Well we are here again, and this time I am looking at number 3. Thats right I have managed to get my hands on number 3 of the Greater Daemons! Only the angry bird left to go :O
First a little note on magnetizing as this is important to me (love saving money 😉 ). On first look round the kit I do think it is possible to do some magnetizing on this kit. However it wont be as straight forward as say the Great Unclean One but if your magnets are small enough and you are very patient all the options should be workable.
I chickened out for this kit mainly, that I needed some speed as my Slaanesh are in an escalation league and I needed NEEDED! some big claws in my list.
As always really nice box with all the options on show
What is really nice is the inner box, which has some amazing artwork , that I dont think is anywhere (maybe the 40k Daemon codex?) which is really cool and a little unexpected.
I say this because the packaging (although cardboard), I felt was a little OTT. We had the tray for the model like all GW big kits and then 2 boxes as well. Cool artwork and the cool “look what you can make” boxes are well cool. But, I have no idea why GW have done this, other than to slow down my search for the shiny goodness inside! And to fill my recycling bin quicker…
So we get 2 spures in the box, crammed full with parts. The first thing that draws the eye is the ‘skirt’ parts which account for a lot of space and also their depth. Something I didnt do was take a picture from the side as they take up a lot of 3D space.
What was also interesting is that this has to be the first kit in long time I have seen that it can be split almost in two, with spure 1 being the all body parts and I think all the options for a build. While, spure 2 is the decorations (plus some hand options). Harks back to the days when this was come rather than the more CAD designed spures to maximize space. I am sure this has still happened but by fluke the split made sense….
Sorry random detour!
There are plenty of options available and you may recongize the space claw(s) on some of my recent terrain work..
We all love options and this kit like the other Greater Daemons brings it.
I will say all those delicate jewels makes my heart sink, I am, a ham-fisted clumsy modeller at the best of times and those pieces fill me with dread.
Caution is advised for this kit as like all Slaanesh, it is a delicate razor of a god..
Next up , the instruction manual is the usual 3D-render we expect now from GW and the hint of colour in places can help those when building.
But now lets just drool (is that appropriate?) over some of the details of this model. They are exquisite, the small details of the torso connections and the very organic way all the armour is done. I love it and the fact it is a Ken doll makes me smile just a little, juvenile that I am!
While you have individual teeth/fangs on the heads. Just really a cool model and one worthy to stand with its brothers/sisters/beings of the Greater Daemon type.
Over all the build is pretty straight forward and the fit is amazing. There is no major worries or gaps to mention when I put mine together.
Of course the skirt hides a great deal of the model really and this could help. Something that you will need to be careful of though is the skirt attaches to the arms at very small points and this means that if you are wanting to do even some minor tweaks to the pose, it will take some major work to do it. Admittedly the claw arms are free game. But this is perhaps the least convertable of the Greater Daemons I have dabbled with.
So pretty though, so very very pretty…..I need to stop looking at Slaanesh!
We always need a scale shot and well she/it is a tall bugger! Bigger than a Thanatar is impressive to consider but with the Daemonette only coming up to the knee you can imagine you are not hiding this model on the battlefield.
She/it is in the higher band of models to purchase but for the price of £63.75 from our friends over at Triple Helix Wargames, it is worthy of a centerpiece model in your army. Perhaps not as mental as the Bloodthirster and GUO I have covered before but it is still imposing. All that height helps of course as it towers over so much but the detailing can be so small that painters are going to have great fun getting her tabletop ready.