So yeah.. I know I promised this almost a week ago, but I've been super busy. Anyway, here's a review of the Maulerfiend box (really, it's only for shits and giggles).
Forgefiend/Maulerfiend box review
I plan on adding a Maulerfiend to my CSM army, painting it Black Legion style. The idea of a machine-beast storming forwards to rip apart the enemy really gets my black chaos heart pounding. I’ve put together a little review of the box’s contents, and will proceed by assembling it in this review. A painting review will hopefully come later.
The box and its contents
The box is your typical GW box, albeit a lot bigger than what I expected it to be (see comparison to Chaos Terminator Lord box)! It’s got the usual descriptions along with the obligatory Games-Workshop-shoving-products-down-your-throat-statement “we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Paints”.
Inside we find two spruces and a large oval base, along with an instruction book.
Flipping through the book quickly makes you realize you’re quite happy having it there; there are a lot of parts involved in the assembling of one of these beasts. You have the option of making either a Maulerfiend, a Forgefiend with dual Hades Autocannons or a Forgefiend with dual Ectoplasma Cannons and an additional Ectoplasma Cannon acting as the Forgefiend’s head; “headmounted”. Since I am planning on using a Maulerfiend this will be the point of focus.
Cutting out and cleaning
It took me about 20 minutes just to remove the 36 different parts from the spruces. Yes, that’s thirty-six different parts to clean the mold lines and spruce connectors off of. Let the slow but sure decline to insanity begin…
So after about 1½ hours of painful cleaning of mold lines, I am pleased with how the parts turned out. I am ready to assemble the model!
So a lot of the parts of the model are halves which need to be glued together to form a whole (duh…). Most of the parts are pretty straight forward in how to assemble. However some smaller parts were tricky to determine where to place. Even though I’m an engineer I couldn’t figure it out and had to consult the instruction book.
So now that the major components are assembled I’m not going to make the mistake of putting together the whole model before painting. Instead I’m going to be painting the components one-by-one. I think this will fit me better as I feel that painting the entire model at once can be quite daunting. It gives me the motivation to do my very best for each individual component.
I will be posting updates on my painting in the future, however there’s a ton to do at work and most of my weekends are booked with activities for quite some time forward. This means that I’ll have a few hours every evening to paint. Wish me luck as I take on, what I personally think is, one of the coolest models available!
Just how big is this fleshmetal daemon? Check the picture below for a reference…