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The Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1 miniature figure for the DreadBall board game from Mantic Games is a futuristic humanoid warrior. It was first produced in 2018.
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Details - Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games
Miniature: Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1, Product name: Matsudo Tectonics Guard, Product code: ?, Sprue: -, Range: Warpath range - DreadBall range - Matsudo Tectonics - DreadBall Guard - fantasy football (Futuristic), Series: Warpath universe, Company: Mantic Games company, Production: 2018.03.19-2021-
Size: Human-sized (S3), Species: Matsudan (Humanoid - Humanoid Reptilian), Gender: ?, Technology: Medieval/Fantasy (Archaic) / Futuristic (Advanced), Role: Warrior, Features: -, Armour: armour, no shield, Helmet: no helmet, Equipment in hand: empty hands, Equipment carried: none (no weapon), Based on: ?
Scale: 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) scale, Proportions: Realistic, Size: ?mm high, Material: soft PVC - pale green, Priming: Primer is not necessary
Assembly: One-piece (Multi-piece - Pre-assembled), Sprueless, No cutting needed, No assembly, Posing: Medium, Paintjob: Unpainted, Base: Integral flat base - Fits Mantic base, Conceptual design: Roberto Cirillo, 3D Sculptor: ?
Set: Matsudo Tectonics - Matsudan Team set: contains 2
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Review - Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games
Every miniature in the DreadBall Ed2 base set is either a one-piece cast, or pre-glued multi-piece, so you don't need any preparations before your first game. The glue doesn't show, most of the miniatures are so finely crafted it's hard to realise whether or not it is a multi-piece cast. Most of the joins are hidden well, and that also helps the pieces to stay together. I haven't seen any of these minis come apart, unless they were put to a heavy stress.
There is no flash on the miniatures, but the mould lines are visible, and they will be need removal before you start painting.
The player figures are bigger than most previous teams, they are comparable in size to the orx and grogans. Their dynamic poses cause this big miniatures to reach beyond their own hex, and this might be problematic in some situations.
The DreadBall Ed2 base, with the DreadBall v2 inserted
All the miniatures in the retail set are glued on their transparent bases. The glue is uneven, many of the miniatures are tilted, and they are not always aligned forward, and this is especially problematic as the new bases have a distinct front edge.
The minis are probably glued to their bases because they do not stay there if I push them on. Some of the minis are glued in strange angles, some of them are glued with not enough glue, so they fall off. The superglue used unfortunately mars the transparent acrylic material, and I couldn't find an easy way to remove the glue without damage.
The problem seems to be that the hole in the DreadBall Ed2 base is slightly bigger than the one of the original. The original bases take the new minis easily, without glue. You push them in, they stay in. If the new bases weren't better in every other way, I'd just use the old ones instead.
The miniatures from the Kickstarter pack came separate from their bases, so you need to glue them first before you start playing. This also means that the Kickstarter Exclusive miniatures are all separate.
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Size comparison photos - Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games
For further comparison images: Mantic Games-DreadBall-Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1 comparison images
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Using the miniature - Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games
Uses for games
- Alkony Wargame: Lizardman warrior
- Alien vs Predator: Fat Predator
- Cthulhu Wars: Monster, Minion monster
- Kings of War: Ogre, Abyssal
- Deadzone: Matsudan
- Warhammer Fantasy Battles: Ogre, Chaos monster
- Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Ogor, Chaos monster
- Warhammer 40.000: Alien soldier, Ogryn, Chaos monster
- DreadBall Ed2 system: Matsudo Tectonics - Matsudan Team set, DreadBall 2nd Editon Collector`s Rulebook, Matsudo Tectonics - Matsudan Captain Captain & Team Cards
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Resources - Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games
Mantic Games Shop: Matsudo Tectonics Matsudan Team: Official webpage of the product.
Mike Carter (from Unt l Somebody Loses An Eye): DreadBall II Striker Pledge: Contents overview article about the Kickstarter edition.
Sam Poots (dracs) (from The Beasts of War): DreadBall 2nd Edition: Matsudo Tectonic – Team Chat: Rules overview video of the team. Includes contents overview.
Miniatures - Painting
miniature painting: How to paint DreadBall 2 : The Matsudan Team: Painting tutorial video.Ł
Miniatures - Showcase
DreadPathZone: Dreadball Matsudan Team Bench Showcase: Showcase video.Ł
Mantic Games: Matsudan player by Paul Welsh: Showcase article.
miniature painting: Miniature Showcase : DreadBall2, Matsuda Tectonic: Showcase video.Ł
Rob Burman's Matsudans:
- Rob Burman: Quick colour test for my next Dreadball Second Edition team - Matsudan: Showcase article.
- Rob Burman: New team for DreadBall Second Edition: the Chubby Chuckers: Showcase article.
- Rob Burman: Plenty of DreadBall Second Edition action this weekend: Showcase article.
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Buying the product - Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games
Base price (Matsudo Tectonics - Matsudan Team set)(2018-2021): 35 EUR / 25 GBP / 40 USD
Where can you buy it?
Mantic Games Shop: Matsudo Tectonics - Matsudan Team: Official webpage of the product.
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Possible substitutes - Matsudo Tectonics Guard #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games
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