Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Considering Warmachine/Hordes...

Well, more than just considering. I have started in on my collection and will soon be the proud owner of my very own Legion of Everblight army!

80's cartoon icon, check!

While cruising through the battle college a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon Legion and it's awesome looking models. Specifically the Angelius.
Dragons, check!

If there's one thing I've always said, it's that 6 winged, shark headed, flame throwing dragons are what I'm all about! Well maybe not that specifically... But this is a freaking awesome model. So I got one!

Long hours of work re-shaping the model and cleaning flash... uh, check...
It comes in quite a few pieces and there was quite bit of flash, but that seems to be common for PP metals. The real problem I had with the model is that the pieces didn't quite seem to fit together!  The wings don't slot on quite right and there is a large gap between the tail base and the body. I'm not sure if that's common or not as I've only opended 3 or 4.  But it seems like a bad precedent for such a large and detailed model.  It kind of reminded me of the old metal Daemon Prince. That fuckin thing never went together right... Overall, the detail is all there and that's what I want in the final model.  I would just like a bit more precision in the casting.  It's no finecast pos, but it's also not 100% awesome.

The rest of my LoE army is incoming in the mail, so hopefully this is just a one-off problem. What about you guys who play warmahordes? Have you had similar experiences after unboxing new models? I'd like to hear about it either way. It will definitely influence my further purchases for this system!

2 comments:

  1. I've been a bit disappointed with some of the models that I've got from PP. I only have Khador minis so can't vouch for any of the rest of the range but there have been a few that have required some pretty extensive greenstuffing to get to a reasonable state.

    The worst I've had were the Winterguard Mortar Crews where the hand of one of the crew members is sculpted on to the mortar but when you stick the mortar to the base there is a very significant gap resulting in the bloke having the longest wrist in the world. I had to make a plinth on the base to raise the mortar to make it look even remotely natural. Overall it worked out well coz it meant I put a bit more effort into the base but it is shocking that a mini has been released with such a glaring error and I now have two, both of which have the same issue, so it doesn't appear to be a one off.

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    1. That's unfortunate! I really like the models and play style of warmahordes... But if they are putting out sub-par product, then I don't want to invest a huge amount of time into modelling. The Angelius is totally salvageable, but I would like to just be able to put a model together without so much trouble.

      Either way, thanks for sharing!

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