Several weeks after writing about this kit, I found a found a Komoda Nyarlathotep kit on eBay. It sold for a very reasonable $140 which included shipping. When
it arrived a several weeks later (it came from China) I was blown away how superbly packaged this kit was. The kit came in a roughly 8” x 6” x 4” Tupperware type of box. Some of the 28 pieces were almost microscope whereas others were so
delicate that each appendage was encased in black foam rubber to prevent accidental breakage. They even provided a small box of black foam to hold the really tiny stuff (see photo). I didn't find any bubbles (though I suppose it is hard to say considering
the appearance of this monstrosity) or seam lines anywhere.
There is a nice,
albeit brief write up, on this figure in Amazing Figure Modeler magazine (Issue # 67) though it reviews the pre-painted version which sells for $289.99 (!!!) plus shipping. Admittedly the pre-painted version looks fabulous but I think the mark up is a tad
inflated in my opinion.
As mentioned in the AFM review, the figure is VERY delicate and something will break off
no matter how careful one is in handling it. During construction I was doing pretty well until it fell off a shelf and broke off over a dozen spines and claws. I managed to find only ten of them but I was fortunate to be able to fabricate the missing pieces
(they're in my work area somewhere!) without too much trouble.
I should mention that the instructions were outstanding
with a small picture of EACH part and where it went. Additionally, the number order of each piece matched the order in which it should be added (at least I think that was the manufacturer's intent.). I had a little trouble determining what was sprue and what
was meant to be an assembly tab but fitting parts helped minimize the confusion for the most part. The problem I found in building this kit was that is is so alien in appearance (hence its appeal to me) that you've no point of reference figuring out what goes
where. Thank the Old Ones for the great instructions.