is a hard foam model from Ziterdes
, released in cooperation with scenery masters NOCH
. Scaled for 25-28mm, this outcrop with an exposure is versatile and can be used for sci-fi, wargaming and fantasy gaming, and perhaps melded into historical modeling. Kings Cliff
is item 12753
The King Rock is powerful, imposing and formidable in appearance. With a total height of 21cm it really makes your gaming table to a special place. This rock impresses with its overall appearance and the incredible detail in particular the face and arms are a real eye catcher and makes the Ancients every honor - a must for any Fantasy and Lord of the Rings (LOTR) Fan!
is based in Germany and creates a range of models for fantasy and Sci-Fi genres:
Dungeons & Dragons
Sci-Fi (Warhammer 40000)
To serve those genres many different product lines are offered:
Tabletop Gaming Table
Modular Gaming Table Sets
DunkelWelt - An extensive gaming world with Starter and Extension Sets, Special Editions, Single Modules. Furthermore, DunkelWelt includes Dunkelstadt - "the ultimate playing area for all dungeon players and jailers," with...
Special Edition Monte Christo
Dunkelstadt Single Modules
Furniture & Accessories
Pyramids, Temples and Ruins
Bunkers & Positions
Castles & Fortresses
Ships & Boats
Bridges & Jetties
Tabletop Bits & Pieces
Grasses, stones & groundcover
Snow and Ice
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Kings CliffThis model is cast in hard foam. While this is rigid hard foam, it can be manipulated with heat, so be careful what you set it near. The foam is both very tough and light, more so than resin or ceramic. It can be easily cut, ground and honed, as well as painted.
These models are made to stand alone or be joined with related models and incorporated into larger scenes.
This model is packaged, common to Ziterdes, as wrapping the model is plastic and gluing it to a sturdy card sheet. One oddity: Ziterdes' packaging identifies the product with a sticker bearing the name and item number. My Kings Cliff tag states Kӧnigsfelsen, which is "Kings Cliff," but the translation underneath is "Petrified Troll."
DetailOnto this one-piece casting Ziterdes sculpted a spiraling stairs and huge exposure of a noble warrior, stone buttressing, and obviously exposed rock.
ScaleThis outcropping is scaled to the common fantasy wargaming, skirmish-level, science fiction, and role-playing scale of 25-28mm; that is 1/64 (S gauge for model railroading). If you have read the previous Ziterdes reviews you will recall that the models were displayed with several scales. Modelers can use this for forced-perspective although if one is a scalist, you will be limited to a narrow range of scales.
This model bears a footprint of:
Width 260 mm (10 1/4 inches)
Length 210 mm (8.25 inches)
Height 170 mm (6 2/3 inches)
PaintingI have not tested this foam with solvent-based paint. Acrylics can be applied without worry.
ConclusionThoughts of the Fellowship of the Ring navigating The Argonath, (a.k.a. The Gates of Argonath, or The Pillars of Kings) came to mind when I first saw this model. Ziterdes thinks that Kings Cliff will be popular with The Lord of the Rings and I agree. I also think this hard foam scenery piece will be welcomed by other fantasy and sci-fi modelers and gamers.
Surface texture and detailing of the rock and sculpting is very convincing. Kings Cliff will look impressive painted up or not, and should enhance modeling and gaming scenes.
Thanks to Ziterdes' partner NOCH for providing this model for review! Please mention to NOCH and Ziterdes, and retailers, that you saw this product here - on Historicus Forma!