Figure Models of Classic Mythology
While resin figures are nothing new, the
material and technology has come a long way over the last
couple of decades. In the 1990s when resin figures really
took off, the market was quite heavy with figure kits. Companies
like Aurora, who did a lot of figures in plastic, was gone.
There was a big hole to fill for model builders who wanted
to build and paint larger figure models.
Back then, magazines like Kit
Builder and Amazing Figure Model had filled a niche
market, and were eager to share the possibilities with figure
models. While some plastic models have been reissued, and
even some new ones came to the hobby shelves, the resin
market is still quite large and full of fans. The figures
are made in low quantities, low production runs, and you
won't find them in hobby stores. Most of them have to be
kits from the 1990s can bring big dollars because they are
so rare. Most kits tend to lean towards Pinups, Horror,
and Science Fiction themed subjects. Military figures still
make up a larger portion too. But the kits can still be
hard to come across. It takes a special kind of modeler
who can assemble a vinyl or resin figure model, and then
has the talent to paint the model to make it life like.
I envy those builders. I wish I had that kind of talent.
With modern resins, you get a very smooth surface and much
better castings than ever before. Some new ones are classic
"statues", which are molded in white. They are
usually classic figures, such as from Roman
Mythology. The typical gods, of Mars, Athena, Hercules,
Zeus. You get the idea. Some reflect statues and artork,
such as retro or art-deco styles. Some are fantasy figures,
from women to goblins and elves. It's a wide open market.
Here are just a few of these great resin figures that can