Monday, January 24, 2011
New Blood Angels Dreads Built and Reviewed.
This model is beautiful. The details are extremely nice, well done, and not too overpowering. I actually feel the Death Company/Space Wolf boxes are way to detailed and need to be spread out among regular Space Marine bits to make it work right. This dread kit does not feel that way at all; there is a very nice balance between detail and blank space making the model ornate, but not overly so. The Furioso Dread kit has three variations available. Death Company Dread, Furioso Dread, and Furioso Librarian. All the parts you need to make all the possible variations and weapons are available. The kit was extremely easy to put together. Having built 8 or 9 plastic dreads in my time, including AoBR/Ironclad/Venerable plastic kits, the Furioso was a piece of cake despite the lack of instructions.
Having seen all the different load outs I decided to go ahead and build a Furioso Librarian. The Force Weapon is a really nice piece with nice detail on the blade. There are a lot of extra parts for the Furioso, from leg grieves and plates for the arms, extra talons for the fists. I figured that I could use the left over front and armor plates with a normal/venerable dread kit to make some really nice looking dreads for my fledgling BA army. I think one of my favorite parts about this kit is all the extra bits you get to build other dreads. If you are handy with magnets you could magnetize the front plates, arms, etc so you can have one dread fielded as whichever type you want! Here are some shots of the Furioso Librarian finished.
So what are your first impressions? I am really excited about this new dread kit, maybe even more than when the Ironclad came out.