Thursday, May 19, 2011

[Lantz's Corner] Paulson Games Bio-Terror Review

Hello, again! Reviews have slowed down a tad on my end as I've been working on conversions for all of the goodies I've ordered. Fortunately, I work fast...when it comes to conversions. So *ahem* I ordered a few more goodies from indie companies to further grow the AdMech army I have going. This time around, I needed something to fill the role of a certain MC in the fandex and I found something that would suit my needs, though I plan for it to look quite different once conversions are done. But enough about all that, let's talk about the product itself; Paulson Games' Bio-Terror. More after the break.

With the recent going-ons, I think now more than ever it's extremely important for people to look to alternatives for their models when it comes to 40k or WHF. With that said, I encourage you all to look at the many product reviews on MWC from myself and others so you can either keep playing or keep your wallet full. There are vast amounts of indie miniatures webstores out there and their prices are on average quite a bit cheaper than anything GW shovels out. So let's get going on Paulson Games.

Shipping was reasonably priced and pretty quick. I recall it taking about four days for my gross little nugget of joy in the mail. The item came in a solid box (left) and kept in the typical plastic baggy wrapped in bubble wrap (right). This seemed like overkill for protection of a resin model, but I'd much rather have too much than too little when it comes to shipping protection.

As you can see in the picture below, this bad boy comes in several pieces including some sprue. Below we have fingers/claws and the head on sprues (and yes, you'll get two heads apparently,) the torso, waste and legs, arms and hands all separate. This makes for some amazing range on posing which just adds to how unique this model is. The details are gorgeous and everything was taken into consideration when to designing this intricate monstrosity.
As you can tell, there are some mold line problems. While mold lines on a flat surface are typically not an issue, on this guy it's a huge pain. As you can see above on the torso, this guy has muscles and all manner of obstructions that make smoothing out mold lines quite the chore. Overall I think I spent around 20-30 minutes cleaning this guy.

While the conversion I have in mind will make this model unrecognizable in the end, I wanted to get a snapshot of him temporarily put together for you guys (minus the hands/claws) for size reference. Here he is on a Dreadnought base:

And here he is next to an AdMech Enginseer:

The Paulson website is a very clean setup. Prices are clearly stated, everything is uniform; it's something a slightly OCD person such as myself can appreciate. Their product line is pretty small at this point, but they've slowly been pushing product out and it looks like the next push will produce some weapons for our minis.

Very detailed
Quick Shipping
Easy-to-navigate website
Extremely unique model

Excessive mold lines

This model and Paulson Games as a whole seem like solid picks for anyone going outside the box for minis. I am disappointed by their lack of product, but hopefully with time that will be a thing of the past (hurry up, guys! The world is going to end on May 21st, 2011. Or was it December 2012? Err, June 2015? I can't keep up with all of the nonsense.) While the abundant mold lines will leave you with a lot of cleanup work to do, the end result is spectacular. If you want something quite scary for your Chaos armies, weapons for Tau or if you want some cavalry for your Space Wolves; Paulson Games is probably for you.

~Lantz aka Sinaura


  1. GLAD to see such a dar reaching idea for admech armies... he could even be an obliterator with some work.

  2. I can't wait to get this model finished, still waiting on some parts, but if he turns out like the picture I have in my head it's going to be super-neato.