This was my very first mini from Privateer Press. I've liked the Warmachine minis for a while, and this was my first foray. The quality and detail were pretty good. However, I do have some qualms. The material is a very hard plastic, harder even than Mantic Games' minis, which is saying something. It was not easy to work with at all.
Major pain. This mini came in 14 pieces. 14 pieces! Do you know what that means? Every single piece has mould lines. Pinning parts was a pain due to the hardness of the material. It was akin to metal. Honestly, it was kind of a nightmare, and took an inordinate amount of time. So a major bummer there. Could have painted it 5 times over in the time it took to put this thing together. It does make me pause when considering purchasing future Warmachine minis. Which is not great, because they have a some cool minis for sure. Mould lines were not easy to remove.
Primed with Badger Stynlrez primer, brushed on. Miniature painted purley in oils. Mostly Winsor & Newton Winton line. Took 2 hours to paint the oils, then left for a few days to dry. All non-metallic metal, rust effects, and OSL in oil. Wanted to go for an iron golem'esque look. This was my first attempt at non-metallic metals with oils on an entire mini, and I was very surprised at how easy it was. I cannot imagine the headache this would be with acrylics, but it was so easy with oils. Being able to scumble in lighter/darker/rusty bits was a breeze. Ditto with the OSL glowy bits. Very easy to do blends with oils, as that is exactly what they were made to to do. After it dried, I did try some new Daler Rowney fluorescent orange to try to make the hot spots pop some more. Sealed with some matt varnish from Reaper Miniatures.
Custom made from cork. The lava was painted with Reaper acrylic paint, with some more flourescent inks for the hot spots.