WARNING: I would like to point out that the product sent is only a PROTOTYPE, therefore very likely to evolve in the future (if it is not already done) and which will in any case be finalized AFTER the KICKSTARTER campaign if it is successful. I thank you, therefore, for accepting the present criticism, as I will of course accept your feedback, in the light of this important information.
RECEIVING RGG 360 ° AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS
At the end of last week, I received a bubble envelope with a 2 € stamp (important data for later ^^) whose provenance was not provided. Not particularly expecting anything (and Wayland Games not being so fast ^^), I did not expect to receive the RGG 360 ° so quickly after my email exchanges with Vivien ^^ So I found the prototype and the business card of Vivien, director and co-founder please !! It’s now more ‘Bordeaux Chesnel and Ferrero Rocher is not it? XD Jokes aside, I would like to know the reason for the name « Red Grass » or « Red Grass » … A battlefield a little too busy? A bottle of suicidal ketchup Hmmm … I’m impatient !! ^^
On the back of the business card, a small handwritten not … In English.God be blessed, my Dear Vivien : fortunately, my english is quite good despite the fact that I don’t know if my taylor is rich or not… Because I haven’t but I know where is Brian ^^
Here is the miniature holder made by RGG … Black resin slightly curve to fit the shape of the fist … And a small paper-style baking paper on the top … No mark, no name. It is rough but I knew what to expect with a prototype^^
Raw 3D printed…
But by the way, what is the approximate size of this holder? Well not very big: here is a picture with a minis from GW caliber « primaris » and a Corvus Belli (Infinity) to have a little idea.
Until then, either I manipulated my figs with their base, or I used plastic caps and cork bought 2 € for 5 at Carrefour with patafix. They are not very big but they already gave me some satisfaction (not expensive in addition) during my painting sessions. I would have liked to compare with the handle of GW for example but when I knew that RGG was going to send me their prototype, I postponed my purchase.
A very good point is that the RGG 360 ° is very light and it weighs only 43g (hence the fact that I did not get it was this thing in the bubble envelope stamped 2 € ): When you paint for an hour, if your tool is « heavy », it brings an extra effort and fatigue when the concentration is already important. A lightweight tool is a real plus.
What are the measurements?
Diameter: around 3.5cm
Below the little piece of parchment paper …
A kind of adhesive putty to fix your miniature
Well you know me, I like to go to the bottom of things ^^ I looked below to see what there was: rough streaks of 3D printing. It’s not bad because it allows to fix the adhesive putty rather than a smooth surface whose adhesion is less obvious ^^
I was able to put the adhesive putty back in place, effortlessly^^
The size of the RGG 360 ° is not bigger than a grown up hand …
And the curve shape allows to have it well in hand, whether one is right-handed or left-handed.
Small adhesion test with a mini …
Nothing to say, you can turn your mini in every directions ^^
In case some people have suspected that I will have alter the photo, here is the same manipulation with a mini on the ground ^^
THE RGG 360 ° RING: A BEAUTIFUL INNOVATION
Since the beginning I speak to you about the « RGG 360 ° » … But why? Simply because the top of the handle comes with a ring that rotates both right and left! And personally, I really appreciate this option. The following pictures shows that with one hand, I can have access to all parts of the mini…
… and smoothly. I find it very interesting to, for example, check a tint, a light exposure, a gradient without having to put the brush or rotate the entire tool in the hand: the tool is well maintained and with a or two fingers, we benefit from an extra manipulation without fearing an unfortunate gesture that will send everything on the ground The bearing is easy but it is not too « loose » so you will not be afraid to move your mini just by moving your brush or removing your hand I repeat, for me it’s very well done ^^
The first part of this RGG 360 ° preview by REDGRASS GAMES is coming to an end. I’ll have to go into a few usual painting sessions to be able to fully appreciate the ergonomics and ease of handling promised by this miniature holder. For the moment, I do not see any negative criticism to make … But if so, it will be by precisely detailed … As usual in the Temple ^^
The strong points :
– the size neither too small nor too big for most miniatures (I will see if possible for larger pieces like monsters, cavalry … This format excluding the treatment of pieces like a dreadnought or a tank.
– the good grip.
– The rotating ring which is handled without effort and which allows to « switch » the subject to paint.
The points to be evaluated or preliminary reflections:
– Trying to fix very small elements like a head or an arm?
– the lifespan of the rotating system in case of repeated painting session? (air brush).
I will have the opportunity to check in practice these theoretical issues with my current project: the leader of my chaotic faction for Kill Team: the terrible « Pestilus the Blessed », Lord Space Marine Death Guard abundantly converted from a Lord of Contagion of GW ^^
I thank Vivien and the whole REDGRASSGAMES team for the confidence they are honoring me by asking me to review their next product.. Again, keep in mind that I have here a « simple » functional prototype: the final product should be much better and certainly more efficient ^^ Thank you very much,