This figure belonged to a garrison force (Exculcatores Iuniores Britanniciani) that was to protect the borders of Britain from Saxon invaders, after Magnus Maximus (385BC) and Flavius Claudius Constantinus (407BC) both drafted their troops away from the island in support of their southward conquests.
Box and Contents
The figure comes in a very slim box, consisting of seven parts, all sealed in a plastic bag together. There is no polyfoam packaging that is generally the norm with other figure manufacturers kits, and the parts are left to rattle around inside which did pose a concern for they're protection. Also included is a very nice small sheet of paper showin' two colour images of the figure built and painted up as it is on the box, but this time with paint colour instructions, and a brief history of the figure on the reverse.
Upon opening the box to reveal the parts I needn't have worried because everything was OK without any breakages or scarring of the parts.
Figure and Parts
The figure has been sculpted by J.R. Arredondo and consists of seven parts as mentioned above. The figure has been very well sculpted, this being part of my attraction to it, and the chainmail is especially nice.
The body and legs consist of one piece, and on the soles of the booted feet are rather large pins, the upraised leg that rests on the log will have to have this pin sawn off or cut and filed down to a small pin size so that when drilling a hole, or not as the case maybe, it doesn't disrupt the fine details of the log.
The other parts consist of: head with nicely sculpted facial features and helmet.
right hand holding a small mace, it has a point at one end for stabbing with and kind of looks like an arrow but with a centre weight. The name of it escapes me.
left arm, the fist that holds the shield does look to be sculpted a little too small. It does look like he has only three fingers, but there are four, one is just too thin. Liquid Putty will be the answer there! Also, the fist does fit loosely into the shield.
late Roman sword in scabbard.
shield with nice details on the inside of it.
resin base, which is customary with El Viejo Dragon miniatures, of which I thought could have been slightly bigger, after all it is only resin. I mustn't complain though, because you as well as I must remember the price, and you are getting a quality figure for it.
All these parts require customary yet minimal cleanup. The dry-fitting of the parts is very good.