The quality of the casting is excellent with very little in the way of mould lines or flash. Though I've heard the odd grumble relating to loss of some fine detail in some of Victoria Miniatures releases there absoultely no evidence of that here I'm delighted to say, everything is wonderfully crisp. That said, there was one very very minor flaw at the base of the sword, however, Victoria alerted me to this before I even had the figure in hand. This was down to a problem with the mould which is apparently being resolved ahead of production, and probably accounts for the delay in this models release.
As you'd expect the quality of the sculpting is top notch with plenty of fine detailing. The figure follows the design of the Victorian Guard range produced by Victoria Miniatures, which is heavily and accurately based on British 19th century colonial infantry. However, this more historically accurate appearance still blends in perfectly with the Praetorian range. In addition, unlike many pistol and sword armed figures, which can so easily end up looking a little awkward, the pose is dynamic and flowing, with the cloth hanging on the figure very nicely indeed.
The figure is of course 28mm heroic, this means it scales very well with plastic Cadians, however it is a little larger then metal Praetorians, not that it'll stand out too much. Regardless of this, the figure is an absolutely pleasure to paint with all this detailing, and lends itself very nicely to any ability. Whether you go for something basic with the aid of a few washes, go to town like Victoria's own painted version of the figure, or aim for something in between like my own you'll end up with a figure to be proud of, and one which would look the part for an Officer or Special Character standin for any Praetorian or Steampunk army.
Captain Caine is now for sale from Victoria Miniatures at http://www.victorialamb.com priced at $12.00 AU.