Sunday, 11 June 2017

Batman Miniatures Game: Black Canary

Something a bit different this week. I've long been a fan of Knight Models Batman Miniatures Game. The figures are expensive, granted, but they are also very characterful, and the skirmish-scale means that you can dip in and out of their range without feeling the need to collect a whole army.

This is Black Canary, from Batman: The Animated Series:

Another interesting miniature from Knight Models, which was fun to paint.

The hair looks a little off on these pictures. I tried to achieve a bright, almost unnatural yellow colour, to reflect the TV series.

My only negative comment on this figure would be that it is incredibly slender. This is something I've said before about KM miniatures. Whilst this is obviously more realistic, it can make the figure more difficult to paint and undoubtedly makes it more fragile if you're a gamer.

For example, here's Canary alongside BvS Superman:

As you can see, KM male figures tend to be bigger and bulkier by quite a degree. Not an issue, but something to be aware of. 

Here's Black Canary with some other KM figures:

Which raises another interesting point: KM figures tend to actually vary in proportions across the range quite significantly. This is to be expected to a degree, because the range contains many different versions of the Batman setting (TV, comic book, animated series etc). 

Here's a final shot of two Batman figures alongside Punisher, demonstrating another size difference:

This really isn't a problem at all, but it's just something I've noticed when painting these figures. I've just seen General Zod is shortly for release, and I certainly think I'll be picking that pack up...


  1. That look on her face is priceless, as is the second picture where she's giving it to Batman.
    Well painted!

    1. Glad you like! This model was a lot of fun to paint. Many of the Knight Models miniatures have great facial expressions!