Monday, February 8, 2016


One of my buddies asked me about my Otherworld fantasy minis recently... so here is a short review!

I bought a bunch of their models at the end of last year, and I was not disappointed. I focused on character models since I have so many Reaper Bones models from the Kickstarters for monsters.

I don't feel the need to go into too much detail, since their web site is full of great pictures of their models which speak for themselves. They are absolutely awesome.

But here are a few pointers that you might not get from the web site:

1. Many of the models are multipart and require assembly. I would say at least half of them are multipart models. I hate gluing metal models together, so this was a downer, but at least they were not usually more than 2 parts (i.e. a weapon arm in a dynamic pose).

2. The sizing is not completely consistent across the range. For the most part they are standard heroic 28mm scale, but a couple were quite large and there were more than a few really "dainty" ones.

Here is a comparison shot of a few models. The Tavern Bouncer is one of the largest that I saw - look at the Halfling next to him! Now I know halflings are supposed to be small, but that thing is tiny! The Wizard on the left is "average" 28mm (he measures 32mm from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head).

3. I bought a couple of the boxed sets and a bunch of loose blisters. One thing that I didn't see advertised on the web site about the boxed sets is that they come with foam lined trays to transport the models in, AND they include multiple types of bases for each model. In addition to the standard plastic round "slotta" base (a la 40K), they all came with sculpted metal bases that had a flagstone theme for dungeon crawling.

I thought this was awesome and was completely surprised!

I will definitely be buying more Otherworld models in the future :)


  1. Awesome! The box set idea with the foam makes a lot sense. I wish more companies would do that! The models seem solid and I particularly like the cloak on that female ranger.

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  3. They are superb figs...though I've only ever bought a few at a time and had never seen the boxes till now. Very cool!