Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Thousand Sons Sekhmet Cabal Unboxing and Build

Today's post is about the relatively new Sekhmet Terminator Cabal set.  I love these models and think they really capture the essence of the Thousand Sons Legion before their fall.

The set comes in one of the white boxes.

The set comes with a lovely printed instruction sheet.  Nice colour reference too.

There's a parts list, but really, on three resin parts per marine, it's not a massive challenge.  There is an error on the instructions.  For some reason it tells you to only add a single shoulder pad per arm.  This is clearly wrong looking at the pictures on either the front or rear of instruction sheets.

The resin parts are nicely stored in a plastic Forgeworld bag.

The resin parts laid out.  They look good, but have an annoying shim on the torso between the gates.  It is easy to clean if careful, but easy to mess up.


 The set also includes the B@C plastic cataphractii frames.

And five 40mm bases. The models when together fairly easily once cleaned up.  I can't wait to paint these up.  Below are some pictures of the models assembled.


Above is my favorite of the poses.  What do you think of these models?  Will you be getting some?

The long hobby war continues...

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Unboxing Amon of the Thousand Sons

Today's post is about Amon of the Thousand Sons from ForgeWorld.  I purchased this at Warhammerfest yesterday.  It's a nice looking model who will fit well in my Heresy Thousand Sons force.

Generally, I prefer generic characters for battles, as special characters should be reserve for only the most apocalyptic of battles, but I have the current Thousand Sons Triumvirate (Magnus, Ahriman, and Amon), mainly while I wait for generic Thousand themed characters.

On to the pictures.

Amon, like the rest of the character series comes in a black box.

The instruction sheet is short, but the parts count isn't high so this isn't a problem.

Inside the outer box is a plastic clam shell pack.  This is a well packed model.

The model is well posed, I like the face.  There is a another pic of the left, smaller shoulder below.  It is a custome shoulder and not, a botched model to allow the pose.

Nice running pose on the legs.

Hand outstretched, I assume crushing a wolves spine...

The weapon is quite warped however a little bit of heat with a hair dryer will sort this in a minute.  I'll build first though.

This is the small gaming base.  There are broken armour from his fellows littering the  floor.

The two pictures above make the display base.  The detail is phenomenal.

The only problem with the model was a miscast in the cape.  Should be fairly easy to fill so not a massive issue.  Let me know if you liked the post, and I will do more.

The long hobby war continues...

Monday, 22 May 2017

Star Wars Armada

So recently I discovered an old set of Armada I bought and that has been rotting in the Loft of Doom ever since.  Over the last week or so i finally cracked out and looked properly at the models.  The 'ships' are all pre painted, so you get a good looking fleet out of the box.

The squadrons are not however, so I decided to paint these up.  Here's the results!

What do you think?

The long hobby war continues...