here we go with my first kit review.
Maybe you will ask yourself “What is a kit review?”
The simple answer is: In this category I will take a look on different hobby products and share my opinion with you. 🙂
So let’s start with the first kit.
It is the Smoking Caterpillar created by Levus3D and crowdfunded via Indigogo. I am a fan of the Wonderland tale and because of that I just had to get it 🙂
So let’s have a look at the “small” version.
The Caterpillar came in a huge cardboard box with a nice render of the sculpt on the front.
Nice little detail here. Let’s break the seal! 🙂
First I spotted a nice thank you letter from Pawel and another render of a bust from the Creepytables range.
The whole box was filled with wood wool. Everything was well protected. Just how it should be.
What is hiding here?
Be careful! Some parts are very hidden and can be missed easily…
The whole treasure uncovered. 🙂
… and unpacked. Except for some tiny little details. I was afraid to lose them so I kept them in the bag.
So in total you get eight resin pieces. The two biggest ones are the caterpillar himself and the wood-plinth. The minor ones are a tube for the pipe, two antennas, the headpiece of the pipe and two tiny little beard pieces.
What has he spotted with his little evil eyes?
As you can see the casting quality is really high. I really like the smoothness of the back. There was almost nothing I had to sand and only minor mould lines. Only little scratches on the back here -> No big deal for me.
A little mould line. I really had to search for flaws…
Be careful and don’t lose them! Tiny little details here. Nope, those are no teeth those are the nose hair pieces, at least that’s what I think 🙂 By the way: the squares you can see in the background are 1cm each side…
Tiny mould line I found on the tube. It is a really really small one.
And the last big piece for the pipe. No big lines either.
So all in all a very high-quality cast and a very unique character here. The bust has a nice comic style and a lot organic and some non-organic parts to paint. Enough space for some experiments.
But be aware that this thing is really massive… All together with the base it weighs arround 450 grams. That’s a lot resin you get 🙂
If you are lucky you can grab one of the remaining copies here: Levus3D
See you next time 🙂