First Look: Magnus The Red Unboxing

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Today we are cracking open the new Magnus The Red box set and taking a look at what’s inside. 

The new Magnus miniature is absolutely incredible and definitely a beautiful center piece!


This definitely an epic model. They claim it took around 850 hours to sculpt it and another 300 hours to paint. So what you’re looking at on the box is a ton of hard work that has been put into the presentation.


A full colored instruction manual comes in the box showing many detailed pictures to help assemble the model.


In the back of the instruction manual there are all the stat cards for Magnus as well as a break down of the colors that were use to paint him.

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There are three different head options to make Magnus look the way you would like. The wings are enormous and incredibly detailed.

To see the full unboxing of Magnus and hear what we have to say about the Thousand Sons dice and paints, check the video below.

Magnus The Red: $130

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The air screams as Magnus the Red descends from the skies, and stone runs molten beneath his shadow. Cyclopean son of the Emperor of Mankind, his very presence is anathema to logic. To look upon him is to surrender sanity, and when the Crimson King gazes back, destruction is loosed in unimaginable measure. Second only to the Emperor in terms of psychic ability, he rends asunder reality with a sweep of his blade, annihilating even super-heavy vehicles with the sheer intensity of his ire. Then, with a flex of mighty pinions, Magnus the Red is borne aloft, glorying in his unnatural power as he brings fresh calamity to the weaklings who oppose him.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble Magnus the Red, Daemon Primarch of Tzeentch. An imposing winged model whose size is appropriate to his power, he comes with a selection of 3 different faces (cyclopean, open helm and closed helm), is clad in armour dating from before the dark days of the Horus Heresy and has an array of modelling options: accessories include magical tomes, scrolls and daggers. He’s armed with the frankly ostentatious Blade of Magnus, modelled as a choice of glaive or sword. Supplied with a Citadel 100mm Round based, and a crushed Space Wolf Dreadnought for a base detail!

Head over to Games Workshop and pick up one of the most epic models yet to come out, Magnus The Red!


  • DeadlyYellow

    Really wish I had the skills to convert him into a cooler pose. He just looks like he’s offering someone an apple, which isn’t particularly imposing.

    • Evil Otto

      You can have a lot of fun with that. I don’t even have a chaos army, and I wanna buy him and put a miniature copy of Dianetics in his hand.

      • dave long island

        Haw haw haw!! 🙂

  • Melchior

    It would be a challenge to convert. My small complaint is everything is in multiple pieces, so there’s going to be a great deal of gap filling to do.

    • Iconoc1ast

      I wouldnt have thought there would be with the plastics, surely?
      I have never had a big kit though….

    • Bonemaw

      nah it will go on smooth. it’s not resin. all the big kits in plastic fits perfectly.

  • ZeeLobby

    Still love this model. Will eventually buy and reposition the nip clips. Going with cyclops eye ftw as well.

    • SupPupPup

      It looks so good in real life. I thought the proportions were too cartoony, but at his size it works really well.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. I have yet to see it in person, but I know I’ll like it.

    • Aezeal

      Ah finally buying GW again…
      Anyway it’s hard to follow what you like and don’t like in models (I’m not say schizo… only thinking it) so I’m wondering what you think about Alarielles model?

      • ZeeLobby

        It’s pretty easy actually. Standing on rampaging beetle horns in the midst of combat = dumb. Gigantic Magnus demon prince = cool.

        As for this model, there are some things I don’t like:
        1. The nipple horns are far too parallel to the ground. If they curved upwards more it’d look like more of an armor embellishment than nipple protectors.
        2. The pose is a little goofy. He’s both leaning backwards while reaching forward. Add to that his sour grapes expression and it’s a weird combo.
        3. The symbols on the wings are a great example of GW’s design issues with unnecessary bling. You can tell the sculptor designed the wings, and then someone walked in and was like, can you put more bling on those?

        Things I do like:
        1. The staff is awesome. They did a great job with the blue fire effect. Sometimes they overdue effects (Nagash, farting exalted sorcerer, etc.), but in this case it’s perfect.
        2. The avian touches are great, both in the armor, and in his appearance. Very Tzeentchian theme.
        3. The loin cloth is also done well. It actually matches his movements, stagnating while he performs a backwards motion causing it to bend forward.

        Def far from a flawless model, but I’ve always loved the 1K Sons and their lore, so I will purchase him at some point, will probably wait til 8th to see how the game does first, as I’d love to build up a 1K sons army around him as well. It’s really not hard to follow what I like and dislike, it just requires not wearing fanboy tinted glasses :D.

        • Aezeal

          Well for Alarielle it’s a bit complicated.. since when they move she dematerialzed the bug… not to mention she flies herself so in combat she probably just flies up

          • ZeeLobby

            I’ve never had in issue with the fluff. I’ve always had issues with the model. It’s just very disjointed aesthetically. Looks like they were developing two ranges, one got axed and they glued them together. The fact that she’s standing precariously on top of it is an issue for me as well, but that’s mostly due to the fact that I have a greater appreciation for mounted models rather than precarious balance battling high fantasy models.

          • Aezeal

            Yeah I can see your point. I really needed to keep in mind she’s a god so can basicly do anything to justify the post.. but after that I don’t mind it so much.. I mean she doesn’t LOOK like she’s standing as unbalanced/precariously… so now I just see it as she’s standing on there as easy as you and me on a flat floor.. you know BECAUSE!!! GOD!!!!

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. I got you. It’s just subjective. Just don’t think the two models tie together all that well. Modeller may have intended them to contrast but imo it just comes off as disjointed.

          • Aezeal

            To be honest.. it really grows on you if you look at them IRL.

      • dave long island

        Got tired of having all that money in your wallet huh? Yeah.. ‘Tis a problem GW can easily solve…. lol

        • Aezeal

          I meant Z. He’s been a bit down on buying GW according to his posts on here.

          • dave long island

            oh, ok… Guess I got it mixed up, lol.

  • Paul Sinanan

    His pose is actually great, but just like the Dark Angels Belial… the GW photographer seems to want to choose the worst possible angle from which to picture the product. Look at Magnus’ 360 view on the GW website, every other angle is more pleasing than the one they’ve chosen for the promo/box shots.

  • Evil Otto

    What are the weapon stats for the nipple horns?

    • ZeeLobby

      It’s got a double eye gouge attack, aptly named for both his ability to chest bump a bloodthirster in the face blinding him, but also for the owner who must remove his eyes after being unable to unsee what he’s seen (stripper Magnus…. NOOOOOOO)!

    • Lord Elpus

      Those aren’t horns….

      • Evil Otto

        Oh crap, he’s switched to Slannesh…

        • Lord Elpus

          No, it’s just VERY cold in The Eye of Terror..

  • memitchell

    Only 300 hours to paint? Heck, I spend more than that on each Squat in my Squats army I’ve been painting over the last two decades. Which reminds me, since I’m almost done, I need to buy the latest Squats Codex. So I can finally play 40K.

    Wait! What?

    • ZeeLobby

      Haha. If you actually spent 300 hours on a single squat model you better post it up here so we can see it in all its glory!

      • memitchell

        No, it was all for naught. Guess I’ll go back to painting Tomb Kings.

        • ZeeLobby

          Oh… Er. About that…

          • Hedwerx