So along with the Tempestus Scions that I got I decided to add one of the new transports. I was not immediately sold on the model itself given it’s shape and composition compared to other tanks and transports that GW makes.
Again, the instructions included were a great addition in the kit and are a great addition to all of GW’s kits, makes them super accessible to a builder (and lets me plan thing out better before i just start assembling things!). Given that this was a Militarum Tempestus release and it coincides with the follow up releases of Astra Militarum, I was kinda bummed they didn’t get the transfer sheet treatment that the Imperial Knight did. Instead it was just a standard Imperial Guard Tank transfer sheet.
Even though there was a basic IG transfer sheet included, they did include a couple of plastic iconography to use on the sprues, which I think is a pretty OK alternative. I guess I’m thinking, why not both in this case!
Both sprues are well put together for this kit and packed with enough weapon options to fit all the codex options for a Taurox or Taurox Prime, which is pretty swell. In the past, some tanks have had Forgeworld only options, but not this one. It’s nice to be able to have all options present in a large kit like this.
Since there was a lot of options present, I couldn’t totally make up my mind as to how I wanted to build this model, so I went with Missiles! (what could go wrong with missiles?)
One of my biggest concerns with the kit was that the treads would look giant compared to the models overall stature, and they do. While it’s not as bad as the pictures would lead you to believe, it’s still not great in my opinion. I’ve seen a couple of sets of conversion wheels / kits and I’m excited to see how those progress and possibly make an attempt on one at some point.
I would say, overall, this kit was pretty enjoyable to put together. Parts fit very well and only in one instance did i run into an issue where the sprue ended and the part started was awful close and clipping created an tough spot to not destroy the detail (headlights). I don’t know that I will use a whole lot of these transports in my army, but I will have a couple of them like I do most tanks.