N17 Van Saar Revealed

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maxwellrpower

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like most of the hive it may have advantages but it is a double edged sword, literally bleeding radiation into most all of van saar's territory. also it doesn't contain any NEW designs the Ad Mech doesn't already have, I mean the van saar aren't creating land raider or storm talon variants but rather plasma cannons and environmental protection suits, maybe gear from planetary colonial times, nothing to secure an advantage in 40k. it may just not be worth the Ad mechs time and effort to recover the damaged and barely usable schematics in a dangerous irradiated stc.
I sort of doubt that the ad mech are too worried about radiation. Actually really happy about the minis though :D
 

MusingWarboss

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Is it just me, or does it look like the two female model have the same arms and gun backs, with the front of the guns being interchangeable. Plasma or... whatever the other design is- bolt, auto?
I’ll be honest, it’s kinda hard to see but I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s mostly a one/two piece sculpt on the sprue and her arms are fixed as they’re slimmer than the males. So it may be that guns and head are the only swappable bits.

Maybe they’ll make some resin extra bits but if she is very fixed pose that’s a shame as all the ladies will be running and looking down their left arm.
 
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DerekDecker

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Is it just me, or does it look like the two female model have the same arms and gun backs, with the front of the guns being interchangeable. Plasma or... whatever the other design is- bolt, auto?
They look like Goliath kit, with a body and Front plate armor separated, so you can put the front plate of the female one on any body you want.
 
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ntw3001

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I like the bodies, not so hot on the helmets and head-cables. These guys with Mad Robot heads might be a good way to go. Would the juve heads maybe work on the female bodies? I don't know.
 
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ntw3001

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I onno, I thought that would be the case with Goliaths and actual hair but they're mostly accessorised. Either way, an opportunity to use the Mad Robot heads is good for me! Just... they'll be the wrong scale to fit with my current Van Saar, so I'll probably retain my ambition to one day produce a Van Saar gang with third-party bits. Keeping a close eye on Anvil Industry's Afterlife range, they have the look I want but don't currently lend themselves to conversion.
 

WillingSand

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Anyone knows if the resin weapon kits from Forgeworld will be available around the same time as van Saar? Right now my Goliath feel an urge to gear up properly before facing these guys and gals here... :)
 

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GW say ‘you won’t have to wait too long for these guys’. Wonder if the original ‘one-Gang-per-quarter’ release schedule has been moved forward to a closer release schedule? And what will that mean for the quality of the rules that come out alongside them? :ROFLMAO:
 

Tiny

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New GW say ‘you won’t have to wait too long for these guys’. Wonder if the original ‘one-Gang-per-quarter’ release schedule has been moved forward to a closer release schedule? And what will that mean for the quality of the rules that come out alongside them? :ROFLMAO:
I hope so. I really want some Cawdor minis and care nought for the quality of the drivel rules.