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Black Cat Bases

United Kingdom

Resin Wooden Barrels, as delivered
As Delivered

Stated Scale: 25mm.
Mixes best with: Generic.
Long Review: From a very small start, Black Cat bases is making progress in leaps and bounds. The nice thing is that they listen to what customers want, and add these items to their ranges. These resin barrels are very neatly done, and will work for any period from the 1600s onwards. As there is no real standard size for wooden barrels, these are perfect and can be used for barricades, or as cargo for wagons or other vehicles, or as scenery.
The pack contains four identical barrels, which are easily big enough to hold a standard 25mm figure if that were a desired hiding place (well, OK, a figure won't actually physically fit in, but can be assumed to be hiding if the player were to tell the DM- the barrel is big enough to hold a standard human-sized occupant.
The wooden finish is well done, if a little deep for some tastes, but the overall look is spot-on. The only real downside are some visible bubbles in the finish, but this can always be attributed to worms or battle damage. These barrels will definitely fill a gap in the much-needed stowage department, and I plan to get some more as soon as my budget allows, as the size is good enough to make them useful as both terrain and for diorama work.
Commentary: Nicely detailed and cast resin accessories.
Historical Accuracy: Five Very Good.
Scale: Four 25mm/28mm.
Sculpting: Five Very Good.
Casting: Four Good.
Sources: Donated for review purposes.
Sculptors: Ribena (Black Cat Bases resident sculptor).
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