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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Sentinel

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Why did I never build one of these before?
Honestly, I didn't think I liked them. way back when Dark Eldar were new and Guard had just had the Catachans come out, a friend of mind went mad for the lil’ rambo guys. and that included the sentinels. I didn't like the Catachans, still don’t but I think my dislike of them got wrapped up with a perceived dislike of the sentinel and there we were. I never revisited that opinion.
Fast forward to now, and I’m creating a Veteran guard force who are (if such a thing as fluff exists for my armies) a foward element, recon and fast strikes. So what fits with that list? scout sentinels. I felt I had to include at least one.
What can I say, this is a really cool kit, it’s so poseable (yes I know I made a mistake, let’s not talk about that) and dead easy to paint (in 3 sections)
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What can I say, I’m a convert – I really like this kit and think this fellow will be getting a friend.

7 comments:

  1. Nice work on this model.
    I am really surprised to not see more of these on the table.
    Even with AC 10, they can create Havoc coming on from an edge.

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  2. That's one nice looking walker mate, I might have to dig out the kit and put another together for my force.

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  3. Nicely done. I suspect that the AC is the most versitile load for a sentinal.

    I've got one left. I just can't decide whether it should go to the heretics or one of the more normal formations. Or trash it for scenery. Or convert it for the =I=. er....

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  4. I've always liked the plastic Sentinel. It is a fun kit to put together. I really like the two-tone painting style with this one. Wish I'd thought to mine like this.

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  5. The old catachan sentinals I always loved, for I like your friend started out as a Catachan player. I always thought the sentinal kit was fantastically versatile.

    The new kit blows the socks off the old one. From the multi-posable legs to the varied weapon loadouts, sentinals are arguably my favourite kit. I have 6 old ones painted, along with 4 more old and 5 new still to paint - as well as having plans for 3 more converted ones. They're just so easy to work with!

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  6. Hi Guys, thanks for stopping by, and for commenting.

    Magilla, yeah I think to get value for money out of these guys you have to take the scout version. outflanking two heavy weapons at such a cheap points cost has got to be a good distraction unit at the very least. and if it pops a light vehicle or nails an meq or two it's a bonus.

    Col, Thanks man, always happy to have made someone delve into the crack pile for a kit to get cracking on :)

    ZZzz, yeah I went with the ac for versatility. I mean, a lascannon is good, but with 1 shot at BS3 its not going to be a terrible distraction. 2 s7 shots however.. and if you take two of them, 4 S7 shots, now we're talking about something problematic :) and with outflank you can pretty much guarentee rear/side shots.

    Kevin, as I said, it's my first one and i'm totally a convert. not sure what you mean by two-tone though? the paint on the elgs? or the overall metal/paint look?

    Ginge, welcome :) yeah it's nice having the weapon options, I suppose the one i would want though, (which would make it op i expect) would be the multi-melta like the elysian drop sentinal. pop pne of those on an outflanker and youre getting some serious trouble :) but yeah, I can see now why spains GD had two of em take silver and gold one year. wicked kit.

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