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  • WAMP Review: The Preacher by Kingdom Death


    Kingdom Death has made a lot of waves in its short time as a company. Led by Adam Pootís artistic vision, this boutique company has become famous for many of its original sculpts, including the White Speaker and Twilight Knight Pinup.

    Today weíre going to look at one of the newer figures in the line: the PreacherThe limited edition collectors version comes with a number of extras besides the figure including a small illustration of the Preacher, a numbered ribbon, a standard round slotta base, and a small display base. Also included is a beautifully designed thank you card from the company, which I thought was a great little touch.
    preacher1.JPGThe figure itself is cast in resin and comes in three parts attached to some pretty thick sprue that looks like it was sculpted to resemble rough cut wood. Itís a very clean piece with only the barest of mold lines. I did have to do some putty work to fill in a few small air holes, the worst of which was on the bottom sleeve of the left arm. There were also some pockets where the sprue and part meet that I had to filll. These areas were easy to fix but they did add a little time to the assembly process. Attaching the arms was easy thanks to the tabs added to the sculpt.

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    Initially I was very concerned about the hammerís handle because it flexes very easily- I thought I was going to have to replace it. Thankfully it turned out to be stronger that it appeared as it survived the prepping process with no problems.

    The Preacher isnít the most dynamic miniature, but all of its elements combine into a very solid piece. The face is sculpted with wonderful emotion that works very will with the fist in the air. There is a lot of open space on the robes that provide great opportunities for freehand, but there are also very well placed details like studs on the outer robe and the preacherís necklace. His bags, and what Iím assuming is a Bible, add a lot of extra interest without cluttering the mini. I also love the realism of this figure- itís great to see a heroic character with a potbelly!

    The Breakdown:

    Quality: 8.5 / 10
    * Excellent cast with very fine details and very few, if any, mold lines
    * A little putty work may be required to fill in air holes

    Assembly: 9.5 / 10
    * Arms slot very easily into place on the torso

    Value: 7.5 / 10
    * At $25 heís a bit on the pricey side

    Overall: 8.5 / 10
    While he is expensive, the Preacher is a beautiful and iconic miniature that is easy to assemble but may require some putty work. If he catches your interest then I highly suggest you pick one up.

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    Comments 10 Comments
    1. Noddwyr's Avatar
      Noddwyr -
      Nice review. I do quite like this mini after seeing him done up in the KD comp. Thanks CT.
    1. seasonman's Avatar
      seasonman -
      Thanks for the review. Concise and informative . I would add getting a limited edition from this company can be diffecult very low limited runs , with some "collectors" buying up supplies in number and selling as "limited" on ebay etc . . I tried very hard to get the "White Speaker" but was inforned all sold and given this reason why none available . Anyone have a spare will pay all reasonable costs . hint !
    1. Boris's Avatar
      Boris -
      the white speaker comes in the Gift of Death box if that helps at all seasonman
    1. Ulfgrimr's Avatar
      Ulfgrimr -
      Nice review CT, spot on and very informative.
    1. seasonman's Avatar
      seasonman -
      Thanks Boris .
    1. mercius's Avatar
      mercius -
      Nice review...I keep looking at this guy again and again, but I just can't bring myself to pay $25.00 for him.
    1. NeatPete's Avatar
      NeatPete -
      thanks for the review Cregan!
    1. Cregan Tur's Avatar
      Cregan Tur -
      Quote Originally Posted by mercius View Post
      Nice review...I keep looking at this guy again and again, but I just can't bring myself to pay $25.00 for him.
      He is abit expensive, but I think he's worth it. Very nice one to paint.
    1. Captain Sprout's Avatar
      Captain Sprout -
      Nice review, I'd expect better casting quality for the price myself and its useful to see where the issues are.
    1. Vern's Avatar
      Vern -
      Nice honest review, definitely one of KD's better ones (even with the floating hammer)