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OK so i got the new mangler squig model a week or so ago
I thought i would give my impression on it .
Fiorst off it is expensive $80cdn + tax = $92CDN
ouch that is more expensive than the aracnorock
it is as everyone knows made of the new finecast material , I have been unimpressed with finecast so far , i have 2 other finecast models , but both were from the old metal sprews and to be honest in both cases i would have preferred the metal model . my main complaint about finecast is that it is very weak stuff , and the smaller parts just snap off .
The detail on the models seems to be higher with finecast but not much . however like i said previous to the mangler model the other finecast stuff was older model casts that were intended to be cast in metal not resin . Different story with the mangler model , it is a new model , and i presume was intended to be cast in resin not metal so the issues of small parts breaking off and being weak should not be a factor . GW would certainly account for this in their new model .
hmm, yeah, well, not so much .
The model is very detailed with a lot of little pieces that you will have trouble getting off the spru in one piece let along having them survive unbroken once assembled for any length of time .
The over all detail on the model is great , it is a fantastic looking model , however , there are several lengths of chain that are incredibly fragile and several mushrooms that are very weak as well , the goblin crew weapons are detailed and attractive but very flimsy . I can't see them standing up to repeated use in gaming .
the squigs themselves are reasonably sturdy . i modeled mine with one jumping on the other as them are shown on the box this part is not as flimsy as i thought .
one positive thing was the options that come with the kit . there are 4 1/2 goblin crew , and several mushrooms and chains . i put one crew on each squig and was going to have the others on the base but decided to use them as fanatics , which was super easy as they are all holding chains , just grab a bead or ball shaped button of an appropriate size and glue the gobo to it and then to a round base , instant fanatic a nice bonus . to be honest i was tempted to make 4 fanatics with the crew and not put them on the model .
over all i am very pleased with the core model , it is pricy but if you look at the kit as a mangler squig and a bunch of fanatics it's cost balances out some . My only real complaint is with the fragility of the model . gaming models take abuse , they get dropped bumped and banged in army cases and in dead piles . they get knocked off the game table ect. ect . this model won't take any of that , it needs to be treated like a china tea cup . i will be building a special box for it so when i take it out gaming it will come back in one piece . i just pray it does not fall off the gaming table . it would never survive even a small fall in one piece .
over all a very nice looking but fragile model . The cost thing is a bit much , but this is an expensive hobby and i long ago accepted that , at least for my $92cdn i get a cool looking model that should be effective on the gaming table , unlike some other models of certain orc heroes of legend .
I Just need to keep the game store kids away from it , if one of those little grubby $#@#$@#$ knocks it off the table there will be blood
just my 2cents
Last edited by ikken; January 4th, 2012 at 14:00. Reason: fix typos
I agree in many of those points, the model if very fragil as you said but it is really cool
Me and my friends at gw use to call those newbie children "shit crack kidz" xD
Yep, the chains and other deal, are quite fragile for this expensive model .
You're better off making your own conversion, or to find another material to replace/hide the chains on the 'finecast' model .
I think I'll just make my own out of old models. Also, we used to call those young boys "rat children."