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Black Library Newsletter

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Some new audio dramas from the Black Library…

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Revisiting the Girls in Gold

Posted on April 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a quiet April here at Variance Hammer. I’ve been working on a review for Inferno, digesting Shadow War: Armageddon (which went on sale as I was boarding a plane and […]

Unboxing – Triumvirate of the Primarch – Part Three

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

So we’ve looked at Grand Master Voldus, Warden of the Librarius…now lets have a look at Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines…

“A strange fate binds Roboute Guilliman, Grand Master Voldus and the Fallen Angel Cypher together. They walk a path of providence; though whether it ends in damnation or deliverance, none can say. On the battlefield, this triumvirate of warriors is an unstoppable, inspiring force, bolstering the morale of those they lead while shattering enemy lines with their staggering strength. Cypher’s pistols roar as Voldus’ psychic powers lash out – all the while, Guilliman strides like a reborn god, bellowing rallying cries and striking down countless foes.”

Roboute Guilliman
‘Primarch of the Ultramarines’
Clad in the Armour of Fate, adorned with Ultramarines and Imperial iconography and featuring a splendid ceremonial halo, he wields the Hand of Dominion and the Emperor’s Sword (yes, the Emperor’s Sword). Supplied with a sculpted 60mm round base, featuring a broken Imperial Eagle.
Roboute Guilliman – Sprue
Here’s pictures of both sides of the sprue for Roboute Guilliman…

Roboute Guilliman – Assembled
As long as you follow the instructions the model is relatively simple to assemble though there are a few points that might create a bit of confusion without them. Fortunately Games Workshop instructions in models such as these are very detailed so as long as you’re systematic I foresee no issues with putting this one together.
The Primarch comes with a choice of two heads. They slot in and out fairly easily so you could in theory paint both and switch between them should you so desire. I went with the helmeted version…

Here’s some close-ups of the detail…

The base is also very detailed indeed…

Instructions and Stats
As some-one who assembles models from a lot of different companies ranges I have to say that instructions with clear diagrams, numbers that match with parts on the sprue and actual views of the rear of the models were particularly enjoyable…
Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Unboxing – Triumvirate of the Primarch – Part Two

Posted on March 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

So we looked at Cypher, Lord of the Fallen in Part One…now lets have a look at Grand Master Voldus, Warden of the Librarius…

“A strange fate binds Roboute Guilliman, Grand Master Voldus and the Fallen Angel Cypher together. They walk a path of providence; though whether it ends in damnation or deliverance, none can say. On the battlefield, this triumvirate of warriors is an unstoppable, inspiring force, bolstering the morale of those they lead while shattering enemy lines with their staggering strength. Cypher’s pistols roar as Voldus’ psychic powers lash out – all the while, Guilliman strides like a reborn god, bellowing rallying cries and striking down countless foes.”

Grand Master Voldus
‘Warden of the Librarius’
Clad in ornate terminator armour, bearing marks of the Grey Knights, he is armed with the Malleus Argyrum – an ancient Daemon hammer that acts as a conduit for his psychic energies – and a storm bolter. Supplied with a Citadel 40mm Round base.
Grand Master Voldus – Sprue
Here’s pictures of both sides of the sprue for Grand Master Voldus…
Grand Master Voldus – Assembled
Another model with a surprisingly lower parts count. The only minor issue I had was that there’s not a lot of room to get the head into place as the decorate piece above gets in the way a little….but when that’s all you can find to complain about you know you’re dealing with a quality model.

Instructions and Stats
As some-one who assembles models from a lot of different companies ranges I have to say that instructions with clear diagrams, numbers that match with parts on the sprue and actual views of the rear of the models were particularly enjoyable…

In part three we’ll be looking at Roboute Guilliman – Primarch of the Ultramarines…
Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Unboxing – Triumvirate of the Primarch – Part One

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve once again succumbed to that hobby dilemma of buying something i’ll probably never use because it’s really amazing looking and then ending up wanting to use it because it’s so amazing looking…the culprit in this case was the ‘Triumvirate of the Primarch’ box set…

“A strange fate binds Roboute Guilliman, Grand Master Voldus and the Fallen Angel Cypher together. They walk a path of providence; though whether it ends in damnation or deliverance, none can say. On the battlefield, this triumvirate of warriors is an unstoppable, inspiring force, bolstering the morale of those they lead while shattering enemy lines with their staggering strength. Cypher’s pistols roar as Voldus’ psychic powers lash out – all the while, Guilliman strides like a reborn god, bellowing rallying cries and striking down countless foes.”

I’m going to cover each of the three characters contained within in their own individual features but don’t worry…I’m only going to do pictures of the box in this first one…

The box is actually nicely presented with a nicely decorated internal section, an art print and a quite elaborate set of instructions that also includes character stats for the box contents…

Cypher
‘Lord of the Fallen’
Cypher – Lord of the Fallen – bedecked in archaic, makeshift gear appropriate to his renegade nature, his armour is retrofitted with parts from a variety of patterns – each part telling a story. He’s armed with a modified plasma pistol, and carries a particularly interesting sword on his back… Supplied with a Citadel 32mm Round base.
Cypher – Sprue
Here’s pictures of both sides of the sprue for Cypher.

Cypher – Assembled
Surprisingly few parts for such a detailed model and there were no tricky aspects to the assembly at all.

Here’s a few close-ups…
Instructions and Stats
As some-one who assembles models from a lot of different companies ranges I have to say that instructions with clear diagrams, numbers that match with parts on the sprue and actual views of the rear of the model were particularly enjoyable…

In part two we’ll be looking at Grand Master Voldus, Warden of the Librarius…
Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.