Thursday, April 15, 2010

Honoured Imperium Box Contents

I stopped by the LGS today to pick up some paint that I needed for my Orks and I was greeted with the arrival of the new Honoured Imperium terrain box. I am a fan of most of GW's terrain (as you can see in my personal terrain collection), so I picked up a box. Just for fun, I thought I would do a review of the product and show its contents.

The set retails for around $25 US and contains three terrain pieces: a 6" Space Marine statue, a broken Aquila, and a section of ruined building that matches the Shrine of the Aquila ruined building set that is sold separately.

Upon opening the box, you will find two sprues. The broken Aquila and ruined building piece are contained on the first sprue, and each terrain piece consists of two pieces for easy assembly.

The second sprue contains the Space Marine statue. I was amazed at the number of pieces that the statue consists of. At most, I thought that it would be no more than two to three pieces. However, it consists of a whopping eleven pieces. (Note that you will not see the head, which consists of a front half and back half, on the picture of the sprue below as both pieces were loose in the box when I opened it.)

The quality of the terrain is what I have come to expect from GW. They certainly are not the best pieces GW has ever produced, but they have produced worse.

The contents are an odd selection IMO. The ruined building piece does not seem to fit with the theme of the box. Honestly, I would have liked to have seen a second statue in the box instead of the ruined building, but I am sure that would have increased the cost. Overall though, I like the set and I am looking forward to painting them up for my collection.

This is my first product review and I would appreciate any comments that you may have. You may leave comments on the post or send me an email using the Contact link above. Thanks!


Da Masta Cheef said...

I just want the broken aquila & chunk of building, I'll probably trade or sell the statue.

bsmoove said...

Excellent Review, and thanks for the closeup pics. I'm on the fence with this one. I agree that the ruin is a bit uninspired.

Also, does the center piece in that Aquila seem a bit, well, unnecessary? I get the impression it's just there so that you have to glue something together.

The statue is more to my styling. Let me know if you get one, Cheef. Maybe we can trade.

Thanks again for the review.

slipwing said...

The center of the Aquila is where they put the injection hole in the mold. The triangular piece on the left of the sprue covers it nicely and you cannot tell a hole was there.

I put together the broken Aquila and the SM statue last night. The SM statue does not go together as cleanly as I would like. I spent a lot of time filling gaps on it and filing the seams smooth.