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..::Kurama Reviews the Horus Heresy Series and Products::..

Horus Heresy Characters 30k Forge World

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[Constantly Updating]

This will be a Gallery containing all my attempts at the Horus Heresy Character Series, Forge World Kits & Black Library Literature, as each release brings us more astounding characters new units and vehicles and furthering the series, I'll be putting my mark on the series by purchasing, building, painting and finally putting them in a display cabinet in my office.

There will be no variation on colour schemes, no conversions and no back stories when it comes to the character series.

This will be a Log with links on the names to the finished post of the models and products. And will be an in depth look and review of each model as they arrive and I unpack the beautiful resin within.

I Hope this allows people to see the detail, the individual components and allows me to improve upon my skills and give me more creative boundaries to Excel within.




Character Series;

Sons of Horus-
•Horus the Warmaster [Initial Review] [Finished Piece]
•Loken Vs Abaddon Diorama [Initial Review] [Finished Piece]

Word Bearers-
•Lorgar Aurelluan [Initial Review] [Finished Piece]
•Erebus & Kor'Phaeron [Initial Review] [Finished Piece]
•Mhara Gal Tainted Dreadnought [Initial Review] [Finished Piece]

World Eaters-
•Angron of the Red Sands [Initial Review] [Finished Piece]
•Khârn the Bloody [Initial Review] [Finished Piece]

Death Guard-
•Mortarion the Reaper [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]
•Calas Typhon [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]

The Emperors Children-
•Fulgrim the Pheonican [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]

Night Lords-
•Konrad Curze the Night Haunter [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]
•Sevatar 1st Captain [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]

Salamanders-
•Vulkan [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]

Imperial Fists-
•Alexis Pollux 405th Captain [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]
•Sigismund 1st Captain [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]

Alpha Legion-
•Armillus Dynat Harrowmaster. [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]

Ultramarines-
•Roboute Guilliman [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]

Mechanicum-
•Archmagos Draykavak [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]

Deamons-
•Samus Deamon Prince of the Ruinstorm [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]


Forge World Products;

Infantry-

•MkII Armour

•MkII Dispoilers

•MkII Heavy Support

•MkII Assault Marines

•MkIII Armour

•MkIII Dispoilers

•MkIII Heavy Support

•MkIV Armour

•MkIV Dispoilers

•MkIV Heavy Support

•MkIV Assault Marines

•MkV Armour

•MkV Assault Marines

•MkVI Armour

•Tartaros Terminator Armour

•Cataphactrii Terminator Armour

•Legion MkIV Recon Armour

•Legion MkIII Breacher Siege Squad

•Legion MkIV Destroyer Squad

•Legion MkIV Destroyer Squad with Jump packs

•Space Marine Apothecary Set

•Legion Praetor Set
•Legion Champion and Master of signal
•Legion MkII command squad
•Legion MkIII command squad
•Legion MkIV command squad

Flyers-

•Xiphon pattern Interceptor

•Storm Eagle

•Fire Raptor Gunship

•Caestus Assault Ram

•Voss Pattern Lightning Strike Fighter


Tanks-
•Land Raider Spartan
•Land Raider Achillies Alpha [Initial Review] [Build Review] [Finished Piece]
•Land Raider MkIIB
•Land Raider Proteus

Land Raider Armoured Proteus
•Predator Infernus
•Predator Executioner

•Deimos Pattern Predator

•Legion Medusa

•Legion Basilisk

•Legion Deimos Pattern Vindicator

•Legion Falchion Super Heavy Tank Destroyer

•Legion Fellblade

•Legion Glaive

•Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer

•Typhon Heavy Siege Tank

•Deimos Pattern Whirlwind Scorpius

•Legion Siciran Venerator

•Legion Siciran Battle Tank

•Deimos Vindicator Laser Destroyer

Bikes, Walkers, Drop Pods & Rapier Platforms-

•Legion MkIV outrider Squadron
•Legion Scimitar Pattern Jetbike
•Legion javelin attack speeder with lascannons
•Legion javelin attack speeder with missile launchers
•Legion kharybidis Assault claw
•Legion Anvilus Pattern dreadclaw drop pod
•Legion Rapier laser destroyer
•Legion Rapier Graviton cannon
•Legion Rapier Quad Heavy bolter
•Contemptor pattern dreadnought body
•relic Contemptor Dreadnought body
•Contemptor pattern Heavy bolter arm
•Contemptor pattern multi melta
•Contemptor pattern Autocannon
•Contemptor Pattern Plasma cannon
•Contemptor Pattern kheres Assault cannon
•Contemptor pattern lascannon
•Contemptor pattern Heavy conversion beamer
•Contemptor pattern close combat arm (fist)
•Contemptor pattern close combat arm (claw)
•Contemptor pattern chainfist
•Contemptor cyclone missile launcher


Legion Specific Units & Upgrade Packs-

Emperors Children-

•Emperors Children MkIV Torso Upgrade Set
•Emperors Children MkIV Head Upgrade Set
•Emperors Children Kakophoni
•Emperors Children Palatine Blades
•Emperors Children Pheonix Guard Terminators
•Emperors Children MkII Shoulder Pads
•Emperors Children MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Emperors Children MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Emperors Children Legion Etched Brass
•Emperors Children Legion Transfer Sheet
•Emperors Children Legion Land Raider Doors
•Emperors Children Legion Rhino Doors
•Emperors Children Legion MkIIb Land Raider Doors
•Emperors Children Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Death Guard-
•Death Guard Legion Torso Upgrade Set
•Death Guard Legion Head Upgrade Set
•Death Guard Deathshroud Terminators
•Death Guard Grave Warden Terminators
•Death Guard Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Death Guard Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Death Guard Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Death Guard Cataphactrii Shoulder Pads
•Death Guard Legion Etched Brass
•Death Guard Legion Transfer Sheet
•Death Guard Legion Land Raider Doors
•Death Guard Legion Rhino Doors
•Death Guard Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

World Eaters-
•World Eaters Legion Torso Upgrade Set
•World Eaters MkII Veteran Head Set
•World Eaters MkII Legion Upgrade Set
•World Eaters Legion Rampager Squad
•World Eaters Legion Red Butchers
•World Eaters Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•World Eaters Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•World Eaters Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•World Eaters Legion Land Raider Doors
•World Eaters Legion Rhino Doors
•World Eaters Legion MkIIb Land Raider Doors
•Legion Phobos Chainaxe Set
•World Eaters Legion Etched Brass
•World Eaters Legion Transfer Sheet
•World Eaters Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Sons of Horus-
•Sons of Horus MkIV Torso Upgrade Set
•Sons of Horus MkIV Head Upgrade Set
•Sons of Horus Reaver Attack Squad
•Sons of Horus Justaerin Terminator Squad
•Sons of Horus Legion Command
•Sons of Horus Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Sons of Horus Justaerin Weapon Set
•Sons of Horus Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Sons of Horus Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Sons of Horus Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Sons of Horus Legion Etched Brass
•Luna Wolves Legion Etched Brass
•Sons of Horus Legion Transfer Sheet
•Luna Wolves Legion Transfer Sheet
•Sons of Horus Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Iron Hands-
•Iron Hands Legion Torso Upgrade Set
•Iron Hands Legion Head Upgrade Set
•Iron Hands Medusan Immortals
•Iron Hands Legion Gorgon Termintors
•Iron Hands Iron Father
•Iron Hands Legion MkIII Squad
•Legion Graviton Gun Set
•Iron Hands Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Iron Hands Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Iron Hands Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Iron Hands Icons
•Iron Hands Legion Land Raider Doors
•Iron Hands Legion Rhino Doors
•Iron Hands Legion MkIIb Land Raider Doors
•Iron Hands Legion Etched Brass
•Iron Hands Legion Transfer Sheet
•Iron Hands Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Salamanders-
•Salamanders Legion MkIII Torso Upgrade Set
•Salamanders Legion Head Upgrade Set
•Salamanders Legion Pyroclast
•Salamanders Legion Firedrakes
•Salamanders Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Salamanders Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Salamanders Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Salamanders Legion Land Raider Doors
•Salamanders Legion Rhino Doors
•Salamanders Legion MkIIb Land Raider Doors
•Salamanders Legion Etched Brass
•Salamanders Legion Bray'arth Ashmantle
•Salamanders Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Word Bearers-
•Word Bearers MkIV Torso Upgrade Set
•Word Bearers MkIV Head Upgrade Set
•Word Bearers Legion Ashen Circle
•Word Bearers Legion Gal Vorbak
•Word Bearers Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Word Bearers Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Word Bearers Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Word Bearers Legion Land Raider Doors
•Word Bearers Legion Rhino Doors
•Word Bearers Legion MkIIb Land Raider Doors
•Word Bearers Legion Contemptor Dreadnought
•Word Bearers Legion Transfer Sheet

Night Lords-
•Night Lords Legion Terror Squad Torso Upgrade
•Night Lords Legion Terror Squad Head Upgrade
•Night Lords Night Raptors
•Night Lords Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Night Lords Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Night Lords Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Night Lords Legion Land Raider Doors
•Night Lords Legion Rhino Doors
•Night Lords Legion MkIIb Land Raider Doors
•Night Lords Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Imperial Fists-
•Imperial Fists Legion Torso Upgrade Set
•Imperial Fists Legion Head Upgrade Set
•Imperial Fists Legion Command
•Imperial Fists Legion Templar Brethren Upgrade Set
•Imperial Fists Legion Phalanx Warder Squad Upgrade Set
•Imperial Fists Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Imperial Fists Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Imperial Fists Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Imperial Fists Legion Etched Brass
•Imperial Fists Legion Transfer Sheet
•Imperial Fists Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Iron Warriors-
•Iron Warriors Legion MkII Torso Upgrade Set
•Iron Warriors Legion MkII Head Upgrade Set
•Iron Warriors Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Iron Warriors Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Iron Warriors Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Iron Warriors Legion Land Raider Doors
•Iron Warriors Legion Rhino Doors
•Iron Warriors Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Raven Guard-
•Raven Guard Legion MkVI Torso Upgrade Set
•Raven Guard Legion MkVI Head Upgrade Set
•Raven Guard Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Raven Guard Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Raven Guard Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Raven Guard Legion MkVI Shoulder Pads
•Raven Guard Legion Land Raider Doors
•Raven Guard Legion Rhino Doors
•Raven Guard Legion Etched Brass
•Raven Guard Legion Transfer Sheet
•Raven Guard Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Alpha Legion-
•Alpha Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Alpha Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Alpha Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Alpha Legion Land Raider Doors
•Alpha Legion Rhino Doors
•Alpha Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Ultramarines-
•Ultramarines Invictarii Heads & Torso Upgrade Set
•Ultramarines MkIV Praetorian Heads & Torso Upgrade Set
•Ultramarines Legion MkII Shoulder Pads
•Ultramarines Legion MkIII Shoulder Pads
•Ultramarines Legion MkIV Shoulder Pads
•Ultramarines Legion Land Raider Doors
•Ultramarines Legion Rhino Doors
•Ultramarines Legion Rhino Rear Door
•Ultramarines Legion Transfer Sheet

Forge World Weapon Upgrade Packs-
•Legion Combi Weapons
•Legion MkII Power Weapons
•Legion MkIII Power Weapons
•Legion MkIV Power Weapons
•Legion Plasma Gun Set
•Legion Melta Gun Set
•Legion Flamer Set
•Space Marine Heavy Weapon Set
•Space Marine Boarding Assault Upgrade Set
•Space Marine Terminator Weapon Set
•Space Marine Bolter - Umbra Pattern
•Space Marine Bolter - Phobos Pattern
•Space Marine Bolter - Umbra-Ferrox Pattern
•Space Marine Bolter - Tigrus Pattern
•Space Marine Special Weapons Pack
•Space Marine Special Character Conversion Set
•Tigrus Pattern Bolt Pistols
•Phobos Pattern Bolt Pistols and Packs
•Legion Heavy Bolter Set
•Legion Autocannon Set
•Legion Plasma Cannon Set
•Legion Missile Launcher Set
•Legion Lascannon Set
•Legion Multi Melta Set
•Legion Volkite Culverin Set
•Legion Heavy Flamer Set
•Legion Rotor Cannon Set
•Legion Volkite Caliver Set
•Legion Tartaros Terminator Power Axe Set
•Legion Tartaros Terminator Power Fist Set
•Legion Tartaros Terminator Special Weapons Set
•Cataphactrii Terminator Power Fist Set
•Cataphactrii Terminator Power Axe Set
•Cataphactrii Terminator Special Weapons Set
•Volkite Charger Set

Forge World Hardback Rule Books-
•Legiones Astrates Crusade Army List
•Legiones Astrates Istvaan Campaign Legions
•Book 1 Betrayer
•Book 2 Massacre
•Book 3 Extermination
•Book 4 Conquest
•Book 5 Tempest

Terrain Pieces-

Mechanicum-
•Magos Dominus with Rad Cleanser
•Mechanicum Thallax Cohort
•Mechanicum Thallax Cohort with Photon Thruster
•Mechanicum Thallax Cohort with Phased Plasma Fusil
•Mechanicum Thallax Cohort with Irad Cleanser
•Mechanicum Thallax Cohort with Multi Melta
•Castellax Battle Automata
•Castellax Battle Automata with Dark Fire Cannon
•Castellax Battle Automata with Multi Melta
•Tech Thrall Covenant with Las-Locks
•Tech Thrall Covenant with Mitralocks
•Scyllax Guardian-Automata Covenant
•Avenger Strike Fighter
•Voss Pattern Lightning Strike Fighter
•Vorax Battle-Automata
•Thanatar Siege Automata
•Thanatar-Calax Siege Automata
•Mechanicum Myrmidon Destructors
•Mechanicum Krios Battle Tank
•Mechanicum Venator
•Mechanicum Myrmidon Secutors
•Triaros Armoured Conveyor

Solar Auxillia-
•Solar Auxillia Tactical Command Section
•Solar Auxillia Rapier Quad Multi Laser
•Solar Auxillia Rapier Quad Mortar
•Solar Auxillia Ogryn Charonite Squad
•Solar Auxillia Stormhammer
•Solar Auxillia Basilisk
•Solar Auxillia Medusa
•Solar Auxillia Flamer Section
•Solar Auxillia Veltaris Storm Section
•Solar Auxillia Leman Russ Incinerator
•Solar Auxillia Dracosan Armoured Transport
•Solar Auxillia Lasrifle Section
•Solar Auxillia Tank Crew
•Thunderbolt Heavy Fighter
•Arvus Lighter
•Imperial Bombard
•Malcador with Battle cannon
•Malcador Annihalator
•Malcador Infernus
•Valdor Tank Hunter
•Cyclops Demolition Vehicle
•Stormsword Arkurian Pattern
•Stormblade Arkurian Pattern

Knight Household-
•Cerastus Knight-Archaeon
•Cerastus Knight-Lancer
•Cerastus Knight-Castigator
•Questoris Knight Maegera
•Questoris Knight Styrix

Titan Maniple-
•Mars Pattern Reaver Titan Body
•Mars Pattern Apocalypse Missile Launcher
•Mars Pattern Powerfist
•Mars Pattern Laserblaster
•Mars Pattern Gatling blaster
•Mars Pattern melta cannon
•Mars Pattern Chain Fist
•Mars Pattern Volcano Cannon
•Mars Pattern Warhound Titan Body
•Mars Pattern Plasma Blastgun
•Mars Pattern Vulcan Mega Bolter
•Mars Pattern Turbo Blaster
•Mars Pattern Inferno Cannon
•Titan Tech Priest
•Titan Crew on Foot

Forgeworld Modelling Supplies
•Forgeworld Solution
•Forgeworld Clear Medium
•Typhon Ash
•Deathshroud (Clear)
•Grey Knight's Steel
•Eidolon Purple (Clear)
•Pyroclast Orange (Clear)
•Mortarion Green (Clear)
•Calth Blue (Clear)
•Sigismund Yellow (Clear)
•Angron Red (Clear)
•Death Korps Drab
•Valdor Gold
•Castellax Bronze
•Iron Hands Steel
•Word Bearers Red
•Gal Vorbak Red
•Corvus Black
•Vulkan Green
•Night Lords Blue
•Phalanx Yellow
•Nocturne Green
•Kakophoni Purple
•Chemos Purple
•Pheonican Purple
•Lupercal Green
•Sons of Horus Green
•Thallax Gold
•Dry Ash Weathering Powder
•Dark Earth Weathering Powder
•Aged Rust Weathering Powder
•Black Soot Weathering Powder
•Dark Sand Weathering Powder
•Light Earth Weathering Powder
•Orange Rust Weathering Powder
•Light Rust Weathering Powder
•Bone Dust Weathering Powder
•Faded Green Weathering Powder
•Dark Iron Weathering Powder
•Dry Mud Weathering Powder
•Fresh Mud Weathering Powder
•Medium Earth Weathering Powder
•Imperial Armour Masterclass Volume 1
•Imperial Armour Masterclass Volume 2

Black Library Novels;

Series Hardbacks-
• Horus Rising

•False Gods

•Galaxy In Flames

•Fulgrim

•The flight of the Eisenstein

•Fulgrim

•Descent of angels

•Legion

•Battle for the abyss

•Mechanicum

•Tales of heresy

•Fallen angels

•A thousand sons

•Nemesis

•The first heretic

•Prospero burns

•Age of darkness

•The outcast dead

•Deliverance lost

•Know no fear

•The primarchs

•Fear to tread

•Shadows of treachery

•Angel exterminatus

•Betrayer

•Mark of calth

•Vulkan lives

•The unremembered empire

•Scars

•Vengeful spirit

•The damnation of pythos

•Legacies of betrayal

•Blades of The Traitor

•Deathfire

Limited Editions-
•Visions of Heresy Original
•Visions of Heresy Re release
• Promethian sun

•Aurellian [Review]

•Brotherhood of the Storm

•Tallaran; Executioner [Review]

•The seventh serpent

•The Imperial Truth

•Tallaran: Ironclad [Review]

•Seditions Gate

•Scorched Earth

•Corax; Soulforge

•The Purge

•Corax: Ravenlord

•Prince of Crows

•The Crimson fist


Edited by Kurama, 22 June 2015 - 01:54 AM.

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Damn that's quite a bit Kurama. Can't wait to see them all done:D. Is their going to be a particular order to which you do the character?

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Let's not get to page 2 or 3 before we start seeing some pics.


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Very cool project! I'm actually really glad that you aren't doing conversions or alternate paint schemes. This way I can see another take on the "historical" theme which always gives me tons of motivation and inspiration.

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

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@ ThatOneMarshal-
The order is firstly the Big H himself Horus as he deserves the justice of being first amongst many, I've just ordered Khârn the Bloody and after those two it will go to a vote which character will be next. (Sidenote; Samus will be my purchase in august on my trip to the UK)

@ BCK-
The review for horus will be early next week so don't stress as long as the banter is kept under wraps it won't get to page 2 or 3 (in saying that guys I want to keep some form of control here so try keep on topic in regards to the thread)

@ Millicant-
I'm trying to set myself guidelines and rules to stick to as I have a tendency to lose focus and motivation, so this is just another project I'll be working on over the course of my hobby life.

So everyone hold on and I'll have the first post ready for next week, it will be Horus and his review with everything I can possibly cover followed by the WIP posts of bringing this bad boy to life

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This will be good, can't wait to see what you do with horus

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@ BCK-
The review for horus will be early next week so don't stress as long as the banter is kept under wraps it won't get to page 2 or 3 (in saying that guys I want to keep some form of control here so try keep on topic in regards to the thread)
 

 

I don't really see the need to start a new thread until you already have something to show for your work. It gets out of hand a lot more in the WIP section, and I don't want to see that here.


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Ooooh, looking forward to this...though Dynat is not the Harrowmaster, he is a Harrowmaster. ;)


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Man, what an undertaking. The models themselves will cost a great deal, but I fear the various paints you will require will cost even more still. 

 

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Thanks guys, I was recently talking to a bloke from my LGWS and he suggested I review the FW kits and all my limited edition gear aswell so people can see an in depth view of every part of the hobby from novels through to armour marks and battle boards.

So I'll have the first review ready over the weekend and start the official review of the Land Raider Achillies Alpha followed by Horus and I'll use the limited edition items to fill in the hobby hiatus times.

Should be a fun thing to give to the community

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Land Raider Achillies Alpha






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So here's the first write up from ..::Kurama Reviews the Horus Heresy Series and Products::..,
now id like to introduce the beast of a tank that is the Land Raider Achillies Alpha.

Now I've got to admit the model was perfectly cast with little flash and only one noticeable mould line located under the base of the heavy quad mortar (I think that's the weapon).
 

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so as you can see its all sent in a nice jumbo size bag which my cat has decided is great to charge onto and slide around the house like a maniac on.
 

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now components wise forge world like to give you half a raider from the plastic GW sprue, now we've all seen this and know that its almost impossible to have casting issues so lets skip along to the next part. (All the resin goodness that so much of us addicts out there are willing to give our firstborn sons and kidneys for.)
 

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Once again I can find no fault from a quick view of the parts no obvious warping and/or issues currently, but as we all know with Forge world once I start the assembly I may be screaming and on the verge of ripping my hair out.

so now I thought id look at the important individual components that make this model much more unique than its 40k counterpart.
 

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the bloody frag mortar cannon whatever its called, a beautiful hunk of resin and the only piece that had mould lines (admittedly under the barrel which once assembled no one would see) so easily rectified I just grabbed the exacto blade and scraped it off.
 

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now to the volkite death ray sci fi sponsons, these are beautiful there's just no denying when forge world came up with this concept they were inspired by the divine, now the details are exquisite and I can not at all deny the effort forge world put into designing these, personally I will not be equipping these when I build this kit but I do plan on in the future getting another 2 kits and giving one the volkite sponsons.
 

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The multi melta the standard equipment of the achillies and the reason this bad boy can be a beast, ill be ensuring that I get up close and personal with these and leave at least 2 smouldering wrecks a game. now I'm relieved that these were designed alongside the heresy melta and multi melta kits, I'm not a fan of 40k meltas by comparison after all I don't like chunky lego blocks, I like to see the components that actually help cause the air to super heat and blast the ceramite into a hole of molten slag.

 

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the canopy of the land raider once again its a great cast no issues other than the aquilla.... why must every tank have a bloody aquilla id much rather a pre heresy era or whatnot from the great crusade then that god damn bloody eagle.
 

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so now I'm onto the non existent ramp extra armour plating, now its a nice heavy bit of resin but other then adding to the aesthetic doesn't really give much to say about it sadly.
 

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now we have the MKIIB armour plating and the achillies front plate, once again a great aesthetic and honestly makes more sense to me to have angled armoured sections for your troops to disembark from creating surfaces for solid rounds to ricochet from protecting your troops (much smarter than a pivoting weapon that could fry your boys upon disembarking). now the front plates with the grooved panels I'm still trying to figure out the actual practicality of them and there function but I'm at a loss in all honesty.

so in conclusion great kit cant wait to build and paint it but ill be holding off on this kit for a little bit. so next up will be Horus the Warmaster.


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Nice Write up!

 

As I look to this Volikite Version, all I can feel is Envy since I had bought a 40k Achilles before I had gotten in 30k. Boy am I regretting that now.

 

...Oh well, just means I'll have to buy another one! MAYBE ILL GET 2 MORE AND FIELD A SQUADRON >:-D

 

Couple of notes:

The grooved front panels. Mine had the Gates on the Bottom 2 Prongs rather than the large, flat top potion. Makes it so that some of the cleaning is ever so slightly visible on mine since I couldnt really hide it.

 

Second, when Slapping on the Top panel of the whole land raider, mine, for whatever reason, refused to sit flush and the back part of the track guard of this piece would not settle properly so be wary of that when it comes to assembly since it might be a potential problem.


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thanks slips will keep that in mind when assembling, I will post a second review of it once its built just to show stage by stage the assembly process.



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thanks slips will keep that in mind when assembling, I will post a second review of it once its built just to show stage by stage the assembly process.

Compared to a Spartan? It'll be cakewalk. Still, It'll be interesting to read about your findings!


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Allrighty lets get started on my Second Review, Introducing the big Cheese Himself; Horus The Warmaster.
Now this bloke is pretty much the reason I was drawn to the hobby in the first place. When I was at the tender age of 11 I had a fateful day where my uncle who was 14 at the time had to spend the school holidays with me, now I honestly couldn't stand him and we never got along but one evening he was in my room reading a magazine, this magazine happened to be a white dwarf. I was curious as to why he was being anti social and in all honesty I wanted to beat him in a game of backyard cricket. ( we used to enjoy playing at night with floodlights in the back yard pretending we were at the MCG) now I nagged him to come out and he told me to pretty much go censored.gif myself. now long story short my mum said to be nice to him so I tried to take an interest in his magazine. this had in it the first bit of fluff I would ever read about the Horus heresy and how one mans Ego destroyed humanity almost overnight. now I was enthralled as I've always had a love for humanity being a dying species but hate the whole pretext that we would be undone by another race, this would be the first time I had seen mankind be its undoing. so skip forward now 7 years id just met my fiancé and moved to Adelaide, SA.

Trying to find a new hobby and get out of my impetuous youth I decided to go to my local GW and get into the hobby. I spent $600 Aus and $60 of this was on the first three Horus heresy books as I couldn't believe that after all these years of being a closet hobbyist that I missed out on these books. so reading these I became addicted and my partner had to accept that I cared for the Horus heresy more than anything in my life up to this point. Now like most of us we never thought the primarchs or the heresy would be touched and luckily for us the best sculptors in the world were given the task of bringing our imagination to life.

so let me introduce: Horus




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So psyched to open this bad boy up.




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now I was quite surprised at the size of the box it arrived in but that was because I forgot how big the components for this model were.




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so as you can see the components were safely packed away into two separate cases one even containing foam for the delicate talon of Horus.




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so I removed all the components out and other than some flashing nothing was miscast from a quick glance.




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with a quick dry fit I could not believe the quality of the decorative base, now I'm going to need a good marbling tutorial for this eagle head as its just so highly detailed and almost the most beautiful piece of scenery GW/FW have ever produced.




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now having a closer look at the head of the eagle you can see Simon Egan truly put his time love and effort into every detail of this model.




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Here we have the steps which in themselves are a modellers dream, I'm sort of hung up on a contrast colour to have for them against the marble eagle. I'm sort of thinking sandstone, thoughts?




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And god damn is that body detailed, now I knew from BCK that the body was highly detailed but I just cant believe the amount of detail and ornamentation that's gone into this model. just wow!

edit: just noticed that the right hand knee pad is damaged, have contacted forge world about a replacement. God I hate waiting





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Now the cape is not my favourite cast, as you can see the Left hand side of the cape has some minor issues, now I'm not sure if it was supposed to be cast like that but I feel I may need some liquid Greenstuff to smooth it out.




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Now my favourite piece of warhammer history has to be the talon of Horus, as you can see I got pics from all angles and there is some minor flash to clean up but nothing to difficult to correct. this truly is an amazing sculpt and cast. Just wish I had a abaddon so I could do a size comparison.




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Now World Breaker..... holy cow batman is it flash city. obviously nothing bad to correct but god damn forge world I wish you could remove the flash especially when were dropping big bucks on primarchs, that is my only criticism though. Another beautiful piece of Weaponry which conveys the brutal strength wielded by Horus.




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and finally the Head of the Emperors favoured son, I love that it looks similar to Lorgar but has a more beefy appearance, this makes me want Lorgar's model now and to show the difference in size demeanour and the counterpoints that they reflect to the traitors cause.

So luckily enough ill be building and painting the big boss for ETLso ill have a post build review soon.

Next up will be my review on Tallaran: Executioner and Tallaran: Iron Clad.

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Looks good apart from the kneepad. My Horus has lost most of his fingers in transit but they look like simple fixes. 


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Shame about the kneepad. On the bright side - you'll have some interesting bitz for your bitz box. :)


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Thanks guys, the torso will definitely be a good piece for my bitz box may even make a piece of terrain from it, I've been busy updating the first post.

Trying to gather all the products into the list which is a long arduous process, will add knights, admech, solar Auxillia and other pieces as the week progresses. The next update should be Monday so hopefully this thread is helpful.

Now a question how can I make the reviews more enjoyable thorough etc. For Everyone?

Is the current format okay or are there any changes you'd like after all this is for the community aswell as myself.

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The current format seems fine to me.


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The current format seems fine to me.


Thanks buddy, im currently expanding and going to place the next order soon.

Just so much to cover and trying to make the first post organized and ensure its easy to navigate through the eventual clutter.

Just want the new Horus torso to get here so I can get him primed and started

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Tallarn- Executioner


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So here we have the first of the book reviews, now I'm not one for spoiling the story line so this will be a brief overview of the book itself and if I feel like there's anything notable of mentioning I surely will mention away. So to begin with ill start with my favourite book of the series.

Tallarn Executioner, now this is the start of the biggest mechanized warzone in the history of the imperium (even up to 40k) so in saying that were talking in 10,000 yeas we have not had a single engagement that comes close to this...... now I will let that sink in (because were talking millions of armoured columns wrecking each other left right and centre). So first off who are the main assholes in this story well its non other than everyone's favourite iron giants that sport chevrons like Kim Kardashian sports tight fitting, arse grabbing garments. but before I expand I just want to go into the opening of this story, now first we are introduced to a world that is presented with a verdant world of culture and beauty (what tallarn isn't a wasteland?) and we are introduced to a fairly well off father Akil Sulan (one of the main characters in the beginning) that happens to be wondering home when surprise surprise sirens start blaring as an invasion force enters the system bearing down on the planet. Now in this opening scene we see that this poor bloke manages to make it to a shelter as virus bombs turn the planet into a toxic hellhole and in the process loses everything that he held dear from his daughters business and love. Now this guy seems fairly legit and you cant help but feel his loss in your stomach.

But now this gets proper grim dark, like holy crap everything is destroyed and there's no one to help and how the hell are these people going to survive? but wait there's one minor hope the Journian 701st. Now these poor bastards were actually forgotten about, a whole armoured imperial army regiment and more just stationed in transit waiting for details on there next deployment. Unfortunately they aren't exactly well supplied or kitted out for an actual fight, now after months of surviving in a fall out shelter they decide to go on out and see what the hell is going on up topside, so sealing up as best they can they head topside.

Now unfortunately our beloved 4th legion are already present surface side and if they aren't annihilating the Journian 701st the toxic atmosphere and failing equipment do it for them.
now I don't want to get much further into the details of this story but if you haven't read this I recommend this be the next book you purchase in whatever format you can. its one of the best reads of the heresy next to betrayer and fulgrim (in my opinion). John French really captured this scene and expands t to incorporate fluff back from Rogue trader to adding his own twists, plots and holy zombie ghost jesus moments.

Now onto the book itself;




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so here we have this bad boy, now unfortunately my cat decided that whilst I read this he must attack the book mark with utmost gusto, which has left it in tatters.



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so we slip off the dust cover to see a beautiful hardback with the engineering diagrams on what appear to be a leman russ battle tank. (nice touch editing team)



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lucky me having a copy (#1390/3078) and what was the first picture of the Solar Auxillia Logo



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The Dramatis Personae, as you can see this story focuses less on marines and more on the footsloggers that cleaned up after them and conquered the universe in their shadow.



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now my favourite part of these books is the quotes now bare with me hear my favourite quote from this book is; 'War is the death of rationality. Only in retrospect do events seem driven by choice and judgement. those who fight rarely know why they fight, and those that command them rarely see clearly enough to make any true choices beside saying "we fight because this is where we are"'



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now unfortunately doing this one handed doesn't help but here we have the internal content featuring the layout of the journian 701st.



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the timeline of the war on tallarn



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and some data of the vanquisher 'silence'



so all in all I love this book there's not much more to say on that matter but its one of the few releases that actually starts to delve into other aspects of the heresy, there need to be more stories like this without moustache twirling or super weapons or anything of that nature, the book appeals based on the merit of the willingness for humanity to survive not only in this universe but day to day and unless your a half baked moron this will appeal to that on some level.

next up for review is Tallarn Ironclad.


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Tallarn- Ironclad



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So the much anticipated (at least on my behalf) sequel to tallran executioner, now I know there was a lot of criticism out there when everyone found out the book was bound like a slanesshii tablet, but people this book is much worth a read and I say this as we have everything going on here from data assassins to Alpha legion shenanigans through to Iron warrior contemptors waging war (hell look at the cover). now this book is a throwback to a long time ago when some legions were dedicated to specific chaos gods (night lords in with khorne iron warriors with slannesh). now before you hate on it for the sake of hating which lately we have grown accustomed to with each release lets remember its only the start of this particular engagement and campaign. so give it a chance don't hate it.


Now I wont go into detail with this one as each person should read it and gage it with their own inner critic.







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see this is a hefty tome considering its a Novella



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a beautifully embossed hardback with beautiful detailing



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#996/3000 (oh yeah first 1000)



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The Dramatis Personae as you can see were focussing more on the legionaries in this book compared to the previous one being from the perspective of their human counterparts.



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now I cant honestly choose which little piece of fluff I love more in this book.



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now we get to the special content, this is a nice little monologue.



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some planetary information as we've seen in the forge world books.



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a nice pic on pre tallarn uniform sadly no robes and turbans just bulky hazmat suits.



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now the centre does unfold to give us a full cover shot.



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and this acknowledgement I felt actually was really nice and its good to let us know just how much effort the team at forge world Games workshop and black library go to in order to bring us stories like this.


so quick summary and as mentioned above give this one a chance boys and girls, I think you will enjoy this even just for the parts with the Vanus (SP) assassin which makes digital warfare look fun.
Next up I think will be Betrayer or Khârn from the character series, enjoy!


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so finally I got the time to start dry fitting and assembling this bad boy, now the kit itself is fine but I did encounter some issues when assembling this bad boy.
But we will get to that in a minute all in all I'm happy with this kit and cant wait to have it painted up in USMC tank Crew.

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so to begin I decided to try build this in sub assemblies, now I decided to start with the sponson armour as its one of the main features to this build, now the resin joints to fit nicely but may need a bit of gap filling on the top hatch. (note don't glue the sponson turrets I spent a good 10 minutes explaining to the misses that they were supposed to move)

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next up on the sub assembly list is the engine and exhaust pipes, pretty simple just fit and glue.

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now next up is the front plate for the sponsons which I nearly missed, now no matter how I tried to fit them there was going to be a gap so watch out for this, I'm not happy with how it fits into place so now I have to get out the liquid GS to try remedy this.

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next up is the hull build, now please be careful I glued the top of the assembly before realising that you need to slide the top of the land raiders armour into the back of this piece and wont be able to assemble this properly without breaking the piece off (which may cause damage to the resin)

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now I trialled a dummy test fit with the almighty quad cannon of death


so now comes the fun bit of assembling the individual track pieces, which in all honesty is the easiest part to do (insert A into B )cool.png

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now like your normal land raider build we just put the floor in the engine/motor piece and line up the rear engine exhaust mounts.

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now before you glue the second side into place put the reinforced armour into the front, and unlike myself place the turret mount otherwise you will have a :cussload of a headache trying to get it to fit.

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so now as you can probably see it lines up fine, but I must insist that breaking the quad cannon roof is not fun but needs to be put on last

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because then we have this ( a nice big freaking Gap)

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so now we just dummy fit the multi melta and cannon into place and add the final details like a twin link bolter, the hatch maybe even a crewman.

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finally we start gap filling, now this bad boy will get primed and ready for vow II of my ETL endeavour.

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next time you see this will be the finished piece.






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Betrayer


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So first review of the main series, now a quick run down of events. This is based after the audio drama butchers nails and allows us to have a deeper insight into the XIIth legion and the XVIIth legion respectively, this story is basically the tipping point for the World eaters and brings them to the point of no return finally giving themselves to khorne. now this novel is almost a duel bromance between Argel Tal & Khârn showing that even a blood crazed psychopath like the bloodied still has emotional ties to humanity, this also applies to argel tal and shows him wishing there was another way to save humanity and that he hates the path they are on but accepts his place on it. we also have Lorgar primarch of the Xviith on a mission to save his broken brother angron, this coalesces into a crazy plan (the ruinstorm) which pretty much is meant to save Angron from death at the hands of the butchers nails.

 

now this book has everything from beautiful moments of primarchs bench pressing warhounds to point blank plasma blasters to the face, some of the most memorable moments of this book pretty much sum up everything that is amazing about this series, from Khârn going bezerk and argel tal trying to keep up and protect him, to Roboute guilliman duking it out with both his traitor brother primarchs, the red tide assaulting a shield wall of ultramarines, the revival of the blessed lady and the demise of the last angel.

 

this book has everything and keeps you wanting more, Aaron Dembski Bowden has truly captured the essence of the traitor legions and brings forth concepts that non of us prior to this release would have considered.

 

now all in all a great read but the final scene between Khârn and Erebus is the most climatic and brutal take on the pits we have to date.

so if you haven't read this stop what your doing and go bloody read it right now, get out your credit card and order this bad boy or rob someone that has it.


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Beautiful cover great art work and a beautiful depiction of lorgar and Angron


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I recommend you get it I don't know how many times I have to say it just no excuses go get it.

 

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One of the biggest cast lists but surprisingly works, theres no attention detracted from any of the characters and is more than just bolter porn, this was the last book I had to get upon release.

 

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for those of you that have joined the gods of the arena thread In the Chaos forum will recognise this from the opening post, a true recollection from the captain of the VIIIth assault company summarising the position of the XIIth legion.

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The first artwork we had of Khârn which translated well into the FW model.

 

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One of the best moments of the book was the world eaters charging the ultramarine shield wall as the Legio Audax Hunted around them.

 

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Angron on Nucrecia seeing the bones of his fallen Comrades which pushes him to ascension.

 

 

 

 

So all in all great book we get more of an insight into the Warhounds pre Angron and even see how the hated Librarius of the XIIth legion worked, sadly anyone that knows the history of the WE will know what awaits the librarius. Now this book was an emotional journey of love compassion and hatred, to see how loss can affect the strongest of us and the lengths we go to protect those closest to us wether they be Deceased saints to rage filled axe swinging super humans to  a broken shell of a brother.


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