Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Unboxing - Triumvirate of the Primarch - Part One

I've once again succumbed to that hobby dilemma of buying something i'll probably never use because it's really amazing looking and then ending up wanting to use it because it's so amazing looking...the culprit in this case was the 'Triumvirate of the Primarch' box set...

"A strange fate binds Roboute Guilliman, Grand Master Voldus and the Fallen Angel Cypher together. They walk a path of providence; though whether it ends in damnation or deliverance, none can say. On the battlefield, this triumvirate of warriors is an unstoppable, inspiring force, bolstering the morale of those they lead while shattering enemy lines with their staggering strength. Cypher’s pistols roar as Voldus’ psychic powers lash out – all the while, Guilliman strides like a reborn god, bellowing rallying cries and striking down countless foes."

I'm going to cover each of the three characters contained within in their own individual features but don't worry...I'm only going to do pictures of the box in this first one...

The box is actually nicely presented with a nicely decorated internal section, an art print and a quite elaborate set of instructions that also includes character stats for the box contents...

'Lord of the Fallen'
Cypher – Lord of the Fallen – bedecked in archaic, makeshift gear appropriate to his renegade nature, his armour is retrofitted with parts from a variety of patterns – each part telling a story. He’s armed with a modified plasma pistol, and carries a particularly interesting sword on his back… Supplied with a Citadel 32mm Round base.
Cypher - Sprue
Here's pictures of both sides of the sprue for Cypher.

Cypher - Assembled
Surprisingly few parts for such a detailed model and there were no tricky aspects to the assembly at all.

Here's a few close-ups...

Instructions and Stats
As some-one who assembles models from a lot of different companies ranges I have to say that instructions with clear diagrams, numbers that match with parts on the sprue and actual views of the rear of the model were particularly enjoyable...

In part two we'll be looking at Grand Master Voldus, Warden of the Librarius...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Black Library Newsletter

Some Blood Bowl stories from the Black Library...

More tales from the gridiron
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River Horse Newsletter

Some Labyrinth The Board Game news from River Horse...

Tuesday 28/03/2017


As March comes to a close, so does the pre-order period for the Goblins! expansion for Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game, giving you just one week to pre-order from us. The Goblins! expansion adds 5 new unpainted goblin miniatures to your collection and rules to incorporate them into your game, will you still be able to save Toby with those goblins rushing about? There's only one way to find out!

Holy moley, our Inflatable shells range is half price!
WW2 17pdr
WW2  75mm
WW2 88mm
M-m-multi pack!

What's next for Equestria? Why our first adventure module exploring the badlands of Equestria in an exciting adventure fit for a Daring Do novel! The Curse of the Statuettes coming this April along with Tokens of Friendship to enhance your experience!
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Monday, 27 March 2017

Kabuki Studios - Death Dealer Kickstarter

Kabuki Studios recently launched a Kickstarter to create a miniature of the classic 'Death Dealer' piece of Frazetta artwork and I couldn't really pass it up. The Kickstarter itself was looking at producing the model in a number of scales but considering the games I play I went with the 1/50 scale (35mm) rather than the 1/24 scale version (75mm).

Editors Note - This article is very picture heavy...you have been warned...
The level I pledged at came with a free model in addition to the Death Dealer which I'll show you in more detail later in this feature.

Death Dealer
Death Dealer - Box Cover
The models came in bags within a blister style package adequately protected by some foam padding.

Death Dealer - Unassembled
Here's pictures of both sides of the unassembled parts. This model comes with a decorative base that you'd then need to place on an appropriate gaming base yourself if you wish to use it in an existing game system. Mine will be finding it's way onto a circular base very soon...

Death Dealer - Assembled
The model consists of two large pieces to which several smaller ones are added. The two main horse sections fit together very well and required no trimming to get a snug fit. The smaller parts have more than adequate location points though as with all resin models you may need to remove some flash from a few of the insertion points. The sword that goes across the riders back does have a quite delicate 'chain' piece that you'll need to take some care with as it's rather thin.

Ky'ra the Amazon

Ky'ra the Amazon - Unassembled
Here's pictures of both sides of the unassembled parts.

Ky'ra the Amazon - Assembled
The model mainly consists of a single piece body to which her axe, hair and helmet horns are attached. Though these parts are fairly thin the attachment points are adequate enough. The only minor issue is the attachment point to the base being the bottom of one foot which isn't a large surface area so be patient when waiting for glue to adhere.

The base pictured is a secret weapon miniatures one from my hobby room and didn't come with the model.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
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