I have heard people talk about this kit several different places, including on 11th company from time to time. So I decided to pick one up to check out if it was truly worth the savings or not?
The box is pretty solid as you can see with even a few pictures of some paint schemes of the models on the back.
The sprues are pretty solid and they are designed to stack on each other with these tiny legs so they don't get smashed. It does make the sprues easy to stack when not in the box for storage which was interesting.
It comes with 6 of these sprues in the box.
Each Sprue comes with the parts to put together 3 guys. As well as several optional parts, and weapons. I was surprised by this. I was really expecting to end up with 18 guys that all look the same.
Just as a quick example each sprue comes with 14 head options for the 3 guys again for the price I was surprised by this. Now there was some Cons to the kit, first off the detail isn't on par with a GW kit. However I won't say if its good or bad personally until I can get a few painted.
When I put the heads together I had to cut the neck ball down because it seemed too large and made the models look awkward.
Also they suffer from Green Army men Syndrome. They have that board on the feed and they aren't really designed to stand without that thing. I ended up cutting this plastic board off of all the models I built which was much more time consuming than I thought it would be.
Here is a quick shot of three of the models complete. As you can see they don't look too bad. Another thing to keep in mind is these models do not come with bases of any kind. So you will have to come up with your own bases.
These aren't the best pictures just some quick ones. I will put up some more detailed pictures once I get a few of these painted so you guys can see a finished product to fully judge.
Also a quick shot for size comparison. The model on the left doesn't have the cork on the base. As you can see though the models are pretty close if not the right scale to use for 40k.
How do I feel so far?
They took much longer to build than a GW kit and while they had more options than I expected. They still didn't offer the ability to get as many poses as I would have from a GW kit. They aren't bad by any means but not as detailed either as I pointed out before. Over all they are a good buy for the money. They will take a bit more time to get a good result, but if your looking to save some serious cash and put a ton of IG boots on the ground without pawning your mom's TV then they are a solid option you should consider. I'll post up some pictures once I have them painted up. Honestly though while I would recommend them I won't be picking any more up I don't think. My hobby time is short, and while they save a ton of money, I really want to have the more detailed models at the end of the day as I am trying to focus on improving my hobby skills and my final product currently. So again it is about your goal at the moment I think.