Monday, July 27, 2015

Two New Releases, Gencon Sale and BOW teases Mechanicus week

August sees two new releases for the Keilerkopf APC! Preorders will be accepted starting July 30th, to coincide with our Gencon sale.

THOR APC UPGRADE -  28mm (1/56) scale


*The Thor upgrade will fit the base Keilerkopf APC or the Odin Loki AFV variants (not included). The kit includes six rocket pods that mount three per side on the vehicle hull. This kit may be added to an existing APC or AFV at any time.


◦ Six rocket pods

The Thor upgrade, gained its name from the tremendous noise and damage created when a salvo strikes its target, as if Thor’s hammer had been pounded on the unfortunate target.

Perfect for dealing with entrenched infantry or pesky fortifications. Each rocket may be fired as an individual shot or as a salvo of six high explosive or incendiary rockets. Due to the reload time in the field, these are loaded to specification before battle.


ODIN – LOKI APC CONVERASION  28mm (1/56) scale


*The Odin - Loki APC conversion will fit the base Keilerkopf APC (not included). The kit includes a detailed interior replacement for the APC and the barrel and shell components required to create either the Odin or the Loki AFV. This kit must be assembled as either an Odin or Loki variant at the time the APC is assembled. Due to the width and placement of the new interior components it will not be possible to add this to an already assembled Keilerkopf APC.


◦ Highly detailed interior for the APC

◦ Tilting barrel assembly and specific shell carrier for both the Odin and Loki variants

◦ Spotter and Gunner crew members

The Odin conversion, aptly named for the Norse god Odin, ‘the god of thunder’. The massive main gun throws an immense high explosive round down range with considerable destructive potential.


The Loki conversion, takes its name from the Norse god Loki ‘the trickster’. A quick view of the vehicle from a distance may lend the observer to dismiss the vehicle as a personnel carrier, a deadly mistake. This AFV is armed with a high caliber anti-tank gun capable of swiftly dispatching heavily armed vehicles from a great distance.  



As many of you know Gencon starts July 30th, we will be having a Gencon sale starting on the 30th and running to August 15th. The entire store will receive a 30% discount! The 28mm Leviathan Mortis and Crusader, as well as their weapon swaps will receive a 40% discount to help you prep for the BOW Mechanicus VLOG.



BOW is prepping for a new Mechanicus week with a few friends of ours! See the discussion and some primered and posed Leviathan Crusaders at about 53:40 on their weekender. To help you prep, we are discounting our 28mm Leviathans and their weapon arms by 40% starting on July 30th and running to August 15th.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Valkir Support Troopers - Another amazing review by Brückenkopf

Christian over at Brückenkopf supply’s us with another amazing review. This time they are reviewing the Valkir Support Troopers .
Thank you again Christian and Brückenkopf for another great review!

As with every Brückenkopf review, tons of pictures and a well thought out review. I ran the review through Google Translate so that you might read the review as well. Google does a pretty good job but it not perfect, there will be some reading between the lines here and there but its pretty easy to understand.

Please pay them a visit and say hello Brückenkopf Review

Today we take another kit of Dreamforge Games under the microscope.

At a glance:

 Manufacturer: Dream Forge Games

 Product: iron core Valkir Support Troopers

 Price: 22,00 EUR (5 man)

 Material: Hard Plastic

The Support Troopers expand the range of Valkirs to another kit.  The Valkirs is the heavily armored "knight Warriors" the iron core soldier, presently there for you three kits, one of which we already Assault Troopers in an earlier review had come under scrutiny.
 The cast frame
Today, we start again with the cast frame.  The box contains a half-cast frames that are filled to the brim:

 Numerous items, which we'll discuss later.  First, it is time for a look at the details:


 Once again, the parts are cast absolutely sharp and full of detail.  The casting quality of support Troopers is at first glance at the level of Dreamforge already well-known, high.

  The assembly

  At the beginning of our building report, we take a look at the blueprint:


 Sometimes a little small and simple, but on the whole, all options will be sufficient well explained.  The main problem is once again that even with the support Troopers again parts were mislabeled in the cast frame.  Fortunately, the error affected only the numbers, the letters, which are assigned to the parts of a weapon / pose, were correct.


 First, we have rebuilt the legs also here:


 This was followed by the torsos:



 This was followed by the most difficult part: the weapons poses.  Show falls on the many small bits that assembly into a relatively complex action machen.Wie already earlier kits the iron core series are also Valkir Support Troopers rather a kit for advanced hobbyists.



 After gluing we obtain the following upper body:



 On the legs that looks like this (we even other bases used that match the rest of the army):


 This was followed by the shoulder pads and the heads (there are three designs to choose from) and at the end saw the models as follows:




 The size comparison  

 Of course, this should not be missed:


 As you can see, the fall Valkirs massive than the normal iron core Trooper, but as the Space Marines of GW since Snapfit Navy shown here have grown little, they offer themselves as proxies to absolutely.

 The Conclusion
Even with the support Troopers provide Dreamforge Games once again from a very high quality and excellently crafted kit.  The pieces fit together all problems, the mold lines are weak and can be removed quickly.  The assembly is characterized by the many small parts relatively complex, but the precision fit mitigates this issue somewhat.


 The poses of the Support Troopers are quite rigid and largely fixed at least in the upper bodies, in view of the over heavy weapons but this is more comprehensible than the Assaut Troopers, where slightly more poses and options would have been much more important.  That each weapon only once in the box is, on the one hand a pity, another solution would be due to the many parts and the associated space requirements to cast frame but not have been possible.  As the box is priced fair with 22 euros, provides in doubt, also a duplicate purchase.  

 So the conclusion is even more positive, and all those who Marines or other heavily armored Sci-Fi are troops on the lookout for old Natien Space, can strike without hesitation at the Valkirs.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Beasts of War Unboxes the Eisenkern APC

Thank you BOW for the wonderful unboxing!

The APC is currently available and the APC conversion and upgrade kits should see retail release next month.