Running female warrior (Court of Owls: Strix) from Knight Modelsimage © Knight Models
sculpt © Knight Models
painting © Knight Models
Painted Strix for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

Article updated: 2020.03.30

The Court of Owls: Strix from Knight Models is a running female warrior, for the Batman Miniatures Game skirmish wargame, set in the DC Universe setting.

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Details - Strix miniature figure from Court of Owls for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

Miniature figure: Strix

GN Code: -

Sprue: -

Set: The Court of Owls set: contains 1

Features:

Advanced miniature, Human-sized (S3) Advanced, Human-sized (S3) Modern,

Species: Human

Technology: Medieval (Archaic) / Modern (Advanced)

Armour: no shield

Range: Batman Miniatures Game (Modern / Futuristic)

Setting: DC universe

Series: Knight Models Superhero Miniatures

Company: Knight Models

Production: 2015-2018- (Out of production?)

Material: White metal

Priming: Primer is necessary

Scale: 1:50 (35mm)

Pose: dynamic, in combat, scenic

Proportions: Realistic

Size: 32mm high

Assembly: Multi-piece, Sprueless, No cutting needed, Needs glue, Needs assembly

Posing: Medium

Paintjob: Unpainted

Base: Tabbed for Slottabase

Conceptual design: ?

Sculptor: ?

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Running female warrior (Court of Owls: Strix) from Knight Modelspainting © Kadmon
Strix for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

 

Running female warrior (Court of Owls: Strix) from Knight Models
Strix for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

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Review - Strix miniature figure from Court of Owls for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

Assembly level: 2: medium: removing flash and sprue channel remains from delicate parts, gluing pieces that won't stay together

Painting level: 2: medium: soft details - you need dexterity to be able pick the details

Nice sculpt. Needs assembly. The very small parts make it harder than usual to assemble, there is some modelling skill needed.

The pieces are very fragile, the weapons break easily due to their realistic proportions and dynamic poses. The similar tiny parts made it harder to match the pieces to the minis.

Clean-up: There was some flash and small sprue channel remains, but it's easy to find and remove. The flash is not very apparent on some minis, as they could easily be parts of the elaborate dresses. There are visible mold-lines on the minis. Some of these lines I've mistaken for sculpted details, but after a while it became clear it's just casting error. So if you see something that resembles a mold line and it cuts through the middle of the mini, it's probably just a mold line, and file it away.

  • Sprue channel: Top of head (hard to remove)(not a good choice, as it's between the ears and you have to be careful not to damage them). Right elbow (easy to remove)(not a very good choice, could have been on the shoulder).
  • Flash: On daggers (easy to remove).

Assembly: It's a very fiddly model. Both arms are separate, and there's no peg to fit them easily. You just glue them on the body and while you hold the parts together, you hope that it will gets into a pose that looks good. Probably pinning is the right way to do it, I was just patient to do it a couple of times.

The daggers in the left hand will bend and break easily, so take care of them, while you handle the miniature. While gluing the arm, mine snapped off.

Pose: While I'm not sure what is she doing, it doesn't look natural. She stands on a rock in an uncomfortable static pose. As she is probably throwing those daggers, she should have some weight on at least one of her legs, but as she stands now, it's kind of like she drops those daggers while falling.

Balance: None of the minis in The Court of Owls set have any resemblence of balance. Even the standing models would fall without a base.

Accessories: There is a sword in scabbard I didn't attach to the mini. Maybe later, or I could use them for other miniatures. The thrown dagger broke off during painting, that can be also used as a separate weapon.

Base: The The Court of Owls set comes with black plastic scenic bases. The base needs trimming, there is sprue remain on them. They have a slot at about the 1/3 line of the base. Although all of them have slottabase tabs, two of the minis didn't fit the slot, the other two fit, but not tightly, so you'll need to glue them or use blutac to attach them.
The 1/3 slot of the base do not really suit the two running minis (Strix and William Cobb), I'd rather base them on the center line.

Painting: I tried to paint the Court of Owls miniatures (Strix, Benjamin Orchard, Xiao Luung, William Cobb) as close to each other as possible, as they look similar, but their clothes are so different I had to give up on this.

Before you start painting Strix, take a good look at the marketing photo of the miniature, and come up with a paint scheme before you start. There are so many tiny bits, straps and pouches, coming up with good colours during painting is not easy. The figure seems to have an armoured bra, but I just painted it with the colour of the suit, as I didn't want to emphasize this, especially as those bras grow out of her stomach, instead of the chest.

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Size comparison photos - Strix miniature figure from Court of Owls for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

Court of Owls: Strix for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models - 1:72 (25mm) comparison with Zvezda Greek Hoplite (left) and Zvezda Greek archer (right).
Strix for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models - 1:72 (25mm) comparison with Zvezda Greek Hoplite (left) and Zvezda Greek archer (right).

 

Court of Owls: Strix for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models - 1:56 (28/32mm) comparison with Renegade Miniatures Orc with spear #2 (left) and Games Workshop Bretonnian Bowman #1 (right).
Strix for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models - 1:56 (28mm/32mm) comparison with Renegade Miniatures Orc with spear #2 (left) and Games Workshop Bretonnian Bowman #1 (right).

 

Court of Owls: Strix for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models - 1:35 (54mm) comparison with 40mm high shepherd and 54mm high soldi
Strix for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models - 1:35 (54mm) comparison with 40mm high shepherd and 54mm high soldier.

 

Size comparison of the The Court of Owls set miniature figures from Knight Models. From left to right:Strix, Benjamin Orchard, Xiao Luung, William Cobb.
Size comparison of the The Court of Owls set miniature figures from Knight Models. From left to right: Strix, Benjamin Orchard, Xiao Luung, William Cobb.

 

Size comparison of the The Court of Owls set miniature figures from Knight Models. From left to right: Benjamin Orchard, William Cobb, Gotham Butcher, Strix, Xiao Luung.
Size comparison of the The Court of Owls set miniature figures from Knight Models. From left to right: Benjamin Orchard, William Cobb, Gotham Butcher, Strix, Xiao Luung.

 

Size comparison of the The Court of Owls set miniature figures from Knight Models. Back row: Gotham Butcher. Front row from left to right: Strix, Xiao Luung, William Cobb, Benjamin Orchard.
Size comparison of the The Court of Owls set miniature figures from Knight Models. Back row: Gotham Butcher. Front row from left to right: Strix, Xiao Luung, William Cobb, Benjamin Orchard.

For further comparison images: Knight Models-Batman-Strix comparison images

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Using the miniature - Strix miniature figure from Court of Owls for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

Possible uses: ninja, assassin, cultist warrior, warrior cultist

Uses for games

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Resources - Strix miniature figure from Court of Owls for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

Court of Owls set

Official

Knight Models Store: THE COURT OWLS: Official webpage for the product. (2021: The article is offline.)

Contents overview

Hendybadger (for Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher): Court of Owls Review and Giveaway: Contents overview article of The Court of Owls set (Benjamin OrchardStrix, William Cobb, Xiao Luung), and the Gotham Butcher.

Review

Hendybadger (for Wayland Games): Batman: The Court of Owls Review: Review article of The Court of Owls set with missing pictures.§

Rules

T&G Productions: Batman Miniature Game Leader: The Court of Owls: Unit overview video. (2021.03.05: The video is offline.)

Gameplay

CanHammer: RedHood (Batman) vs The Court of Owls - Batman Miniatures Game: Gameplay video, using the The Court of Owls set

Ian Alcock (from Skirmish Wargaming): Night Of Owls: Batman Miniature Game Battle Report: Gameplay article, using the The Court of Owls set (Benjamin OrchardStrix, William Cobb, Xiao Luung), and the Gotham Butcher. (2020.03.29: The website is offline.)

the article on Archive.org

Showcase

Andrew J (from Wolvie goes it alone!): Boy! I should get my hand slapped!: Showcase article about Benjamin OrchardStrix, William Cobb, Xiao Luung, and the Gotham Butcher.

Ghool: Court of Owls - Batman Miniature Game by Knight Models: Showcase article.

Graven (inmygravenimage on DakkaDakka): Court of Owls showcase:

Strix

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Buying the product - Strix miniature figure from Court of Owls for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

Price

Base price (The Court of Owls set)(2017-2018): 50 EUR, Price/model: 12,5 EUR (if you also need the others)

Base price (The Court of Owls set)(2015-2016): 40 EUR, Price/model: 10 EUR (if you also need the others)

Where can you buy it?

Knight Models Store: THE COURT OWLS: Official webpage for the product.

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Possible substitutes - Strix miniature figure from Court of Owls for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

None yet

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