Got my hands on the Ambots box this week, as always thanks to our friends at Triple Helix..
The plan is to use one as my Patriarch for the GSC Chaos Machine Cult. Which means I need to find a project for the second.
Anyway onto the review, the box is as per all other GW kits, so nice art splashed with pretty pictures of the models.Now the back is a little sparse, I expect this is the nature of the kit and how the options are more limited.What is perhaps most surprising thing about this kit is that, although the 2 models look different. It is actually the same kit, with additional legs and head being the only differences.This does mean the kit is almost a snap-fit kit but more advanced, any conversion work you wish to do is going to need some heavy chopping and changing on the part of the modeler.
The instructions are great as always (but like other non-core kits only in black and white).
As you can see (well you would have if I had remembered to put the kits in the same orientation….) that the box gives you 2 identical spures.
The details are very nice and the kit goes together very very quickly.
There some nice little details for the kit like the cogs on the back section, which in typical GW fashion you wont see much of once built, if you use the shoulder guard-shield thingy.
awwwwww look little thumb gun..
So the build was easy enough, the kit doesn’t require much thinking about as there is not much to the options. This on top of square pegs on connections means he builds quickly which is great if you want are wanting the standard poses. I did try and mix things a little by having the legs of bot A and the arms from bot B.
Which does add a little more to the options but not you much. As mentioned if you are wanting something more dynamic or very different will need plenty of work.
So he is a bulky model that fills the 40mm base really well. I will say this again the munda bases are soooo sexy I wish I could use them everywhere..
Always need a backside shot as well, showing off some of the little details. It really shows the tech level GW are working at as the hand/arm section is almost one piece but they still manage to give us some nice tubing details.
Finally a scale shot of the bot with a little Ghoul and one of my converted Acolytes from the Goliath kit.
I think he is going to work nicely as Patriarch model once he is painted up.
All hail the Emperor of the Machine
So as a kit the price point of £18.75 (from our friends at THG) is really good. Although they are Munda models, I think they have the potential to be really popular with a lot of modelers. Yes I am being a tad lazy and not doing much to make it into Patriarch, but Ork players are going to love it. I almost think they have the potential to fit into some marine forces or ad mech ones.
Beyond that its a fun little kit regardless.