Post by Jack Shrapnel on Nov 20, 2020 10:52:47 GMT -5
This makes total sense... I'd rather have the new cool new kits. I agree the "modular" older kits didn't really give you a whole lot of actual different poses. You still needed to do conversion work to actually get anything really different.
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Post by raceygaming on Nov 20, 2020 10:54:34 GMT -5
Ya and the end really spoke to me, my first edition was also 5th so that's what I've been comparing stuff to but I have to say that,9th is feeling really good. I'll admit it will feel better with some codex I need but for now its solid.
I still remember seeing the first plastic pieces in blister packs. Pewter monopose marines with a plastic arms, bolter, and shoulderpads. Then slowly more and more pieces were swapped out for plastic.
Mind you, that was also when you could by Havocs by the single model for $7.99, so if you wanted all Lascannons you just grabbed the ones you wanted, even though they'd be hideous carbon copies.
I will agree that the new models have made it easier and at the same time harder to convert. Nurgle Models nowadays are almost impossible to work with just because of their inherent design and the overcrowding of details onto the surface. They're gorgeous, but challenging for certain.
If I had to pick, I'd choose the current range hands down. The "work" to make a model unique has always been there; now at least, the piece you're starting from already looks amazing, which makes having an extraordinary final result all the easier.
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