This model shares many similarities of packaging, detail of sculpting and quality of casting with the undead samurai. I won’t repeat all that here other than to say that it’s a very nice piece indeed and I’m very happy to have it.
As you can see, he comes in quite a few bits so there’s some assembly to do. Lots of great details here. Continuing the asiatic undead/demonic theme, the monk has his Buddhist prayer beads and is clearly a peaceful fellow. I’m also intrigued that they’ve modelled the flames on his head (which is on fire – see the art above). That’ll be a challenge to paint well.
Whilst the undead samurai is simply another incarnation of a familiar undead warrior, this monk is unlike anything I’ve seen before. Now I don’t claim to be particularly up on the latest in oriental demons, so that’s perhaps not surprising. He does look cool though, and very much the stuff of nightmares. What would you use him for? Well apart from the obvious use as a display piece there are games like Bushido which I’m sure could find a corner for him. I’ll be using him in both GoB and Eternal Battles. For GoB I’d like the undead to have a wide mix of cultural backgrounds, and the odd demon wouldn’t go amiss as a hero. Alternatively, you could use him as a statue. He would make a nice focal point for some evil sanctuary, and if he happened to come to life when the adventurers triggered the trap, or upset the sorcerer…
All in all it’s another very nice offering from Darkhammer.
Why is his head on fire?