Monday, April 6, 2015

Ristul's Extraordinary Market: Food Supplies, Bonepiles and Bonfires Reviewed!


I recently stumbled upon a new Polish wargame company named Ristul's Extraordinary Market which sells a range of nice resin scenery pieces such as statues, food supplies, bone and skull piles, bonfires and also a range of science fiction/ fantasy miniatures. I got in touch with the kind owner Ristul and he agreed to let me review some of his resin terrain items. During this review we will take a closer look at the food supplies, bonfires, bone and skull piles and food supplies basing kit. 

"From an extraneous Plane of Existence, came Ristul. As he arrived to our time and space, he began to crave for understanding us. As the ways of human mind seemed different from his, the contact was hard to come into. Yet, Ristul noticed art, thus finding a link between the worlds. As a talented Being, as well as aesthetically aware one, the misterious Entity began creating objects. In time, he made a decision to share his creations with humans, bringing life to the Ristul’s Extraordinary Market!"

The packaging

The resin scenery is packed in sturdy plastic blister packs as seen in the picture. The smaller scenery pieces such as the bone and skull piles and the food supplies basing kit were also packed in separate ziplock bags avoiding the possibility to loose these small bits. The terrain was send in a padded envelope ensuring that nothing got smashed during shipment from Poland to Belgium.

The scenery

First of all we will take a look at the food supplies blister pack which contains 8 high-quality resin pieces including piles of crates, barrels and sacks. Next to this, these piles are also decorated with lots of detailled fruit and vegetables baskets, coils of ropes and small bottles adding even more detail to these supplies. What I especially like is that there are lots of different crate and barrel designs so you won't be filling your table with identical looking supplies but a real mishmash!


As you can see in the pictures these pieces are very detailled and airbubbles are non-existent. As said the casting is superb and only very small amounts of flash film can be found between some of the smaller pieces. This flash can easily be removed with a sharp hobby knife. In the following picture you can see a picture of all the food supplies along with an 28mm Black Tree Design miniature. I can see these pieces being used in all sorts of fantasy and historical settings but they could also be easily used in low-tech science fiction settings. The food supplies blister currently retails at €12.50 which is extremely good value looking at the quality and detail of these castings.

The second terrain pieces  received were these nice bonfires and logpiles which are also cast in high-quality resin and supplied with no airbubbles or flash. As you can see in the pictures, this blister contains four bonfires ranging from big to small. Of these four bonfires, three are depicted burning. Each of these bonfires also comes with a suitable logpile of which four variants are supplied. These pieces can also be used in wide variety of games and provide enough bonfires for every normal sized terrain collection. The bonfire blister currently retails at €8.75 which is more than reasonable for the size of the pieces.


Then we take a look at the very useful bone and skull piles which are compased of humanoid skulls and bones. As you can see in the pictures these piles are very suitable for both heroic and non-heroic scaled miniatures. The skulls and bones piles blister contains 10 terrain pieces and currently retails for €6.25 as with the other scenic elements these pieces are very high-quality and no airbubbles or flash can be found. Being generic enough they can easily be used in every wargame ranging from historical wargames to some dungeon adventuring or even brutal conflicts set in a distant future.


The last but certainly not least terrain blister contained the food supplies basing kit. This kit is similar to the previously reviewed food supply piles but consists out of loose supplies. These market wares are supplied casted on thin strips of which the blister contains eight ranging from crates and barrels to baskets and sacks. These individual pieces are again decorated with a wide variety of goods such as lettuces, fish, apples, potatoes, ... These pieces can easily be used to further decorate your food supply piles or can be used to decorate your miniature bases, market stalls, bagage carts or buildings. This set retails for €8.75 which gives you a stunning collection of 39 highly detailled scenic pieces.
  

The conclusion

If you have been looking for suitable market wares you certainly found the right company as the food supplies are simply stunning. They are extremely well-cast and also offer a wide range of different items including but not limited to crates, barrels, bottles, sacks, baskets, rope coils, buckets, vegetables, ... Next to these pieces much more useful bits can be found such as the reviewed boneand skull piles and bonfires. I can heartily recommend these items due to the good service of Ristul and the very high-quality of the terrain pieces. Check these pieces and the other products in Ristul's Extraordinary Market


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3 comments:

Phil said...

Excellent!

Tiago Fernandes Vitorino said...

Awesome!
I love it all, but specially the fires and the skulls.

Wargame News and Terrain Blog, said...

As you both say they are simply breathtaking the detail is superb. So if you're looking for such themed pieces, make sure to grab them from Ristul as the quality is top-notch! And please mention Wargame News and Terrain when placing your order :) Thanks for commenting!

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