Hands down, the new plastic Baneblade is the best model kit GW has ever produced. I hope the fan boy is not roaring too loud here, but the model practically builds itself. The computer aided design is very evident in the precision and fit of the pieces. Joints and corners are very cleanly constructed with very small tolerances. The auxiliary weapons are cast with both more and finer detail that previous kits. And best of all, at $95.00 the Bane Blade is at a better price point than most of GW’s kits.
Of course, I am still able to find one thing to complain about (this is the Internet after all) – the drive wheels on the front and rear of the tracks should be better connected to the tank hull. The rear wheel is very weakly attached to the side wall with a small pin & wrapping the caterpillar tracks around the wheel in a straight line was a “challenge”.
Additional comments on the Baneblade can be found at Work in Progress and Dakka Dakka.
#1 by chicagoterrainfactory on January 18, 2008 - 8:25 am
A baneblade to Stormblade conversion. Clean plastic card work with measurements.
#2 by chicagoterrainfactory on February 11, 2008 - 11:39 am
Stormhammer (dual turret) conversion. Plastic card/GS work is average, but good source of ideas for such a tank conversion.
#3 by chicagoterrainfactory on July 23, 2008 - 8:18 am
Stormlord conversion. Good plastic card work w/ GW pics for reference.