Have you ever heard of XOLK? Before Saturday, I had not. I came across this company’s products while “Window Shopping” at one of my Friendly Local Gaming Stores (J&J Cards in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). There I saw a shelf of MDF Terrain by a company named XOLK. The first thing that caught my eye about these products was the price. $10.99 Canadian for a set of ruins. That is about $8.41 for my American readers. Not bad at all. The next thing that I noticed was that artwork on the cover. The building looks quite good for its price point. Finally, this product is made in Quebec. That should interest my Canadian readers.
|This is how the product is wrapped and displayed in the store. That is a nice looking building and at $10.99, I had to buy it to test the building out.|
On the same day that I bought the product, I brought it home and built my new “Cottage in Ruins.” The reverse side of the package showed MDF without any details. Because of this, I wasn’t sure if the model would turn out like the picture. Upon opening the package, I was very pleased to see the amount of details etched into the product. This will paint up nicely.
|Upon opening the package, I found a nicely etched board of MDF with a small piece of advertising.|
This building went together very quickly. In under 30-minutes Must Contain Minis was the proud new owner of a completed ruined cottage. Not a bad piece of terrain at all for just $10.99. 🙂
As one can see, this is a nice looking building. It should paint up quickly and I can easily see myself using it for either Bolt Action or Frostgrave. Of course, this ruins set will fit many other game worlds too.
I was impressed enough with the product that Must Contain Minis reached out to XOLK and worked out a Sponsorship deal. As such, my readers can expect to see more of their products on this website.
Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!
Update: In the Comments I had a request for some scale comparison photos. Below is a series of pictures of the XOLK “Cottage in Ruins” with three miniatures on top of TerraTiles by RAINN Studios. One miniature is a 28mm WW2 figure by Pulp Figures and the other two are Chaos Cultists for a Sci-Fi game. Why the two groups are fighting together? I don’t know. 🙂
|The Ruined Cottage really pops off against the Terrain Tiles. The details in the house look good even though it is unpainted.|
|The planks in the house come with the building. They can be placed or modeled as the owner wishes. I just placed them in the building without gluing them down.|
|Why the British WW2 Soldier and Chaos Cultists are fighting on the same side, I do not know. It works for a scale comparison though. 🙂|