...I bought a set of Titan-Forge Terra Guardians which are still sitting in a box somewhere in my work space unpainted. They are very nice, clean castings of sci-fi troopers that are somewhat reminiscent of Halo's UNSC troopers They are sculpted with a light armour, an exo-skeleton support on the legs and open-face helmets, with and without visors, and, strangely for me, bare arms. The bare arms are the reason they remain unpainted. The arms are very sinewy with deep depressions in the musculature which I really didn't like. Having said that the expertly painted troopers on their website look really good and once painted the musculature doesn't look so pronounced.
I did, though, really like the look of these and when Titan-Forge started a Kickstarter project I was tempted to give them a second chance and pledged for a couple of trooper sets - Armoured Guardians (equipped in a similar manner to the Guardians but this time with a full helm and the exo-skeleton extended to the still bare arms) and a set of the more heavily armoured Terra Marines. These sets are now available on the Titan-Forge website and I've included links in the text.
I also took the opportunity of ordering a couple of add-on's - an tracked APC and a dropship which is now the subject of a WIP.
I understand that the vehicles are the first that the company have produced and the APC in particular is very disappointing in terms of the fit of parts and the extreme warping of several of the resin components. I've actually given up on the APC and hidden it in one of the darkest corners in the room after snapping the upper hull as I attempted to reshape it!
I was beginning to believe that the dropship too was destined for the same corner but as I really liked the design I decided to persevere and try and fix the problems. It's not perfect but... there where several versions of the dropship to choose from - different motive power; closed side doors; open bay with three passengers (two seated and one standing. I chose the latter.
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