GW: Bringing ALL the Skulls to You

REJOICE hobbyists! Because in the grimdark human skulls just aren’t enough…

images via miniwars & descanso del escriba

The august White Dwarf is out and about and early peeks are appearing all over the internet.  We’ve seen all the Primaris kits so far, but two hobby sprues out of left field caught our eye.

Vines

This first set comes with 12 sprues of vines for you to snip and twist around your latest terrain or basing project.  I can see lots of cool overgrown ruins, Sylvaneth and Cfaftworld Eldar projects that would look great with these. Don’t forget those sneaky Catachans and their jungle camo tricks. Apparently these are made of a different plastic that is very flexible.

Bracken

The mystery set with 146 bracken goes unseen… We will have to wait and see.

SKULLS SKULLS SKULLS

This is what you really came for.  When I saw the cover of INDEX: XENOS I thought… hmm where did that skull come from? Well look at this, a set of 340 skulls sure to keep your bases dedicated to the Skull Throne – or just a sad lament for all those plastic dudemen lives lost to early.  Everytime you buy 8 of these kits, somewhere out there – a Bloodthirster gets it’s wings.

Khorne will be so impressed with your base!

~ Challenge – how many races can you identify in the skullpile?

  • Sam Nolton

    Is it just me or does that one in the middle (the outright MYSTERY SKULLLLLL *oooooEEEEEEoooooOO* that GW points out….is that skull similar or the same to the mysterious skull on Index Xenos?

    • Keith Wilson

      big one looks like a stegadon

      • Sam Nolton
      • MechBattler

        Looks like a genestealer, and probably a patriarch given the size.

        No wait, the darker pits are the eye sockets. I think the bottom left corner of the bottom pic is the same skull from the front.

        Is that a stealer? Can’t tell. The front doesn’t look like the right shape, but the rest of it seems to be right, and the ridges on top are distinctive.

        What does everyone else think? Big Genestealer, or something else?

        • The Lost One

          It’s definitely not a patriarch or genestealers. The things is huge compared to the slaugterpriests foot. It’s definitely a clawed fiend from dark eldar but it’s alot bigger than the clawed fiend models head.

          • MechBattler

            DERP. You’re right. That’s a fantasy khorne dude. So it’s probably a fantasy creature skull. Those other horned skulls are definitely beastmen too. Should’ve noticed that.

            That said, the mystery deepens. If it’s a fantasy critter, what is it? I don’t know of anything that looks quite like that.

            EDIT – Wait, the description mentions it’s both AoS and 40k mixed together. Maybe it’s a warbeast or squig type critter from lizardmen or orks?

          • MechBattler

            I don’t know about that. Look at this size comparison with an normal sized DE model. That slaughterpriest isn’t that much bigger than a normal human model. I’d think that size isn’t too far off the mark. Clawed fiend is actually a pretty chunky model.

            http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iaVUKxn15a4/UBwbsqZxhvI/AAAAAAAABtI/M-mj1qbZaiM/s1600/IMG_4189.jpg

    • Fortnight

      It’s a Clawed Fiend. Currently available in a bunch of Dark Eldar kits. Not sure why they call it a mystery.

      • MechBattler

        The writer forgot the model exists? A new guy that never saw a Clawed Fiend before? I would be unsurprised if it was something like that.
        They probably still get people that say, “What’s a Sister of Battle?”

  • Snord

    For all that it’s totally overdone by GW, I love putting skulls on model bases. I have some WiP Orcs (refuse to use the new name) based on their plastic scenic bases, and now I’m going to cover them with skulls…

    • MechBattler

      Don’t worry, son. No one uses any name other that Imperial Guard either.

      • Korban

        I believe the Imperial Guard still calls them Orcs, it’s the Astra Militarum that use the new name.

      • Ghachii

        I see the new names gaining more traction. People are getting used to it, and people who are new to the hobby use them completely naturally. The changes felt awkward and unnecessary at first (which they kind of were), but really they’re no more silly than any number of other made-up fantasy names. Orruks, ogors, aelves – it’s all good baby!

    • dave long island

      OMG your cat pic looks just like my Keykey Honeybunches Sweetums… lol

      • Ghachii

        Is that really the name of your cat?

        • dave long island

          Yeah, lol… 🙂

          • Ghachii

            I approve! Good name!

  • Brian Griffith

    Okay, suddenly I NEED those skulls.

    • euansmith

      Khorne, is that you?

    • benvoliothefirst

      Seriously, I’ve been an undead player since they were all one army, and I’m freaking out over this. This is amazing. I’m so excited. I see Bloodletters, heralds of Nurgle, what I’m assuming are ogres and is that a giant skull? Oh my lord, I’m getting the vapors. Bought on sight!

  • Rob brown

    Those vines in combo with half the planetary sector sets are going to be stunning. Overgrown forest ruins!

  • Mathew G. Smith

    Lots of new head options for undead here.

  • Fortnight

    Apparently Clawed Fiends are a mystery…

    • euansmith

      They are a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in claws.

      • Spacefrisian

        Put in a box that in turn is wrapped in pink paper.

  • Tshiva keln

    Not sure why they say the bracken is a mystery as WD has pics with it on bases. Looks good. Think they said they are £10 each pack.

  • William Jameson

    Just a flight of fancy, but looking at the skull kit I’m immediately thinking “I wonder if there’s enough to make a throne for a Chaos Lord to sit on”, or how difficult it would be to reposition a Bloodthrster on a throne decorated with them

    • if you do this you HAVE to show us… not sure how you’ll find us but FIND US YOU MUST!

  • euansmith

    That skull sprue looks like it could be a lot of fun.

  • benn grimm

    Those vines look/sound great 🙂

    • Ghachii

      I’m interested to find out how the bendyness works in practice, and how well the bent vines stay in position. Is it a new plastic formula, or is it just the regular plastic but thin enough to bend if you work it *very* carefully so that it doesn’t snap?

      • benn grimm

        Yeah, absolutely. I’m fascinated, can’t wait to get hold of some.

      • JPMcMillen

        I’d imagine step one involves very hot water to soften the plastic.

        • Tom Hibberd

          Nope none needed. New bendy plastic

      • Tom Hibberd

        New formula bendy plastic. But regular GW spray and paint will adhere to it. I was part of the team that designed them

  • The Lost One

    What’s the skull to the left of the big skull, the one in between the beastman skulls horns. The one with no eye socket

    • Mud_Duck

      Ur-Ghul?