1 Jul 2013

JMD Drummer - review through the courtesy of megazord_man

Hi guys,
today I have something special for you.
Well it's still a JMD review, but the special part is that it was done by one of my friends, John, aka Megazord_man. Great guy and even better painter.
So here it is:

English Drummer 57th Middlesex Regt. One of the more famous JMD busts.

The mini: 
painted by: David Zabrocki

Name: English Drummer 57th Middlesex Regt
Manufacturer: JMD Miniatures
Product code: RT003R
Sculptor: Remy Tremblay
Range: Historical
Material: resin
Scale: 1:9

The bag:

Having brought this directly from JMD alongside a number of their other miniatures I can say that the packaging consisted of each mini double bagged, all surrounded by bubble wrap and securely contained within a cardboard box. It was also sent international recorded / tracked so I could see where it was in the world. I will say that shipping was expensive though and unfortunately this is the only option. This and all the minis arrived without breakages.

In the bag: 

Quality of the cast:
In a word super! Yes there's a slight line running up either shoulder but it's virtually not there and would take minutes to clean. However, there's no bubbles on him at all (a slight one underneath) and it's extremely crisp and flash free. I was hoping for a great mini and they certainly didn't disappoint. There's a great deal of detail to his face that's not obvious on a first glance - a slight scab on his left cheek for example.

It looks like the strap going over his left shoulder will need a slight trim to allow his rucksack to be fitted properly but once again it's a quick and easy job.

I'm extremely happy with this iconic bust that's fully of character if slightly disturbing. The quality is lovely to make this package well worth the buy. David Zebrocki's paint job of this mini must really be seen too, it's a true master piece that shows how to add character to a mini.

Words and photos: Jon Keyes

Where to buy:
JMD miniatures

Other JMD reviews:
Sikh bust
Medieval bust
Yodleur Des Cascades (aka Pencil head)
Persian Assassin



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