I think they're absolutely gorgeous. To the right you'll see Doctor X. I don't have a name (or backstory) for her yet, but the model is so cool it's hard not to love it. You've seen the model I've been using for Althea (in fact, the model that helped inspire the fluff, rather than the model that fit the fluff).
Additionally, I find that Games Workshop is very poor at putting out good female models. Was there even a single plastic Imperial model before Greyfax, Celestine and Celestine's pair?
Not only does Raging Heroes have plenty of female models (seeing very clearly that niche that GW left open), but their models have an awesome aesthetic. They have plenty of women with boots and armour who are clearly out there looking to kick ass.
However, I have one very serious beef with these models that may prevent me from ever buying from them again.
|You can see the primer peeling on the inside of the coat.|
So I took further steps. I put the commissar in a bath of simple green and let her sit there for days and days. I took a tooth brush to her and scrubbed off the primer so that I could start again. In fact, I put all of the rest of my models back in there too. I let them all soak in the simple green for quite a while, occasionally taking them out and scrubbing them with a brush. Finally I rinsed them all in warm water, again with a tooth brush. I primed them and went to paint and then .... well take a look at the sniper below. It's rubbing off again. I even let the models sit in the air for a while (another step they recommended).
|Again, except this time after much prep.|
So the models are gorgeous, but what good is a model that you can't even paint?
I don't know that I'm going to buy any more until I hear that they've fixed this problem. I heard another blogger refer to them as "trollcast", and it seems appropriate.