Futuristic humanoid warrior in 1/56 scale - Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games, 2014image © Mantic Games
sculpt © Mantic Games
painting © Mantic Games

Painted Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 from Mantic Games company

The Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 miniature figure for the DreadBall  boardgame from Mantic Games is a futuristic humanoid warrior. It was first produced in 2014, in the DreadBall Xtreme base set.

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Details - Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Miniature: Long Rock Lifers Jack #1, Product name: Long Rock Lifers Jack, Product code: ?, Sprue: -, Range: Warpath rangeDreadBall rangeLong Rock LifersDreadBall Jackfantasy football (Futuristic), Series: Warpath universe, Company: Mantic Games company, Production: 2014-2021-

Size: Human-sized (S3), Species: Human (Humanoid), Gender: male, Technology: Futuristic (Advanced), Role: Warrior, Features: -, Armour: futuristic armour (armour), Helmet: futuristic full helmet (helmetfull helm - futuristic helmet), Equipment in hand: empty hands / DreadBall glove (Weapon - melee weapon - one-handed melee weapon), Equipment carried: none, Based on: ?

Scale: 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) scale, Proportions: Realistic, Size: 31mm high to top of head, 33mm high to top of crest, 33mm high to top of glove, Material: hard PVC - gray, Priming: Primer is not necessary
Assembly: One-piece, Sprueless, No cutting needed, No assembly, Posing: Medium, Paintjob: Unpainted, Base: Integral flat base - Fits Mantic base, Conceptual design: ?, Sculptor: ?

Set: DreadBall Xtreme base set: contains 2, Long Rock Lifers - Convict Team set: contains 2

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Review - Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Material: Hard PVC

Glueing: As it is not polystyrene, you can't use polystyrene cement, only superglue.

Priming: You don't have to use primer, but as restic is sligthly hydrophobic, it's recommended, as it will be easier to paint it. Use non-water based primers, as those might have problem with sticking to it.

Painting: The material is sligthly hydrophobic. If you don't use primer, then don't dilute your paint with too much water, or be prepared to paint more than one layer of paint on an area to cover it entirely. Also, if you use water based wash, paint the area beforehand (even if the original gray colour would fit you), otherwise the wash will just drop off.

The miniature

Every miniature in the DreadBall Xtreme 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 only exception is the Long Rock Lifers Grogan Guard kit, but it has a tight fit peg, so you only need to push it together, and it will hold through your games.

There is no flash on the miniatures, but there are some mould lines that are visible, and they will be need removal before you start painting.

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.

Painting the miniature

Mostly hard details. Soft details on pants.

Neck brace: You can paint them a uniform colour or different colours to identify the team members.

The pants have a torn overhang above the belts. You can remove the torn part, with some loss of detail.

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Size comparison photos - Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Size comparison of Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 with 1:72 miniatures: From left to right: Greek Hoplite from Zvezda, Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 from Mantic Games, Greek archer from Zvezda.
Size comparison of Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 with 1:72 miniatures: From left to right: Greek Hoplite from ZvezdaLong Rock Lifers Jack #1 from Mantic Games, Greek archer from Zvezda.

 

Size comparison of Blaine Sponsor with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) miniatures: From left to right: Long Rock Lifers Jack #2 from Mantic Games, Blaine Sponsor from Mantic Games, Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 from Mantic Games.
Size comparison of Blaine Sponsor with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) miniatures: From left to right: Long Rock Lifers Jack #2 from Mantic Games, Blaine Sponsor from Mantic GamesLong Rock Lifers Jack #1 from Mantic Games.

 

Size comparison of Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 with 1:50 (35mm) scale miniatures: From left to right: Benjamin Orchard from Knight Models, Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 from Mantic Games, William Cobb from Knight Models.
Size comparison of Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 with 1:50 (35mm) scale miniatures: From left to right: Benjamin Orchard from Knight ModelsLong Rock Lifers Jack #1 from Mantic Games, William Cobb from Knight Models.

 

Size comparison of Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 with 1:35 miniatures: From left to right: 40mm high shepherd, Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 from Mantic Games, 54mm high soldier.
Size comparison of Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 with 1:35 miniatures: From left to right: 40mm high shepherd, Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 from Mantic Games, 54mm high soldier.

 

For further comparison images: Mantic Games-DreadBall-Convicts-Jack #1 comparison images

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Using the miniature - Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Uses for games

Rules

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Resources - Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Official

Mantic Games Shop: DreadBall Xtreme with free Player’s Manual: Official webpage.

Mantic Games Shop: Long Rock Lifers Convicts: Official webpage.

Mantic Games Shop: Long Rock Lifers - Convict Team (on Archive.org): Official webpage. (2019: The article is offline.)

Showcase

Deadzone The Podcast: Deadzone The Podcast 38.0 - To Card or Not to Card: Article with showcase images.

Giovanni Sebastiano Pecora (for Valle dei gufi): La legione penale (in Italian): Showcase article in Italian. (2019: The website seems permanently offline.)

Lee (for 2Screens): Brushwork – Tuesday 28th March: Showcase article about the Bremlin Nebulas, and the Long Rock Lifers.

Richard Heath (for Yith's Wargaming Blog): Dreadball Xtreme: Showcase article about the Bremlin Nebulas, the Long Rock Lifers, the Renton Rejects, Blaine Sponsor, and The Warden.

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Buying the product - Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Price

Base price (Long Rock Lifers - Convict Team set)(2021): 35 EUR / 25 GBP / 40 USD. Price/model: 3.5 EUR / 2.5 GBP / 4 USD

Base price (Long Rock Lifers - Convict Team set)(2018): 25 EUR / 20 GBP / 30 USD. Price/model: 2.5 EUR / 2.0 GBP / 3 USD

Base price (DreadBall Xtreme base set)(2021): 25 EUR / 10 GBP / 30 USD. Price/figure: 0.8 EUR / 0.3 GBP / 1 USD. Price/model: 0.5 EUR / 0.2 GBP / 0.7 USD

Where can you buy it?

Mantic Games Shop: DreadBall Xtreme with free Player’s Manual: Official webpage.

Mantic Games Shop: Long Rock Lifers Convicts: Official webpage.

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Possible substitutes - Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Long Rock Lifers

Long Rock Lifers Jack #2

DreadBall Jack

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Do you have the Long Rock Lifers Jack #1 miniature figure for DreadBall from Mantic Games? How do you like it? Would you recommend it to others? What further uses can you come up with? Tell your opinion in the comments!

 

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