MODEL SHOWCASE: Stormcast Eternal Models
Come take a look at the Forces of Order in the NEW Age of Sigmar Box – Here come the Sigmarites!
Hey BoLS Readers, AdamHarry with a quick run down of the Stormcast Eternals from the Age of Sigmar Box:
I went ahead and built a few of the models that best represent the Forces of Order. We have full 360 shots and also a few stills comparing the sizes to other GW models and the different bases.
After building these models all I can say is “WOW!” The injection mold plastics fit together so well that building them is a breeze. From a technical stand-point Games Workshop knocked it out of the park. Some of the figure fit together so well you almost don’t need glue. It’s like someone took the idea of static snap-fit models and combined it with great, dynamic poses. They managed to basically hide all the “cut” lines in very creative ways which eliminate the seams on the model.
I know I keep bringing this up but that’s because they really impressed me. If you’re looking for a fun hobby project these miniatures will NOT disappoint. On top of being top-quality sculpts that look virtually seamless they are just dripping with details. The scroll-work and the standard in particular are standouts in an already amazing line-up.
I could go on – but just watch the video the models speak volumes.
A few notes on assembly (aka lessons I learned the hard way so you don’t have to!)
- Use Plastic Glue – this will help fuse the model and make it fit a lot tighter that regular super glue. I use this stuff and it works great – and I’m not getting paid to say that.
- Dry fit EVERYTHING – because of the way the seams are cut things may not line up quite the way you think… until you dry fit the model. Once you see how everything lines up and you’re confident then add glue. Measure twice, cut once and all.
- Be careful when clipping – some of the connections are a little tricky to get a clean “clip” from. I suggest clipping closer to the sprue “ribs” and cleaning up with an modeling knife.
- Take your time – the more care you take assembling these models the better they will look once the paint starts flying.
I started with the more complicated models before moving on to the basic troops and I appreciated the difficulty shift. The “Heroes” are a lot more complicated and the basic troopers are much more forgiving.
Good luck and happy modeling!
Age of Sigmar will be in stores July 11 – are your wallets ready?