First Impressions of the new Grey Knight models

Well, now I’m a genuine 40k blogger I suppose I have to say something about the new Grey Knights that just came up for advance order on the GW site.

At first glance I feel ambivalent about them, to be honest.  The guy with the incinerator and UFO antennae looks a little thinner and more fragile than the metal models, or maybe I’m imagining it.  The leather hoods look pretty cool, and I particularly like the faces – whoever sculpted (and painted) them did a good job, they are very expressive.

And then of course there’s the Dreadknight.  I think broken into chunks he looks like a nice kit with a lot of great parts for unique conversion projects. But, as I’m sure many others have observed by now, his stance kind of makes him look like Voltron.  I’m also not really a fan of the “little Grey Knight strapped to the front of a big Grey Knight” look.  I think he would have looked better inside the suit.

All in all though, I’m definitely glad for these minis.  It’s easy to be critical, but now we have a plastic Grey Knight range!  They may not look cooler to me than the old ones but I can’t honestly say they look worse.  And I’m all for plastic, it gives modelers so many more options.

Argh, now I’m going to have to build even more inquisitors I can feel it.

6 responses to “First Impressions of the new Grey Knight models

  • Capn Stoogey

    I’ve gotta say, after checking them out last night, I am a tad underwhelmed. I think I was expecting something a bit more “hard”, and bad ass, and I can’t help but feel they look a little comical. The massive storm bolters strapped to their wrists are also a little goofy.

    The Dread Knight does look pretty cool, I agree that it would have been cooler to have the pilot inside, instead of just strapped onto the front though.
    I also think it could be a good base for a Knight Titan conversion…

  • James S

    Yeah I agree, the storm bolters looked cooler before, in those sleeve-hood things they had.

    How big is a Knight Titan, anyway?

  • Capn Stoogey

    Not 100% sure, but I think around half the size of a Warhound. Bols has a cool PDF called “Lords of Battle” that has rules for them, and a bunch of other cool stuff like superheavy characters, you should check it out.

  • David Stillberg

    Everyone needs more Inquisitors. Just embrace the urge!

  • Capn Stoogey

    I just realised that Lord Kaldor Draigo looks like General Kota with a crapload of bling…

  • James S

    Lol he totally does. “May the force . . . uh I mean, FOR THE EMPEROR!”

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