Product review: Maxmini – Giant Wolves

A little box arrived from Poland yesterday. Inside I found this: Maxmini‘s newly released Giant Wolf set. Here’s all the parts available:

  • Wolf body
  • 3 wolf head variants
  • Wolf leg
  • Rider legs
  • Wolf pelt

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Note that you get 1 random head per purchase, selected from one of these 3. Maxmini are more than happy to provide the head of your choice if you include a note.

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The loose leg and the heads all fit together almost seamlessly. The Wolf is in a running pose, with 1 foot fully touching the ground, though a front paw could be placed on the base too.

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You have the option of making the wolf riderless, by attaching the bit of pelt. This covers the bare mid-section. A good idea would be to pin or magnetise these sections so that they are interchangeable.

The model is a bit longer than a GW cavalry base.

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Some minor gaps need to be filled on the neck and leg, but both of these are under or inside, so not noticeable if not addressed.mwg_tw07mwg_tw08

The rider’s legs are a very finely sclupted armour, perfecty fitting your average Space Marine should you wish to make something such as Thunderwolf Caalry.

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The back of the legs include a knife, pouch and bag.mwg_tw10

How does the model scale? Lets’s place it next to a Space Wolf:mwg_tw11

As the wolf is longer than a Cavalry base, the front paw can’t easily be placed onto the base. Instead, I opted to mount the whole thing onto a rock as though it is leaping. The resin is strong enough to take a pin through the back leg and hold the weight.

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With the model based and gaps filled, he’s ready to join the paining queue. Here’s a few more scale shots.

Riderless:

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With rider:mwg_tw15mwg_tw16

Scale vs Terminator:mwg_tw17

I’m very eager to paint this with rider, so keep an eye out for an update!

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