There are a few things I will warn you all about the kit if you haven't already used it though. Unlike the Tactical Squad kit which is a dream to work with, the Sternguard can be much more fiddly and time consuming. Here are my top nuisances to bear in mind if you want this kit:
- The Heavy Flamer: As a general rule, any gun that has a wire attached to the backpack is a massive pain in the backside, and the heavy flamer is no exception. To get the thing to align properly you need to put the backpack and both arms at precisely the right angle, and yes the loin cloth does get in the way. I spent quite a lot of time stifling screams of utter annoyance. Blu-tac is the way forward with this I feel but be careful not to jar your carefully positioned limbs.
- Mould Lines: I found with the Tactical Squad set, mould lines were pretty unnoticeable and very easy to remove. Make no mistake, the Sternguard do not follow in the same footsteps. They have annoying mould lines that stick out like a sore thumb and are lodged in the most annoying places you can think of.
- Big Rimmed Shoulder Pads: I love these shoulder pads, but unfortunately you will need to be tactical in how you position them. If your arms are at just the wrong angle they will collide with backpacks and faces. Dry fit them first before you commit.
That's all from me for now. Til next time fans!