PREVIEW: apparently we need a manticore/deathstrike
Posted by General Biakal –
WHATS THE MODEL?
£30 so it seems...
WHATS THE THINKING THEN?
Well... do we have the first own goal in the IG range? I mean the model looks brilliant- it really does.
but do i need it? it seems to me the hydra is a much more useful vehicle gamewise but frankly a benny could chop one from an aegis defence line kit and a chimera...
that same benny* could make a Manticore from the spare missiles in the valkyrie kit if he had some one to hold the glue for him. The Deathstrike is a bit harder but deep down, be honest, do we need it? apart from a special scenario (stop the Deathstrike!!!) its so random and expensive even Orks would blink at using it.
But, in all fairness, what a fucking awesome looking vehicle.
but 30 quid? for a chimera chassis tank?
AND its only two sprues... these new two sprue tanks piss me off. the hellhound is a GREAT model, no doubt, but there are very few extra bits... still, my bitsbox is pretty big so im ok but what about younger gamers?
(the following lists are provisional as iv not seen these kits yet)
UPDATE: i have actually got the kit. and i have sort of changed my mind...
it went together like two porno lesbians... in fact it went together so quickly i felt a little lcking in the best part (IMO only) of the hobby- sticking it together.
the enlarged cab looks mint but i do feel it lacks some balance on the front lower glacis... and i really dont like the spotlight so low. and im saving the spotlight fo a valk anyway
as for the missiles i think they are sort of okay dokey- shame you cant swap between mant/death but have to choose.
and if your a clever fucker you can use it for other stuff as the whole missile mount slides out leaving the chimera chassis ready for a hydra maybe?
6 GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS MODEL:
1. does actually look mint
2. looks good conversion fodder
3. likely to be as good a fit and as detailed as the new hellhound/chimera
4. yes two sprues but jam packed full of stuff
6 SHIT THINGS ABOUT THIS MODEL
1. thirty fucking quid
2. again, thirty quid
3. will you really use it as much as two sentinels?
4. i dont think they will sell many at all
5. hang on..... THIRTY QUID??????
6. i feel like the crewman is a little uninspiring and could be a bit more special. maybe also a mount for a remote controlled pintle?
LONG STORY SHORT...
this model is like a pretty Nun- nice to look at but no fucking good to no cunt. if you really fancy it then get it but chances are if you use either of the options you have made your own by now.
addition: id still only buy it if you really fancy using it as a special vehicle
* a benny- for reference he was the kid who ate his pencil case at school.
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