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Unpainted Fubarnii Trader from World of Twilight company

The Fubarnii Trader from World of Twilight company is intended as an 1:64 (28mm) scale miniature, but as it's non-human (lizardman-like) it can be used for several scales. Anyaral, the World of Twilight is a setting I love and has a similar approach to fantasy as my own Alkony. When I got the chance to get some Twilight miniatures I was delighted.

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Details - Fubarnii Trader miniature from World of Twilight

Miniature: Fubarnii Trader

Set: -

Species: Humanoid alienHumanoid Reptilian - Fubarnii

Role: Civilian

Equipment: light armour, staff, backpack

Armour: no shield

Features: Human-sized (S3) Ancient / MedievalFantasy (Archaic) Humanoid Reptilian (Humanoid) Civilian in light armour (armour), with staff (R) and backpack.

HumanoidHumanoid reptilianHuman-sized (S3) humanoid - Human-sized (S3) Humanoid reptilian

Humanoid with polearm - Human-sized (S3) Humanoid with polearm / Humanoid reptilian with polearm - Human-sized (S3) Humanoid reptilian with polearm

Category: Human-sized (S3) Humanoid reptilian Civilian in light armour, with staff

Range: World of Twilight - Fubarnii Empire - Civilian

Company: World of Twilight company

Material: White metal

Priming: Primer is necessary

Scale: 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) according to the maker

Proportions: Realistic (probably)

Size: 23mm high

Assembly: One-pieceSprueless

Posing: Very hard

Paintjob: Unpainted

Base: Tabbed for slottabase

Sculptor: Mike Thorp

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Review - Fubarnii Trader miniature from World of Twilight

Description

It’s a one-piece white metal miniature. It’s tabbed, and the model came with a Citadel-style 30mm black round plastic slotta-base.

Scale & Size

The Fubarnii Trader is a 1:64 (28mm) miniature according to the company, but it could fit into 1:72 or 1:48 games too. In an 1:72 game it's human sized, in 1:48 games it would be a dwarf.

The trader is 20mm from the bottom of the to eye level and 22mm to the top of the head. The highest point (23mm) is the top of its staff. In 1:64 that makes it 1,4m high.

Proportions

The proportions look realistic, but it's hard to decide on an alien species. It looks pretty close to the production art.

Details

Most details are hard, easy to paint and drybrush. There are some soft details on the clothes.

Material

It's made of white metal.

Priming

The miniature is made of white metal so you'll need primer to paint it.

Paintjob

The miniature is unpainted.

Assembly

One-piece, no assembly needed.

Accessories

None.

Posing

I think it would be hard work to repose the mini. The head could be swapped, and you might repose the legs if you cut them, but as both arms are fused with the body, I think it would be easier to find another mini if you want another pose. You'd need to cut the arms off, and you couldn't really use them even if you could do it so they would remain intact as one hand holds the staff, and the other is grabbing its belt.

Base

The miniature is tabbed for slottabase. The size of the tab is the usual for GW miniatures, and it fits the slot tightly.

Removing the base was easy with a clipper and a metal file.

Sculpting

The detail is very nice.

Sculptor

The sculptor is Mike Thorp.

Pose

The pose is somewhat static but as it's not intended to stand in a battlefield pose, I find it okay.

The balance of the miniature is good, after removing the tabs it stands on its feet even without a base.

Casting

I could not find any mould lines, and there was no flash.

Painting

The model is easy to paint. The only thing that needs attention is the recess where the staff touches the right leg - washes or varnish could collect there, so watch that part as it dries.

Painting the mini was quite straighforward, so I couldn't come up with any tricks. However, first spend some time exploring the detail on the miniature or looking it up on photos first. There's a lot of detail on the mini and I had to understand them before I could start to come up with a paint scheme.

Features

  • Lizardman-like features
  • Orb-topped staff in right hand
  • Rings on left hand
  • Backpack

Recommendation

The Fubarnii Trader miniature from World of Twilight is really nice, but quite expensive. However, you won't really find minis like this anywhere else, so if you want to get a character that’s exactly like the Fubarnii Trader, it could be a good buy.

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Comparison photos - Fubarnii Trader miniature from World of Twilight

Fubarnii Trader from World of Twilight - 1:72 (25mm) comparison with Zvezda Greek Hoplite (right) and Zvezda Greek archer (left).
Fubarnii Trader from World of Twilight company - 1:72 (25mm) comparison with Zvezda Greek Hoplite (right) and Zvezda Greek archer (left).

 

Fubarnii Trader from World of Twilight company - 1:64 (28mm) comparison. From left to right: Orc Spear #2 from Renegade Miniatures company, Fubarnii Trader, and Bretonnian Bowman #1 from Games Workshop company.
Fubarnii Trader from World of Twilight company - 1:64 (28mm) comparison. From left to right: Orc Spear #2 from Renegade Miniatures company, Fubarnii Trader, and Bretonnian Bowman #1 from Games Workshop company.

 

Fubarnii Trader from World of Twilight - 1:35 (54mm) comparison with 40mm high shepherd and 54mm high soldi
Fubarnii Trader from World of Twilight company - 1:35 (54mm) comparison with 40mm high shepherd and 54mm high soldier.

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Using the miniature - Fubarnii Trader miniature from World of Twilight

Possible uses

  • 1:72 scale: Human sized lizard-like humanoid creature.
  • 1:64 scale: Small, dwarf or hobbit-sized lizard-like humanoid creature.
  • 1:35 scale: Tiny lizard-like humanoid creature.
  • species: Fantasy lizardman
  • species: Sci-fi lizard-like alien
  • Trader
  • Wayfarer
  • Fantasy ranger
  • Fantasy wizard with magical staff

Uses for games

Uses on the website

  • None yet, but I've already painted it, so an article about that will come soon!

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Resources - Fubarnii Trader miniature from World of Twilight

Official

World of Twilight: Trader: Official webpage.

Showcase

Lucid Gaming: 12th July - Finished Anyaral Empire Trader's Caravan: Showcase article about the Trader, Mounted Trader, and beasts of burden.

Carcharoth (on World of Twilight Forum): Re: The Belan: Showcase article.

Carcharoth (on World of Twilight Forum): Salute Fubarnii: Showcase article about the Trader, Mounted Trader, and beasts of burden.

Xrgut's Bucket (on Photobucket): The images from the article.

GrimSnik (on World of Twilight Forum): GrimSnik's models.... and stuff: Showcase article. (2020.03.29: The images are missing.)

Paul Baker: Twilight Miniatures - The Fubarnii Empire: Showcase article.

Taelan (on World of Twilight Forum): Taelan's Workshop: Showcase article.

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Buying the product - Fubarnii Trader miniature from World of Twilight

Price

Company Set price (2015) Price / mini (2015)
World of Twilight company

Fubarnii Trader (5 GBP = 6,8 Euro / 7,6 USD)

5 GBP = 6,8 Euro / 7,6 USD
World of Twilight company

Small Trader Caravan (16 GBP = 21,8 Euro / 24,3 USD)(individually 19 GBP)
Includes the Fubarnii Trader and 2 laden beasts of burden (Baruks)

around 4 GBP if you also need the others
World of Twilight company Empire: Trader Caravan (30 GBP = 40,8 Euro / 45,5 USD)(individually around 41 GBP)
Includes the Fubarnii Trader, a mounted version of the Trader, 3 infantry minis, and 4 laden beasts of burden (2 baruks, 2 enuks)
around 3 GBP if you also need the others

Where can you buy it?

World of Twilight: Trader: Official webpage.

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Possible substitutes - Fubarnii Trader miniature from World of Twilight

None yet, probably other miniatures from the World of Twilight fubarnii range.

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Do you have a Fubarnii Trader miniature from World of Twilight? How do you like it? Would you recommend them to others? Tell your opinion in the comments!

 

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