Been a while since I have done a model review and boy is it a belter. The Rhulic Dwarves have themselves a colossal :D
As with all the PP boxes it is nice and shiny showing of the model in question.
I am impressed that they have managed to get all the kits into these boxes as I am sure it has been tight on a few of them ;)
Once we get all the bits out of the box, what do we get?
A nice set of models, I have to say there is a large amount of resin compared to metal in this kit compared to others I have looked at. The standard stuff is of course the big ol’ 120mm base, stat cards, wreck marker and instruction diagram (forgot to take pics).
There is a large amount of pieces, but surprisingly this is down to the arms as we shall see..
With this kits the pieces are generally very nice as you would expect from the resin PP uses. What did surprise me is the amount of chunks of waste resin my kit had. I am not used to the large amount in here, yes it is less than some of the FW kits I have built but significantly more than other PP models I have done. The flash amount was on the low thankfully with only the odd bit here or there (some of it was noticeable though).
As mentioned the arm/shoulder sections are significant number of pieces in the kit, this is great though as the arm is very long and account for a lot of the width of the model so any metal on here would have made them pretty impossible to keep attached to the body. On the flip side the legs are only in 2 parts!!
The main body comes in 2 sections and feels surprisingly solid I actually think the is more to main hull/body than other kits I have come across. I have to say the level of detail on the one-pieces is awesome and PP are showing they have really got to grips with the resin..
Do think they would make great steampunk submarines ;)
Detailing on the back section is very nice for such a lump of resin!!!
The long arm sections appear to be the worse areas for the flash I have mentioned as you can see on the plate other long sections suffer a little as well.
Here is a pic of the waste which actually surprised me on this build.
The metal bits are nice and are really just small additions on this model over anything else.
This was a very simple build and went together quicker than the Stormwall and Prime Axoim. Although it was the most labour intensive build for the pliers!!
A lot of cutting is needed to get rid of the excess..
But the ending result is very nice and I have to say I like the kit a lot, my own reservation is the size of the arms!! Are they too big? Maybe but they look nasty!
You can see a little of the flash (maybe mold slip) on the longer sections, which is a shame.
Now for the standard scale shot. He is the squattest (it’s a word) of the colossals and as such maybe that is why he has the big arms.
He really is a beast!
Like the over Huge base models, he goes together pretty easily and from my experience probably the easiest of any of the PP models I have dealt with (maybe bias after dealing with clockwork angels recently).
The only misgiving is the size of the arms as they really do broaden the model significantly and with that body it is certainly the bulkest of the big models, especially if you ignore the shoulders on the Prime Axiom..
You can assume to see a lot of these guys on the table when facing the armies of the Rhul.
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