REVIEW: The Krillman’s Turret
Who is The Krillman? Well...he's an artist whose speciality is sculpting crazy little creatures in polymer clay. He creates these figments using the material that most folks can pick up at their local hobby shop. But most folks don't get the results that The Krillman does.
Luckily for us, he was kind enough to send us one of the characters from the WWXXVII Collection. The little guy didn't have a name at first, but The Krillman has aptly named him Turret.
Here's the background story on The Krillman's WWXXVII Collection:
The human race has long been extinct and Earth has been divided between tribes of mutant animals who have evolved over the years into warring, sadistic savages. Where flesh eating cyborg pigs battle mini-gun totin' bears over disputed territories, welcome to WWXXVII.
Series: WWXXVII Collection
Artist: The Krillman
Sculpted by: The Krillman
Material: Polymer Clay
Dimensions: 2.25" tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
The figure comes packaged in a clear plastic box, which has been spray painted using a custom Krillman stencil. It gives the entire product a handmade feel. Also, since this is a polymer clay figure, it's being protected in there by plenty of cotton.
I've seen a lot of polymer clay figures in my time. I have tried to sculpt using polymer clay...it's not as easy as I thought it would be. Saying that, it just makes the work that The Krillman produces that much more impressive.
First thing you need to know is that polymer clay isn't really a clay. It's actually PVC. So once it's cured, it has plastic qualities. I still wouldn't drop it, because it doesn't feel as sturdy as plastic.
There's no painting on this figure. There are, however, seven different shades of polymer clay used in the sculpt. And speaking of that sculpt...I was shocked to see just how detailed it is. There are little black buttons on Turret's bomb belt, and those inset eyes (under those sleepy-looking eyelids) give the little bear some personality.
Since the figure is handmade, you might see some fingerprints on it. That's to be expected on polymer clay and doesn't detract from the overall grade.
The Krillman produces both mini releases, which he stocks in his online shop, as well as custom commissions. These range in price from around $20.00 to $50.00. In terms of quality, I feel the Turret figure rivals some high quality resin pieces. It has much more of a handmade feel to it - which isn't a bad thing. And it's just a fun little character.
You can pick one up at the following:
TheKrillman.com: Between $20.00 and $50.00
The Krillman's Turret - Grades
Fun Factor: 8/10