I've been looking forward seeing these in person, and wasn't disappointed.
Castings are of the usual Foundry standard - so you have the usual flash to remove (from air vent and injection points) and some cleaning on some vague mould lines. All in all great casts.
Being packed as sets they have obviously been bent a bit. Mainly the long/thin and pointy bits - like fork, spear and other weapon bits - has suffered from be packed. But all these was gently stretched out and put back into shape. Two miniatures was bent by the ankles (they come with the usual solid bases). Those joint are extremely fragile as the legs are very thin, but I managed to make the stand up, without breaking them by the feet.
So here is how the look:
Foundry: HF001 Halfling Adventures
Foundry: HF002 Halfling Villagers
Foundry: HF003 Halfling Militia
Foundry: HF004 Drinking time at Old Bold Bullmoons Bar
|also includes a Bar|
Really like all of them and they are so full of personality and character. Really like how John took on this project, and how close he got to the original artwork. And they are a worthy alternative to the various halfling ranges out there.
So how do they mix with other ranges ...?
There is a slightly size difference within the sets, but nothing of real impotents. Here is a picture of the size variation across the foundry sets:
You might find them a bit on the big side compared to older halfling ranges (and a few new ones to), but nothing you can't go with.
The are, however, probably a bit more "cartoony", than some ranges and that might not please all. But I like them a lot, and they are exactly in a style that I can use and love painting.
So for all the scale fascists out there (myself included) - here is a comparison across various ranges (I could find):
|Old Citadel LOtR Frodo, Hasslefree, Heresy, Foundry, Old Citadel |
C-Range, Darkling Games, White Knight Miniatures
The only bad thing I can think of was the little handwritten message on my invoice. The note said: "at present we have no plans to release more Halflings. We hope you enjoy these four packs, though" - such bad decision, if you ask me :-(