The Shaltari starter set review

Welcome to my newest review this time I am following on from the Scourge starter set for DZC with another boxset.

As you have probably guessed I am doing the Shaltari the faction I liked DZC so much (even more than the Scourge). In this review I probably wont be saying much just enjoy the miniatures 😉

Like the Scourge the KR foam is a nice touch and is well packaged.

Cards and rods

The command cards are included in all starter sets which is nice and they have a high gloss colourful finish to them. But as before thicker/sturdier cards would have been nice.

Now the rods used for flyers in the games have a nice little design feature that I wish others would consider. Each rod comes with a ‘cap’ that you can glue directly to miniature and that makes transport/storage so much better and easier. How can a nub of plastic be so amazing?!

And now for the miniatures…


These guys are a bit taller than other infantry and that helps them look a bit nicer as you can see .

Loving the match between their heads and the vehicle ‘cockpits’ really liking these. However I must also mention the pewter waste these have if they had used less in the casting then I would say you could get another 2 individuals from it. Now I am not an expert in these things far from it but it does seem very very wasteful :S

Tomahawk Main Grav-Tanks

I was really surprised how thin these models are but also allowed me to see the quality of the actual resin as it holds details very very well. But I also noticed that it is pretty bendy (as most resin is) but it did not feel brittle and if I was so inclined I would image that it would take a pretty serious angle to break the resin in half.

Of all the factions I really think these show of what Hawk Wargames are capable of.

The position of some of the excess resin is a bit annoying but is easily dealt with.

Haven Terragates

Next up the APC equivalent

I really like these (I like the whole range anyway :P) What was slightly annoying is again the excessive resin (common theme). The pictures may not complete show it but the injection site is at the front of the vehicle which as you may know is smooth angular this means you need to be pretty good with a knife to clean it up well.

Amazing detailing though.

The above pictures show you the random flaky resin flash that is present on some pieces it is not something to worry about but like the Scourge review be careful when removing it as you may end up hurting the detailing.

Kukri AA Grav-Tanks

Pretty similar to the Tomahawk since it is the same chassis.

That pesky resin again.

Eden Medium Gate

The gates are stunning that is simply all I can say!!

The levels are just crazy, crazy I tell you!!

Now a word of warning to people out there do NOT make my mistake and chop the excess resin flush to the detailing above if you do you use a gluing tab and so it makes it a bugger to glue onto the body of the gate

And here is a group shot of the miniatures done truly amazing kits I think you will agree..

Scale Shot

As always here is your little scale shot for those interested. 😉

Final Thoughts

Truly amazing models (have I mentioned that before), that are a little bit spoiled by some of the excess resin. I love the building part of this hobby as it lends itself to the odd conversion (it’s the Ork in me) but I have found I in some cases not enjoy putting these together the excess resin makes it difficult as you have to be either extremely gentle/careful or a simple mistake (my excuse anyway) leads to more problems down the line.

Once built the models are amazing/stunning/awesome/any other description you care to use but you maybe left a touch jaded getting there.

Perhaps I am being harsh on a new company producing great miniatures but when you are in a premium hobby and selling even more premium products I would have hoped for better.

Anyway I am going to enjoy these miniatures now they are built (rules are great) but I don’t think I could face adding another faction to my Shaltari and Scourge.

Favourite DZC faction on looks

Time for a scientific approach to wargaming.

Thats right its Poll time I want you all to vote on your favourite faction for the new Dropzone Commander but only on how they look.

Nothing else no rules/how they play just pure shiny 😀 to help here are the mega army deal views showing EVERYTHING!


The Scourge



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