Monday, June 7, 2010

Manticore, mythical creature, or kick-ass kit?

So this past weekend, I had the pleasure of grabbing the new Manticore kit from my local shop. Now, unfortunately my wife was out of town all weekend, so that meant very, VERY little hobby work done, but i did get to dissect this awesome new kit from GW.

Suffice It to say, if you haven't figured out that I'm in love with this kit, please take note:

I'm in love with this kit.

From the fact that this uses the new and improved Chimera kit (which is no surprise), to the amazing add-on front hull piece that has a new hatch, not to mention the launching racks for either the rockets, or the death strike, this is a highly detailed kit that any guard player will love to have as a part of their armored force.

Needless to say, this will play a very fun part in the makings of my new army.

New army you say? Why yes, Tim is putting together the makings and preliminary work of a new army that hopefully will do you all proud. Everyone knows what Knight Titan is, yes? Y'all read Mechanicus? Go read it. Maybe you played Epic back in the day?

Either way, know it or not, a Knight Titan is a single-crewed walker the equivalent of a tank. Well, maybe a little more involved than that, but you get the point. Currently, my working list has 7 Knights in it. They will count as 3 Leman Russ tanks, 3 Hydras and yes, 1 Manticore! Then there will be 3 sentinels, 1 Vendetta, 2 infantry platoons and the company command.

I'll be scratch building the legs, torsos and much of the hulls, sentinel cockpits will provide the 'heads', and various parts form leman russ kits aegis defense lines and the manticore kit will give me main weapons, etc.

I'll keep everyone apprised and i swear, pictures will be coming soon!