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Shinsengumi - Wolves of Mibu 1864

MJ Miniatures 1/12 Shinsengumi - Wolves of Mibu 1864 Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2015 Manufacturer MJ Miniatures
Subject Shinsengumi - Wolves of Mibu 1864 Scale 1/12
Kit Number MJDG12-003 Primary Media Resin
Pros Excellent quality casting and sculpting Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $50.00

First Look

MJ Miniatures produces an interesting range of figure busts. This latest portrays a samurai warrior posed as he awaits his next opponent. The figure is beautifully cast in gray resin and features some impressive detailing. This release depicts what would have been a special policeman in Kyoto as described in this article.

Shinsengumi - Wolves of Mibu 1864

As with the other busts in the series, the upper torso of this figure is perched on a plinth which is begging for its own painting and weathering. The figure is wearing his traditional Japanese clothing without battle armor. The set includes his swords, braided hair, and headband. The casting is exquisitely done with the details in sharp relief which will make painting easy.

This is some really beautiful sculpting and casting which translates to an easy assembly and lots of options for painting. The painted figure on the box art shows just how nice the final result can be.

My sincere thanks to High Calibre Miniatures for this review sample!

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