Warrior with claw (Xiao Luung) from Knight Modelsimage © Knight Models
sculpt © Knight Models
painting © Knight Models
Painted Xiao Luung for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

Article updated: 2020.03.30

The Court of Owls: Xiao Luung from Knight Models is a warrior with a claw, for the Batman Miniatures Game skirmish wargame, set in the DC Universe setting.

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

Miniature figure: Xiao Luung

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)

Proportions: Realistic

Size: 28mm 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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Warrior with claw (Court of Owls: Xiao Luung) from Knight Modelspainting © Kadmon
Xiao Luung for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

 

Warrior with claw (Court of Owls: Xiao Luung) from Knight Models
Xiao Luung for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

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Review - Xiao Luung 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.

  • Mould lines: On both shoulderpads (hard to remove).
  • Flash: On dagger (easy to remove).

Pose: Almost natural, although I don't understand why doesn't he stand on both feet. It looks like he tries to move while crouching.

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.

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.

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 Xiao Luung, 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.

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Comparison photos - Xiao Luung miniature figure from Court of Owls for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

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

 

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

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Using the miniature - Xiao Luung 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 - Xiao Luung 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.

Contents overview

Hendybadger: 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: 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.

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 article 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:

Xiao Luung

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Buying the product - Xiao Luung 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 per miniature: 12,5 EUR (if you also need the others)

Base price (The Court of Owls set)(2015-2016): 40 EUR, Price per miniature: 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 - Xiao Luung miniature figure from Court of Owls for the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models

None yet

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