Huge apologies to Queen and their fans for that dreadful pun...
So I got this chap yesterday (pre-ordered a while back).
(Picture courtesy of Games Workshop website)
The thing I've noticed on a lot of the recent metal models is the sheer amount of flash, particularly the threads of metal (which I assume is left over from the injection process), left on the model. I know flash has always been there, but has there ever been so much as there is now?
Just looking at the parts, I'm dreading trying to get rid of it all, and I know I'm going to miss a couple and have to remove them post-undercoat.
Also, I really don't like the way they've attached the wings to the metal "sprue" - that's a big chunk of (waste) metal that will have to be removed - I'm not a big fan. That's also something I've noticed recently - lots of waste metal, and chunky "attachment points".
On a positive note, the miniature looks very nice, plenty of detail and looks like it's going to be fun to paint - he's my favourite of the Blood Angels miniatures, plenty of character and a dynamic pose. I'm also a big fan of the fact that he's off the ground, it will put him "higher up" than any marines he's with, and help him stand out.