Friday, August 24, 2012

Scoping out a bombshell...

Privateer Press released two "Convention Exclusive" models in time for Gen Con this year. However, they also released them on the Privateer Press store. I think this was a good move, since not everyone has the ability to attend every convention annually. Both models look really good, but as a loyal supporter of Khador, the Bombardier Bombshell is particularly special. I knew a few people who ere going to Gen Con, and thought about having them pick one up for me, but it didn't work out. I assumed Privateer Press would be back-ordered on their store, so I opted to not order one.

Luckily, my friend Steve had my back. I received the Bombshell in the mail last night. Let's take a look at it...

The mysterious, unopened package.


Thank you, Steve. You are indeed a good friend as well. Now we just need you to join the hallowed ranks of the Khadoran elite.

The most important piece of this mini.

A chainblade, just waiting for some action.

Another type of "action."

The rest of the pieces, including a frosty mug of ale.

The detail on this model is great. Plus, it can be used in tournaments. I'm not sure if I want to paint it myself, or commission the work to someone. It is definitely a model that I want to display, so I may end up hiring someone to do it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Inside the Box: Khador Heavy Warjack Kit + Torch

It's been a while since I've made any posts. Rest assured, I'll be fixing that oversight.

For being a Khador player, I'm fairly low on warjacks. I currently own one Destroyer, Drago, and two Juggeranuts (one classic). With the release of Colossals, Privateer Press is turning away from infantry-heavy lists in favor of warjacks...sort of the opposite of Games Workshop which is focusing on infantry with 40K's 6th Edition. That being said, I scored a Heavy Warjack Kit and the upgrade kit for Torch on eBay. (Thank you Discount Games!) I plan on magnetizing this, and will make subsequent posts on my progress.

So...let's get to the pictures!

This is the nondescript, unmarked packaging.

Torch and the Heavy Warjack Kit just begging to be assembled and painted.

Torch in all his glory!

Torch's statistics card. Notice the huge RAT, as well as immunity to fire and corrosion. You Menoth and Cryx players should beware...

This is a close-up of Torch's head. I'm going to need a very small drill, and a small magnet in order to make it removable.

This is Torch's medal. I was thinking of magnetizing it, but it might actually look good to just permanently attach it. I did something similar on my Classic Juggernaut, and I think it turned out alright.

These are Torch's smoke grenade launchers. As you can see, I'll need to use several small magnets in order to accurately attach them. I was thinking of using magnetic paint, but I'll need to research it a little more.

Torch's "spiked fist" attachment. Can also be used for sprays, and roasting trollkin.

The Heavy Warjack Kit...

Ahhh...a fresh tray of pwnage!

Statistics cards for all four warjacks.

The central torso for all of the warjacks. It needs a bit of filing, but it will be very easy to magnetize with such a large surface area.

A blank, unslotted base just waiting for some love.

It was difficult to get an adequate representation of scale in this picture, but these heads are small.

Two arm attachments for the Juggernaut and Destroyer, along with the ridiculously awesome ripsaw for the Decimator.

Shoulder joints, pelvis, Juggernaut's axe, and the Destroyer's axe. 

Open fist for the Juggernaut/Torch. Decimator's gun, and the Destroyer's cannon.

Feet, and the Marauder's ram pistons of DOOM.