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Well I'm rather new to WH40k, and I'm thinking about getting the Forgeworld Bloodthirster model (just because it's just so freaken cool!!!) and I was just wondering:
-how is the consistency between Forgeworld fluff and stats with GW's?
-is Forgeworld some sort of branch off GW?
-are they the same comapany?
-And is it legal to play the Forgewold Bloodthirster as a normal one?
-Can a Bloodthirster be a HQ?
Forgeworld is a subsidiary of Games Workshop Group PLC, the company at the head of Citadel, Games Workshop, Forgeworld, and Black Library.
As to whether or not you'd be able to play with it in normal games, that is up to your opponent or game organizer. Realize that it is ginourmous, much larger than the one produced by games workshop. I personally wouldn't have any problem with you playing it, but others may not be so willing.
well I'm hoping it's ginormous since I it does cost $170. I wouldn't want some puny figure worth that much money. Most likely I'm just going to prop on a shelf and stare at it. Is the entire thing made of resin? and will I need to pin it? (since resin is lighter than metal)
You'll probably have to pin the wings. Be aware that resin is very different to metal - you'll have to file off a lot of mold lines and you'll have to wear a dust mask and do it in a ventilated space, as resin dust is poisonous. You'll also have to wash it before you paint it. And yeah, it's much lighter.
Having seen the model in the flesh, i'd say its definetly worth the money, although ask around the hobby section about cleaning/preping resin, as its a whole new beast. That fella is humongous, and easily one the most beautiful models i've seen (even unpainted), as for playing against it, no problems, just don't expect to hide anywhere .
EDIT: Not to sure, but i'm pretty sure that greater daemons can lead chaos daemon armies. Poke around in the respective forum to find out.
it should also be noted that FW models are not generally as easy to put together as GW models, they could require sanding, filing, filling, un-warping and heavy pinning.
resin might be lighter than metal but my macharius is a heavy block of resin.
May the "Nurgley Goodness" protect you!
I know the Bloodthirster is 9.5" to the tip of its axe, but how tall is it to its head? in inches.