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28mm
Lion Fountain
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

Introduction
Gamers and other modelers can raise their dioramas to new heights with Lion Fountain from gaming company Ziterdes. This is a hard foam model, item 6012414, scaled for 25-28mm.

Ziterdes has a marketing relationship with NOCH, who kindly provided this sample for review.

Ziterdes is based in Germany and creates a range of models for fantasy and Sci-Fi genres:
    Steam-Punk
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Fantasy (Warhammer)
    Historisch
    Sci-Fi (Warhammer 40000)

To serve those genres many different product lines are offered:
    Tabletop Gaming Table
      Single Boards
      Modular Gaming Table Sets
      Gaming Mats

    Dungeons
      DunkelWelt - An extensive gaming world with Starter and Extension Sets, Special Editions, Single Modules. Furthermore, DunkelWelt includes Dunkelstadt - "the ultimate playing area for all dungeon players and jailers," with...
        Dunkelstadt Dungeons
        Special Edition Monte Christo
        Dunkelstadt Single Modules
    Statues
    Furniture & Accessories

    Buildings
      Pyramids, Temples and Ruins
      Houses
      Bunkers & Positions
      Castles & Fortresses
      Tents
      Towers
      Ships & Boats
      Bridges & Jetties

    Terrain Accessories
      Terrain Pieces
      Tabletop Bits & Pieces
      To Water
    Landscaping
      Trees
      Basing Material
      Glue
      Waters
      Grasses, stones & groundcover
      Miniature Plants
      Snow and Ice
      Landscaping Colors

Welcome to the world of Ziterdes!

The Model
Ziterdes uses hard foam for many of their models and Lions Fountasin is no exception. While this is rigid hard foam, it can be carved, or manipulated with heat, so be careful where you set it. The foam is both very tough and light, more so than resin or ceramic. It can be easily cut, ground and honed, as well as painted.

These models are made to stand alone or be joined with related models and incorporated into larger scenes.

This model is packaged in a plastic bag with a cardstock label.

The foam has a rough and faux porous texture that gives the feel of organic natural material such as stone, wood, and rusty metal. The surface is further enhanced with deep mortar joints between the stones, and wood grain on the many timber elements.

Detail
Architectural details include masonry texture - pock marks and mortar joints.

Painting and Instructions
No actual instructions are included, other than what is on the webpage.

The foam takes acrylic paint well.

Scale
Judge the versatility of this fountain for your scale with the photos I staged. You will find 25-28mm fantasy figures, and 1/35 and 1/48 figures.

For my tastes anything larger than 1/24 or smaller than 1/48 will not look proper.

Conclusion
Modelers of many genre will appreciate this Ziterdes model. I look forward to incorporating it into a larger scene or a vignette. I think this is a worthwhile addition to my 25-28mm gaming table, and even workable for military and civilian scenes.

Lion Fountain has good detail and makes an eye-catching city or castle masonry sculpture with convincing texture.

Recommended.

Please remember to mention to Ziterdes, NOCH, and retailers that you saw this product here - on Historicus Forma.
SUMMARY
Highs: Good detail, an eye-catching city or castle masonry sculpture with convincing texture.
Lows: None.
Verdict: I look forward to incorporating it into a larger scene or a vignette. I think this is a worthwhile addition to my 25-28mm gaming table, and even workable for military and civilian scenes.
  Scale: 28mm
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 24, 2020
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.04%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 0.00%

Our Thanks to NOCH!
This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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