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Thoughts on the old metal Broodlord kit versus newer ones?

Tyranids Broodlord Genestealer Patriarch

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Zephaniah Adriyen

Zephaniah Adriyen


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Right, so, I was given an old metal Broodlord for free by a friend of mine when I first picked up my 'Nids Kill Team (alas, I didn't go with Genestealers or I'd have a proper Kill Team: Commander list). I was wondering what the general consensus on the lad is, and how he compares to the newer Broodlord and Patriarch (read: Other Broodlord) kits.

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Arson Fire

Arson Fire


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Well, it's just a different sculpt.  All the broodlord sculpts are great.


Some people like to convert that one to match the original concept art a bit closer.  Rotating the arms to put them down by its side, and swapping the head.  I did something similar with mine.  But there's nothing wrong with the sculpt as it is.





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The old Broodlord is much smaller than the new plastic one which is as large as a Patriarch. Much easier to conceal.




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I never liked the head back and screaming pose, but otherwise the model is fine. I'd try to convert it to be like he above, more sneaky like. 

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