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Maelee the Mechanic
Maelee the Mechanic
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by: Todd Michalak [ TRM5150 ]

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Bombshell Miniatures has been around since 2012 supplying the gaming community with fine collectible figures and accessories. All of their original designs can be used with various role playing games as well as for display in personal collections. Bombshell Miniatures continues to expand their offerings of specially designed figures, accessories and new gaming formats for all.

Model No. 10023
Size – 32mm
Cast Pewter
MSRP – $9.99 US
Designed by Tim Collier
Sculpted by Patrick Keith

Maelee the Mechanic

From Bombshell Miniatures, Maelee the Mechanic is a cast 32mm pewter figure. The figure comes cast completely in one piece with a separate 30mm ABS circular base. This Maelee figure was finely sculpted by Patrick Keith from the design concepts of Tim Collier.

This figure depicts a large wrench-wielding fem-fatale mechanic. The sculpting is excellent on this piece. There is some flash left over from the casting process as well as the skin sections of this figure will need a little buffing to smooth out some casting marks. Proportionally the figure is made very well in regards to the detailing of her features, especially in this scaling. The tool belt and wrench tie the theme of this piece altogether.

Bombshell Miniatures offers a great line of smaller add-on figures with their Sidekicks. These are supporting characters, if you will, to accompany the main character figures. While some of these Sidekicks are designed to go with certain figures, for the most part these little supporting role pieces can be mixed and matched between the entire line of Bombshell Miniatures if you like.

I chose Bombshell’s HLpr Bot, model No. 60002 as a companion for the Maelee character. This is a 19mm, pewter-cast figure that was designed and sculpted by Patrick Keith. This little guy is ready to jump in and lend a hand to Maelee as she bangs out her duties with that big wrench she has.
This is a nicely detailed piece that requires very little cleanup to get started on the painting. Although this little guy does not come with his own little black ABS base, he does come with an integrated pewter base which allows the figure to stand on its own.

Maelee Painted by Elizabeth Beckley
HLpr Bots Painted by Jessica Rich and Mary Proffit


Bombshell Miniatures continues to provide the modelling community with some amazingly sculpted figures and accessories. The design of the Maelee character is pleasing and the sculpting to the figure is top-notch. As with just about all cast metal figures, there is a little cleanup to be done before one can paint these fine little miniatures, but this is minimal and can be done rather quickly. The subject matter is of course excellent when used in conjunction with the Counterblast Gaming platform but can also be used virtually anywhere including as simple as a fine static display. I recommend the Maelee figure and her little companion to anyone interested in painting miniatures or who is into fantasy gaming.

I would like to thank Bombshell Miniatures for providing this review sample to me. Please stop by the Bombshell Miniatures’ website and have a look at their large selection of figures and sidekicks!

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Highs: Excellent sculpting from an original design at a great price.
Lows: Some minor casting cleanup and buffing.
Verdict: A fresh, originally-designed figure that has been sculpted very well! A great addition to anyone's collection.
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  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: Model No. 10023
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 20, 2015

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About Todd Michalak (TRM5150)

I am building what I like, when I like and how I like it; having fun doing it. I have been building and finishing models on and off my whole life but the past ten years things really exploded. Just about anything goes when it comes to hitting the bench, but wrecked armor, rusted hulks, ships or ...

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