Now I don't usually have anything along the lines of breaking news on FTW, it's more about the modeling and painting aspects of the hobby. So this post isn't so much "scoop" on the new Space Hulk Terminators as it is a bit of a review of them.
I've been given the opportunity to paint up the Terminators that come with the new Space Hulk game and I thought I would pass along some of my initial impressions.
After getting my hands on them last night, here's what I think about them...
Each one looks to be about 3 pieces each, The main body portion (legs, one arm, back half of torso), the front (chestpiece with head) and the other arm. They look like they just snap together with a snug fit but I'll be using superglue as well since these will be seeing lots of play.
The ones I've got look to have very little flash on them. The mold lines aren't bad at all. The models look like they have lots of detail to hide mold lines as well. Similar to when there's a purity seal or something positioned where the mold line runs so that it follows down the edge of the seal instead of through the middle of a leg plate. It's "disguised" so to say.
Fairly dynamic. Each one is different and is his own model.
These guys are obviously Blood Angles. Tons of little iconography all over these guys. It would be hard to convert them to another Chapter actually there so much little stuff all over them. Each one has his own details that you don't find on other ones. Lots of blood drops, purity seals, skulls, chains, tabards, etc.
I'm really pleased that they have as much detail as they do. I think they look great and am planning on stealing lots of the ideas for my regular terminators for decorations.
These guys look to be the same size as regular Terminators but they come on irregular shaped "floor" pieces. There's no texture to the base which is kind of a let down considering all the other detail on the model, the base looks really plain in comparison to everything else. I suppose you could dress it up if you were serious about making it fit in with the overall look or you could just paint it black and that would work just as well.
While there's no real room (or need honestly) for converting these guys... using them in conjunction with the regular 40k Terminator Marines might give you some new options.
Once again, if you're going with Blood Angels, you're set, if not, then it might not be worth the effort.
It looks like the other arm on the sprue is basically the same arm that comes in the regular Terminator box set with just some extra Blood Angel iconography added.
Cutting these guys off their irregular shaped "floor" base might be a little bit of work but could be done if you put your mind to it. A serious Blood Angel player might give it a go just to have a few really different Terminators to use in regular games of 40k.
Overall, I'm really impressed with these models, I wish the regular Terminators had this kind of detail. Lots of detail, some great poses and generally cool looking models.
And yes, they fit on 40mm bases.