Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Mantic Deadzone! Lots of pictures - be warned!

Lots of bags! Four Factions here + Mercenaries

So the dust has settled and I finally have some time to collate some of the photos I took of the Strike Team Kickstarter box.  There was a lot, I haven't started on the scenery yet, so here is a short update of the models I have unboxed.  More photos to come but that will be another blog post.

Group shot of the Enforcers, from bits bag to 5 built.  They look great together, and once the others are built will be a nice little strike team.

Here we have the Enforcers Captain - REALLY nice model but not well cast.  Sadly the cloak has a huge cast line through the back of it and its very thin, so I doubt will file down very well without the use of green stuff to bulk it out and smooth over.  There were a few casting lines over the model, but on the whole, he is pretty cool.

Once cleaned up he should look fine.  I opted for the full helmet option, as opposed to the open face as I just didn't like it.

Ok these will make great substitute models for Orks - particularly Mega Armoured Nobz.  I particularly liked the buzz saw and the captain model.  These were actually fairly good casts, very little casting lines were left on them, just a little tidying up required.

I did get asked to throw up some scale shots, so we could compare these models to other 28mm stuff - here you can see how the Enforcer Captain and Sniper Specialist fare to an Imperial Guard Captain and Dark Reaper Exarch model.  Not bad!

Within the Kickstarter box, you get all the rules and counters you need to play and not one, but TWO gaming mats.  First the paper version, which is fine but the really great one is the printed mat - it's so much better to play on and has much more durability.  The scenery sprues are great from a first glance, they are very very tough plastic (I think most of the models are a weird mix of resin and plastic - plastic glue was useless on them - use superglue instead)

Saving almost the best until last for today... The Third Gen Plague... this thing is huge.  It's bigger than anything else in the box set, even the Reb's Terraton doesn't max to this thing! Sadly mine came with a bent foot - but I found if you drop the model just for a few seconds in boiling water, you can repose them without breaking anything, they set within seconds of coming out of the water and you can't tell they've been changed.  It also worked for various small weapons that got bent in transit - just heat them up and gently bend them back to shape.  This model will be used a lot... in fact when I get my first retailer shipment I will personally order 5-10 of these for converting to my 40K Possessed...

That's it for now... I will get more photos up soon of each faction in more detail - please make requests and I will try my best to photo the bits you want me to.

Now to decide how much of a discount to give off on the Deadzone boxed sets...

Angry Grot

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