This really is a lovely kit, lots of options, lovely custom parts, makes them feel very bespoke without much effort, and the fit is lovely too – testament to the quality of GW’s models.
One criticism would be the size, and the scale creep we’ve seen. I still have a couple of older models from the BA range and they are noticeably smaller. not a new phenomenon, but as my collection only includes some very old and some very new BA models, it’s quite struck me.
Anyway, here are the boys I’ve managed to build with the kit, I’m not cure yet which company to use as far as markings goes, so any input on that would be appreciated :) (since time of draft this is settled, I’m going second company, and these boys will be 3rd squad.)
Sergeant, hand flamer and powersword – These guys basically get the old furious charge so against anything but specialist CC squads they should be able to give quite a mauling up close.
Corporal – no significance, except if I combat squad the unit he’ll lead section 2
Heavy flamer. – I went with an army painter brown primer here to see if that gets me a warmer red- I’m going to go ahead with a scout in grey primer so that I can compare afterward…
Flamer. a good number of beaky helmets in this box, and as I’m nostagiaing while I build them, its good to be able to use some :)
Riflemen – one in “classic” pose ;)
and the last two to complete the unit.
Quite happy with these builds, tho one or two look a tad awkward, its much easier to get natural poses with this set of bits.
Look for initial paint next post!