Today you can buy the limited edition Ultramarines Legion Herald at your local store - while stocks last. I know that the initial pictures didn't looked that great, but I went ahead and bought one, and need to admit, I quite like him. Not a great fan of his barehead, but you can give him another one or a helmet if you prefer.
The Marine itself is a hommage to Neil Robert's Mark of Calth artwork, and should look great alongside some Suzerains. If you want to use him as Ventanus 'till FW releases a propper one - go for it! He has the right wargear, and both his banner and wrist have the number IV.
Sadly my banner is slightly miscast, but that's nothing unfixable :)
I quite like the spiked bonding studs - Forgeworld, give me more!
The model comes with a datasheet, but I think this one is not different to the stock herald rules (besides the LA: Ultramarines). Still, be careful when you open the blister.
What do you think about the Ultramarines Herald? Will you get one? What would you like to see as "limited edition" model next time?
I don't have a local store, so GW piss me off with these specials. I spend a god awful amount of money on their products and they don't seem to care I geographically can't get these...ReplyDelete
I feel with you :<Delete
My local store only got four of them. It seems like they didn't sold the Tartaros Tribune that well (he got around 20 of these back then) and so he only got a few this time.
But good to know, next time they do this, just say it here or write me a pm @ B&C. I'm always open for trading stuff for FW voucher codes ;)
(sadly, all of these guys are gone at my local store already)
Cheers for the offer :)Delete
On a happier note, I've order Russ and three boxes of BoP!
Oh and I've started my 3D Printed Zone Mortalis project on my blog. I understand you were think of doing some exterior space ship walls at some point and I want to incorporate this in the design too, do you Want to collaborate?
I don't have a "local" store nor frankly do I have the time to be in a store on a Saturday morning. It's this kind of thing that that I don't understand because with this type of realise GW is likely to annoy those who have disposable income to spend on FW.Delete
Oh yes BoP preorders, might need a couple of them.
3 of them. You lucky sod.Delete
I have 7 of B@C, and will be getting more of BoP. My plan is to ultimately have a tactical squad of each legion.Delete
Literally on the way to pick this guy up. A simple head swap will really improve the look of the model :-DReplyDelete
Yep! I think I will give mine a suzerain helmet and call it a day. That way I can also proxy him as Ventanus :)Delete
Ive got one for my Salamanders once I've got rid of the Ultramarines icons etc and change the left hand for one holding a hammer!!ReplyDelete
I thought this sculpt was pretty Meh, not bothering... but I know my blogger buddy Lord Halfpenny will be getting his as he plays UM. A head swap may improve the look. Put with the rules, he will be an easy target for the enemy.ReplyDelete
Not for me. The legs and hips look totally out of scale to the upper part of the body. The head can be fixed, this not so much.ReplyDelete
If I manage to get one, it is totally becoming a siege breaker, the armour looks bulky and brutal, just as I envision it should be.ReplyDelete
I'm 1) a sucker for these kind of things and 2) am doing Ultras for my 30K force - I'm giving this a hard pass.ReplyDelete
Normally I dislike this sort of thing because my local GW owner and I don't get along anymore so I don't ever have access to these neat things even though I live literally 2 minutes walk from a GW shop.ReplyDelete
However in this case I am not really sad about this one though it is a beautiful model I don't really have a desire for an Ultramarines model and im not usually one you shave off nice details like that.
I was going to pass, but last night I had an idea to turn him into my Alpharius stand-in. Chop off the top of the banner to make a spear, make a small plasma blaster, a bigger base, and give him a helmet. Since everyone else is in mark iv, he'll be a bit more distinctive while also blending in.ReplyDelete
I'd love to see a Custode in a truly dynamic pose (but I assume FW will do some for thief charcter series) or s nice jet bike generic PraetorReplyDelete
I'm liking the backpack, as backpack mounted cloaks are damn rare...ReplyDelete
I'd love to get one for my OOP Captain Alessio Cortez, for the cabinet...