cliché traveler from XIX/XX century. Harriet has also dark red hair.

Detailing and quality

Figure is cast in white metal. Casting is good, details are crisp and nicely visible, surfaces are smooth and no errors had been spotted. Seam line is visible especially on the left side of body: on sleeve, leg and (unfortunately) also on the face. Face (apart from seam line) is nicely sculpted.
Gun’s lock looks also very interesting and may be an eye-catching detail.

Conclusion

Very nice miniature that may interest as Wolsung fan as miniature painter not interested in Wolsung game. Quite simple painting scheme may make this figure a good start for beginner miniature painters. Base as it is shown on catalogue picture would be a great addition for this kit because the one delivered with the figure may be only considered a base for a base.
Quality is good and there is only a seam line to be cleaned.
Recommended!

Pictures of painted figure came from Micro Art Studio’s website
SUMMARY
Highs: Good quality, nicely sculpted, very nice cartoon look.
Lows: Seam lines, base.
Verdict: Good quality, funny and interesting tiny figure. Great collectible item for Wolsung fans.
Percentage Rating
84%
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: W00001
  Suggested Retail: 7.93€
  Related Link: Product on vendor's website
  PUBLISHED: Jul 24, 2010
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 85.58%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.26%

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About Andrzej Snigorski (endrju007)
FROM: WOJEWODZTWO PODKARPACKIE, POLAND

My first contact with model making took place over 20 years ago – I’ve made few models of planes when I was 9. They were all destroyed in one disastrous accident. Pain after loosing results of my own work was so big that I’ve left model making for about 15 years ;) . I’ve returned to building models...

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